The Fresh Case Revolution
MAY 1-2, 2019 • CHARLOTTE, NC
MAY 1-2, 2019 • CHARLOTTE, NC
|12:00 – 1:00 p.m.||Program Lunch and Meet & Greet|
|1:00 – 1:15 p.m.||Program Kickoff & Introductions|
|1:15 – 2:45 p.m.||Crossing the Generational Divide at Work: Unlock the Hidden Power of Generations to Grow Your Business|
We work in a time of unprecedented generational change and challenge. There are now five generations in the workforce and marketplace. Making matters worse is the tremendous amount of misinformation surrounding generational differences. We know for a fact that strategies that work for one generation can be a complete turn-off for other generations in the workforce. This generational divide is a costly challenge—but it can also be a breakthrough opportunity. Jason reveals new generational truths that will directly drive faster gains for you across generations. He shares surprising data, powerful frontline stories, hidden trends, and specific solutions that drive measurable results. Everything he shares is grounded in his generations research on four continents.
|2:45 – 3:00 p.m.||BREAK|
|3:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Packaging 101|
Gain a better understanding of why different packaging materials and equipment are selected to preserve a variety of fresh products.
|Sean Brady, Sealed Air|
|3:30 – 4:00 p.m.||Innovation Center Tour|
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||National Meat Study/Power of Meat|
See how products and packaging are trending across the country and how consumer shopping habits continue to evolve in the fast changing retail segment.
|Jerry Kelly & Susan Beebe, Retail Task Force|
|5:00 – 5:30 p.m.||Block Chain/Traceability|
What is Block Chain – How to leverage blockchain through the fresh food supply chain and improve traceability.
|Lisa Perpall, Sealed Air|
|5:30 -6:00 p.m.||Social|
|6:00 – 7:30 p.m.||Dinner|
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:30 – 9:15 a.m.||Meal Kits|
Meal kit companies have uncovered a dormant shopper need. Many meal kit providers have delivered the meal solutions and culinary adventure shoppers want, but have missed the mark on providing the convenience their lives demand. In this session, we will explore the shopper insights that are being ignored and solutions to closing this gap. And, by the end, we will define what is needed for meal kit programs to live up to the hype and thrive at retail.
|Kevin McCray, Chef’s Menu|
|9:15 – 10:15 a.m.||Sustainability|
Learn how packaging is being leveraged to address the sustainability goals of the food industry in a circular economy
|10:15 – 10:30 a.m.||Break|
|10:30 – 11:30 a.m.||Lighting and Display Case Merchandising|
Often these days LED’s are installed in stores to save energy but many times the natural vivid colors of the food is lost for saving energy. It doesn’t have to be lost, in fact it can display better than ever leading to increased sales while still saving energy. And that is not all, product integrity can be increased if done correctly. In this session Jack will discuss how using different color temperatures throughout the store can maximize shopper impact and bring out the natural colors of the products, lighting for product integrity and where are we with lighting and where is it going?
|Jack Sjogren, Hillphoenix|
|11:30 – 11:45 p.m.||Culinary Insights to Easy Meal Preparation||Chef Susan Edwards|
|11:45 – 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 – 2:00 p.m.||Insights, Trends and Food Studio Hands-On Working Session|
Discover macro trends like the merging of the food and health industries and the rise of machine learning, You’ll also discover more focused trends like the rise of funky flavors, the evolution of dining occasions, the next generation of Indian cuisine in the U.S., and the changing look of restaurant design. Plus, check out the 10 flavors and ingredients to watch in the year ahead and updates of the trends we have predicted in the past. Mark will also conduct a working session with their Food Studio tool which uses machine learning, trained against 10 million dishes to predict how consumers will react to your creation. Bring your ideas to this working session!!!
|Mark DiDomenico, Datassentials|