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

FreshForward is a senior executive thought-leadership event—exclusive and invitation-only.
We tackle the future of fresh at retail, generating new ideas and actionable steps in fresh on:

Supply Chain

The supply chain in fresh faces unique challenges. We'll cover steps in optimizing farm-to-fork to advance efficiencies, drive revenue and reduce costs. 

New Consumerism

Emerging issues in fresh range from additives, alternative proteins, sustainability and more. We discuss consumer concerns and confusion.

Health & Well-being

Consumers are becoming more reliant on the food they eat to stay healthy. How do we meet their needs in fresh?

Foodservice at Retail

Meal kits are not what we expected, but consumers are looking for solutions. With food prepared away from home on the rise, we'll tap into consumer needs.

FreshForward Offers


  • Stimulate fresh ideas in a unique learning environment
  • Industry leaders facilitate a distinctive learning experience


  • Foster valuable, executive-level business relationships 
  • Rotating discussion groups maximize valuable networking


  • Tackle key, fresh perimeter issues
  • Strategic, high-level planning and candid, open discussions

Insights from FreshForward 2019

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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