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January 2018 - New York State

The Future of Supermarkets
January 10-12, 2018
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture near Tarrytown, NY

Introductions: Constance Cullman, President, Farm Foundation

Welcome: Joe Swedberg, Chairman, Farm Foundation Board of Directors

Opening Keynoter:
James Keyes, Wild Oats Consulting

Session One: Key Trends Shaping the Future of Grocery Retailing
Moderator: Greg Heying
 Dave Donnan, A.T. Kearney
 Mary Shelman, Mary Shelman Group
 John Stanton, Saint Joseph's University

Session Two: Designing the Store of the Future
Moderator: Bill Boehm
 David Fikes, Food Marketing Institute
 Mike Lee, The Future Market
 Jane Andrews, Wegman's Food Markets

Session Three: Giving the Consumer What They Want
Moderator:  Cheryl Queen
Jared Simon, Hain Celestial
 Tom Stenzel, United Fresh Produce Association

Session Four: Supply Chain Stresses and Opportunities
Moderator: George Hoffman
Ken Goldman, J.P. Morgan
Kraig Kayser, Seneca Foods

Closing Keynoter: Sarah Frey, Frey Farms

Reading Room:
"Millennials devote larger shares of their grocery spending to prepared foods, pasta and sugar and sweets than other generations," USDA Economic Research Service, Jan. 2, 2018.

"Who gets to live in Fremont, Nebraska?"  Slate, Dec. 6, 2017

"Kroger reveals strategic reset: Eyes spinoff of C-Stores":  Grocery Headquarters, Oct. 11, 2017

"Antibiotic transparency to be required  for large grocers in San Francisco":  from, Oct. 9, 2017

"Grocery, Disrupted: 5 minutes with Future Market's Mike Lee": from, Oct. 5, 2017. Mike Lee is one of the speakers on the program of the January Round Table meeting. 

"The millennial perspective of grocery stores":  An interview with Mary Shelman, former director of Harvard Business School's Agribusiness Program.

"The Influence of Global Flavors": Grocery Headquarters, Sept. 29, 2017

"The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking": Harvard Business Review, Sept. 22, 2017

"The Winner of the Meal Kit Market Won't be a Meal Kit Company At All":, April 16, 2017

"Grocery Shopping is About to Change Dramatically": Forbes, March 21, 2017 

"Viewpoint: Top 5 grocery trends for 2017":  from Supermarket News, March 2, 2017

Ted Talks with Dan Barber, links to audio presentations and essays by Chef Dan Barber

 Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming and Our Future, a compilation of essays by farmers, chefs, writers and activists interested in food and agriculture; published by the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.






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