About Us

John Barone


  • President of Market Vision, Inc.
  • President of The Chain Gang MeetingsJohn - buscas
  • Author: The Commodity Update & The Weekly Summary
  • Founder/Host: Market Vision Spring & Fall Conferences
  • Advisory Board: NRA Study Group on Supply Chain Management

John Barone is a commodity analyst and President of Market Vision, Inc.  He is an active speaker, presenter and educator within the foodservice industry. His focus on macroeconomics has helped restaurateurs understand the new and dramatic global forces that are driving commodity prices – and helped them recognize the need to reformulate supply chain approaches and risk management solutions.

John specializes in “connecting the dots” – distilling complex economic, market and commodity data down to actionable information and presentations for supply chain execs, management, franchise operators and restaurant investors.

He is known industry-wide for the Market Vision Spring and Fall Conferences, now 30 years running. Through the conferences, it has been John’s goal to foster and build a “community” for restaurant supply chain VPs, directors and category managers. And, the conferences have successfully achieved “don’t miss” status for hundreds of chain restaurant executives and their suppliers.

John sits on the advisory board for the National Restaurant Association’s Executive Study Group on Supply Chain Management. Starting in 2012, the NRA supply chain group partnered with Market Vision to run their fall supply chain meeting in conjunction with Market Vision’s Fall Conference in Orlando.

The Chain Gang was founded by John Hogan in 2003. It is a group of predominantly west-coast chain restaurant operators, who network together (with suppliers) four times annually in Southern, California. In 2017 Market Vision took over managing the Chain Gang meetings and in 2018 John Barone and Market Vision assumed ownership of the events.

John holds a BA in Mathematics and an MBA in Quantitative Analysis from Rutgers University. Market Vision’s services directly reflect John’s training and intuitive strengths in research, statistics, forecasting and analysis.

Personally, John is now retired from 18 years of coaching travel soccer and basketball. Forced to give up running due to knee problems, he is now an avid cyclist and mountain biker – and can usually be persuaded to play a round of golf. His favorite charities include: CASA of Essex Co (NJ), No Kid Hungry, St. Jude’s, the New Community Foundation (Newark, NJ) and the Community Foodbank of NJ.