9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Board-level Committee Meetings

Occur throughout the day. By invitation only. See separate email communication for more information.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Session: Talking Our Way to a Clearer Future

As the food industry takes the important initial steps of learning from, building on, and moving beyond the novel challenges and circumstances COVID-19 has presented, FMI believes it is crucial that trading partners take advantage of opportunities to candidly share their unique perspectives and experiences. There are four critical areas of conversation that suppliers and retailers must address to be best prepared for serving a post-pandemic world.

Join Leslie Sarasin as she considers how current consumer thinking about omnichannel shopping, shifts in the shopper’s relationship with the kitchen, the customer’s deepening interest in food as medicine, and the growing consumer attention to key social issues will impact food supply chain operations going forward.

Sponsored by: 
Microsoft 500x200

Speakers:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Moving Toward Normalcy: Post-Pandemic Outlook

The U.S. is finally approaching herd immunity, more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Supply chains have been tested, consumer behaviors have shifted, and our ways of working have been reinvented. So, what’s next? In this COVID-19 update from Oliver Wyman, we’ll look ahead to the post-pandemic “new normal.” What changes are likely to stick, what will revert to pre-pandemic norms, and how can industry players prepare themselves to compete? 
Speakers:
  • Ugur Koyluoglu - Partner and Vice Chairman, Financial Services (USA), Oliver Wyman
  • Hunter Williams - Partner – Retail and Consumer Goods, Oliver Wyman

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

Next Wave of Change: Food In-Home vs. Away from Home Outlook

As the impact of the pandemic subsides, business leaders across the entire food industry are anticipating significant change as grocery retailers and restaurants compete for consumer food dollars. Join senior industry leaders as they discuss and evaluate how 150 million households that have become accustomed to cooking at home, are likely to change their eating and cooking habits and how this will impact the food retail industry going forward, both in the short and long term 
Speakers:
  • Tom Bene - President and CEO, National Restaurant Association
  • Craig Boyan - President, H-E-B
  • Tim Mulhere - Executive Vice President and President Global Institutional Business, Ecolab
  • David Portalatin - Vice President, Food Industry Advisor, The NPD Group

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Emergency Preparedness: Workplace Violence

While none of us wants to imagine an active shooter or other act of violence could happen at our facilities, the way to ensure effective crisis preparation, response and recovery is to build muscle-memory through training and practice. 

In this session FMI CEO Leslie Sarasin will moderate a panel conversation with industry leaders who have experienced unthinkable crises directly.  Join in as we seek their advice, share best practices, and hear how they’ve sought healing alongside their associates and communities.  We will discuss, in part:

  • Supporting victims emotionally and financially;
  • Supporting employees and associates affected by the violence;
  • Working with the community and community leaders;
  • Communicating effectively during – and in the aftermath; and
  • Determining when and under what circumstances is it appropriate to reopen.
Speakers:

12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Board-level Committee Meetings

Occur throughout the day. By invitation only. See separate email communication for more information.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Consumer Trust & Transparency: An Industry Call to Action

The pandemic has dramatically changed consumer values, needs and expectations over the past 15 months. Consumer trust is vital for your business and building and maintaining it requires industry-wide collaboration. Join industry leaders as they outline an actionable framework for working together to make real progress in product information and transparency, establishing an environmental and social compact with consumers and addressing consumer health and wellbeing.
Speakers:
  • Mark Baum - Chief Collaboration Officer & Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, FMI
  • Kevin Holt - CEO, Ahold Delhaize USA
  • Steve Presley - Chairman and CEO, Nestle USA, Inc.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Strategy & Economics of Omnichannel Supply Chain Transformation

The rapid, unpredictable acceleration of ecommerce sales during the pandemic has created a strategic imperative for grocery retailers and CPG companies to re-engineer their supply chain operations and fulfillment models. Hear insights and recommendations on omnichannel business strategy, operating model transformation, labor/service and technology infrastructure requirements, cost management implications for brick and mortar, and ecommerce integrated supply chains. Learn which change and financial management considerations must be addressed to drive profitable growth and meet current and future consumer needs.
Speakers:
  • Thom Blischok - Chairman and CEO at The Dialogic Group, LLC
  • Dan Glei - Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing, K-VA-T Food Stores Inc.
  • Marc Wulfraat - President and Founder, MWPVL International Inc.

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

Retail 2021: The State of Grocery

COVID-19 changed the market in unprecedented ways. Evolving consumer demands require grocery retailers to adopt new strategies to increase performance and pursue growth. Hear key findings from recently conducted consumer research and CEO perspectives from FMI Board members that address the major forces, trends and disruptions that will shape grocery retailing in the coming years.
Speakers:

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Break

12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Board-level Committee Meetings

Occur throughout the day. By invitation only. See separate email communication for more information.

9:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange

9:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange

9:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange



Questions?

Marc Thomas, FMI director of meeting services,
is happy to help!

Marc is reachable at:
202.220.0804
mthomas@fmi.org

 

Marc Thomas