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February 02, 2018

Des Plaines, IL. ― Batory Foods, a leading national distributor of high-quality food ingredients, will be hosting a Solutions Workshop for the Supply & Value Chain Center (SVCC) and Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network on February 22nd. The workshop will begin with special guest presentations to address the developing changes in the transportation industry. This will be followed by small group discussions.

Vito Parise, Group Director of Transportation at Batory Foods, will be speaking as a special guest to provide insight into the challenges of the modern transportation industry, as well as discuss some of the innovative solutions that are available today. In his presentation Vito will address the deficit trends of new to retiring drivers, challenges of the current load-to-driver ratio, possible implications of ELD’s, industry projections for the next five years, and the benefits of collaboration and cooperation.

In addition to his role at Batory Foods, Vito holds a Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Transportation Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and has 27 years of experience in the transportation and distribution industries. He has been an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals for 23 years and has received highest awards from his employers for his work several times.

The event is open to SVCC and Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network members for $35 and to the public for a $50 fee. It will be held from 7:30am to 10am on February 22nd at Batory Foods Corporate Headquarters, 1700 E. Higgins Rd., Suite 300, Des Plaines, IL 60018.



Founded in 1979, Batory Foods offers the industry's largest portfolio of food, nutraceutical and fine ingredients for U.S. food, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturers. Our national system of warehouses and distribution centers, based on best-in-class logistics, speeds products to your door. Batory’s experienced sales representatives work with an abiding commitment to excellence in customer service. Batory’s network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum. (


The Supply & Value Chain Center is a member of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub that hosts professional networking events, develops business tools, processes and tailored analyses, and supports businesses with full-time hires from the Quinlan undergraduate and graduate programs.


The Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network (CFBN) launched in 2017 to bring industry players together, to provide a forum for collaboration and support, and to better connect the 4,500 companies in the industry across Chicagoland to drive innovation and growth in the region.  

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