The Hall of Achievement Award, GMA’s highest honor, recognizes the service and extraordinary contributions of distinguished food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry leaders. Winners will be presented with this year’s award at GMA’s Leadership Forum in August at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Industry Excellence in 2018
The 2018 Hall of Achievement Award was presented to Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International, Inc., and Fred Morganthall, executive vice president of Kroger and president of Harris Teeter.
In 2006, Rosenfeld began serving as CEO of Kraft Foods, the predecessor company to Mondelēz International, and she became Chairman in 2007. During her tenure, she changed the face, footprint and prospects of the company by reinvigorating iconic brands, transforming the portfolio into high-growth snacks categories, strengthening the company’s presence in emerging markets and aggressively improving margins. Notably, she led the acquisition of Cadbury in 2010 and launched Mondelēz International in 2012, following the spin-off of the company’s North American grocery operations. Rosenfeld paved the way for the company’s success; with 2017 net revenue of approximately $26 billion, Mondelēz International is now a pre-eminent global leader in the chocolate, biscuits, gum, and candy industry.
Fred Morganthall started out in grocery retail at Spartan Stores in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1986, he joined Harris Teeter as the Director of Grocery Merchandising. He served as Vice President of Merchandising, Vice President of Distribution, and Vice President of Operations before ultimately being named President in 1997. Under his leadership, Harris Teeter successfully differentiated itself from its competitors as a leading brand in customer service and in-store experience, which led to significant company growth.