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The Future of Fresh

Feb 28, 2023
Summit 217-218

An uncertain economy, fragile supply chain and more frequent disruptive weather patterns combined with changing consumer preferences has made fresh departments even more challenging to operate.  In this future-focused session, we’ll look at both evolving consumer trends relative to fresh departments as well as operational strategies to improve efficiency and profits.  Take away a glimpse of tomorrow’s fresh consumer as well as strategies and tactics to improve ordering, reduce shrink and improve department profitability.


  • Hear the latest consumer trends related to produce commodities and new data revealing consumer preferences
  • Review successful practices for ordering local product
  • Take away ideas to reduce produce shrink and drive demand
Jonna Parker, Principal, Fresh Center of Excellence - IRI
Stefan Kalb, CEO & Co-Founder - Shelf Engine
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