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Webinars

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
Driving Success in Fresh Food Retail Operations Through Technology
Driving Success in Fresh Food Retail Operations Through Technology
Success in fresh food retail relies on having access to accurate data, tools, and approaches. In this digital seminar, we’ll explore how you can leverage technology to optimize your store processes. Learn how...
 Leverage Data Science as the Engine to Build a Sustainable Business Model
Leverage Data Science as the Engine to Build a Sustainable Business Model
Join Ekimetrics as we showcase how IDDBA members can leverage data science techniques to transform their business. Utilizing real business use cases in the...
Employee Retention in 2023
Employee Retention in 2023
With the tight labor market and record number of employees resigning, companies need to focus on how to keep the employees they have. In this webinar, we will discuss why it is important to focus on retention...
Sustainable Store Brands Overview
Sustainable Store Brands Overview
Deena Pitzele from The Partnering Group, Inc. will help us understand the development and business impact of sustainable store brands and products; how partnerships between retailers and manufacturers...
What's Next for Wellness in 2023
What's Next for Wellness in 2023
As we look ahead to 2023, wellness will continue to factor as a foremost consumer consideration. Far beyond exercise and diet, wellness now speaks to social and environmental choices across the spectrum of what consumers use on their...
Reduce Food Waste While Driving Profit
Reduce Food Waste While Driving Profit
Join Josh Domingues, founder and CEO of Flashfood, for a discussion of how retailers can reduce food waste, drive in new shoppers, and increase loyalty of existing shoppers all while being better community stakeholders.
Navigating Disruption: Is Inflation Leading Us Into A Consumer Recession?
Navigating Disruption: Is Inflation Leading Us Into A Consumer Recession?
As the dust settles on the pandemic-related pressures of the past two years, consumers have landed in a divergent economic reality as inflation becomes the new strain on...
Is Your Business Ready For The Next Cycle In Freight Transportation?
Is Your Business Ready For The Next Cycle In Freight Transportation?
This webinar will leave you with insights on the dynamic changes of 2022 in freight transportation and look toward 2023. Whether you lead the transportation strategy for your company or the products...
Recap on How to Navigate the Integrated Fresh Data Portal
Recap on How to Navigate the Integrated Fresh Data Portal
As an IDDBA member you have access to sales data by department that is refreshed every 30 days. Integrated Fresh is the first data portal featuring fact-based definitions of grocery departments including dairy...
Using Data-Driven Technology To Grow Your Fresh Food Categories and Inspire Upward Migration
Using Data-Driven Technology To Grow Your Fresh Food Categories and Inspire Upward Migration
Shekar Raman, CEO, and Co-founder of Birdzi, Inc, and Gary Hawkins, CEO of CART (Center for Advancing Retail & Technology, LLC) explain how retailers can use technology to grow their fresh food...
Kiosk – How It Can Be Used For Convenience, Productivity, and Saving
Kiosk – How It Can Be Used For Convenience, Productivity, and Saving
Consumer shopping patterns are changing, and they want multiple buying options that are convenient for their lifestyle. The use of kiosks is increasing all over the world and in the United States. Not only do kiosks...
101 of CBD and Hemp
101 of CBD and Hemp
This webinar will feature topics of discussion including a brief history of hemp, benefits of CBD, and the best types of concentrates for different uses. Drew Faude from Partnered Process will explain licensing, state vs federal regulations, and how businesses can use CBD.
Sustainable Packaging 101: Let’s Talk Materials
Sustainable Packaging 101: Let’s Talk Materials
You’ve decided you’re ready to make the switch to sustainable packaging. Great! But packaging decisions can come with many questions. Why exactly is plant-based a better alternative to traditional plastic? Why should you...
Balancing Act – The Future is Digital and Personal. How Convenience, Mobility, Lifestyles, Ways to Shop, and Money-Saving and Premiumization Mega Trends are Affecting Deli, Dairy and Bakery
Balancing Act – The Future is Digital and Personal
Balancing Act – The Future is Digital and Personal. How Convenience, Mobility, Lifestyles, Ways to Shop, and Money-Saving and Premiumization Mega Trends are Affecting Deli, Dairy and Bakery...
Sustainable packaging and its impact on the circular economy for plastics
Sustainable packaging and its impact on the circular economy for plastics
Join the U.S. Plastics Pact, Yerecic Label and rPlanet Earth for a webinar focused on sustainable packaging and its impact on the circular economy for plastics. Attendees will receive insight from two sustainably...
Sustainable Packaging 101: Finding a Balanced Approach
Sustainable Packaging 101: Finding a Balanced Approach
Everyone’s talking about sustainable packaging, but what does that really mean? Join good natured Products Inc. Senior Business Development Manager Katie Gillespie for a webinar focused on...
Transportation Market Insights Q1 2022
Transportation Market Insights Q1 2022
During this forty-five minute, live webinar, Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence for C.H. Robinson will start by giving an analysis of global supply/demand trends and what...
Discover How to Get the Most Out of Your 2022 Marketing Budget
Discover How to Get the Most Out of Your 2022 Marketing Budget
In today’s complex media ecosystem, it is imperative to target and activate the right audiences to get the most out of your marketing budget. With the continued increase in digital ad spending and ever...
Acosta 2022 Predictions: New Year, New Outlook
Acosta 2022 Predictions: New Year, New Outlook
Acosta expects sustained interest in eCommerce and increased reliance on automation to boost efficiency amid operational challenges. It has been nearly two years since the onset of COVID-19...
Supplier Secrets for Growing Fresh Sales, Slashing Food Waste and Creating an Unbreakable Retailer Bond
Supplier Secrets for Growing Fresh Sales, Slashing Food Waste and Creating an Unbreakable Retailer Bond
The grocery retail industry is under massive pressure to keep up with changing consumer behavior...

