Consumer lifestyle choices are increasing demand for better-for-you treats and snacks

Chocolate Solutions
for Eating Lifestyles

BC LIVE | Chocolate Solutions for Eating Lifestyles

More consumers are exploring and adopting lifestyles like vegan and keto, and they want snacks and treats that fit with those choices. You will learn about chocolate, compound, cocoa, and nut solutions that help support different eating lifestyles, including two new innovative solutions.

Aired on June 23, 2020

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Chad Larsen, Senior Director of Sales - Central Region US

Hosted by Chad Larsen

Senior Director of Sales, Central Region US

Chadwick Larsen has been part of the confectionery industry for the past 19 years in which 13 years of the years with Barry Callebaut. His current role is Sr. Director of Sales for the Central Region. Chadwick has participated in many local trade events throughout the years, from AACT, Sweet and Snacks, and IFT. Chadwick has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dairy Manufacturing from South Dakota State University. He started his career 24 years ago as a Food Scientist for 2 years prior to moving into a sales function. Chadwick currently resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors, gardening, running and toy collecting.

Chad Larsen - Barry Callebaut

Laura Bergan, Marketing Director US

Laura Bergan

Director, Barry Callebaut Brand

Laura Bergan, has more than 17 years of marketing experience in both the food and confectionery industries. In her current role, she is responsible for driving innovation and leading marketing initiatives that will provide solutions to our customers that fit consumer need-states. Throughout her time at Barry Callebaut, she has led the marketing team for the industrial business unit and most recently was the Director of Innovation and Specialties Marketing for Barry Callebaut, where she built marketing initiatives around value added product solutions. She has substantial experience in leading dedicated cross-functional teams who are responsible for product launches, marketing plans and trade strategy. Laura’s experience ranges from food retailer to consumer packaged goods brand marketing to now food ingredient marketing.


 

Sophia Bischof, Associate Brand Manager

Sophia Bischof

Associate Brand Manager, Barry Callebaut

Sophia is part of the North American Barry Callebaut brand team. She first joined BC on the company’s graduate trainee program and has since worked in various marketing and business development roles in both the EMEA and Americas regions. Leading up to BC, she earned her Master’s degree in Marketing with a concentration in consumer behavior from The University of Manchester, UK. Previously a D1 student-athlete, she has a keen interest in healthy lifestyles and nutrition, which she utilizes to manage the wholesome choice portfolio at Barry Callebaut.


 

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