New products, processor-retailer relationships and consumer trends will be key topics at theFood Marketing Institute's (FMI) "Future Connect" conference this Oct. 12-14 at Dallas' Hyatt Regency.
Scheduled sessions include:
The Future of Food
: McKinsey & Company looks at how consumer spending trends, market pressures and competition. A look at how retailers can use logistics and forward planning to compete.
The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2009: A review of key industry facts, figures and trends.
Evolve with the Changing Shopper Experience: Information Resources Inc. outlines how retailers can align new formats, new products and new services to meet consumers' changing needs.
Successfully Interacting with Today's Buyers: Executives at Associated Wholesale Grocers and Price Chopper Supermarkets talk about how suppliers can improve meetings and presentations to retail buyers and category managers.
Understanding the Mindset of the Customer: Catalina Marketing Corp. looks at exactly who is shopping in the store, what they buying and how trading partners can collaborate to improve sales.
FMI sets "Future Connect" agenda
June 19, 2009