Agenda

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020

11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Greater Penguin Open Golf Tournament
The Raven Phoenix Golf Club

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020

6:30 am – 7:45 am
Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Retailer Keynote
Barry Craft, VP of Merchandising, Marketing & Procurement, Bashas’

8:45 am – 9:30 am
A Look Into the Future of Food
Colleen McClellan, Director/Sommelier/WSET III, Datassential
This session features a look at emerging food trends and consumer behaviors that will drive innovation for years to come.

9:30 am – 10:15 am
E Grocery Micro Fulfillment in the Digital Age
Curt Avallone, Chief Business Officer, Takeoff Technologies
This presentation will describe the economics surrounding the use of robotics, artificial intelligence and temperature control technology to profitably develop E grocery operations through hyperlocal micro fulfillment centers that can be attached to existing retail outlets or developed as stand-alone facilities.

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Break

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Bill Bean, Shopper Intelligence

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Speaker Presentation

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
The Digital E-Commerce Journey Continues
Kristin Gorski, Nielsen
Join this session to hear new research from Nielsen on the projected digital impact on food and beverage retailing. Findings suggest that not all retailers will be impacted to the same degree while center store will continue to be impacted and subscription & auto-replenishment will play a greater role going forward. 

1:45 pm– 2:30 pm
Speaker Presentation

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
NFRA Committee Meetings
Frozen Promotions, Refrigerated Promotions, Ice Cream & Novelties

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conference Reception

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Speaker Presentation

9:00 am
Adjournment