Select Criteria: Tracks = Fresh Foods

Sunday, September 19, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: Ballys Bronze 1
Sales of fresh foods to go benefited from the decline in restaurant visits. Quality, taste, and convenience will always be the key elements of prepared food programs though retailers willed to create a competitive edge to maintain sales.  We’ll review best practices for operational efficiency as well as strategies for... Read More
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Moderator
Jim Dudlicek
Director, Communications and External Affairs
National Grocers Association
Panelist
Jody Barrick
Vice President, Bakery / Deli
UNFI
Panelist
Nakul Patel
President
Mt Plymouth IGA Fresh Market
Panelist
Todd Jensen
VP, Sales
Harmons
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Monday, September 20, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Ballys Bronze 1
Most retailers have seen a significant bump in produce sales thanks to an increase in consumption of food at home and consumer interest in health and well-being.  How are independents planning to maintain those sales levels post-pandemic?   We’ll look at how new consumer trends and behaviors are driving sales of... Read More
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Panelist
Giselle Alvarez
Vice President, Operations
Hitchcock’s Markets
Moderator
Jim Dudlicek
Director, Communications and External Affairs
National Grocers Association
Panelist
Price Mabry
Director of Produce and Floral
HAC, Inc.
Panelist
Robert Rybick
President and CEO
Geissler’s Supermarkets, Inc.
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Monday, September 20, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room: Ballys Bronze 1
Thanks to the increase in consumption of food at home, the meat department has benefited from strong sales increases.  We’ll explore strategies to maintain those sales by tapping into consumer’s desires for healthy and creative meals, adding plant-based proteins to department plans, and updating merchandising and marketing strategies.  Hear how... Read More
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Anne-Marie Roerink
Principal
210 Analytics
Panelist
Brian Morrison
Director of Fresh
Clark's Market
Panelist
Tim Kent
Director, Meat & Seafood Merchandising
SpartanNash
Panelist
Tony Orlando
Owner
Tony O’s Supermarket and Catering
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Tuesday, September 21, 1:15 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: Ballys Bronze 1
Most retailers face some sort of inventory management challenge. Those range from inventory overstocks impacting overall profitability; out-of-stocks in the store and in ecommerce; expensive labor needed to handle product multiple times - often unnecessarily; or excessive shrink in perishable departments from overestimation of actual production needs. This session will... Read More
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Doug Sanders
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Cardenas Markets
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Tuesday, September 21, 1:50 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Ballys Bronze 1
This session will focus on the opportunity to fundamentally rethink protein at retail. The meat industry must foster an evolution of the meat case to better align with the revolution occurring around it. We will discuss trends, data, and actions that can be used to influence consumer behavior at retail....
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Chris Jones
Director of Marketing Strategy
National Pork Board
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Tuesday, September 21, 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

  • Room: Ballys Bronze 1
The FDAs newly proposed food traceability mandate, FSMA section 204, will require swift compliance if implemented. We'll take an inside look at the requirements wholesalers and retailers face under the new regulation while evaluating key factors of an effective traceability solution. Topics covered during the presentation will include: • Understanding core... Read More
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Speaker
Chris Gindorff
Senior Manager, FSQA
Lunds/Byerlys
Speaker
Derek Hannum
SVP Customer Success
Repositrak
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