Grocery wholesalers, retailers and distributors face unprecedented margin pressures as a result of rising and volatile commodity prices for grains, meats and processed foods, packaging and construction materials, energy costs, fuel surcharges and more.  The Grocery Outlook Conference, scheduled for September 26-27 at Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will provide long-term forecasts for commodity prices, interest rates and the U.S. economy and introduce a wide array of exciting new tools for managing risk and protecting margins.

The event is sponsored by the CME Group. The keynote speaker will be Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group, discussing “Global Economic Update in the Era of Dissonance.” The first day will include outlooks on Meats Outlook, as well as Coffee, Produce and Vegetable Oils, while day two will have Douglas Southgate of Ohio State University discussing Food Price Volatility and Public Policy, as well as outlooks on Milk, Dairy Price, Fish and Seafood along with Wheat and Flour.

Cost to attend is $750 USD, but valued customers are being offered a $100 discount. To register for the event and to get the discount, enter the promotional code found here at time of checkout. Registration fee includes a dinner reception on Thursday, September 26 and meals throughout the conference.

Source: CME Group