Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in making Supermarket Sense 2016 a Success!!! We value everyone’s involvement and time spent with us, and hope everyone that attended the program came away with insights, ideas and solutions that you can bring back to your business and put into action.

We look forward to seeing you next year for another program chock-full with audience interaction, hands-on training, active discussions and great collaborative sessions! Join us next year September 20-21, 2017 for food retail training right at your fingertips and a taste of the unordinary!

Did not have a chance to attend this year? Check back and you will find previews of the programs, pictures and insights that were delivered at each session this year.


Robin Thompson

“Merchandising With The Five Senses was very insightful. Bundling senses to help sell was amazing. Learning there are ways to bring scents and other things into our store to assist in the selling process was extremely exciting.”

Robin ThompsonRaleys
Harry Garafalo

“The segment on lighting was very good, and the impact that lighting had on product really opened our eyes. We will go back and take a look at some of the planning we are doing and how we light some of our departments.”

Harry GarafaloShopRite
Martha E Quintero

“We are working on how to increase sales, get more consumers into the stores and how to be different from the other guy. The tools I have learned here (at Supermarket Sense) will help us achieve this in half the time. I am really excited about what I can take home from here.”

Martha E QuinteroEl Machetazo
Chef Joseph Kratochwill

“The whole merchandising experience (at Supermarket Sense) from cases and the food, to how to reach out to our customers and give them a better store experience and better products, really helps us with growing our sales and operations.”

Chef Joseph KratochwillSomerset Stores LLC
Chris Cochran

“My favorite session was the juicing program. The takeaway from this was the equipment used, the amount of space that needs to be allocated, the quality and type of equipment needed for running that type of operation.

Chris CochranRetail Specialist, CC Consultants
Jonathan Raduns

“I would highly recommend Supermarket sense. I feel there is a depth of knowledge here that I haven’t found in other presentations or programs throughout the country, and I have visited many stores and conferences. I am leaving with a highly regarded group of professionals that I can use as a resource going forward.”

Jonathan RadunsMerchandising Food LLC


Dr. Keith Vorst

Dr. Keith Vorst
Director for the Polymer and Food Protection Consortium – Iowa State University

Dr. Vorst’s research area emphasis is the technical development and safety of food packaging including the interaction of food and packaging materials. He has several peer-reviewed publications and patents for plastic characterization, contamination monitoring, carbon nanotubes, medical device manufacturing, microbial testing methods, and polymer design. Read more…

Harold Lloyd, Harold Lloyd Presents

Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd Presents

Harold’s passion for teaching permeates his presentations. Over the years, he has created 30 top-rated seminars and written two ‘5-Star’ rated books—“Am I the leader I Need to Be?” and “It’s About Time.” He has been a featured presenter at the food industry’s most prestigious conventions for two decades. Read more…

Chef Steve D’Angelo, Unified Brands

Chef Steven D’Angelo
Corporate Chef for Unified Brands

Steven D’Angelo is corporate chef for Unified Brands, a leader in professional food equipment design, manufacturing and service. In his role, D’Angelo supports an extensive portfolio of premium branded product lines — Groen, Randell, Avtec, A la Cart and Power Soak — Unified’s offering spans the essential needs of today’s commercial foodservice operators. Read More

Mark DiDomenico, Datassential, Inc.Mark DiDomenico
Datassential, Inc.

Mark DiDomenico has been following trends in the Foodservice Industry for nearly 24 years. He started his career with The NPD Group, analyzing restaurant traffic trends and foodservice manufacturer shipments. From there, he transitioned to the manufacturer side, providing insights guidance for the foodservice divisions of Kellogg USA and Sara Lee. Read More

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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Harold Lloyd Presents
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