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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/03/2024 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Get an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor's newly issued final rule to revamp federal overtime thresholds.

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    On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final rule to revamp the federal overtime thresholds. In this digital seminar, Jim Paretti, shareholder with the law firm of Littler Mendelson P.C., provides an overview of the final rule and discusses the tiered threshold increases. The final rule increased the standard salary threshold from the current $684 per week or $35,568 per year to $844 per week or $43,888 per year as of July 1, 2024, then further to $1,128 per week or $58,656 per year as of January 1, 2025. The final rule increased the highly compensated total compensation threshold from the current $107,432 per year to $132,964 per year as of July 1, 2024, then further to $151,164 per year as of January 1, 2025.

    Additional Information:  

    U.S. DOL Overtime Landing Page

    U.S. DOL Overtime FAQs

    Text of Final Rule

    Littler Analysis of Final Rule

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    Jim Paretti, Jr.

    Shareholder

    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    James A. Paretti, Jr. is an experienced management-side employment and labor relations attorney with in-depth political
    and policy knowledge of labor, pension, healthcare and employment law, regulations and legislation. Jim is well versed
    in all aspects of legislative and political processes with demonstrated knowledge in the substance of federal labor and
    employment policy. He has over two decades of experience working with federal legislators and policymakers, including
    former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Chairmen of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the
    Workforce, and senior level administration officials.

    Prior to joining Littler, Jim was chief of staff and senior counsel to the acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity
    Commission. He provided legal and political counsel with respect to all aspects of agency business, administered and
    managed the Office of the Chair where he was responsible for over 2,200 employees and a 375 million dollar annual
    budget, and served as primary liaison to regulated stakeholders and Capitol Hill.

    His extensive experience includes developing policy and providing legal counsel on the Committee on Education and
    Labor in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as coordinating external communications and media relations for a
    senior member of Congress. Jim represented corporate and nonprofit clients in employment litigation in federal and
    state court, before administrative agencies and in private arbitration while with two Boston firms.

    During law school, he held positions as editor as well as note and comment editor for the New York University Law
    Review.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/28/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Join FMI, with FDA and CDC experts, for a discussion on fortifying corn masa products with folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in Hispanic women.

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    Hispanic women of reproductive age are at higher risk than other groups of having a baby affected by Neural Tube Defects (7 NTDs per 10,000 live births). Join FMI, with FDA and CDC experts, for a discussion on fortifying corn masa products with folic acid to address this urgent health issue. We’ll cover strategies for the public and private sector to work together to make these products more widely available.  

    Background: 

    Folic acid, a B vitamin, is known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when consumed by pregnant women. Despite FDA approval in 2016 to add folic acid to corn masa flour, adoption by manufacturers has been limited. CDC analysis shows no significant improvement in blood folate levels among Hispanic women, with neural tube defect rates unchanged. The food industry must come together to address this crisis. 

    FDA offers an inquiry portal for manufacturers seeking guidance on fortifying corn masa products. For more information, visit FDA Consumer Update: Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects 

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    Claudine Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, RD

    Director

    Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling (ONFL), CFSAN, FDA

    Dr. Kavanaugh is the Director of the Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  She has been with the FDA for 20 years and prior to leading ONFL, Dr. Kavanaugh led the commissioner’s nutrition innovation strategy and work related to restaurant menu labeling and updating the nutrition facts label. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Kavanaugh was a cancer prevention fellow at the National Cancer Institute.  Dr. Kavanaugh received her Ph.D. in nutrition from Purdue University and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.  She is also registered dietitian. 

