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IFPA previews Retail Conference

IFPA Chicago Retail Conference

April 11, 2024 Washington, D.C. – Next month, produce buyers and suppliers will gain personal relationships and the latest consumer insights that set them up for a year of success.

It all happens at The Retail Conference, May 1-2 in Phoenix. The event also features table-top exhibits and a golf tournament.

Hosted by the International Fresh Produce Association BB #:378962, the annual retail event features essential information, thought-provoking speakers, and networking that unites retailers with the full supply chain. Last year’s event sold out.

Dozens of buyers from retail banners in attendance include Costco Wholesale, Hannaford, Spartan Nash, Sam’s Club, Dollar General, Jewel Osco, Longo’s, Grocery Outlet, and more.

Hear what attending retailers are saying:

“IFPA’s Retail Conference is the best event for strategic relationship building and relaxed networking in an intimate setting,” said Davis Mochizuki of Albertsons. “We’ve made invaluable strategic connections at this event over the years.”

“We gain key business connections and profound consumer insights each year that we attend the Retail Conference,” said Mike Roberts of Harps Food Stores. “I highly encourage fellow buyers, suppliers, and the rest of the supply chain to register for the event before it sells out again.”

“Golf, networking, and practical ideas to take home and implement—IFPA’s Retail Conference has got it all,” said Bill Pollard of Dollar General. “You don’t want to miss out on this event—these are two of the most impactful days of the year for our business.”

“You can’t make the best decisions without the latest information, and you can’t strengthen sales without the right connections,” said IFPA vice president Joe Watson. “That’s why The Retail Conference exists – to bring the right intel to our industry as well as the best buyer-seller networking. And we have some fun at the golf tournament.”

Networking events include:
• Golf tournament
• Welcome Reception and Golf Awards
• Breakfast and Lunch sessions
• Designated networking breaks

Sessions include the latest on:
• New organics rules
• Artificial intelligence
• The evolution of supplier relationships in today’s marketplace
• IFPA’s global perspective and the state of retail in 2024
• Measuring produce sales by Congressional district

“This is an intimate event where buyers and sellers can easily connect and do business,” Watson said. “FOMO alert: The conference and the golf tournament do sell out, so I encourage anyone who wants to be a part of this conference to register right away.”

Connect with the people and insights you need to compete and thrive in today’s competitive business landscape. This event sold out last year. To register for the Retail Conference, visit IFPA’s website.

About the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)
The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)?is the largest and most diverse international association serving the entire fresh produce and floral supply chain and the only to seamlessly integrate world-facing advocacy and industry-facing support. We exist to bring the industry together to create a vibrant future for all. We grow our member’s prosperity by conducting advocacy; connecting people and ideas; and offering guidance that allows us all to?take action?with purpose and confidence.

Contact: Ashley Sempowski, +1 (202) 303-3406