Shifting Trade Winds: Geopolitics, Global Trade & You
What will new trade deals mean for your fresh produce business? What do Russia’s trade sanctions mean for global and European exporters? How does the EU fit into the global consumption/distribution picture? If you’re scrambling to keep up with the geopolitical factors that can potentially impact your bottom line, you’re not alone. Our global expert deciphers what the headlines really mean for your business, and share solutions and best practices to help you meet these challenges head-on.
The New Consumer: Tech Trends & The Era of Mindful Consumption
This presentation highlights the significant trends that influence how and why European shoppers choose one product over another. European consumers are increasingly concerned not just with food safety and transparency, but also with sustainability and waste reduction. Paradoxically, they also demand convenience. How can fresh produce suppliers deliver products that are healthful and easy to use — with minimal processing and packaging?
Creating Conversation: A Discussion on Food Safety
From Port to Table: Smart Ways to Bring Fresh Produce to Shoppers
This session explores the current issues, risks and solutions the fresh produce industry can develop to deliver top-quality products and reassure consumers of their safety. There is a focus on chemical risks and practices.
Technological advances are making it easier to ship product across vast distances, while maintaining product integrity, freshness and quality. Our panel of experts covers the latest technologies and tools for managing overseas transportation and distribution. We discuss current trends in logistics and Rotterdam as a gateway to Europe.
The Future of Retail: Trends to Watch in Global E-Commerce
While many shoppers still prefer to smell an orange’s freshness and inspect a head of lettuce in store before buying, many younger consumers are purchasing fresh produce online. This session explores the path to purchase and how retailers can delight the omni-channel shoppers. Consumers are constantly connected and as a result, retailers need to become more agile to connect with their consumers, know their preferences, and be knowledgeable of the key drivers influencing retailer choice.