    Kristi Muldoon-Jacobs, PhD

    Acting Director

    Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), CFSAN, FDA

    Dr. Kristi Muldoon Jacobs is the current Acting Director for the FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS). OFAS is responsible for ensuring the safety of direct and indirect food additives, color additives and GRAS substances as well as supporting safety and innovation in food from new plant varieties and made with cultured animal cells. Dr. Muldoon Jacobs earned a Ph.D. from UMDNJ/Rutgers University program in biomedical sciences and continued research at NIH/National Cancer Institute on mechanism of tumor suppression and carcinogenesis. In her previous roles at FDA and USP she served as a toxicologist with expertise in the safety assessment of FDA regulated products including food ingredients, indirect and direct additives, dietary supplements, and drug impurities. She has extensive knowledge regulatory systems globally to ensure quality and safety of products and has served as an expert to JECFA, OECD and ICH committees. She is an internationally recognized expert in the application of new and alternative safety and risk assessment methods such as TTC, QSAR and read-across methodology. She has served as an expert on 15 international working groups and has published over 30 peer reviewed publications in areas related to her expertise.

    Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP

    Director

    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

    Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, is the Director for the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). She has more than 30 years of experience in public health and health care, with leadership roles in the public and private sectors. Her “north star” has always been children and families, and she has shaped her career around helping every family have the best opportunity for health and well-being. Prior to joining NCBDDD, Dr. Remley served as Senior Advisor to the COVID-19 response for the Office of the Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health, where she was instrumental in increasing and assuring testing for COVID-19 to ensure it was widely available across the Commonwealth of Virginia. She also worked as a Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Remley has served on many national committees and commissions working on public health education, health equity, and patient safety, including her roles as Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Commissioner of Health for the Commonwealth of Virginia under two governors; Chief Medical Director of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Virginia; and Chief Executive Officer of Physicians for Peace. In 2018, she served as the Inaugural Senior Fellow at the de Beaumont Foundation, a foundation dedicated to pragmatic solutions to improve public health.  Dr. Remley earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, an MPH at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her MD from University of Missouri in Kansas City. She completed her pediatrics residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

     

    Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Senior Director, Health and Well-being

    FMI-The Food Industry Association

    Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is the Vice President of Health and Well-being at FMI - The Food Industry Association. She is responsible for overall leadership, strategic planning and execution of nutrition, health and well-being activities and initiatives at FMI. She serves as the lead coordinator and subject matter expert for nutrition policy, programs, operations, and communication issues across the food industry for FMI members, industry partners and community collaborators. Krystal is committed to connecting the science of food and nutrition to improved public health. She is a champion for registered dietitians in the food industry and engages in advocacy to lift up >span class="EOP SCXW36780201 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> 

    Prior to joining FMI, Krystal was a food retail dietitian with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. for twelve years and made significant contributions to company-wide wellness programs, consumer health messaging, employee wellness, community events, and media response. Krystal’s background includes environmental and nutrition science studies with degrees from the College of William and Mary and James Madison University, with both clinical nutrition and personal coaching professional experience. 

    Krystal currently serves as Chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP) Dietetic Practice Group with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is an Academy Fellow.  She has served for many years with FCP as Supermarket/Retail Subgroup Chair, Treasurer, and Membership Chair. She also served as mentor to the Academy Foundation Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow, and contributes to many advisory committees, including the Portion Balance Coalition, USDA’s MyPlate National Strategic Partnership, and the National Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Coalition.  

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    The newly released U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2024: Finding Value report examines grocery shopper perceptions around inflation and how those perceptions and the overall economic climate have shaped their shopping behaviors and attitudes towards food retailers.

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    The newly released U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2024: Finding Value report examines grocery shopper perceptions around inflation and how those perceptions and the overall economic climate have shaped their shopping behaviors and attitudes towards food retailers.

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    Laurie Demeritt

    Chief Executive Officer

    The Hartman Group

    As CEO, Laurie drives the vision, strategy, operations and results-oriented culture for the company's associates as The Hartman Group furthers its offerings of tactical thinking, consumer and market intelligence, cultural competency and innovative intellectual capital to a global marketplace.

     A nationally recognized authority on consumer behavior and culture, Laurie received her MBA in Marketing and Environmental Management from the University of Washington and her BA in Political Science from Cornell University.

