Laura Rush, David Perkins, Gail Becker and Sam Rockwell were the featured panelist at the March 13 WalStreet Fireside Chat breakfast.
Expert Panelists included:
Laura Rush – Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Frozen Foods, Walmart
David Perkins – Founder/CEO, Beetnik Organic Foods
Gail Becker, Founder/CEO, CAULIPOWER and Vegolutionary Foods
Sam Rockwell, Co-founder/CEO, WaffleWaffle and Happi Foodi
Bethany Stephens – President, Soapbox Influence
Sponsors: ConAgra Brands & Soapbox Influence
Read more in this recap from Talk Business and Politics.
“Fresh has been the “sexy” play on food for the past several years as more consumers focus on buying fresh produce, deli and bakery items as opposed to canned and packaged alternatives carrying more sodium and preservatives.
Walmart has invested heavily in its fresh foods business, from working with suppliers to increase shelf life to more employee training on the best way to handle fruit and vegetables once it gets the products from suppliers. While Walmart has talked about efforts to revamp fresh foods, little has been said about the work going on in the retailer’s frozen food business.