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Expert in Food Marketing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert is currently professor and chairman of a university food marketing department and has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods and Marketing from Syracuse University. He has written over 50 peer-reviewed articles and 10 books.

Expert has also worked in the food industry, where he has been Vice President of Marketing for an international coffee company, and has worked in Germany for one of the world's largest food retailers and owner of A&P in the USA. Expert was also director of research of an advertising agency and has consulted for many nationally known food companies including Campbell Soup Company, Procter & Gamble, Acme, Kroger, Frito Lay, Florida Dept. of Citrus, Kellogg and others.

He has served as an expert and expert witness to many food and beverage companies, including Whole Foods, Target, Coca Cola, Ahold, Supervalu, Boars Head, Safeway and many others. Expert is also on the Board of Directors for Herr Foods and Frankford Candy Company.

Expert has spoken at many major U.S. food association meetings and conferences, including the International Mass Retailers Association, National Retail Federation, National Grocers Association (NGA), Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Institutional Food Distributors Association, Institute of Food technologists (IFT), National American Wholesale Grocers Association (now FDI), Snack Food Association, National Frozen Pizza Institute, Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), Produce Marketing Association, National Pasta Association, National Confectioners Association, Biscuit and Cracker Association, Refrigerated Foods Association, and many others.

Expert has also worked with many of the commodity agriculture groups including the Florida Department of Citrus, Mushroom Council, Sweet Corn Association, Dairy Management Inc, cranberry growers of Ocean Spray, and numerous farm groups.

Expert has spoken to food associations in International Speeches and seminars including Russia (Russian Fruit Juice Federation) Germany (Tengelmann, European Fruit Juice Association), France (Monoprix), Argentina (Argentine Grocery Association, Denmark (AC Nielsen conference), Uruguay (Agri-business Congress), Taiwan (National Quality conference), Japan (Dairy convention), Singapore (Retail leadership conference), Sri Lanka (CMS), Brazil (ABRAS, APAS, HSM World Marketing Seminars), Italy (Deutsche Bank Venice conference), Poland (Posnan university program), Thailand (Fresh Food Association), Norway (AC Nielsen conference), Chile (Chilean Grocers Association), Sweden (AC Nielsen conference), Colombian ( Colombia Grocers Association and Seminarium), Costa Rica (IICA), New Zealand (Food and Beverage Association), Finland(AC Nielsen conference), Mexico (Mexican Grocers Association) and Ireland (Northern Irish Food and Beverage Assoc., Musgrave), Czech Republic (USDA Food Show), and Estonia (Talinvest, US Embassy).

Expert has been regularly quoted in the media. He was interviewed on CNN, the Today Show and was interviewed on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw as well as numerous local channels. He has been quoted in most of the food marketing magazines, as well as in the print media, and has been quoted in Forbes, Fortune, Advertising Age, Brand Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many others. He hosted an episode of the History Channel's Modern Marvels entitled, “The History of the Supermarket.”


brand extension licensing


consumer demographics


consumer food product


consumer product marketing


consumer purchasing behavior


consumer survey


cross marketing


customer satisfaction


customer segmentation


dairy product


distribution channel




food marketing


food product


food research and development


international marketing


market assessment


market positioning


market segmentation


market trend


marketing brand management


niche marketing


European marketing

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food & Beverage Product Development
Food Technology, Product Development/ Optimization, Food...
Branding, Strategic Marketing, Trademark Infringement,...
Food and Supermarket Industry

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   PhD   Marketing and Quantitative Methods   Syracuse University  
1968   BS   Wood Engineering   State Univeristy of NY Syracuse  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to


(Undisclosed University)


Food Marketing




Conduct research, teach, and administrate the Department of Food Marketing.

1994 to 1996


Melita Coffee Company




VP Marketing


Manage all aspect of the company's marketing program.

1980 to 1991






Special Assistant


Prepare a report on the emerging issues in food retailing in Europe.

1983 to 1984


Weightman Advertising Agency




Director of Research


Responsible for all research for clients at teh agency. Most were food companies.

Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Editor of the Journal of Food Products Marketing; Board member, European Retail Academy; Board Member, Herr Food Company; Board Member, Frankford Candy Compnay.


Making Niche Marketing Work (McGraw Hill) was a BusinessWeek Book club first choice.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written over 50 peer reviewed articles, over 15 books, and delivered over 100 presentations to academic audiences and professional food associations including international groups.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Raphel Publishing  
 - Raphel Publications  
 - Putman Publications, Itasca, IL,  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert expert In Food Canning for consulting on Marketing Canned Meat.
  • Butter expert expert for consulting on Development of spread formulations.
  • Expert for consulting on Need an expert in food marketing / safety and handling
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has testified in numerous cases, including a criminal case involving misuse of promotional money, an anti-trust case injunction, trademark violation, value of a brand and source of brand value, a lease between the parties limited sales of “food” to a specific number of sq ft., a zoning case, a case involving a contract dispute over promotional issues, a trade secrets case in the cheese business, a lease violation case, a contract dispute involving international issues, a personal liability case, a case involving trade secrets, and a fraudulent conveyance case.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Grocery store expert witness for consulting on Slip and fall.
  • Food brand expert witness for consulting on trademark infringement case.
  • food distribution
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to 2009   UK/NI   Worked for Univeristy of Belfast directing Masters and PhD research.
1992 to 1992   Germany   Worked on research on the emerging issues in food retailing in Europe.
1979 to 1980   Tanzania   Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Dar es Salaam.
1977 to 1979   Brazil   Professor at the Federal Univeristy of Rio de Janiero.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Portuguese   Conversational.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has created and developed many different seminars in food marketing which range from category management, strategy, customer service, marketing planning, advertisisng research, and international marketing.


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