AGENDA
 
Participants of the Summit will receive complimentary admission to P2PX, taking place concurrently at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
 
The 2017 event will include sessions on, health & wellness, breaking down in-store silos, consumer demographics, how to navigate foodservice for success, distribution and much more! 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Welcome Remarks
Room 21
1:10 PM - 1:45 PM
Strategizing Your Way Up the Grocerant Spectrum
Progressive Grocer shares findings from its exclusive research that defines, by tier, the wide range of prepared food solutions currently in the marketplace. Retailers can map their programs and define steps for satisfying shoppers that are increasingly looking for convenient meal solutions.
Room 21
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Understanding the Shopper’s Path to (Fresh-Prepared) Purchase
Retailers may find the rate of change dizzying, including new technologies, new channels of information, new competition, and new approaches to fresh-prepared food solutions. Viewing this ever-new reality through the shopper lens can actually help retailers adapt their approach to be more meaningful for their operations and for their shoppers. Two shopper visionaries from industry insights leader Ipsos, Alison Chaltas, Global President P2P, and Mark Berry, EVP US Shopper, will introduce attendees to the new way shoppers are viewing retailer offerings, from in-store, online and all along the way.
Room 21
2:25 PM - 3:35 PM
Break in Grocerant Solutions Center
Grocerant Solutions Center
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
One-to-One Meeting 1
Grocerant Solutions Center
3:20 PM - 3:35 PM
One-to-One Meeting 2
Grocerant Solutions Center
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Tap into Fresh: Today’s Prepared Foods Consumer
To succeed in today’s changing marketplace, retailers need to appeal to a healthier on-the-go consumer.  SPINS dives into health & wellness trends that are top of mind to consumers as they shop the Fresh Prepared Case.  Learn how to add new items that will drive revenue and engage your shoppers.
Room 21
4:25 PM - 4:40 PM
One-to-One Meeting 3
Grocerant Solutions Center
4:25 PM - 5:00 PM
Break in Grocerant Solutions Center
Grocerant Solutions Center
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
One-to-One Meeting 4
Grocerant Solutions Center
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking Reception in the Grocerant Solutions Center
Grocerant Solutions Center
Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast in Grocerant Solutions Center
Grocerant Solutions Center
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
A Conversation with an Unconventional Shopper Community
Tyson Foods invites Grocerant Summit attendees to go beyond research and engage with family members of its “Unconventional Shopper Community.” Eric Le Blanc, Director of Marketing – Deli, Tyson Foods, introduces the benefits of deeper consumer responses – a result of exchanges, story-telling, picture-creation, and other activities – that will help retailers and their supplier partners prepare for how we’ll shop for groceries in the future. 
Presented by Eric Le Blanc, along with a panel comprised of Tyson’s Unconventional Shopper Community
Room 21
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
How Gen Z and Millennials are Reshaping the Food Landscape
Beyond lifestage and the economy, Gen Z and Millennials are forcing a dramatic shift in the marketplace, one that will hold for decades to come, according to research and analysis from The NPD Group. NPD’s David Portalatin peels back the curtain on how these generations plot their path to meals and the technologies that are enabling a new level of convenience. Retailers will gain an understanding of the opportunities around “blended convenience” and the values that are driving these younger generations.
Room 21
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Case Studies and Panel Discussion
Room 21
10:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Break in Grocerant Solutions Center
Grocerant Solutions Center
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
One-to-One Meeting 5
Grocerant Solutions Center
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM
One-to-One Meeting 6
Grocerant Solutions Center
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM
One-to-One Meeting 7
Grocerant Solutions Center
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CONCURRENT: How Technology Can Fill Grocerant Operations Gaps
From inventory and waste management to nutritional labeling and production planning, technology is proving to be retailers' missing link between cost of goods and actual profit. FoodTrak CEO Bill Schwartz identifies operational gaps and provides a game plan for retailers looking to achieve seamless and profitable control of deli counters, production kitchens, catering, grab-and-go and commissary operations.
Room 23
CONCURRENT: Demand-Based Pricing: Don't Leave Profit on the Shelf
Offering lower prices than the competition does not help increase gross profits. But utilizing transaction data to analyze shopper purchasing behavior and measure the impact of price change at the item and category level will. Learn how to craft a carefully designed pricing approach to ensure your business reaches maximized profits without eroding traffic.
Room 21
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
CONCURRENT: Foodservice Distribution in a Retail World
From grocerants to meal kits and solutions throughout the store, successful retailers are winning through new alliances with foodservice manufacturers and distributors. IFMA’s Mike Schwartz identifies opportunities to leverage these new relationships and provides perspectives on the foodservice manufacturer mindset that will help you gain alignment.
Room 21
CONCURRENT: It all Starts with Talent
The greater need for culinary expertise and hospitality in the grocerant space make the ages-old retail challenge of recruitment an retention of talent more daunting. Learn how culinary schools are answering the call for support with recruitment, training and retention.
Room 23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch in Grocerant Solutions Center
Grocerant Solutions Center
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Navigating Foodservice: How to Capture Your Fair Share of the Consumer's Food Dollar
Datassential and Kinetic12 come together to provide perspective on the rapidly evolving foodservice industry and the latest trends that will drive growth in grocerants. Attendees will learn how foodservice data can create insights and strategies to effectively position a grocerant program, identify white space opportunities and compete with traditional foodservice to maximize growth.
Room 21
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Leaning into SuperConsumers for Grocerant Success
Opportunities to win grocerant superconsumers abound, according noted growth advisor and author Eddie Yoon, who will bust myths that have been grocers’ barriers to grocerant success. Supported by data from his book “SuperConsumers: A Simple, Speedy, and Sustainable Path to Superior Growth,” Yoon lays out a roadmap – it starts with picking a lane – for retailers of all stripes to tap into unmet demand of these valued shoppers who struggle with the age’s old question of “what’s for dinner?”
Room 21
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Break in Grocerant Solutions Center
Grocerant Solutions Center
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
One-to-One Meeting 8
Grocerant Solutions Center
3:20 PM - 3:35 PM
One-to-One Meeting 9
Grocerant Solutions Center
3:40 PM - 3:55 PM
One-to-One Meeting 10
Grocerant Solutions Center
4:00 PM
Adjourn