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


Larry Aylward


Store Brands

Marvin Benjoya

Vice President (Retired)

Perrigo Company

Faye Brookman

Contributing Editor


Micheal Browne

Executive Editor
Supermarket News

Kathie Canning

Food Chief Editor

Dairy Foods

Christine Esposito

Associate Editor


Donna George

Retail Consultant DL

George Consulting, LLC

Nick Hahn

Director Corp Brands (retired)

Kroger Co.

Eileen K. Kaufman

Executive Director (Retired)

Social Accountability International

Lois Kaufman, Ph.D.


Integrated Marketing Services

Mark Krakauer


MWK Marketing, Inc.

Larry Markowitz


Baker & Hostetler

Bill McKee

Pet Care Consultant

David Orgel

Contributing Editor

Drug Store News

Sandra Palmer

Kitchen Mgr & Pastry Chef

One Girl Cookies

Dominique Payraudeau

Executive Chef

Laraine Perri

Food Writer / Recipe Developer

Joe Petrucci

Vice President (Retired)

Daymon Worldwide

Phillip Russo

Publisher and Editor

Global Retail Brands

Michael Strasser

General Manager

Metroclean Express Corp.

Tom Vierhile

Vice President

Innova Market Insights

Wendy Wagner

New Products Consultant

Jim Wisner


Wisner Marketing Group

Jeff Woldt

Editorial Director

Chain Drug Review