This past December, we partnered with S2G Ventures and gathered over 370 entrepreneurs, executives, investors and industry professionals for an interactive discussion exploring the future of food retail with Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and Audre Kapacinskas, VP of S2G Ventures. The conversation explored how retailers might leverage cutting edge technologies and stakeholder-focused business models to build a 21st century food system.
This was the first in our new Reimagining Food Retail Conversations, a series of discussions exploring how this unprecedented moment in time will shape food retail over the next five years that we’re co-hosting with S2G Ventures. Our goal is to create a space for stakeholders from farm to fork to come together to discuss how we might fundamentally reimagine food retail to make it more resilient, equitable, accessible, diverse, delicious, healthful and climate-smart.
Join us for the rest of the series from January 21 – February 18 where we will be exploring how we might reimagine grocery for discovery, resilience and to better serve all stakeholders. For our conversation on January 21, we will be joined by Vanessa Pham, co-Founder of Omsom, Jeremiah McElwee, chief merchandising officer at Thrive Market, and Katie Marston, chief marketing officer at Once Upon a Farm, and Tonya Bakritzes, SVP of marketing at S2G Ventures, to explore the various new approaches retailers and emerging brands are taking for customer acquisition and discovery.
You will also be able to participate in ongoing conversation with the community through our slack group. RSVP for Reimagining Food Retail today!
There was a great discussion in the chat about what people are reading right now to self educate themselves. Here are some of the books and articles mentioned: