Utilizing 22 years of industry experience, capped by 14 years of executive level management with both established and emerging companies, Zagnoli Trading Company has experience that includes both the beverage equipment manufacturing and coffee manufacturing/beverage formulation sides of the Foodservice industry.

Highlighted Coffee/Foodservice Beverage & Equipment Leadership Accomplishments:

  • Global hot coffee, flavored coffee, and creation of iced coffee for Dunkin Brands
  • Equipment execution and launch of McDonald’s and McCafé premium coffee
  • Execution & launch of Au Bon Pain and The Coffee Connection coffee alliance in the fast casual market channel for a profitable co-branded urban chain destination
  • Team management on the execution of the Gourmet Bean brand platform for the Kraft & Marriott beverage relationship at Marriott Properties Worldwide
  • Original equipment specification of North American coffee for Coca-Cola
  • Initiation & coffee ingredient specification of Coca-Cola/Caribou Coffee iced coffee RTD retail product line
  • Management & strategy with successful launch of the Minute Maid frozen uncarbonated juice/granita program for foodservice
  • Equipment specification of the global beverage platform for ExxonMobil in the convenience store market channel
  • Contribution toward the development of coffee RTD retail for Rock Star Energy Drinks
  • Development, execution, and launch of the Friendly’s Restaurants iced coffee menu platform in the fast casual market channel
  • Development & strategic execution of the coffee/foodservice beverage platform for U.S Foodservice in the foodservice distribution market channel
  • International exposure, analysis, and competitive entry into the coffee extract markets of Asia Pacific Rim (Macau, China, Korea), Western Europe, and Australian markets
  • Consulting for Franke Coffee Systems on foodservice market channel positioning for the growth & opportunity of the espresso segment
  • Market channel positioning & supplemental sales strategy for Monin Gourmet Flavors
  • Contributor to Technomic on coffee/foodservice beverage trend data
  • National Coffee Association panelist 2010