Host: Danny Edsall, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Krystal Register, senior director, Health & Well-being, FMI: The Food Industry Association
Justin Cook, research leader, Deloitte’s Consumer Industry Center, Deloitte LLP
Leslie Korenda, research manager, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP
With inflation causing consumers to focus on saving money, how are they making food purchasing decisions? How can food producers and retailers adapt and compete? We’ll discuss:
- Strategies consumers are deploying to deal with food inflation along with the challenges and opportunities they present for the industry
- Resilient interest in health and wellness despite higher prices, and specific benefits that consumers are seeking from fresh foods
- Opportunities to use data and technology to better serve customers and compete on health and wellness
Meet the speakers
Danny is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and a co-leader of Deloitte’s Global Grocery practice. He has more than 30 years of professional experience from a career spent transforming retail clients around the world. Danny led multiple transformation programs in Supply Chain, Merchandising, Store Operations, and Logistics. In the last ten years, he has helped retailers in their journey to meet the expectations of “Digital Consumers” with projects like omnichannel supply chain, distributed order management, mobile/e-commerce, self-scanning, and store experience transformations. Danny has also contributed to many industry initiatives and is on boards and industry standards groups such as NRF, GMA, and GS1.
Justin is the research leader for the consumer products sector within Deloitte’s Consumer Industry Center, Deloitte LLP. He also conducts cross-sector research for the center, examining issues such as how inflation, COVID-19, and trust affect consumer behavior. With 20 years of experience in market research, management consulting, and technology, Justin asks challenging questions and helps clients understand how the world is changing. Justin earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.