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June 8, 2020 Howard Dorman and Michael Durant

JUNE 2020


In episode sixteen of Food for Talk, host Howard Dorman, Mazars Food and Beverage Practice Leader, sits down with the Food Industry Alliance of New York President and CEO, Michael Durant. In this episode we learn that even with years of experience in public policy and politics, nothing could have prepared lawmakers and decision makers for the impact that COVID-19 has had on the grocery industry as well as how the aftermath will continue to impact grocers long after the virus has passed. Michael and Howard also discuss what steps the the industry can take in order to proactively prepare for these new challenges.

Mazars’ Food for Talk is a podcast that dives into industry impacts, trends and more while talking with industry leaders that will help us dissect what is going on in the food and beverage industry. Follow our hashtag, #MazarsFB on social media to keep up with all things Mazars Food and Beverage.

April 16, 2020: Keeping grocery store workers and shoppers safe from COVID-19

Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, updated us on the latest that grocery stores across the state are doing to keep their employees and shoppers safe from the virus.

March 18, 2020: Supermarket coronavirus disruption

If you’ve taken a trip to a grocery store in recent days, you may have seen empty toilet paper aisles. We talked with Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance, about the impact the virus is having on stores and shopping behaviors.

February 28, 2020, The Great Plastic Bag Debate

With the state’s plastic bag ban set to go into effect on Sunday, we spoke with two stakeholders on the issue for a calm debate of the issue: Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director at NYPIRG, and Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance. Bob Joseph Morning Show- Binghamton, March 265, 2020, Interview with Mike Durant

Capital Tonight TV Interview with Mike Durant, Spectrum News, March 26, 2020.

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