Albertsons' Co-Chairman Jim Donald Tapped as Organic Produce Summit Keynote Speaker
MONTEREY, CA - Trade shows are raising the bar in new ways every single time we report on them. For this year’s Organic Produce Summit, it’s kicking retail presence into overdrive, after announcing that Jim Donald, Albertsons Co-Chairman, will be a featured Keynote Presenter. He will join retail vet Kevin Coupe for a conversation about the future of the food industry and the role organics will play for both consumers and the retail community.
Donald joined Albertsons in March 2018 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Board. He was previously CEO of Starbucks, Haggen, and Extended Stay Hotels, and has been named one of the “Top 25 CEO’s in the World”, by Best Practices Institute, according to a press release. Donald will sit down with Coupe, Founder of Morning News Beat, to talk about the growth of organics in the ever-changing retail environment.
“Jim is one of the most dynamic and progressive leaders in the world of retail and can share how evolving customer behavior is challenging retailers to remain relevant and resonant to them,” Coupe said. “The changing retail landscape from brick and mortar to omnichannel retailing—and the practical implications for organic fresh produce—is top of mind for everyone. To openly discuss the operational and cultural imperatives that retailers and suppliers need to embrace, and how they can be best communicated both internally and externally, will benefit all OPS attendees. This is a can’t-miss keynote presentation!”
“Real Talk with Jim Donald” is the second keynote presentation to be announced for OPS as part of the event’s informative and insightful series of educational sessions. OPS 2020, held July 8-9 in Monterey, California, is dedicated to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors with retailer and buying organizations from across the globe.
OPS recently announced the first of its keynote presenters, Co-Founders of nationally acclaimed fast causal restaurant chain sweetgreen, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman. Additionally, among the educational sessions on tap for OPS 2020 are:
- Organic Fresh Produce Sales Data Analysis
- Is Regenerative the “New” Organic?
- How Do Independent Retailers Handle Organic?
The fifth annual OPS features a sold-out exhibition that will showcase 152 of North America’s organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors exhibiting their products to over 250 retailers and buyers.
As we gear up for this incredibly important organic show, keep reading AndNowUKnow for the latest in show news.