    Leslie G. Sarasin

    President and CEO

    FMI - The Food Industry Association

    Leslie G. Sarasin is the president and chief executive officer of FMI – The Food Industry Association. FMI is a champion for the food industry and the issues that make a difference to our members’ fundamental mission of feeding and enriching society. The reach and impact of our work is extensive, ultimately touching the lives of more than 100 million households in the United States and representing an $800 billion industry with nearly 6 million employees. ­­

    Under her leadership, FMI has emerged as a member-centered organization helping food retailing venues find new and future facing ways of feeding families and enriching lives. A committed collaborator, Sarasin has infused FMI with a vision of cooperative action that amplifies the association’s ability to assist its members in addressing the critical industry issues of the day.

    Prior to joining FMI nearly 15 years ago, Sarasin spent 19 years at the American Frozen Food Institute, serving as president and CEO for the last nine of those years. She also held positions at the National Food Brokers Association, Crest International Corporation and Salomon Brothers. Sarasin holds a JD from the University of San Diego and a BA in economics from Smith College.

    Sarasin is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia. Her professional, social and personal commitments are reflected through service on the Boards of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a Healthier America, and the Congressional Hunger Center, as well as the CMA Board of Advisors at the National Association of Manufacturers. Additional leadership roles include membership on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 and active participation in the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C., where she recently served a two-year as president.

    Sarasin has been recognized multiple times among Supermarket News’ “Power Fifty,” Progressive Grocer’s list of “Top Women in Grocery” and Mass Market Retailer’s “Most Influential Women.” She was awarded the prestigious Hospitality Good Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America in 2019. In 2021, Sarasin was named “Association CEO of the Year” by CEO Update

    Steve Markenson

    Vice President, Research & Insights

    FMI - The Food Industry Association

    Steve Markenson leads FMI’s research & insights practice. Markenson is a market research executive with 30 years of progressive experience in his field – from research assistant to president of a full-service national market research firm – and his diverse experience includes research design, information/data collection and analysis and strategic planning.

    In his role at FMI, Markenson oversees the research & insights practice at FMI, specifically the study design, survey fielding and efforts with outside knowledge partners and FMI subject matter experts. He leads the discovery process on the latest industry trends and operational insights that champion FMI as a credible voice of the food retail industry. 

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    Learn about the reasons healthy benefits programs are growing, the different sources of funds available, and what food retailers and their trading partners can do to accelerate growth.

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    Understand the ways retailers can access healthcare spend via new and growing healthy benefit programs like OTC Benefits, Food Prescriptions, Medicaid 1115 Waivers through acceptance, customer engagement, health payer and provider partnerships, etc. Learn about the reasons these programs are growing and what food retailers and their trading partners can do to accelerate growth. Explore the reasons these programs are growing, the different sources of funds available, and what food retailers and their trading partners can do to accelerate growth. 

    Whether you're a food retailer, industry partner, or key stakeholder, this seminar will deliver foundational knowledge, insights and actionable takeaways for you to better understand food as medicine initiatives and other health & well-being programs.

    Explore the complexities of healthy benefit programs, including OTC Benefits, Food Prescriptions, Medicaid 1115 Waivers, and more. Discover how retailers can leverage these programs to access healthcare spend.

    We discuss:

    • Insights into the reasons behind the rapid growth of healthy benefit programs.
    • Exploration of the various funding sources available.
    • Strategies for accelerating growth through acceptance, customer engagement, and partnerships with health payers and providers.  

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    Beth Costa

    Partner, Retail Business and Banking Practice

    Oliver Wyman

    Beth is a partner in the firm’s Payments practice and Retail Banking practice in the Americas. She specializes in payment products, with an emphasis on payment networks and solutions (including general purpose, cobrand, and private label debit, credit, and prepaid), online banking, e-commerce, mobile payments, loyalty and rewards, ACH, and EBPP. Beth has provided results-oriented advice as well as execution and implementation assistance to merchants, banks, networks, and technology companies on issues of strategy, product development, business entry/exit, consumer preferences, merchant perspectives, and benchmarking.

    Beth brings a unique blend of experiences and perspectives to her clients, having worked both in industry and also as a consultant. Her industry experience includes leadership roles at banks and payment processors, as well as C-level responsibilities with Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX). Her diverse background ensures that she provides a 360 degree view of payments from consumer, merchant, network/processor, bank (and MNO) perspectives – across any form of payment or channel.

