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2018

Maarten van Hamburg
General Manager
Bakker Barendrecht
Ridderkerk, The Netherlands

TAGS: Hamburg, Netherlands, Amsterdam, omni-channel, Albert Heijn, Bakker Barendrecht, growers, direct sourcing, distribution, automation, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

Bakker Berendrecht’s Maarten Van Hamburg Shares Rare Insights On Procurement For Albert Heijn; Offers Glimpse Of Future Omni-Channel Challenges At Amsterdam Produce Summit We’ve been fortunate to have the engagement of the largest food retailer in the Netherlands, Albert Heijn, ever since the launch of our Amsterdam event. This year, we are excited to have the chair filled by Maarten van Hamburg, the General Manager of Albert Heijn’s service provider, Bakker Barendrecht, the strategic partner for getting fresh produce through the supply chain and onto the shelves. We asked Mira Slott, Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor, to find out what kind of insights Maarten might share at the event. 11/11/2018
Gary York
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Robinson Fresh
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

TAGS: York, Robinson Fresh, omni-channel, supply chain, logistics, brands, value, retail, global, verfrut, Europe, online, category management, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

Robinson Fresh To Offer Fresh Intelligence And Hands-on Knowledge About Omni-Channel Consumers During Special Tour To Its Amsterdam HQ As part of The Amsterdam Produce Summit, we will offer a tour of the European headquarters of CH Robinson and Robinson Fresh. Executives of these two companies have done us a special favor in doing an important research report on the nexus of produce and omni-channel. We are most grateful that they will be unveiling the results of their latest Omni-Channel study in Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to get us a sneak preview of what those on the tour to Robinson Fresh’s European Headquarters will learn while in Amsterdam. 11/9/2018

Loren Zhao
Co-Founder
Fruitday Co., Ltd., Shanghai
China

TAGS: Zhao, Fruitday Co., China, omni-channel, online, offline, retail, supply chain, ecommerce, data, overseas, domestic, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION AT AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT: Chinese Entrepreneur And Practice-Leader Loren Zhao Talks About His Company, FruitDay, And Shares Real-World Knowledge On Selling Fruit To Consumers Via E-Commerce While Previewing The Omni-Channel Future One simply cannot discuss the intersection of the produce business and omni-channel without talking about China. We are fortunate to have a superstar entrepreneur from China to guide us in understanding and learning from his Chinese experience. Loren Zhao is the single most important person in China when it comes to the intersection of produce and the omni-channel future. We are honored and grateful that he is traveling so far to share his knowledge and engage with us in Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what he has in store for us at the event. 10/30/2018

Rand Waddoups
Senior Director Omnichannel
Walmart Inc.
Bentonville, AR

TAGS: Waddoups, Omnichannel, Walmart, digital, Cornershop, Flipkart, supply chain, Mexico, Chile, Jet.com, online, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

ONLY IN AMSTERDAM… Walmart’s Senior Director Of Omnichannel Rand Waddoups To Talk About Ways To Build E-commerce Synergies With Produce In the Omni-Channel space, there is no practitioner more important than Walmart, the world’s largest buyer of produce. So, we were thrilled when we learned that Rand Waddoups, who holds the title of Senior Director Omnichannel for Walmart, was willing to share his thoughts with us in Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to get us a “sneak preview” of what Rand intends to discuss in Amsterdam. 10/22/2018

Stéphane Roger
Global Shopper and Retail Director
Kantar Worldpanel
Barcelona, Spain

TAGS: Roger, Kantar Worldpanel, ecommerce, CPG, omnichannel, local, private label, hypermarkets, Flipkart, global, FMCG, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

Kantar Worldpanel Interview Part II - 10 DATA-RICH INGREDIENTS TO OMNI-CHANNEL SUCCESS 'E-Commerce Is A Must-Have, And Fresh Produce Will Be The Next Playing Ground.' In Part I of our interview with Stéphane Roger, he used Kantar’s data to lay out the big picture of what is happening with omni-channel today. In Part II, Mira Slott, Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor, explores Stéphane’s views on the significance of produce to retailers’ omni-channel efforts and the meaning of omni-channel to the produce supply chain. 10/22/2018

Jorg Snoeck
Founder
RetailDetail
Antwerpen, Belgium

TAGS: Snoeck, Neerman, RetailDetail, omnichannel, delivery, Amazon, offline, convenience, technology, brands, millennial, Internet of things, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

‘CAPTAIN OF RETAIL’ JORG SNOECK SPEAKS AT AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT: How To Navigate The Omni-Channel Revolution — New Consumers, New Technology, New Outlets For Shopping the most renowned speaker in the Benelux on retail issues is Jorg Snoeck. When we heard that Jorg, founder of RetailDetail, working with Pauline Neerman, editor at RetailDetail, had published a new book, titled The Future of Shopping, we knew that we had to have Jorg at The Amsterdam Produce summit, which this year is headlined, Retail Strategies: Seizing Success in the Omni-Channel Future. How do we deal with the Yin and Yang of produce and omni-channel? We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 10/14/2018

