The future of retail payments is online and easy to access. Think about the businesses you do business with and get ready. This short presentation features Carleligh Jaques of Visa, Inc., speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo in NY. It comes to you courtesy of the IT Conversations Network.
National Grocers Association
VP of Public Affairs, Greg Ferrara offers his insight on today's social media world
as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal
Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA. In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two. We've got to respond in minutes!" and when a problem surfaces, "Let the know we've taken care of it immediately." For both producers and retailers, loss of trust in food safety equates to loss of customers at the counter.
"Pink Slime" fiasco made its entry into social consicousness via
social media, then exploded onto the national scene. Here Eric Atkinson
talks with Kansas State meat scientist John Gonzales to better
understand what the product is and to shed light on some repeatedly
What Consumers Want If you, as a consumer, had the opportunity to ask farmers and ranchers questions, what would you ask? Better yet, what would you like farmers and ranchers to know about you and your family’s food buying decisions? This AgChat convo brings in several consumers (@mz55qrf, @agrospheric, @RyanByrneTweets, @hoadlck, and @jay_kitchener) to find out what consumers want.
Presenting an update on the recently launched social media marketing campaign for veal, George Quackenbush, Director of Promotions for the Michigan Beef Industry Commission, shares the vision and scope of the fast moving initiative.
Bob Young, American Farm Bureau's chief economist, is seeing food costs going up through their consumer surveys.
Our surveys' would suggest those food prices are up, and up significantly.
However, there are enough of uncertainties in the market places that suggest that food prices will only be a factor but not the driver.
Other activity in agriculture suggests that the sector as a whole is doing well. There still are issues with corn and bean prices remaining high, with impacts to cattle prices. But over all 2012 looks pretty good.
Food prices are higher and the consumer (Black Friday sales notwithstanding) are hunkering down. What does it mean for U.S. agriculture and agricultural policy? Let's ask American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young.
Dr. Marty Strauss, a consultant with Kahn Strauss and Associates was a speaker
and panelist at the recent Food Systems Summit where discussion focused
on creatively communicating what today's agriculture provides; food
safety, low cost, convenience, etc. I asked Dr Strauss how to better
bridge that gap when today's consumer doesn't really understand what
they're getting and why.
Reaching Out to Consumers - Dr. Mike Lormore, Director of Dairy Veterinary Operations, Pfizer Animal Health, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.