    Bobby Gibbs

    Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods Pricing, Sales, Marketing

    Oliver Wyman

    Bobby is a Partner in the Retail & Consumer Goods practice at Oliver Wyman. His project work centers on helping retailers and product manufacturers make sustainable improves in their capabilities through strategic advisory and advanced analytics in decision making. Bobby is a contributing author to Retail Revolution, Oliver Wyman’s study on major trends in the industry and has been featured in Harvard Business Review and APM Marketplace. Bobby has presented to leading national trade associations in the retail sector on changing patterns of consumption and is regularly featured in major news outlets (print, radio and television)

    Bobby recently served as the interim Vice President for Promotional Optimization at a $5B specialty retailer overseeing decision making and execution for Shelf Pricing, Coupons, Price Promotions, Loyalty Offers and Markdown. In his operating role, he supported the launch of a digital B2B operating unit and planning for a consumer marketplace

    Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Senior Director, Health and Well-being

    FMI-The Food Industry Association

    Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is the Vice President of Health and Well-being at FMI - The Food Industry Association. She is responsible for overall leadership, strategic planning and execution of nutrition, health and well-being activities and initiatives at FMI. She serves as the lead coordinator and subject matter expert for nutrition policy, programs, operations, and communication issues across the food industry for FMI members, industry partners and community collaborators. Krystal is committed to connecting the science of food and nutrition to improved public health. She is a champion for registered dietitians in the food industry and engages in advocacy to lift up >span class="EOP SCXW36780201 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> 

    Prior to joining FMI, Krystal was a food retail dietitian with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. for twelve years and made significant contributions to company-wide wellness programs, consumer health messaging, employee wellness, community events, and media response. Krystal’s background includes environmental and nutrition science studies with degrees from the College of William and Mary and James Madison University, with both clinical nutrition and personal coaching professional experience. 

    Krystal currently serves as Chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP) Dietetic Practice Group with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is an Academy Fellow.  She has served for many years with FCP as Supermarket/Retail Subgroup Chair, Treasurer, and Membership Chair. She also served as mentor to the Academy Foundation Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow, and contributes to many advisory committees, including the Portion Balance Coalition, USDA’s MyPlate National Strategic Partnership, and the National Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Coalition.  

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    Stephen A. Leach, Disney Entertainment/National Geographic offers his views on the current DEI&B climate and what can be done to infuse new energy in corporate D+I efforts.

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    Join the FMI Foundation’s DEI Committee for a special presentation and conversation with Stephen A. Leach, Disney Entertainment/National Geographic. Drawing upon his vast experience guiding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging programs in various industries, Stephen shares key learnings about factors that contribute to successful endeavors and potholes you might wish to avoid. He also offersr his views on the current DEI&B climate and what can be done to infuse new energy in corporate D+I efforts.

    Stephen A. Leach joined the Representation, Inclusion Strategies and Engagement (RISE) Team at The Walt Disney Studios in September 2020. The Walt Disney Studio creates, distributes, and markets some of the most iconic and memorable films and franchises in movie history. The RISE Team helps cultivate creative talent, supports diverse storytelling, conducts outreach and market research, and creates strategies that drive D&I, multicultural consumer acquisition and engagement for The Walt Disney Studios’ businesses.

    Before joining Disney, Stephen’s held a variety of roles, including:

    - Member of Marriott’s Workforce Engagement and Global Diversity and Inclusion team;

    - Senior Director, Diversity + Inclusion Strategies at Marriott International, ranked #1 for diversity by DiversityInc., a leading diversity and inclusion publication;

    - Manager for Community Relations; and Manager for Workforce Diversity and Inclusion at Nestle USA; and

    - Government Affairs and Community Outreach positions for other national organizations.

    Stephen brings a unique and seasoned perspective to corporate D+I efforts, especially in the areas of the developing and implementing cultural competence trainings; relationship, strategic alliance, and partner building; D+I data analysis and reporting; managing D+I programs; and community relations. Stephen and his wife Danielle live in Northern Virginia with their son Steph and twin boys, Jackson and Carter.

