The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced its three premier sessions at FMI Connect featuring noted experts in consumer trends, flavor, culinary technique, dining experiences and the practical artistry of home cooking. FMI Connect will host these business and food trend-spotters at the food retailing industry’s event held June 20-23 in Chicago.
Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC will share a road-map for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology. Case’s keynote will explore the intersection between food retail and technology and their increased relevance for food retailers.
FMI president and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin will lead two sessions concentrating on food and foodservice trends. On June 22, she will present findings from FMI’s US Grocery Shopper Trends 2016, offering insight into the feelings and behaviors of today’s consumers. Complementing Sarasin’s consumer trend analysis, a separate session will feature celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Robert Irvine who will share their predictions for the future of the marketplace and consumer.