An Honorary Member of the Romanian Distribution Committee, John L. Stanton – Professor of Food Marketing at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, USA, and Honored Personality 2016 of the European Retail Academy (included in the ERA Hall of Fame; other distinguished personalities who have been honored by ERA in the last years: Philip Alexander Nobel, Léon F. Wegnez, Romano Prodi, Klaus Toepfer, Robert Aumann) – is a well-known food marketing practitioner. He was founding editor and Editor-in-Chief of the „Journal of Food Products Marketing”, Editor-in-Chief of the “Journal of International Food and Agribusiness”, and an editorial advisor of the British Food Journal.
He was the Chair of the Department of Food Marketing (the first endowed chair in food marketing in the USA), Saint Joseph’s University. Dr. Stanton held positions in different companies’ boards, and was expert and expert witness to many food and beverage companies, being regularly quoted in the news media including CNN, the Today Show and NBC Nightly News, and also in Forbes, Fortune, Advertising Age, Brand Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many others. He also hosted an episode of the History Channel’s Modern Marvels entitled, “The History of the Supermarket.” Dr. Stanton was also among the first to author articles on health and nutrition advertising claims with articles in the Journal of Advertising Research as early as 1987.