The Morning Kickoff

Join us for an invigorating start to the day with a stimulating presentation from a fresh perspective that’s sure to inspire new ways of thinking about the future of the food industry. With a focus on the latest disruptions and emerging trends, this session promises to ignite stimulating conversations among attendees. So, grab your coffee and get energized for the day ahead.

What gear am I in? Shifting priorities to keep up to speed with today’s shifting consumer behaviors.

Grocers and Brands realize that consumer behavior is rapidly evolving due to economic, social, and personal realities. However, to meet these changing consumer expectations retailers and brands must take inventory of where they stand regarding meeting the shifting consumer expectations. A company’s priorities and tactics are not a ‘one size, fits all’ solution. Primarily, because not every grocer serves the same community or demographic, but perhaps more importantly, every brand is at a different stage of this journey.

During this keynote session Michael Klein, Retail Industry Expert will share insights on the state of grocery, trends to consider (or not) and expectations for the future. Following his presentation, Michael will speak with Tom Furphy, Grocery Veteran and Entrepreneur in a provocative fireside chat to discuss today’s key topics in grocery including customer-centricity, innovation, subscriptions, digital and more.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
8:00 am – 9:00 am