Mark your calendars.

This event will take place August 18-20, 2020, whether in-person or virtual. 

Fresh is turning food retail on its head. Competing for business share?
It’s the ultimate disruptive category.

FMI FreshForward, developed in collaboration with Deloitte, is an exclusive, senior executive thought-leadership event—we tackle the future of fresh at retail, generating new ideas and actionable next steps.


2020 Topics

The Consumer, Transformed

How can the industry build consumer confidence and engagement in fresh in the post-COVID-19 era?

We'll dive into:
  • latest consumer perspectives,
  • rebuilding consumer confidence, and
  • rethinking health and well-being

Accelerating the Fresh Supply Chain

We're living in a crucial time to learn the latest fresh supply chain lessons.

New imperatives have emerged for predictive analytics, smoothing out demand, and industry collaboration.

New Era for Packaging

Fresh packaging is broadening to embrace not just plastics and sustainability, but also food safety and contagions in the wake of the pandemic.

Will food safety now trump sustainability when it comes to packaging considerations? How can the industry get sustainability back on track? 

2019 Insights

FreshForward 2019 Recap

FMI and Deloitte: Working together to improve food freshness

The fresh food industry is on the cusp of transformative change, faced with policy and business choices that will carry more consequential impact than anything we’ve seen in the past decade. As scale tends to be less of an advantage in fresh categories like produce, meat, and dairy, many of these policies and business decisions tend to be reactionary and driven by short-term thinking. FMI has the exciting opportunity to help remove barriers and establish a unified voice with a stronger, positive influence on regulatory policy and ultimately the future of our industry.

Foreword from Barb Renner, Vice Chairman and US Consumer Products Leader, Deloitte

Developed in Collaboration with: