2018 Summit Recap

OPS 2018 Post Summit Resources

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Retailer and Buyer Field Tours

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

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8:00 am - 8:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 1: "Deep Dive - Organic Sales Analysis and the Why Behind the Buy"

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  • Moderator: Kevin Coupe, Morning News Beat
  • Panelists:
    • Jordan Rost, V.P. of Consumer Insight, Nielsen
    • Melissa Abbott, Vice President, Hartman Retainer Services

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8:00 am - 8:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 2: "Organics and Media - New Landscape of Information"

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  • Moderator: Ashley Koff R.D., CEO, Better Health Enabler 
  • Panelists:
    • Anahad O'Connor, Author & Reporter, The New York Times
    • Laura Evans, Emmy Award Winning Journalist, President & Founder of Laura Evans Media

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8:00 am - 8:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 3: "The Organic Supply Chain I - Opportunities and Challenges"

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  • Moderator: Jan DeLyser, V.P. of Marketing, California Avocado Commission
  • Panelists:
    • Rod Braga, President & CEO, Braga Fresh Family Farms
    • Will Feliz, CEO, Wawona Packing
    • Roger Pepperl, Marketing Director, Stemilt

 Thank you, Eric Schwartz at the United Vegetable Growers Cooperative for your assistance in organizing this educational session!

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9:00 am - 9:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 4: "The Organic Supply Chain II - Opportunities and Challenges"

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  • Moderator: Jeff Jackson, Consultant
  • Panelists:
    • Ken Reagan, V.P. of Sales & Marketing, State Garden/Olivia's Organics
    • Michael Castagnetto, V.P. of Global Sourcing, Robinson Fresh
    • Rodney Bonds, V.P. of Supply Chain, Sprouts Markets

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9:00 am - 9:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 5: “E-Grocery and the Future of Organic Fresh Produce at Retail”

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  • Moderator: Kevin Coupe, Morning News Beat 
  • Panelists:
    • Tony Stallone, V.P. of Merchandising, Peapod
    • Dan Bourgault, Head of Brand Partnerships, Instacart
    • Don Barnett, COO, Sun Basket

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9:00 am - 9:50 am

Educational Breakout Session 6: "Organic Ingredients - Creating New Opportunities in the Produce Department"

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  • Moderator: Chad Hagen, V.P. of Consumer Products Group, SunOpta Inc. 
  • Panelists:
    • Bryan Jaynes, V.P. of Product Management & Marketing, Taylor Farms
    • Joost Hamelink, V.P. of Sustainability & Marketing, Tradin Organic
    • Lisa McNeece, V.P. of Industrial Sales, Grimmway Farms

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10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Break

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote Presentations

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Keynote 1: Dan Buettner, Noted Journalist, Author, and Discoverer of Blue Zones

 

 

Keynote 2: Geoff White, President, OWN Brands 

 

 

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Retailer Roundtable 

         
Featuring: 

  • Moderator: Tonya Antle, Co-founder & EVP, Organic Produce Network (OPN)
  • Panelists:
    • Ron McCormick, Senior Director Global Produce Sourcing, Walmart Stores, Inc.
    • Randy Riley, Director of Produce, Kroger
    • Roger Harkrider, Director of Produce, Meijer

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

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1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Exhibition

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