Regulations
Are you ready for FSMA 204? GS1 Standards Can Help!
Are you ready for FSMA 204? GS1 Standards Can Help!
A high focus for many food companies in 2023 will be to understand FSMA 204, the new Traceability Rule that will come into effect in January of 2023, giving companies two years to comply by January 2025. The...
Preparing for 2023: How to Navigate New FDA Food Traceability Rules
Preparing for 2023: How to Navigate New FDA Food Traceability Rules
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rolled out proposed food traceability rules last year as an extension of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), they catalyzed a major food...

Food Safety
Listeria - Danger in the Deli
Listeria - Danger in the Deli
This webinar will share information about Listeria (Listeriosis due to Listeria monocytogenes) and what you can do to keep it from taking down your deli! IDDBA training resources will also be shared.
Essential Concepts of Food Safety Culture
Essential Concepts of Food Safety Culture
Join Neil Coole, Americas Director of Food and Retail Supply Chain, BSI Group to discuss this important topic. You will gain understanding what a culture of food safety is, why it matters to every organization...

Bakery & Cake
Retail In Store Bakery, the Consumer and the State of Innovation
Retail In Store Bakery, the Consumer and the State of Innovation
In-Store Bakery has historically been a dynamic, visually appealing, foot traffic generating and customer loyalty driving department for retail grocers. In other words, a strong bakery department is...
Bakery Spotlight
Bakery Spotlight
IRI will review the macro industry trends in Multi-Outlet and how it impacts the bakery department. This includes changes in shopping habits and what departments are excelling in 2022. This session will identify opportunities in the perimeter...
Happening at a Retailer Near You: Deli and Bakery Departments’ Outlook
Happening at a Retailer Near You: Deli and Bakery Departments’ Outlook
Public health, economic and foreign relations waves have ‘thrown around’ the consumer and retail grocery industry over the last two years in tectonic ways...

Dairy & Cheese
 IDDBA Mixes for the Senses How to Build a Cheese Board: 5+5 Rule = Perfect 10!
IDDBA Mixes for the Senses How to Build a Cheese Board: 5+5 Rule = Perfect 10!
Join Linda Avila Vice President of Retail Business Development Presenture and Reginald Pearson Perishables Buyer Spec's Finer Foods as they review how to...
IDDBA Virtual Meat and Cheese Pairing and Tasting Experience: German Meats and Norwegian Specialty Cheeses. A Match Made in Heaven
IDDBA Virtual Meat and Cheese Pairing and Tasting Experience: German Meats and Norwegian Specialty Cheeses. A Match Made in Heaven
Join us for a virtual meat and cheese pairing and tasting experience featuring German Meats and Norwegian Specialty Cheeses...
The Outlook for the Dairy Industry in 2023
The Outlook for the Dairy Industry in 2023
Join Mike McCully of The McCully Group as he offers his insights and perspectives on the state of the dairy industry in 2023.
Safe Storage Temperatures for Cheese
Safe Storage Temperatures for Cheese
Alex O'Brien, Dairy Safety and Quality Coordinator with UW Madison Center for Dairy Research will review how cheese varieties such as Cheddar, Parmesan, Gouda, and...
The Outlook for the Dairy Industry in 2022
The Outlook for the Dairy Industry in 2022
Join Mike McCully of The McCully Group as he offers his insights and perspectives on the state of the dairy industry in 2022.
Dairy Spotlight
Dairy Spotlight
In the Dairy Spotlight, IRI will review macro consumer and industry trends and how it impacts the dairy case. In this session, the topics...
Cheese Spotlight
Cheese Spotlight
IRI is continuing “The State of Cheese Industry” for 2022 presentation. The webinar will look at macro and consumer trends for 2022, performance in both the Dairy...

Deli
IDDBA Virtual Meat and Cheese Pairing and Tasting Experience: German Meats and Norwegian Specialty Cheeses. A Match Made in Heaven
IDDBA Virtual Meat and Cheese Pairing and Tasting Experience: German Meats and Norwegian Specialty Cheeses. A Match Made in Heaven
Join us for a virtual meat and cheese pairing and tasting experience featuring German Meats and Norwegian Specialty Cheeses...
Best Pairings With Italian Charcuterie
Best Pairings With Italian Charcuterie
Join Stefano Scarso from Rovagnati as he provides insight on how to enhance the enjoyment experience through pairings of Italian "salumi" with different foods and drinks.
How to Handle and Slice Italian Charcuterie
How to Handle and Slice Italian Charcuterie
The Guide on How to Best Handle, Slice and Preserve Whole Pieces of Italian Charcuterie: Prosciutto Cotto, Prosciutto Crudo, Mortadella, Salame… the Italian Way.
Happening at a Retailer Near You: Deli and Bakery Departments’ Outlook
Happening at a Retailer Near You: Deli and Bakery Departments’ Outlook
Public health, economic and foreign relations waves have ‘thrown around’ the consumer and retail grocery industry over the last two years in tectonic ways...
The History of Italian Charcuterie and Product Overview
The History of Italian Charcuterie and Product Overview
A journey in the into the history of Italian “salumi” (charcuterie), from ancient Roman times to today. Discover the origins of Italian tradition and the evolution...
Deli and Prepared Spotlight
Deli and Prepared Spotlight
IRI will review the macro level trends at retail and how it impacts the Deli department. The presentation will see how shoppers are behaving in 2022 and including...