The industry speaks
Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute, will lead a session at 8 a.m., June 11, on FMI's 2014 U.S. Shopper Trends research done with the Hartman Group. The presentation, titled "The world is not a stage, it's a supermarket: the industry speaks" will look at consumer trends and shopper loyalty.
Watch an interview with Leslie Sarasin: Future leaders face dramatic changes
Theresa Payton, cybersecurity authority and identity theft expert, will give a presentation on why the food industry is under attack and how to implement best practices at your company at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11.
Calories or communing?
How has eating culture changed? Unified Grocers CMO Sue Klug (pictured), along with the Hartman Group's Laurie Demeritt, Mondelez's Rick Brindle and Hillshire Brands's Dennis Belcastro, look at the contemporary customer's eating occasions and lead a panel discussion on retailer and supplier response to these new eating patterns at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.
Health and wellness buzz
This workshop by Stephen McCauley, partner at Porter Novelli, will uncover how to create buzz around health and wellness programs at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12.
Bridging pharmacy and nutrition
On Friday, June 13, Harry Hagel (pictured), managing consultant at the American Pharmacists Association, and Annette Maggi, executive director of the Retail Dietitian Business Alliance, will discuss how to leverage the business benefit of heath and wellness programs.
Men on a mission
This Learning Lounge interactive session will help attendees understand the male shopper. Janet Oak, senior director of strategy and insights at Gilileo Global Branding Group, will lead this session at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.
Big data, small operator
SAS Institute senior director Stephen Gordon will share how independents can use big data for a competitive advantage.
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will give a joint FMI/United Fresh keynote address at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 10.
The Branding Diva Karen Post will talk about how to impact buyer purchasing decisions and stick out from the pack. The mini-plenary session will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 12.
The devil is in the ACA details
FMI director of government relations Robert Rosado will lead a discussion to help independent retailers understand the health coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act.