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IDDBA Webinar Series

IDDBA conducts live webinars throughout the year on a variety of subjects of interest to professionals in the bakery, deli, dairy, cheese, and foodservice sectors. Topics include merchandising; regulations; industry, consumer, and product trends; and department-specific training. A library of recorded webinars is available for viewing for members only.



General
The Future of Salad Bars PMA IDDBA
The Future of Salad Bars at Retail - Processor and Culinary Professional Insights
Salad and food bars remain closed or repurposed for packaged grab-and-go items or simple display areas. In this third and final webinar in the PMA-IDDBA Salad Bar series you’ll hear what fresh produce...
Environmental Monitoring Are You Doing Enough?
Environmental Monitoring: Are You Doing Enough?
When it comes to food safety, investments and related costs implemented to strengthen an environmental monitoring program—which help ensure that the products you sell to consumers are safe to eat, as well as...

The Future of Salad Bars at Retail – Retailer Panel
A panel of retail professionals share their insights on the state of salad and hot bars in retail settings.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Digital Supply Chain
In light of the generational change that COVID-19 has unleashed on the grocery industry, it’s become apparent that there’s significant opportunity to seek a view into the digital food supply chain. The key word is digital, and that’s based on the...

The Future of Salad Bars at Retail - Equipment Considerations
Focused on salad and hot bar equipment considerations. We’ll talk with the manufacturers about how this equipment can be used safely and creatively to satisfy shoppers and contribute to the bottom line.
Food Safety Management Can Be a Risky Business
Food Safety Management Can Be a Risky Business
Food safety is a fundamental component of all businesses operating in the retail food space, and having a food safety management plan in place is vital in helping to ensure that the food produced, sold, and consumed by shoppers is safe to eat.
How COVID-19 Shopper Behavior is Impacting Dairy, Deli and Bakery
How COVID-19 Shopper Behavior is Impacting Dairy, Deli and Bakery
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented changes within the food landscape. Economic and social challenges are changing consumers’ food shopping, cooking and consumption behavior, and there continues...
Non-GMO Project and USDA Organic: Choosing the Right Label For You
Non-GMO Project and USDA Organic: Choosing the Right Label For You
Non-GMO Project Verified and USDA Organic are compatible labeling programs with some overlap in their process and applicability. Understanding the evaluation and labeling requirements for each program is essential to...
Retail Fresh Foods and COVID-19: What’s Next for Deli, Dairy, and Bakery
Retail Fresh Foods and COVID-19: What’s Next for Deli, Dairy, and Bakery?
Since the beginning of March 2020, producers and retailers in the fresh foods industries have been scrambling to react, supply and prepare for what’s next in retail grocery as consumers shift purchase patterns and priorities.
Ensuring Brands are Protected When Making Consumer-Facing Plant-Based Claims
Ensuring Brands are Protected When Making Consumer-Facing Plant-Based Claims
The popularity of plant-based foods is gathering momentum and reflects a change in eating habits in regards to environmental, ethical, and health concerns among consumers. One in 10 food products launched in 2018 in Europe had...
The Five Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Targeting the Multicultural Market
The Six Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Targeting the Multicultural Market
The U.S. multicultural consumer market is one of the most significant sales growth opportunities of the 21st Century. Not only do they have larger families--which translates into larger basket rings--they are also much younger, resulting in...
Blockchain: Will this Technology Transform the Food Supply Chain?
Blockchain: Will this Technology Transform the Food Supply Chain?
Blockchain technology continues to grab headlines in the retail food sector. And with good reason: it has the potential to completely transform the logistics of food production, transportation, and, ultimately, sales at food retailers. Given the growing importance of...
Food Safety And Quality for CBD, Hemp, and Cannabis
Food Safety And Quality for CBD, Hemp, and Cannabis
Manufacturing of hemp and CBD products, such as edibles and CBD oils, have been under scrutiny to meet the same level of safety and quality as all food companies.  This webinar provides information relevant to cannabis processing:
The Art of Lighting: Increase Your Store Profits
The Art of Lighting: Increase Your Store Profits
How effective is your store’s merchandising efforts? Are you maximizing the potential of lighting in drawing shoppers to your cases, displays, and departments?

