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Subject: Pool Report 2/Grocery Call Readout

Steven Nelson
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:19 PM
Subject: Pool Report 2/Grocery Call Readout

Judd Deere shared the following information about President Trump's 1:30 call with grocery executives:

"Today, President Donald J. Trump held a telephone call with more than two dozen grocery store and supply chain executives from across the country. The President thanked them for the work they have already done to meet the needs of the public and for their continued commitment to the communities they serve. All of the executives are working hand-in-hand with the Federal Government, as well as State and local leaders, to ensure food and essentials are constantly available. The President reminded the participants that this is an all-of-America approach and each of their stores and the stores they support can help Americans feel calm and safe when shelves are stocked with the items they need. Supply chains in the United States are strong, and it is unnecessary for the American public to hoard daily essentials. The President thanked the executives for their close partnership and pledged to stay in close communication."


The following participated:

Trump Administration
President Donald J. Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Department of the Treasury
Secretary Sonny Perdue, Department of Agriculture
Larry Kudlow, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council
Tim Pataki, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison


External Participants
Dave Clark, Senior Vice President, World Wide Operations, Whole Foods Market
Mark Clouse, CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Brian Cornell, CEO, Target
Mike Duffy, CEO, C & S Wholesale Grocers
Randy Edeker, Chairman, CEO, and President, Hy-Vee
Geoff Freeman, President and CEO, Consumer Brands Association
Greg Ferrara, President and CEO, National Grocers Association
Grant Haag, President and CEO, Winco Food
Jeff Harmening, CEO, General Mills, Inc.
Jason Hart, CEO, Aldi USA
Kevin Holt, CEO, AholdDelhaize USA
Kevin Hourican, President and CEO, Sysco
Anthony Hucker, President and CEO, Southeastern Grocers
Craig Jelinek, CEO, Costco
Todd Jones, CEO, Publix Super Markets
Laura Karet, President and CEO, Giant Eagle, Inc.
Rick Keyes, CEO, Meijer
Donnie King, Group President and Chief Admin Officer, Tyson Food
David MacLennan, Chairman and CEO, Cargill, Inc.
Rodney McMullen, CEO and Chairman of the Board, The Kroger Co.
Doug McMillon, CEO, Walmart
Miguel Patricio, CEO, The Kraft Heinz Company
Gregg Roden, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo North America Supply Chain
Vivek Sankaran, President and CEO, Albertson’s
Leslie Sarasin, President and CEO, Food Industry Association
Steven Spinner, Chairman and CEO, United Natural Foods, Inc.
Peter Van Helden, CEO, Stater Bros. Markets
Todd Vassos, CEO, Dollar General Corporation
Rob Vitale, President and CEO, Post Holdings, Inc.
Colleen Wegman, CEO, Wegmans

Steven Nelson
New York Post
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