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    Stephen Leach

    The Walt Disney Studios

    Stephen A. Leach joined the Representation, Inclusion Strategies and Engagement (RISE) Team at The Walt Disney Studios in September 2020. The Walt Disney Studio creates, distributes, and markets some of the most iconic and memorable films and franchises in movie history. The RISE Team helps cultivate creative talent, supports diverse storytelling, conducts outreach and market research, and creates strategies that drive D&I, multicultural consumer acquisition and engagement for The Walt Disney Studios’ businesses.  

    Before joining Disney, Stephen’s held a variety of roles, including:  

    • Member of Marriott’s Workforce Engagement and Global Diversity and Inclusion team;  
    • Senior Director, Diversity + Inclusion Strategies at Marriott International, ranked #1 for diversity by DiversityInc., a leading diversity and inclusion publication; 
    • Manager for Community Relations; and Manager for Workforce Diversity and Inclusion at Nestle USA; and 
    • Government Affairs and Community Outreach positions for other national organizations.  

    Stephen brings a unique and seasoned perspective to corporate D+I efforts, especially in the areas of the developing and implementing cultural competence trainings; relationship, strategic alliance, and partner building; D+I data analysis and reporting; managing D+I programs; and community relations. Stephen and his wife Danielle live in Northern Virginia with their son Steph and twin boys, Jackson and Carter. 

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    Discuss where food prices are headed, challenges the supply chain could face, and updated research on how consumers are responding to changes in the marketplace.

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    Food price inflation peaked in the middle of 2023 and has been steadily declining for the past few months, but consumers are continuing to adapt to changes in the marketplace. FMI's recent Grocery Shopper Snapshot found that while inflation topped the list of grocery shopper concerns, the majority of Americans nevertheless felt financially in control of their grocery bills. 

    FMI Vice President of Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development Andrew Harig will be joined by economist and Agribusiness Professor Ricky Volpe to discuss where food prices are headed in 2024, challenges the supply chain could face, and updated research on how consumers are responding to changes in the marketplace.

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    Dr. Ricky Volpe, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Ricky Volpe received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Davis in 2010. He then spent four years working as an economist at the USDA Economic Research Service in Washington DC. There he researched a variety of topics, including food price formation, competitiveness in the food industry, and the healthiness of grocery purchases in the U.S. Ricky was also responsible for forecasting retail food price inflation at the national level.

    Now at Cal Poly, Ricky teaches courses on food retail and supply chain management, transportation and logistics, and data analysis. He also maintains an active research agenda using a variety of large data sets to study issues related to market structure, firm performance, food prices, consumers’ food choices, and health outcomes. He also works closely with industry leaders in food retailing, wholesaling, and distribution to facilitate collaboration on public-private partnerships, student internships, and scholarships.

    Andrew Harig

    Vice President of Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development

    FMI - The Food Industry Association

    Andrew S. Harig currently serves as Vice President, Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development.  In this position, he is responsible for lobbying Congress and the Administration on behalf of FMI’s members, with a primary focus on sustainability, agriculture, taxes, trade and pensions.

    Prior to joining FMI, Harig was an associate trade advisor and speechwriter for the Senate Finance Committee under its Chairman, Max Baucus (D-MT).  From 1999-2001, he was the senior research associate for the Global Economic Policy Project at the New America Foundation, a Washington, DC-based think tank.

    Harig holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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    Explore central economic questions related to food prices.

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    Explore central economic questions related to food prices; Is inflation tamed? Will we see some sort of "normalization" in the months ahead when it comes to the broader economy and food prices in particular? Or have we entered a new economic normal of persistent higher inflation, increased wages, higher interest rates and increasing consumer debt? And how will this environment affect the food industry, the price of food at the grocery store, and consumer shopping behaviors?

