Webinar Recordings

  • A Fresh Forward Conversation with John Ruane of The Giant Co: What’s Ahead for In-Store Experience and Fresh

    Aug 30, 2021
    John Ruane FF convoThe fresh in-store experience suffered during the pandemic, as shoppers reduced trips and shifted to online purchasing. Retailers now have the opportunity to reenergize these experiences to drive store differentiation.
  • APGR Discussion: Collaborative Response Graphics (CRGs) Mapping Technique

    Aug 09, 2021
    Join Mike Rodgers as he discusses an innovative mapping technique being implemented across the country to enhance incident response.
  • Top Trends in Fresh: Opportunities with Sustainability-Minded Consumer

    Aug 05, 2021
    Top Trends 4Shoppers who are willing to make trade-offs for the environment represented 27% of fresh food spending in Q2 2021. They also spent 30% more than other shoppers on fresh foods. These increasingly valuable shoppers expect recyclable packaging and biodegradable ingredients and see organic, grass-fed and all-natural claims in the fresh aisle as givens. Now, they are starting to prioritize sustainability claims around food waste, animal welfare and nitrate-free products too. 
  • Taking Advantage of Transparency

    Jul 27, 2021
    TransparencyTransparency on the digital shelf means providing consumers with rich product data that goes beyond the label. Product data is how brand manufacturers will communicate the benefits of their product, how retailers will deliver personalized shopping experiences, and how consumers will find products that match their diverse needs and preferences.
  • Automating Product Information for the Digital Shelf

    Jul 26, 2021
    AutomatingWith increasing consumer demand for transparency on the digital shelf, coupled with a changing food landscape, the need for product data to be created is at an all time high. Using Machine Learning and AI, Foodspace Technology has created an intuitive solution that scans and digitizes information directly from CPG product images, into data-sets that can be used across a manufacturers commerce channel. In today’s digital world, the investments that manufacturers make in getting a CPG product to launch will require that they provide rich product data to meet consumers at every digital touchpoint.
  • Consumer Private Brand Trends

    Jul 23, 2021
    Talking Private Brands_smOne out of three consumers say they expect to purchase more private brands going forward. What's driving consumer private brand trends, and how are businesses keeping pace?
  • Natural Disasters: Bridging the Gap

    Jul 21, 2021
    natural disaster webinarAs we continue to see an increase in natural disasters FMI & NACS recently got a chance to have a quick discussion (8 min) with Craig Fugate who served as President Obama’s FEMA Administrator from May 2009 – January 2017 about how the private and public sector can continue to collaborate.
  • A Fresh Forward Conversation with Mike Kueny of Hy-Vee: Meal Solutions in Fresh

    Jul 19, 2021
    FF Conversation FoodserviceIt’s a new day for retail meal solutions as competition from restaurants heats up. Consumers are breaking out of their pandemic modes and evolving their behaviors with a new balance likely to develop between meals at home and away from home. Retailers have an opportunity to drive momentum with new fresh strategies.
  • Prioritizing Water, Practically

    Jun 30, 2021
    Water ResilienceAs we look to the future, the food industry is facing a daunting task – how do we feed a growing population using fewer resources and amid a changing and unpredictable climate? And in many ways, it all comes down to water. Demand for water is increasing, while supply is becoming more unpredictable. Join us as we discuss mitigating water stress; shared best practices; and prioritizing water in practical ways.
  • Supply Chain Metrics That Matter

    Jun 30, 2021
    supply chain benchmarking 2021Join this conversation with the team at BCG for a look back at 2020 order fill rates, on-time delivery, and logistics metrics such as cost per case.
  • Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition

    Jun 28, 2021
    Sustainability Conversation - Climate Transition v2No matter where you sit in the value chain, understanding and acting on Scope 3 emissions takes collaboration and shared learning to leapfrog efforts and build meaningful momentum. Learn about a new coalition: the Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition (LOCT).
  • Part 2: 10 Pandemic Takeaways for Senior Leaders

    Jun 23, 2021
    Talking Private Brands_smIn this episode, we'll spotlight some additional topics — including price and value, innovation, and fresh foods. 
  • Part 1: 10 Pandemic Takeaways for Senior Leaders

    Jun 15, 2021
    Talking Private Brands_smFMI's research outlined ten key takeaways for senior leaders from the pandemic, and in this episode, we explore the first five. 
  • On-Demand Research Discussion: A Window into the Future of Grocery Shopping

    Jun 03, 2021
    Trends 2021 760x450In the 2021 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report we explore the complex set of needs and aspirations among grocery shoppers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and their expectations for grocery shopping store as post-pandemic life takes shape.
  • By the Numbers: Sales, Trends and Outlook of Private Brands

    May 13, 2021
    Talking Private Brands_smIn this first episode, we look at how private brands sales surged during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will growth maintain and continue?
  • Fresh-first technology: How purpose-built AI solves previously unsolved problems in Produce

    May 06, 2021
    tech talk series generalIn this webinar, we’ll discuss the unique challenges that fresh presents, and how the right technology helps retailers transcend perennial tradeoffs.
  • Digital Dialogue #4: Racial Justice, Inclusion and Diversity

    Apr 20, 2021
    Diversity Tile 760x450 smTerrez Thompson, chair of Powered by Zerret, Inc. and retired executive of The Coca-Cola Company, and Natalie McGrady, Director of Supplier Diversity at Cargill discussed the business case for diversity in the supply chain during our next Digital Dialogues.
  • Digital Dialogue #3: Racial Justice, Inclusion and Diversity

    Apr 20, 2021
    Outreach Hand and Heart2_smMike Haddad of Schreiber Foods and Candace Croney, PhD, from Purdue University discussed racial justice, inclusion and diversity in food and agriculture.
  • Digital Dialogue #2: Racial Justice, Inclusion and Diversity

    Apr 20, 2021
    Diversity Tile 760x450Chris Skyers, vice president of Own Brands for Wakefern Food Corp., and Brian George, owner of Alex Lee, Inc. discussed racial justice, inclusion and diversity and the food retail landscape during Digital Dialogues.
  • Digital Dialogue #1: Racial Justice, Inclusion and Diversity

    Apr 20, 2021
    Digital Dialogue 1 imageJacquelyn Howard, vice president, global supply chain, The Starbucks Coffee Company, and Melissa Melshenker Ackerman, president of the Produce Alliance, discussed racial justice, inclusion and diversity in the food system during the first Digital Dialogues.