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Highlights from NRF 2023: Evolution, Resilience, and Service

The chilly weather of New York City did not cool the enthusiasm at the National Retail Federation's 2023 tradeshow, "Retail’s Big Show," which was held at the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan January 14-17, 2023. Almost 16,000 industry professionals from around the world gathered at this year’s flagship event of the NRF. More than 6,000 retailers representing around 2,500 unique brands were courted by companies of all types during the 3-day expo, with an air of optimism despite the uncertain economic conditions as we head into the new year.

Dominating the event was the presence of technology in every handshake, each vendor booth, and the many speaker sessions. On the food side of retail, technology was particularly focused on three themes: evolution and journey, resilience and risk management, and customer service and employee loyalty. 

FoodLogiQ to Speak at FoodCon 2018

Company’s co-founder Andy Kennedy and Food Safety Solution Engineer Bryan Cohn to present at annual food conference

On December 5, 2018, the business schools of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University will co-sponsor FoodCon, an annual conference that celebrates the food and agri-business community in North Carolina.  Its goal is to bring together a diverse audience of students, community members, and business professionals who have a shared interest in the sustainable food industry. Duke Fuqua’s MBA Food and Agriculture Club will host the 2018 event at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

Food Retailers are Addressing Consumer Needs and Demands for Food Safety, Quality and Transparency


The demand for fresh prepared food is growing in retail markets and creating challenges for managing the supply chain. Consumers are craving and demanding more food transparency. Food safety and quality management software ensures consumer trust of fresh prepared foods.

Blurred Lines of Food Retail and Restaurants

The “Grocerant”. Restaurant-quality, fresh food offered within the convenience of a grocery store setting. And unlike the catchy, hybrid names of famous celebrity couples, this concept is here to stay. Retail grocery chains are raising the bar on their foodservice offerings and by doing so are attracting the coveted Millennial generation, according to recently published research by The NPD Group.

In-store dining and take-out of prepared foods from retail grocers has grown nearly 30 percent since 2008, and accounted for 2.4 billion in foodservice visits and $10 billion of consumer spending in 2015, according to NPD’s recently released report, A Generational Study: The Evolution of Eating.

4 Surprising Consumer Trends Food Retailers Should Know

We can all recall a litany of consumer food trends of years past, from shunning carbohydrates, sodium or fat, to obsessing over the latest “superfood.” But as much as consumer preferences ebb and flow, they’re an important bellwether of buying habits and an opportunity for food retailers to cater to influential markets.

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