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    Leo Feler

    Chief Economist at Numerator and Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Leo Feler is the Chief Economist at Numerator and a Senior Economist and Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. At Numerator, Dr. Feler is responsible for thought leadership on economics and consumer behavior and publishes monthly reports on consumer price inflation, retail sales, consumer sentiment, and the labor market. At UCLA, Dr. Feler teaches courses on business forecasting and entry into emerging markets and prepares quarterly US economic forecasts. Previously, Dr. Feler advised the US government and private sector companies on mergers and antitrust litigation. Dr. Feler has also taught at Johns Hopkins University and worked as a consultant with Boston Consulting Group and the World Bank. Dr. Feler holds a PhD in economics from Brown University and degrees in economics and international policy from Stanford University.

    Andrew S. Harig

    Vice President - Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development

    FMI -The Food Industry Association

    Andrew S. Harig currently serves as Vice President, Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development at FMI-The Food Industry Association. In this position, he is responsible for lobbying Congress and the Administration on behalf of FMI members, with a primary focus on agriculture, taxes, trade, sustainability, food waste, and pensions. Prior to joining FMI, Andy was an associate trade advisor and speechwriter for the Senate Finance Committee under its Chairman, Max Baucus (D-MT).  From 1999-2001, he was the senior research associate for the Global Economic Policy Project at the New America Foundation, a Washington, DC-based think tank. Andy holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

    Steve Markenson

    Vice President, Research & Insights

    FMI - The Food Industry Association

    Steve Markenson leads FMI’s research & insights practice. Markenson is a market research executive with 30 years of progressive experience in his field – from research assistant to president of a full-service national market research firm – and his diverse experience includes research design, information/data collection and analysis and strategic planning.

    In his role at FMI, Markenson oversees the research & insights practice at FMI, specifically the study design, survey fielding and efforts with outside knowledge partners and FMI subject matter experts. He leads the discovery process on the latest industry trends and operational insights that champion FMI as a credible voice of the food retail industry. 

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    According to the latest FMI/NIQ Transparency Trends report, neither COVID-19 nor significant economic challenges inhibited shoppers’ desire for increased information from the food industry.

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    Grocery shoppers have prioritized product transparency at an increased rate over the last five years, according to the latest FMI/NIQ Transparency Trends report.

    The research suggests that neither the COVID-19 pandemic nor significant economic challenges inhibited shoppers’ desire for increased information from the food industry.

    Join Steve Markenson, FMI, Sherry Frey, NIQ, and Krystal Register, FMI to explore:

    • The meaning and importance of transparency to consumers
    • How shoppers use digital research tools
    • Evolving perspectives about in-store vs online shopping

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    Sherry Frey

    Vice President, Total Wellness

    NielsenIQ

    Sherry Frey brings more than two decades of industry experience to her role as Vice President, Total Wellness at NielsenIQ. 

    With a background in market research, innovation and consulting, she has elevated clients across the fresh, CPG and wellness industries, providing forward-thinking insights, combined with practical strategies. 

    In addition to leading NielsenIQ’s Total Wellness team and industry engagement, Sherry has been a featured speaker at many national and international industry events and is often sought as a media and analyst resource on topics related to consumer health, wellness and environmental issues. 

    Sherry’s view of health and wellness spans beyond personal health and wellness, encompassing how we collectively think about the health of the planet. 

    Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Senior Director, Health and Well-being

    FMI-The Food Industry Association

    Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is the Vice President of Health and Well-being at FMI - The Food Industry Association. She is responsible for overall leadership, strategic planning and execution of nutrition, health and well-being activities and initiatives at FMI. She serves as the lead coordinator and subject matter expert for nutrition policy, programs, operations, and communication issues across the food industry for FMI members, industry partners and community collaborators. Krystal is committed to connecting the science of food and nutrition to improved public health. She is a champion for registered dietitians in the food industry and engages in advocacy to lift up >span class="EOP SCXW36780201 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> 

    Prior to joining FMI, Krystal was a food retail dietitian with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. for twelve years and made significant contributions to company-wide wellness programs, consumer health messaging, employee wellness, community events, and media response. Krystal’s background includes environmental and nutrition science studies with degrees from the College of William and Mary and James Madison University, with both clinical nutrition and personal coaching professional experience. 

