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Game changers in Fresh Produce at the 3rd EU Fresh Info Forum

Game changers in Fresh Produce at the 3rd EU Fresh Info Forum

Zoetermeer, 27 October 2016 - Information (technology) is changing the game in Fresh Produce. Speakers at the 3rd EU Fresh Info Forum will show how this influences not only Food Security, Standards but also Uber for Pallets and Smart Return Logistics.

Impact of Information(Technology)

The world is rapidly changing. In each industry we see disruption, also in horticulture. Many technological changes are no longer linear, but exponential. Baby boomers turn into millennials, shops in pick up points and shopping baskets into meal boxes. Online retailing is growing rapidly and chains are becoming more transparent. Through social media, consumers pro-actively interfere with a product or service and affects the success.

With an increasing world population it will be a big challenge to provide sufficient, safe, healthy, affordable and sustainable produced food. Food security and food safety are important factors. Keynote speaker Steven Martina, CEO The Greenery, will discuss this challenge in “Impact of Information(Technology) on supply chain & customers in Fresh Produce”. 

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Emanuela Casalini (GS1 Italy) keynote speaker at 3rd EU FRESH INFO FORUM

Emanuela Casalini (GS1 Italy) keynote speaker at 3rd EU FRESH INFO FORUM

Emanuela Casalini is Barcode Specialist at GS1 Italy. She will be presenting Barcoding; a next level example by Iper. Iper, one of the major player in the Italian retailing sector, started to use GTIN and GS1 DataBar symbology to identify and to scan variable weight products sold at POS.

During this session you will find out what are the reasons of this adoption, the activities that the retailer had to organize to implement this project and the benefits of using GS1 Standards for variable weight products in the fresh food sector.

Emanuela has worked for GS1 Italy since 2010, after graduating in management and production engineering. She deals with all the issues related to identification and barcoding, in particular for the fast moving consumer goods sector. She follows all the activities of the GS1 working groups about AIDC, fresh food and unique Identification, and supports the Italian companies in the adoption the GS1 Standards, with consulting and training.

The presentation will take place during the morning plenary session at the 3rd EU Fresh Info Forum on 30 November in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The full program is now available online. 

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