Learn how to put the spotlight on products in your store!
Online Grocery Shopping and The Impact in Store
Online Grocery Shopping and The Impact in Store
E-commerce, or online shopping, accounts for just 6% of total CPG sales today; however, it represents more than 50% of growth. Some industries such as pet supplies or health and beauty have more quickly broken the mold with sales rapidly shifting online. Consumers have been...
Private Brand Trends Impacting Dairy, Deli, and Bakery
Private Brand Trends Impacting Dairy, Deli, and Bakery
Private brands are setting the pace for the industry, having become a crucial source of differentiation, store choice, and consumer preference. Join private brand expert Daymon as it shares proprietary insights from its latest “Private Brand Intelligence Report”, which covers the evolution of...
The perimeter of the store continues to contribute to total store sales, with dairy, deli, and bakery making up a sizable portion of that growth. IRI takes a deep dive into the top trends and drivers
Evolving Trends and Interesting Innovation in Dairy, Deli, and Bakery
The perimeter of the store continues to contribute to total store sales, with dairy, deli, and bakery making up a sizable portion of that growth. IRI takes a deep dive into the top trends and drivers of these highly influential grocery departments, and how they continue to evolve.
The Continued Evolution of Food for Wellness and What's Driving Growth Today.
The Continued Evolution of Food for Wellness and What's Driving Growth Today
For years, consumers shopped for groceries in a relatively consistent environment. Now, options for what, where, when and how to buy groceries are limitless. And while this is great for consumers, it’s extremely...
 
Label Merchandising Trends in the Store Perimeter
Label Merchandising Trends in the Store Perimeter
Today’s consumers are more focused on product labeling than they’ve ever been. The product package and label is the longest lasting platform to connect with shoppers throughout their purchasing decisions and the product’s life. 
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The Superconsumer Opportunity in Dairy, Deli, and Bakery
How well do you know the “superconsumers” that shop your store? How well do you understand the shopping missions they seek to satisfy in Dairy, Deli and Bakery? How effective are you in engaging these passionate and heavy users?...
 
Growing Prepared Food Sales with Plant-Based options
Growing Prepared Food Sales with Plant-Based options
Today’s flexitarian consumers are eating less meat, and they’re looking to healthful and delicious options featuring produce, grains, and plant proteins. This important shift in consumer dietary patterns is creating new opportunities for operators in all segments of foodservice and retail.
 
blockchain webinar
Blockchain Technology: Building Transparency and Trust in the Retail Food Industry
There’s a new technological movement to create complete transparency and on-demand access to information about food and ingredients along every link of the food supply chain, an instant genealogy for our food. This technology is called...
 
Daymon Meal Kits Retail Responds
Meal Kits: Retail Responds
“What should we do about meal kits?” It’s the question on every retailer’s mind as the competitive pressure of both online and off-the-shelf kits continues to grow. Meeting your consumers' needs in the meal solutions space and executing at retail is not a one-size-fits all proposition. It involves an understanding of...
 
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The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Food Industry
With the promise of fast and secure end-to-end traceability, blockchain can increase data integrity and trust between parties, and reduce errors and duplication. In the future, the ability to track a product from retail shelf back through every stage of the...
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Consumer Perception and Retailer Application of Fats and Oils
Cooking fats and oils play an important role in the preparation of fresh items in in-store bakeries, delis, and foodservice departments. However, consumer perception of frying oils is not always positive, as many shoppers associate them with unhealthy eating practices.

Regulations
 Food Safety Modernization Act Summit Track 1
FSMA Summit Track 1: Preventive Controls for Human Food
Conducted on May 15, 2020,  the IDDBA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Summit webinar gave attendees the opportunity to listen to FSMA knowledge experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have their questions answered.
 Food Safety Modernization Act Summit Track 2
FSMA Summit Track 2: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
Conducted on May 15, 2020,  the IDDBA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Summit webinar gave attendees the opportunity to listen to FSMA knowledge experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have their questions answered.
 Food Safety Modernization Act Summit Track 3
FSMA Summit Track 3: Nutrition Labeling
Conducted on May 15, 2020,  the IDDBA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Summit webinar gave attendees the opportunity to listen to FSMA knowledge experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have their questions answered.
 Food Safety Modernization Act Summit Track 4
FSMA Summit Track 4: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
Conducted on May 15, 2020,  the IDDBA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Summit webinar gave attendees the opportunity to listen to FSMA knowledge experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have their questions answered.
 Food Safety Modernization Act Summit Track 5
FSMA Summit Track 5: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration
Conducted on May 15, 2020,  the IDDBA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Summit webinar gave attendees the opportunity to listen to FSMA knowledge experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have their questions answered.
Navigating FDA Requirements on the Import and Export of Food Products
Navigating FDA Requirements on the Import and Export of Food Products
Is your company or chain an importer and/or exporter of food products? Do you have questions about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements and regulations?
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FDA Menu Calorie Labeling Requirements in Supermarkets
The new Menu Calorie Labeling provision of the Affordable Care Act may impact supermarket deli and bakery departments if part of a chain of 20 or more stores operating under the same name.  FDA details the provisions...
Navigating the FDA FSVP Rule
Navigating the FDA FSVP Rule
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program — part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)—impacts food retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and other entities that import food into the United States from abroad, requiring them to...

Bakery
The Big Business with Even Bigger Opportunity
Bakery: The Big Business with Even Bigger Opportunity
Did you know that combined, fresh and packaged baked goods account for 8% of sales across the entire store? And while sales remain solid, the aisles are driven by large households who spend 32% more than the average American. 

