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Donna Hood Crecca

Donna Hood Crecca is Principal at Technomic Inc., where she leads the firm’s Convenience Store Practice as well as its Adult Beverage Practice, and is founder of its Cannabis Practice. As Principal, Donna develops research-based insights and recommendations for leading and emerging supplier and operator companies to enhance their go-to-market and product development programs and strategies. She is a veteran of the foodservice and drinks industries, having covered and consulted for the restaurant, foodservice, convenience store, beverage and beverage alcohol markets for more than two decades.  
Before joining Technomic, she was Publisher & Editorial Director of Nightclub & Bar magazine; prior to that she was Editor of Cheers. Additionally, she served as a Contributing Editor to Chain Leader for 10 years, was Editor of F&B Business and a long-time contributor to CSP Magazine. She has broad knowledge of foodservice marketing, operations, human resources and growth strategies, with specific expertise in beverage sales, promotion, service and training, having covered these topics for a number of industry magazines. Throughout her career Donna has also provided consulting and project management services to a range of publishing, event, foodservice, retail and related firms. She is a frequent presenter at industry events, including VIBE, Convenience Retailing University, Outlook Leadership, Flavor, National Restaurant Association Show, International Restaurant Show, New England Food Show, Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and others. 
Donna holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University and has done graduate work at New York University. She is BarSmarts Advanced Certified and has served as President of the International Foodservice Editorial Council. She is a member of the VIBE Advisory Council and the National Restaurant Association BAR Advisory Council, and co-leads the CSP-Technomic C-store Operator Advisory Council. 
About Technomic 
Only Technomic, a Winsight company, delivers a 360-degree view of the food industry. We impact growth and profitability for our clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights. Our services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Our clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry. Visit us at technomic.com. 
About Winsight, LLC 
Winsight, LLC is a business-to-business media, events, and information services company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. In August 2015 Winsight acquired Technomic, Inc., a food industry provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to WinsightMedia.com.