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

Changing Fresh Consumer

Better serve fresh consumers by understanding influential factors—from multicultural shopper motivations to convenience drivers.

We'll dive into data analytics and demographics driving fresh experiences.

Boosting Fresh Supply Chain

Increasingly complex, our fresh supply chain needs improvement, including real-time visibility impacting freshness and safety.

We’ll cover automation, on-time delivery, forecasting, and new trading partner collaborations integral to cost efficiency.

Sustainability and Plastics 2.0

Future vitality requires revisiting sustainability and plastics, hinging on improved operations and consumer expectations.

We’ll tackle immediate and long-term planning—from sustainability and food waste to packaging.

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

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