John Lawn

Editor-in-Chief / Associate Publisher,
Food Management


John Lawn has served as editor-in-chief /associate publisher of Food Management since 1996. Prior to that, he was founding and chief editor of The Foodservice Distributor magazine, also a Penton Media publication. Arecognized authority on a wide range of foodservice issues, heis a frequent speaker to industry groupsand has been active in a broad range of industry associations for over two decades.

A Watershed Year for Child Nutrition 
Our interviews with directors from the nation’s largest school districts point to a number of trends worth noting
B&I Innovator of the Year: Starbucks HQ Dining 
The foodservice options at Starbucks headquarters demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the B&I dining environment
A Walk-Through Tour of Google's HQ Dining
As Google's Mountain View, CA, facilities have grown, they've spread across the city and have spawned the creation of nearly three dozen campus cafés. Here's a look at several of them and the food they offer.
What’s New on the Retail Shelf? 
Foodservice professionals do well to keep an eye on new products and trends in the retail marketplace
A Walk-Through Tour of the Sodo Café Food Court at Starbucks' Headquarters 1

Located in a century-old building that was once a Sears' warehouse, the Starbucks headquarters is home to SoDo (South of Downtown) Café, a dining area open to the nearby SoDo community, as well as two Starbucks-employees only dining facilities on the fifth floor. Operated by Bon Appétit Management Co., their exceptional execution and design earned FM's recognition as our 2013 B&I Innovator of the Year. This photo gallery provides a walk through look...

Sewanee, The University of the South
Let There Be (Solid State) Lighting 
Solid-state lighting is poised to change the look and feel of onsite serveries. Here’s an expert view on what’s ahead.
What is Leadership?  2
In business and organizational management, there are few questions with more relevance than this one.
NACUFS Snapshots from Nicolette Island-2013
On the final night of the NACUFS 2013 national conference, attendees gathered at Minnesota's Nicolette Island Pavilion for a going-away get together and a night of traditional Minnesota fun, food and music.
Michiel Bakker
One on One with Google's Michiel Bakker 
Google’s spectacular growth over the past decade has been accompanied by a thoughtful expansion of the food program that is part of its core culture.
Food Management Announces Winners of its 2013 'Best Concept' Awards Competition 
The awards are given to concepts across all segments of the onsite foodservice industry
Remain Open to Unexpected Possibilities 
The key to solving problems and enhancing performance is to always look for a different perspective.
What’s on the Minds of Hospital CEOs?
A healthcare Industry expert describes the concerns that are top of mind at healthcare executive conferences.
After-Hours Snapshots from the 2013 AHF Annual Conference
The 2013 conference of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice was jam-packed with educational and healthcare industry trend sessions. But after hours, AHF members "let their hair down" for the annual AHF Culinary Competition and a "Taste of New Orleans" reception.

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