    Krystal currently serves as Chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP) Dietetic Practice Group with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is an Academy Fellow.  She has served for many years with FCP as Supermarket/Retail Subgroup Chair, Treasurer, and Membership Chair. She also served as mentor to the Academy Foundation Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow, and contributes to many advisory committees, including the Portion Balance Coalition, USDA’s MyPlate National Strategic Partnership, and the National Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Coalition.  

    Steve Markenson

    Vice President, Research & Insights

    FMI - The Food Industry Association

    Steve Markenson leads FMI’s research & insights practice. Markenson is a market research executive with 30 years of progressive experience in his field – from research assistant to president of a full-service national market research firm – and his diverse experience includes research design, information/data collection and analysis and strategic planning.

    In his role at FMI, Markenson oversees the research & insights practice at FMI, specifically the study design, survey fielding and efforts with outside knowledge partners and FMI subject matter experts. He leads the discovery process on the latest industry trends and operational insights that champion FMI as a credible voice of the food retail industry. 

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    Experts from Circana and FMI reveal growth opportunities by understanding today’s top trends, instead of waiting for behavior to return to pre-pandemic times.

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    As we enter the eighth year of our “Top Trends in Fresh” series, we see how the past five years has brought us to a pivotal moment in fresh foods. Dive deep into the evolution of shopping patterns and sales trends before and during the pandemic. Explore the ways consumers have solved food needs during the past two years of inflation.

    Experts from Circana and FMI reveal growth opportunities by understanding today’s top trends, instead of waiting for behavior to return to pre-pandemic times.


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    Jonna Parker

    Principal II Fresh Foods

    Circana

    Jonna has been an innovator in the fresh foods space for nearly two decades driving the evolution of consumer-centric decision making and big data analytics throughout the perimeter. She has worked extensively in each perimeter department: Meat, Bakery, Deli, Produce, Seafood, Dairy and Floral with both suppliers and retailers. Jonna joined IRI in 2016 and leads IRI’s Fresh COE focusing on solution enhancement, thought leadership and client consultation across both suppliers and retailers. Jonna graduated with highest honors from Bradley University with a degree in public relations and marketing and lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Kelly Krumholz

    Consultant, Perimeter

    Circana

    Rick Stein

    Vice President, Fresh Foods FMI

    FMI - The Food Industry Association

    Rick Stein joined FMI in 2014, and is responsible for developing a portfolio of services and activities to assist members in formulating and executing their fresh food strategies.  These categories include everything from  – dairy, frozen, meat, poultry, seafood, and produce to service departments – deli, bakery and fresh prepared meals and related solutions for take-out or in-store dining.

    Prior to joining FMI, Rick spent 35 + years in a wide range of retail grocery merchandising and marketing responsibilities.  Most recently Stein was the Vice President of retail marketing & merchandising execution for Safeway Stores, Inc.  Previously he held both divisional and corporate responsibilities in his tenure at Safeway in retail/store operations, category management, sales, marketing/merchandising, and strategy development. He has experience in virtually every facet of the retail food business and helped lead Safeway to achieve operational excellence and increased market share and revenues.Stein graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Social Sciences.  He has earned continuing educations credits in marketing, merchandising and management, most recently with the Disney Institute. Rick serves on numerous nonprofit boards such as the MDA, Children’s Cancer Foundation and Easter Seals of DC/VA/MD. 

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    Rachel Conn walks through the requirements of the recently enacted Workplace Violence Prevention Law (SB 553).

    Rachel Conn, chair of the California Practice of Conn Maciel Carey LLP, walks through the requirements of the recently enacted Workplace Violence Prevention Law (SB 553). 

     The following items are required by the new California law by July 1st of this year:

    1. An effective Written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP).

    2. Initial and annual interactive Training for supervisors and non-supervisors.

    3. Maintenance of a Violent Incident Log and Investigation Reports for every incident of workplace violence.

    4. Evaluation of workplace violence hazards, including periodic inspections of the workplace.

    These requirements may seem straightforward; however, compliance pitfalls await employers who fail to delve into them deeply, and responses to workplace violence incidents may expose employers to legal claims in other areas of the law. 

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