New for 2019, this live theatre will feature insights from buyers across multiples, independents and convenience stores through to farm shops and foodservice providers. Explore the modern shopping trends and consumer buyer habits that are shaping the future of our retail landscape.

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At a glance, the theatre will feature:

The future of free from foods in the retail and foodservice sector



Delivering the perspectives of the retailers, high street food outlets, foodservice providers and manufacturers, and detailing how they are responding to challenges, riding the trends, and dealing with demands of the free from consumer.

Speakers include:

  • Allene Bruce, Director, New Nutrition Business
  • Claire Nuttall, Founder, The Brand Incubator
  • David Mulcahy, Food Development and Innovation Director, Sodexo

  • Elen Ormson, Partner & Health Brand Manager, Waitrose

  • Grace Coates, Free From Buying Manager, Asda

  • Rupi Zani, Quality & Safety Director, Pizza Express

  • Simon Wallwork, Commercial Brand Director, Booja-Booja

The future of plant-based foods in the retail/foodservice sector



Delivering the perspectives of the retailers, high street food outlets, foodservice providers and manufacturers, and detailing how they are responding to challenges, riding the trends, and dealing with demands of the vegan consumer.

 Speakers include:

  • Emma Adams, Head of Technical, Greggs

  • Ben Richardson-Hughes, NPD Technologist, Holland & Barrett
  • Caroline Ottoy, Food Service Director, Planet Organic
  • Claire Richardson, Product Developer of Plant Kitchen, M&S

  • Dawn Carr, Director – Vegan Corporate Projects, PETA

  • Hannah McKay, Head of Food & Beverage UK & I, Caffe Nero

  • Victoria Robertson, Senior Innovation Leader, KFC