Tim York
President
Markon Cooperative, Inc.
Salinas, CA

TAGS: York, Markon Cooperative, foodservice, omnichannel, National Restaurant Association, Starbucks, meal kit, delivery, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

Markon’s Tim York To Speak In Amsterdam: How To Profit From Omni-Channel Proficiency… Foodservice, Retail And The Produce Supply Chain In the foodservice sector, Tim York gets direct feedback from a diverse group of distributors. Since Markon is a cooperative, part of Tim’s job is to make sure that the members are positioned for success, so it is no surprise that he is thinking deeply about omni-channel. Is it really omni-channel if the fries just don’t taste the same at home as they do in the restaurant? How will consumers learn of new products if buying off a telephone screen? Will restaurants become the sampling channel for retail sales? It is to wrestle with questions such as these that Tim is coming to Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more. 10/11/2018

Stéphane Roger
Global Shopper and Retail Director
Kantar Worldpanel
Barcelona, Spain

TAGS: Roger, Kantar Worldpanel, ecommerce, omnichannel, China, discounters, hypermarkets, global, FMCG, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

10 DATA-RICH INGREDIENTS TO OMNI-CHANNEL SUCCESS
Kantar Worldwide To Highlight Fresh Data At Amsterdam Produce Summit
 We have been fortunate to have experts from Kantar share their insights into many subjects.  These presentations are always data-rich and, we’re fortunate that Kantar recently revealed a new study. We are especially delighted to have Stéphane Roger, Global Shopper & Retail Director at Kantar Worldpanel, join us in Amsterdam to explain the study findings. In Part I of Special Projects Editor Mira Slott’s conversation with Stéphane he details ten key findings from the research. Part II will lay out more specifics in the data mix that has led Stéphane to these conclusions. 10/5/2018

Lisa Cork Owner
Fresh Produce Marketing
Auckland, New Zealand

TAGS: Amsterdam Produce Summit, Cork, Fresh Produce Marketing, grapes, omni-channel, retailing, branding, packaging, cuties, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT PREVIEW (PART II) More From Packaging Expert Lisa Cork:  Omni-channel Retailing Opens Floodgates Of Produce Marketing Opportunities (And Challenges)  Part I focused on big picture issues regarding Omni-Channel retailing and the produce supply chain. You can, and should, read the whole thing here: AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT PREVIEW PART I: Branding and Packaging Expert Lisa Cork Takes Deep Dive Into Omni-Channel Retailing And The Prospects For Fresh Now, in Part II of this “sneak preview” piece, Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott and Lisa have a deep-dive discussion into the real issues, practical problems and enormous opportunities that lay ahead. 10/1/2018

Lisa Cork
Owner
Fresh Produce Marketing
Auckland, New Zealand

TAGS: Amsterdam Produce Summit, Cork, Fresh Produce Marketing, omni-channel, retailing, branding, packaging, cuties, Amazon, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

AMSTERDAM PRODUCE SUMMIT PREVIEW PART I: Branding and Packaging Expert Lisa Cork Takes Deep Dive Into Omni-Channel Retailing And The Prospects For Fresh how can shippers and retailers avoid an undifferentiated, low profit, pure commodity future?

This was a clear issue we wanted to deal with at The Amsterdam Produce Summit, and we knew just the person to help. Lisa Cork has been doing a major deep-dive into omni-channel retailing and is traveling halfway around the world to share her findings with us. As a preview to the Amsterdam Produce Summit, we asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out what Lisa is planning for Amsterdam. Her presentation is so CHOCK FULL OF VALUE that one “sneak-preview” piece won’t suffice! So, we’ve broken it up into Two Parts. Here is Part I of our preview of what will be a "must see" presentation. 9/26/2018

Miguel Gómez
Associate Professor
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

TAGS: Gómez, Cornell University, online, Amazon, omnichannel, mobile, brick and mortar, Tesco, global, Amsterdam Produce Summit, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, Mira Slott

Cornell Professor Miguel Gómez Reveals How Omni-Channel Retailing Creates Challenges And Opportunities For The Produce Supply Chain. Exclusive Presentation At The Amsterdam Produce Summit This November this year The Amsterdam Produce Summit is calling for a new generation of visionaries — thought- and practice-leaders both — who are able to look beyond the short term and, instead, position themselves, their organizations and their businesses for success in the brave new world of an omni-channel future. One of the presenters at the Summit, on November 13, will bring the substantial research resources of Cornell University to Amsterdam. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to get us a “sneak preview” of professor Miguel Gómez’s presentation. 9/16/2018

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