LAUREL, Md. -- The Retail Bakers of America here has completed the seminar program for Marketplace '95, its 77th annual convention, slated for March 11 to 13 in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center. The convention will kick off Saturday, March 11, with a general session on "Bakery-Deli: The Next Generation." The session will focus on the bakery-deli of the future, and ways executives can establish a positive attitude toward change.
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At noon on Saturday, the exhibit hall will open. On Sunday morning, there will be a session on new, innovative products, merchandising methods and the consumer trends driving innovations. Peter Houstle, executive vice president of the association, will provide an update on nutrition-labeling regulations. He will also review the steps retailers across the country are taking to comply with the labeling law.
Educational sessions that follow the Sunday morning session include: "Open Production Area: Do You Dare?" and "How to Use Lighting to Punch Up Perishables Merchandising."
Retailer-only roundtables are scheduled for Sunday, to allow supermarket executives a chance to discuss the sessions and other topics of interest. On Monday morning, a members-only get-acquainted coffee and orientation hour is scheduled for members of the association. A session on joint ventures between supermarket operators and independent retail bakers will follow.
"The Art of European Decorating" is also scheduled for Monday. Topics will include "Marzipan Decorating," "Decorating With Chocolate" and "Rolled Fondant Decorating." A baked foods demonstration will feature "Swedish Windmill Torte," "Chocolate With Gold," "Assorted Strawberry Items," "Truffle Tart," "Meringue Cups," "Honey Dough" and "Party Sandwich Peasant Basket."