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Wayne McKnight

President and Founder

McKnight Insights and Solutions Inc

Direct Phone: (647) ***-****direct phone

Email: w***@***.ca

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McKnight Insights and Solutions Inc

130 North Queen St Unit 4

Toronto, Ontario,M8Z 2E4

Canada

Company Description

McKnight Insights & Solutions Inc. is a Toronto, Canada based Agri-food, retail and supply chain consulting group. We provide a host of services to growers, packers, shippers, retailers, health and agricultural organizations as well as industry boards and asso...more

Background Information

Employment History

Senior Or Executive Roles

Wal-Mart Stores , Inc.


Senior Or Executive Roles

Sobeys Inc.


Affiliations

Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd

Board Members


Solutions Inc.

Founder


ALMA

Board Member


PMA

Board Member


Food Foresight

Member


Education

Bachelor of Commerce degree

Mount Allison University


Web References(37 Total References)


Contact Us | McKnight Insights and Solutions Inc.

www.mcknightinsightsandsolutions.ca [cached]

Wayne McKnight: (647) 302-6230
Wayne McKnight President & Founder wayne@mcknightinsightsandsolutions.ca Wayne has over 35 years of diversified international and domestic experience in food retailing, procurement and distribution arenas. He is a results-orientated professional with a track record of success in a fast-paced, changing, and competitive environment. He is recognized for vision, leadership abilities and being at the front on industry innovation and design at all levels. Wayne has proven accomplishments of creating new business models and divisions that create scalable and sustainable stakeholder value both in his own retail stores and while holding senior or executive roles at Sobeys Inc or Wal-Mart Stores Inc. He received the Canadian Produce Man of the Year award in 1996 and the Ontario Produce Person of the Year award in 2002. He was also chairman of the CPMA in 2005 and has served as a director since 1990. While receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University, Wayne began his food career with Willett Foods (Div of Dominion Stores) in 1975 holding various positions in a great cross-section of the total organization. He built and ran his own, very successful, specialty retail stores from 1980 to 1986; turning customers to clients to advocates in a competitive retail environment. He sold the stores to Co-Op Atlantic where he also became Director of Produce Operations. After developing their procurement and distribution competencies, he took on another start-up role in 1998 when he moved to Toronto to become Director of National Procurement for Oshawa Foods and then Vice President of Produce & Floral for Sobeys Inc after the acquisition of Oshawa. In 2004 he was lured to Bentonville, AR and started a new Division -Global Procurement Food- for Wal-Mart Stores. Wayne and his team developed and implemented a global food procurement and logistics model to support Wal-Mart's rapidly expanding retail business units around the world. Strong relationship building with a diversified global supply base for food and beverages helped facilitate import and export business with strict ethical and compliance guidelines. GP offices are now located in strategic sourcing regions around the world and are well-positioned to help Wal-Mart grow for years to come. Wayne has also lead many industry initiatives in technology, standards and generic promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption. He has been on the Board of PMA, PEIB and member of Food Foresight. He was Chairman of the Fresh For Flavour Foundation and CPMA. He is a strong advocate of sustainability, diversity and ethical practices. Wayne started McKnight Insights & Solutions Inc in February 2008 to help guide a better engagement between buyers and sellers.


Contact Us | Freshworld International Inc

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Wayne McKnight- President
wayne.mcknight@freshworldinternational.ca Wayne has over 35 years of diversified international and domestic experience in food retailing, procurement and distribution arenas. He is a results-orientated professional with a track record of success in a fast-paced, changing, and competitive environment. He is recognized for vision, leadership abilities and being at the front on industry innovation and design at all levels. Wayne has proven accomplishments of creating new business models and divisions that create scalable and sustainable stakeholder value both in his own retail stores and while holding senior or executive roles at Sobeys Inc or Wal-Mart Stores Inc. He received the Canadian Produce Man of the Year award in 1996 and the Ontario Produce Person of the Year award in 2002. While receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University, Wayne began his food career with Willett Foods (Div of Dominion Stores) in 1975 holding various positions in a great cross-section of the total organization. He built and ran his own, very successful, specialty retail stores from 1980 to 1986; turning customers to clients to advocates in a competitive retail environment. He sold the stores to Co-Op Atlantic where he also became Director of Produce Operations. After developing their procurement and distribution competencies, he took on another start-up role in 1998 when he moved to Toronto to become Director of National Procurement for Oshawa Foods and then Vice President of Produce & Floral for Sobeys Inc after the acquisition of Oshawa. In 2004 he was lured to Bentonville, AR and started a new Division -Global Procurement Food- for Wal-Mart Stores. Wayne and his team developed and implemented a global food procurement and logistics model to support Wal-Mart's rapidly expanding retail business units around the world. Strong relationship building with a diversified global supply base for food and beverages helped facilitate import and export business with strict ethical and compliance guidelines. GP offices are now located in strategic sourcing regions around the world and well-positioned to help Wal-Mart grow for years to come. Wayne has also lead many industry initiatives in technology, standards and generic promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption. He has been on the Board of PMA, PEIB and member of Food Foresight. He was Chairman of the Fresh For Flavour Foundation and CPMA. He is a strong advocate of sustainability, diversity and ethical practices. Wayne started McKnight Insights & Solutions Inc in February 2008 to help guide a better engagement between buyers and sellers. With a particular focus on returning more to the land, he believes that improving communications, business planning and execution steps are key pillars to success of the stakeholders. Wayne started Freshworld International Inc in 2010 to play an on-going role in trade facilitation for Freshworld PTY in South Africa and other global partners. He is currently based in Toronto, Canada.


Former Sobeys And Wal-Mart Executive Wayne McKnight Will Speak About The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Procurement Operations.

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One of these rarities is Wayne McKnight.
Sure he has had important jobs, as when he was at Sobey in Canada and he headed the Global Sourcing for Wal-Mart, but he did something else. He was put in positions to see things...and he saw. Not just the literal occurrence but the significance and implications of what was ongoing. We consider ourselves most fortunate that Wayne has agreed to share his insight with the industry. Wayne McKnight McKnight Insights & Solutions Inc.


iTradeNetwork Insights Newsletter

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At this years ITN Global Supply Chain Conference (January 25-26) we will have a special roundtable session facilitated by Wayne McKnight, CEO and Founder of McKnight Insights and Solutions.
McKnight Insight and Solutions provides business strategy and advisory services to the global food industry. Prior to founding MI&S Wayne was Vice President of Global Procurement for Wal-Mart. Wayne is a past chairman of CPMA and is active in all produce industry initiatives to include food safety and traceability. Wayne McKnight will facilitate a panel discussion on "Closing the Loop on Food Safety and Traceability"; Executive panelists from Sysco, DMA, Ben E Keith, The Giumarra Company, Bunzl and Senior Resources Alliance and more speaking on "Strategies Used by Distributors, Manufacturers, Operators and Retailers to Thrive in the Current Economic Landscape" and "Bridging IT and Business Agendas to Advance Your Strategic Objectives."


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Wayne McKnight
ALMA - ALMA Board Members Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Wayne McKnight, Mississauga Wayne McKnight is the founder of McKnight Insights and Solutions Inc., which provides insights and solutions to the retail food, agri-food and research and health sectors. He has more than 33 years of diversified international and domestic experience in food retailing, procurement and distribution arenas. For four years he was responsible for developing and implementing a global food procurement and logistics model for Wal-Mart Stores Inc, in his role as vice-president of global procurement for food.


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