Cheese
Change the Cheese, Change the Recipe
Change the Cheese, Change the Recipe
Like many of us, your shoppers are looking for creative ideas for at-home meals. And one ingredient in particular can make an ordinary dish extraordinary: cheese!
 
Cheese Spotlight: A Critical and Evolving Consumer Staple
Cheese Spotlight: A Critical and Evolving Consumer Staple
In the consumer packaged goods industry, there are not many categories that can tout reaching nearly every household in the United States. Natural cheese is one of those categories, finding itself in over 95% of US households and driving nearly $19 billion in annual sales.

How to Identify the Differences Among Similar Cheese Types
When we talk about cheese education, we are really talking about is learning the difference between like cheeses. For example, a Single Crème Brie, Double Crème Brie, Triple Crème Brie and a Camembert are all different in their...
Pairing Cheeses with Products From Your Deli and Beyond
Pairing Cheeses with Products From Your Deli and Beyond
One of the most challenging parts of selling cheese to our customers is pairing cheeses with foods and beverages. This is not due to a lack of choices for pairing, but instead due to having so many competing choices. We not only have a great choice of products...
Cheese: A Critical and Evolving Consumer Staple
Cheese: A Critical and Evolving Consumer Staple
Did you know that over 95% of households in the United States buy natural cheese, putting this category on par with other household staples like milk, salty snacks, soap, and even trash bags? This $18 billion industry continues to evolve, giving cheese many touch points in consumers’ lives.
Cheese as a Dessert Course: Pairings & Entertaining Cheeseboards Made Simple
Cheese as a Dessert Course: Pairings & Entertaining Cheeseboards Made Simple
Looking to engage customers and grow sales at your cheese island? Want to educate shoppers on pairing ideas for the cheese your store sells?
 
Bringing Engaging Experiences to the Cheese Island
Bringing Engaging Experiences to the Cheese Island
Specialty cheese continues to grow in importance as a driver of consumer traffic to our fresh departments. According to the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, household penetration of specialty cheese remains high: 96.8% of households buy cheese, with 85.7% of them also buying specialty cheese.

Dairy
Driving Force Behind Dairy Performance
Driving Force Behind Dairy Performance
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of dairy categories have experienced tremendous growth, with many manufacturers struggling to keep up. Join Melissa Rodriguez of IRI as she explores key trends that will continue to propel dairy sales for the rest of 2020 and into 2021.
The Impact of Health and Wellness Trends on Dairy Products
The Impact of Health and Wellness Trends on Dairy Products
Consumers continue to seek products and experiences that promote a healthy lifestyle. Increasingly, food is playing an important part of a holistic approach to health as consumers focus on what they put in their bodies. Products with claims that mirror these desired...
dairy trends milking foot traffic
Milking Foot Traffic: Strategies for Success in Today’s Complex Dairy Department
Dairy continues to be an important driver of store visits and sales in food retail. Having an understanding of  dairy consumer preferences and lifestyles can help better position your dairy department to generate greater foot traffic, sales, and overall customer satisfaction.
 

Deli
Category Spotlight: Deli Meats and Prepared Foods
Category Spotlight: Deli Meats and Prepared Foods
No area of the store sets the tone more for the shopping trip than the deli. From sandwiches to prepared meals to grab-and-go deli sliced meats and cheese programs, delis have been through a revolution designed to fulfill consumer demand for convenient meal options.
charcuterie basics engaging shopper
Charcuterie Basics: Engaging Shoppers with Ideas for Entertaining
Consumers no longer just shop the deli department as part of their weekly stock-up trip for lunch solutions. Entertaining at home or the office with family, friends, and co-workers provides an ideal outlet to incorporate interesting and creative food offerings for theses occasions.

Cakes
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The Impact of COVID-19 on ISB Cakes
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted all of the fresh perimeter departments, including bakery. The cake category in particular has experienced has been negatively affected, both in terms of department logistics and changes in bakery and consumer shopping patterns...
Cake Decorating Copyright Infringement
Cake Decorating: Copyright Infringement
Is this infringement? At one point this question has passed through all of our minds. Let’s talk through how to protect your bakery. We will cover the copyright basics and help to answer the questions of: what items are copyrighted, what should I avoid, and how can I create licensed cakes in my bakery.
cake decorating art texture webinar
Cake Decorating: The Art of Texture
For many consumers, selecting a cake is a personal as well as a visually-stimulating experience. Whether it’s for a special occasion, a get-together with family and friends, or an office celebration, a cake’s texture can be the deciding factor in a purchase. 
 
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Color: Every Drop Matters
Color is an important part of any cake design. Whether you are trying to create the perfect shade to deliver a theme or match a specific color for a consumer – getting it right is crucial.