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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.

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? IDDBA’s latest original research, The Superconsumer Opportunity in Dairy, Deli, and Bakery, examines this important segment of shoppers who over-index in volume, sales, and profit.
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.
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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 blockchain, and it is quickly becoming a reality for the food industry.
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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 consumer shopping habits, as well how a meal kit program fits in the retail space.
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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 supply chain, right to the farm gate, in seconds instead of days or weeks, will be the new norm.
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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.

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 as it relates to dairy, deli, bakery, and foodservice in this member-only webinar.
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 provide adequate assurances that imported products are produced in compliance with processes and procedures that equal or surpass applicable U.S. safety standards.

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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.