Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - Eastern Standard Time

*Note that this agenda is not 100% confirmed. Session times are subject to change based on speaker availability as we continue to flush out the agenda. Stay tuned to this page and your email for updates.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Greg Sleter
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Retailers and the supplier community are focused on limiting the impact of doing business on the environment. Many of the changes we are seeing are driving by changing attitudes of shoppers who are looking to do their part to protect the world around them. Our keynote speaker will address the key issues top of mind with consumers and what retailers need to do to meet these needs.

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

The discussion about sustainability and retail has focused largely on packaging. We’ve seen changes and improvements in recent years and there’s more work to be done. We’ll discuss the latest innovation in product packaging, what new materials are in use and how the private label segment is leading the charge in improving how products are protected and displayed on store shelves and online.

12:05 PM - 12:08 PM
12:08 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

From coffee to fresh produce and seafood, sustainability has an impact on many product categories. A growing number of consumers want to know if the products they are bringing home have been sourced in an Earth-friendly manner. We’ll take a look at how retailers and their supplier partners can take steps to ensure the fresh or frozen items they are offering shoppers are grown and sourced sustainably.

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

A growing topic in the overall sustainability discussion is the elimination of food waste. Recently, a number of suppliers and retailers have teamed with organizations that address this issue and turn a negative into a positive that helps protect the environment. We’ll take a look at this growing movement and what retailers and suppliers can do to reduce the amount of food waste. 

1:15 PM - 1:20 PM
Greg Sleter

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