The Judges

Judges for the Food & Drink and the Home & Health Awards are selected on the basis of past and current experience with product concepts, packaging, quality, product performance, supply chain management, and retail marketing and merchandising. Judges are divided into panels of six to eight members. Every panel also includes consumer representation.

Carol Angrisani

Food Writer/Blogger

Marvin Benjoya

V.P. (Retired)

Perrigo Co.

Faye Brookman

Contributing Editor


Christine Esposito

Associate Editor


Kevin Francella

Publisher/Brand Director

Store Brands

Nick Hahn

Director Corp Brands (retired)

Kroger Co.

Julie Hartigan

Food Writer

Julimar Productions, LLC

Michael Johnsen

Senior Editor

Own Brands Now

Eileen K. Kaufman

Executive Director (Retired)

Social Accountability Int'l.

Lois Kaufman, Ph.D.


Integrated Marketing Services

Mark Krakauer


MWK Marketing, Inc.

Larry Markowitz


Baker & Hostetler

Jenny McCoy

Author and Chef

Seth Mendelson


Drug Store News

David Merrefield

Retail Industry News Correspondent

David Orgel


David Orgel Consulting, LLC

Dominique Payraudeau

Executive Chef

Laraine Perri

Food Writer / Recipe Developer

Becky Schilling


Supermarket News

Phillip Russo

Publisher and Editor

Global Retail Brands

Michael Strasser

General Manager

Metroclean Express Corp.

Tom Vierhile

Innovation Insights Director

Globaldata Consumer

Angela White

Marketing Consultant

Talk Shop Agency

Jim Wisner


Wisner Marketing Group

Jeff Woldt

Editorial Director

Chain Drug Review