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FMI Connect Presentations

2014 FMI Connect Presentations

Below are the presentations that FMI has received approval to post.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Sessions
The World is Not a Stage, It's a Supermarket.  The Industry Speaks
Leslie Sarasin

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Sessions
2014 Store Manager Survey: Insights to Act On
Harold Lloyd

Cyber Crime: Retail Industry in the Bull's Eye
Theresa Payton

Front End: Get the Most from your Shopper's Last Chance to Purchase
Mike Grimes, Ron Hughes, Mike Inderrieden, John Kennington, Scott Levy, Bill Romollino, Steve Zoellner

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce
Cam Marston

Retail Innovation: Transform Your Company by Learning from the Best
Hubertus Bessau, Neil Stern

The Power of Fresh: Leveraging Shopper Trends in Meat and Produce
Anne-Marie Roerink

What does an Industry -Leading Private Brand Program look Like?
Shawn Buckner, Pam Boynton, Mike Hackbarth, Steven Lichtenstein, Joe McKie, Doug Baker

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sessions
IO Community Focus: Managing and Participating in Local Politics
Brad Finch

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sessions
Kellogg’s MyBowl™ in Action: Bringing New Excitement to Breakfast (session was held in the Health and Wellness Retail Zone)
Presented by the Kellogg's Company

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sessions

Building Better Supply Chain Solutions Together to Reduce Inefficiencies and Drive Profits
Candice Herndon, Doug Miller

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Sessions
Men on a Mission: Understanding the Male Shopper
Janet Oak

Registered Dietitions: The Success Factor for Retail Health and Wellness Programs (session was held in the Health and Wellness Retail Zone)
Presented by RDBA

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Sessions
Consumer Connection Through Mobility
Nancy Childs

Harness the Power of Customer Engagement Utilizing Merchandising & Design Trends
Harold Lloyd, Jack Sjogren

The Role of Fresh: Understanding and Leveraging Fresh for Total Store Success
Sherry Frey

The Future of Eating.  Calories or Communing?
Laurie Demeritt, Dennis Belcastro, Sue Klug, Rick Brindle

Pharmacist-Provided Diabetes Services (session was held in the Health and Wellness Retail Zone)
Presented by Safeway Pharmacy

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Sessions
Big Data for the Small Operator
Stephen Gordon

Culture Rules: Putting People First and Building a First-Class Team
George Bodenheimer

Foodservice Trends and Ideas: Is Your Store the Best Restaurant in Town?
Dave Donnan, Bob Goldin

Traceability & Technology: Interoperable Solutions from Farm-to-Shelf
Hilary Thesmar

4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Sessions
Closing the In-Store Experience Gap: What Your Employee Don't Know Can Hurt You
Tom Stockham

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Sessions
The Future of Food: Emerging Trends in Natural/Organic, Ethnic and Specialty Foods (waiting on final presentation)
Andrew Whitman


Thursday, June 12, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Sessions
Reinventing Meals for a New Millennium: Insights from Silicon Valley's Resident Food Development Experts
Steve Gundrum, Barb Stucky

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Sessions
Private Brands and National Brands: Today's Changing Retail Dynamics
Howard Brandeisky, Richard Gunn, Larry Levin, Doug Peckenpaugh

Leveraging Women's Leadership to Unlock the Potential of Your Workforce
Joan Toth, Melissa Donaldson, Trish Lukasik, Regenia Stein, Kaitlin Wolfe

Social Studies: Forging Web-Enhanced Shopper Relations
Michael Sansolo, Craig Elston, Jerry Golub, Ern Sherman, Lauri Youngquist

Technology Trends Changing the Shopping Experience
Marc de Speville

The Fresh Supply Chain: Feast or Famine
Fred Boehler, Corey Rosenbusch

The Global Economy - What Should Food Retailers and Suppliers Expect in 2014 and Beyond?
Ira Kalish

The Power of Partnerships: Total Store Collaboration for Healthy People, Healthy Profits
Helen Eddy, Sheila Lang

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Sessions
Protecting Your Greatest Growth Opportunity: Food Safety & Fresh
Hilary Thesmar, David Gombas

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Sessions
Un Futuro Prometedor - Profiling the Hispanic Shopper
Deovra Rogers

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Sessions
Let's Talk About It: Building Trust, Engagement and Productivity in the Workplace
Elizabeth Markie

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Sessions

The Holy Grain of Retail: How to Deliver Customer-Centricity for Competitive Advantage
Graeme McVie

Embracing Big Data to Drive Consumer Health and Wellness Programs at Retail (session was held in the Health and Wellness Retail Zone)
Presented by Nutrisavings

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Sessions
Brain Tattoo: Build a Brand that Sticks
Karen Post

Employee Wellness Programs
Dan Ferrara, Tori Tomlinson

Leaders as Teachers: The Power of Mentoring
James Ebert

Using Technology to Develop Strategic Advantage (waiting on final presentation)
Abhishek Mehta

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Sessions
Healthy In-Store Marketing: Innovative Approaches to Drive Healthy Purchases
Extra Information: Session Handout
Tracy Fox, Greg Jones, Donna Leuchten, Nimesh Jhaveri

Implementing the Affordable Healthcare Act: The Devil's in the Details
Robert Rosado

4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Creating and Maintaining Buzz Around your Health and Wellness Program
Stephen McCauley

Emerging Platforms for Mobile Commerce
Tim Hood

Roadmap for Navigating Federal Regulations
Jennifer Hatcher


Friday, June 13, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Sessions
Earning Trust the Hard Way: Addressing Hot and Heartfelt Issues with Consumers
Joseph Berman, Ronald Fong, Terry Fleck, Mark Baum, Robert Baesler

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Sessions
Shopping for Health 2014: What Makes Consumers Tick?
Anne Alexander, Darren Singer

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sessions

Workshop: Bridging Pharmacy and Nutrition to Leverage the Business Benefit of Health and Wellness Program
Extra Information: Handout 1Handout 2
Harry Hagel, Annette Maggi