KEYNOTE

Thursday, September 8, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

From Functional Foods to Sourdough: the "Why" Behind Today's Food & Lifestyle Trends

KEYNOTE

Friday, September 9, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Friday Keynote

RETAIL
Thursday, September 8, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding the Consumer Shift from Animal to Plant-Based

Open to Conference Attendees Only

SPEAKERS
Meghan Barton
Director of Frozen, Kroger
Kate Holmstrom
Director, Business Acceleration Consulting, 84.51

Recent years have shown dramatic increases in sales of plant-based foods, but are customers actually eating less meat as they shift to plant-heavier diets? In this session you will learn:

  • Learn what shoppers expect from plant-based foods.
  • How shoppers are shifting based on household shopper data.
  • What those shoppers say about why.
  • Develop a best in class merchandising strategy to meet consumer needs and grow your plant-based business.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Connecting the DOTS

Open to Conference Attendees Only

MODERATOR
 
Benjamin Davis
VP of Content, Plant Based World Expo
SPEAKER
 
Rodd Willis
Director of Natural and Specialty, Dot Foods
Are you familiar with Dot Foods and the role they play within the food system? In this session, learn who DOT Foods is, what DOT Foods does and how the redistributing company impacts nearly every element of the supply network. Learn how you can collaborate and enhance your business with DOT as a distributor, retailer or a brand.
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

The Importance of Collaborating with Brands in Retail

Open to Conference Attendees Only

MODERATOR
 
Nil Zacharias
Host, Eat for the Planet Podcast
SPEAKER
Ryan Rogers
Founder, Retail Optics
Now more than ever, success for retailers is found in customizable strategies and creative partnerships with the product manufacturers offered on their shelves. In his many years with Target, and now independently with Retail Optics, Ryan Rogers is a food buyer with a passion for outside-the-box thinking and collaboration. In this fireside chat, we invite retailers to learn how to best understand your product-partners' strengths and goals. Use these resources to most effectively find shelf space for plant-based products and entice your customers to give them a try.
Friday, September 9, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Plant-Based Food Pricing and the Impact of Inflation

Open to Conference Attendees Only

MODERATOR
 
Julie Emmett
Senior Director Retail Partnerships, Plant Based Foods Association
SPEAKERS
 
Marcel Goldenberg
Head of Proprietary Pricing, Mintec
Jodie Kenny
, Kerry Group
Andrea Zweig Wagner
Director of Brand Management, Peapod Digital Labs/Ahold Delhaize
Effective pricing is key to profitability. In this session, tap into the wealth of research conducted by Mintec for pricing plant-based products across a variety of applications. Learn how this economic cycle differs from those in the past and how to navigate it, from modeling and real world examples.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finding a Healthy Balance in Retail

Open to Conference Attendees Only

MODERATOR
 
Bridget Goldschmidt
Managing Editor, Progressive Grocer
SPEAKERS
 
Molly Hembree
Dietitian, Kroger
 
Julie Mann
Chief Innovation Officer, Puris
 
Scott Stoll MD
Co-Founder, The Plantrician Project

Customers in 2022 want more plant-based options to choose from in their grocery stores. At the same time, there is also major demand for less processed foods - a category that many plant-based offerings, to some degree, fall into. In this session: 

  • Learn how retailers can navigate a confusing landscape where not all plant-based products are created equal.
  • Learn how to find a healthy balance on your shelves and see how leading retailers are providing in-store nutrition support to guide their customers choices.
FOODSERVICE
Thursday, September 8, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

What Are They Serving Over There?

Open to Conference Attendees Only

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Foodservice Case Study

Open to Conference Attendees Only

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thriving in Foodservice

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Friday, September 9, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Case Study: NYC School Foods

Open to Conference Attendees Only

PLANT-BASED INDUSTRY
Thursday, September 8, 2022
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday, September 9, 2022
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Plant-Based Investing in a New Era

Open to Conference Attendees Only