Want To Sell More Seafood In A COVID-19 World? Retail And Foodservice Buyers Share Their Success Stories

Opening Remarks11:00 am to 11:05 am

It’s well documented that COVID-19 has reshaped the seafood sourcing, marketing and consumption landscapes. At-home seafood consumption is flourishing, dining out is poised to bounce back as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, and the supply-chain disruptions that muddled last year aren’t as frequent this year. But will these trends last? And is the relationship between buyers and suppliers shifting from a strictly transactional arrangement to a truly collaborative partnership? Find out.

  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Best Aquaculture Practices
Decoding “The New Normal” for Seafood Demand: A Survey of Procurement Executives for 2021 Trends11:05 am to 11:35 am

Has seafood consumption changed permanently due to the pandemic? In his presentation, Matt Craze of Spheric Research reveals the results of an exclusive GAA-commissioned survey of around 30 retail and foodservice seafood buyers from around the globe. Featured in the presentation are interviews with key members of the seafood-sourcing community, including Megan Morikawa, global director of sustainability at Iberostar Group; Susan Tong, a seafood buyer at Ikea China; Kikuo Shomen, a seafood buyer at Metro Cash & Carry Japan; Guy Pizzuti, seafood category manager at Publix; and Red Lobster CEO Kim Axel Lopdrup. What he found may surprise you.

  • Speaker:  Matt Craze Spheric Research
One on One: Buyers React to "The New Normal"11:35 am to 12:35 pm

Best Aquaculture Practices’ Molly Jacques interviews key members of the retail and foodservice communities about today’s ever-changing seafood landscape.

  • Speaker:  Abbas Lalljee Reach Food Service
  • Speaker:  Will Rash The Big Prawn Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Justin Turner Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Best Aquaculture Practices
Intermission12:35 pm to 12:50 pm

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Live Panel Discussion | Audience Q&A | Polling12:50 pm to 1:30 pm

Join Molly Jacques, Matt Craze and the other speakers for a live panel discussion with audience Q&A and polling.

  • Speaker:  Damon Colella FultonFishMarket.com
  • Speaker:  Abbas Lalljee Reach Food Service
  • Speaker:  Will Rash The Big Prawn Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Justin Turner Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Speaker:  Matt Craze Spheric Research
  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Best Aquaculture Practices