ADC announces dates for 13th Annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) and User Conference

Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a leading provider of fresh item, recipe management, and scales management software to the grocery retail and food service industries, announces the dates of its annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference - September 22-25, 2014 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

ReFresh is a leading industry event for grocery, convenience and food service retailers interested in learning about the newest technologies for managing fresh foods.  The ReFresh conference agenda includes industry expert presentations, retailer experience presentations, themed round-table discussions and networking opportunities.

ReFresh attendees come from a variety of roles within food retail, including Information Technology/Information Systems, Directors/Managers, FIM Coordinators, Fresh Department Directors/Managers and Store Operations/Systems.

"We are very much looking forward to ReFresh 2014," said Steve Loveridge, ADC's CEO.  "ReFresh provides face-time among our customers and other subject matter experts in our fresh foods technology niche to share the latest FIM developments, hear how FIM technologies are being used and discuss ideas for future development."

Recap of ReFresh 2013
ADC hosted the 12th annual ReFresh Conference from October 7-October 10, 2013 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  ReFresh attendees represented eighteen retailers from across the United States.  Presentations included:

  • "Regulatory Update: Key Issues in Food Safety and Labeling" by Erik Lieberman, Regulatory Counsel at the Food Marketing Institute.  Erik shared upcoming food safety legislation that will affect retailers, including the changes to Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • "Consumer Drivers of Fresh Food Growth" by Sarah Schmansky, Director of Account Services at Nielsen Perishables Group.  Sarah discussed current trends in the fresh food departments, including consumer trends and behavior.
  • "Electronic Grind Log" by Larry Kohl, Director of Food Safety at Delhaize America.  Larry discussed how Delhaize America is implementing and using ADC's Meat Grind Traceability software, including how the software is better preparing stores for transparent record retention and retrieval. 

Retailer Feedback:

  • "Very informative and one of the best conferences I've attended!"
  • "Excellent opportunity to understand how other retailers are using ADC's software.  The insight on how other retailers are doing things is crucial!  Thank you for the opportunity!"
  • "Topics were relevant and timely and presenters were very informative.  Seminars were very motivating and on target."

Sponsor Interaction - This year's ReFresh had eight industry sponsors, including Mettler Toledo, Rice Lake Retail Solutions, Specialty Printing, Zebra Technologies, Bizerba, BRdata, Hobart and NBI Digi.  Each sponsor showcased the latest hardware and technology solutions available for fresh food retailers.

To learn more about ReFresh 2014, click here.


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