Janice Neitzel

As CEO of Sustainable Solutions Group, Ms. Janice Neitzel uses a data-driven approach in leading top food industry decision-makers in answering consumer demand for higher animal welfare meat, dairy, and eggs. Her clients include Whole Foods, Grupo Bimbo, Aldi, Sprouts Farmers Market, Target, Kroger, Harris Teeter, McDonald's, Dunkin’ Brands, PF Chang’s, Starbucks, and Chipotle. Ms. Neitzel has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and is a Certified Group Facilitator. With Dr. Temple Grandin as a primary advisor, Ms. Neitzel leads decision-makers to consensus on supply chain Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Policies, for a more sustainable food supply chain.

Crawl-Walk-Run: Scaling Up Sustainability Programs

Consumer demand for sustainable food products has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, boosting loyalty to brand values, rather than to brands. Sustainable sourcing will strengthen your brand and build a sustainably-savvy customer base, which is highly loyal to its value equation.

Crawl-Walk-Run: Gaining Sustainability Momentum

In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brands to look at value and innovation through a different lens.

Ol’ McDonald had a Farm (Bill)

For most of this year, Congress has been debating what to include in the 2007 Farm Bill, but there is still time for you to contact your legislators and have an influence. This opportunity to shape what food is grown, how it is grown, who grows it, and who can afford to eat it only … Continued

Coke, please – no ice, no animal testing…

Soft drinks – animal testing; come again? Earlier this year, Coca-Cola (Coke, Minute Maid, Fruitopia) and Pepsico (Pepsi, Tropicana, Gatorage) made decisions that their value chains will no longer include animal testing. Each agreed to stop directly financing research that uses animals to test or develop their products, except where such testing is required by … Continued

The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Animal Welfare Value-Chain Improvements

A few weeks ago, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. parent company, CKE Restaurants announced it will begin purchasing eggs and pork from suppliers who do not keep animals in cages or crates, said spokesmen for Hardee’s and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Jeff Mochal, of Hardee’s said, “We take animal welfare concerns very seriously…When … Continued