*Schedule Subject to change
8:00 – 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 am: Opening Welcome
8:30 – 9:00 am: Erick Taylor, President & CEO of Pyramid Foods tells how this Midwest retail chain has used e-commerce and other tools to retain and grow its share of consumers’ food budget.
9:00 – 9:30 am: Garland Perkins, U.S. retail solutions with The Oppenheimer Group uses her unique perspective as both a millennial consumer and working for a produce company to show what the produce industry gets right and where opportunities remain to reach this generation.
9:30 – 9:45 am: Break
9:45 – 10:30 am: Fresh Trends Quiz Show interactive sessions with Pamela Riemenschneider (Produce Retailer) and Greg Johnson (ThePacker) touches on millennial consumer trends from Fresh Trends 2017 and how to implement them in marketing and in-store displays.
10:30- 11:15 am: Special Guest Speaker Matt Beaudreau is certified keynote speaker who advises corporations on the challenges of employing and marketing to millennials.
Retail tours – Stop 1: Hen House; Stop 2: HyVee; Stop 3: Cosentino’s