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Schedule of Events

Time Event
5:00 – 6:00 pm Happy Hour and Silent Auction Kick Off
Time General Sessions
8:00 – 8:20 am Opening Session and Announcements
8:30 – 9:30 am Acosta Insights and Q&A with Colin Stewart
9:30 – 9:45 am Break with Howard Rosenthal from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen
9:45 – 10:45 am National Trends with FMI President Leslie Sarasin
10:45 – 11:00 am Break with Howard Rosenthal from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen
11:00 – 11:45 am COVID-19 Response and Forecast and Q&A with NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen
11:45 am – 12:00 noon Break with Howard Rosenthal from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm State of the Frozen, Dairy, Deli Industry with Todd Hale, Principal, Todd Hale, LLC
Ongoing One-on-One Meetings & Virtual Trade Show
5:00 – 5:45 pm Virtual Happy Hours
Time Executive Briefings Breakout Sessions
8:00 – 8:30 am MDI Executive Briefing State of Agriculture with NC and SC Commissioners of Agriculture
8:45 – 9:15 am Lowes Foods Executive Briefing Opportunities in Produce and Floral in a Post-COVID World with Cathy Burns, President of the Produce Marketing Association
9:30 – 10:00 am Food Lion Executive Briefing 9:30 – 10:15 am: Independent Update with National Grocers Association President Greg Ferrara
10:15 – 10:45 am Harris Teeter Executive Briefing 10:30 – 11:00 am: Federal Government Affairs Update with FMI’s Jennifer Hatcher, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
11:00 am – 12:00 noon State of the Meat Industry and Q&A with IRI’s Chris Dubois, SVP, Protein Practice
Ongoing One-on-One Meetings & Virtual Trade Show
5:00 – 5:45 pm Happy Hours & Silent Auction Closing
Time Event
Ongoing One-on-One Meetings & Virtual Trade Show
8:00 – 9:00 am COVID-19 and Liability – Insurance, Risk, and Claims
9:00 – 10:00 am Retailing in the Time of COVID-19 with Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
10:30 am – 11:30 am CFIC Board of Directors Meeting
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