Angela is the vice president of retail grocery and foodservice at GS1 US and is responsible for leading the industry engagement strategy to drive broader adoption of GS1 Standards and solutions for the food industry. She is an authority on the food supply chain and food traceability, including minimizing the impact of food recalls via GS1 Standards.
With more than 15 years of experience with GS1 US, Ms. Fernandez has worked closely with food industry stakeholders including manufacturers, retailers, distributors, educators and solution providers to help improve supply chain operations and business processes. She leads two industry initiatives: the Retail Grocery Initiative—which she helped found and establish in 2014—and the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative. Ms. Fernandez regularly collaborates with members from top grocery and foodservice brands as well as key trade associations to identify current and emerging supply chain challenges and address how the use of GS1 Standards, the most widely used supply chain standards in the world, can help solve for those challenges.
Through Ms. Fernandez’ strong leadership and drive to make innovation possible, the food industry has been able to realize the numerous benefits associated with supply chain traceability, including operational efficiencies and improved food safety.
Mrs. Fernandez earned her bachelor of science in business administration from Drexel University. She is a frequent guest speaker at industry events and conferences for numerous organizations, including the Produce Marketing Association, National Restaurant Association and the Institute of Food Technologists. She has been a food traceability and recall resource for media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Food Manufacturing, Food Processing, Food Safety News and Packaging Digest magazines.