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
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Jim Dudlicek
Director, Communications and External Affairs
National Grocers Association
Panelist
Mike Lovsin
President/CEO
Freson Bros Fresh Market Ltd
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
Speaker(s)
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
Tony Orlando
Owner
Tony O’s Supermarket and Catering
Panelist
Vince Cannata
President
Cannatas Companies
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Tuesday, September 21, 1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

  • Room: Balllys 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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Speaker
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
With the regulatory climate for food safety, food fraud, transparency and traceability poised to intensify, retailers need accurate and timely compliance documents more than ever. The session will take a case-study approach to discuss the costly risks and detrimental liabilities retailers face by having non-compliant vendors in their supply chains.... Read More
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Speaker
Chris Scott
Partner
ReposiTrak, Inc.
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Tuesday, September 21, 3:05 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Ballys Bronze 1
Case studies illustrate ways retailers can use e-commerce to increase sales of prepared foods and catering programs....
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