MADISON, WIS. — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has announced the topics for this month’s webinar schedule.

See the full roundup and registration links below.

1. Introducing the IDDBA's New DataBytes | GlobalScope Dashboard

  • Dec. 5, 11 a.m. CST
  • Join Marco Lombardo, senior consultant at Euromonitor International, for a webinar demonstrating the IDDBA's new member-exclusive international dashboard that  provides deep insights into global dairy, deli, and bakery markets, including trends and consumer behavior.
  • Register here.

2. Prebiotic Breads for Gut Health? Make it Happen, Make it Taste Great!

  • Dec. 6, 11 a.m. CST
  • Are your customers part of the growing demographic that takes probiotics? Today's consumers look for functional ingredients when making food choices. Breads and baked goods with prebiotics promote the link between diet and health while responding to customer needs.
  • Register here.

3. Through Stormy Seas: Fore and Aft

  • Dec. 7, 11 a.m. CST
  • This is the concluding presentation in Category Partners’ series, Through Stormy Seas. We look back across 2023 and consider what surprised us, and how suppliers, retailers, and consumers responded to those surprises. The Category Partners team—Tom Barnes, CEO; Adam Brohimer, president; Cara Ammon, SVP research and market intel, and Eric Le Blanc, SVP marketing—will share their observations and bring you the observations of industry notables on the recent past and near future in dairy, deli, and bakery.
  • Register here.

4. Cake Decorating: Reaching and Teaching for Today

  • Dec. 12, 11 a.m. CST
  • Join Justin Deal, a cake decorating trainer and sales representative from Rise Baking Company, as he discusses some of the ways to approach the evolving world of cake decorating and training decorators. From the influence of social media on the field, to training the next generation of cake decorators, Justin will discuss how he and others in the world of cake decorating are approaching a quickly changing field.
  • Register here.

5. Understanding the regs, the questions to ask and steps to take in preparation for FSMA 204

  • Dec. 13, 11 a.m. CST
  • This presentation is tailored to retailers and wholesalers. Learn why FSMA 204 compliance requires leadership to be involved, and how to engage your food safety, supply chain and other cross-functional teams throughout your organization. Learn about options to solve this big supply chain problem as easily and effectively as possible.
  • Register here.

6. Dairy, Deli and Bakery Trends Recap of November 2023

  • Dec. 14, 11 a.m. CST
  • Join industry experts Anne-Marie Roerink, president of 210 Analytics, and Jonna Parker, principal, fresh foods at Circana, for a conversation reviewing the latest dairy, deli, and bakery trends report.
  • Register here.

7. IDDBA FlavorConnect: Edible Art- Elevate Your Desserts With Custom Chocolate Decoration

  • Dec. 14, 1 p.m. CST
  • Join our FlavorConnect sampling webinar as Chef Christian Balbierer from IRCA Group Americas unlocks the secrets of creating exceptional desserts. Explore how printed chocolate decorations and decadent coverings can infuse your creations with color, artistry, and flavor and leave a lasting impression on your customers. Don't miss this opportunity to see how to easily transform your desserts into works of art. Also, 25 registrants will receive a sample kit including Graffiti Sprinkles, printed chocolate decorations, RTO Ganache, and Mirror Glaze.
  • Register here.

8. Food Fraud: Do You Really Know What You're Buying These Days?

  • Dec. 19, 11 a.m. CST
  • Inflation has impacted us all. When prices are up, you can bet there are some unscrupulous actors that want to optimize their profit margins – and potentially impact your brand and customers. This webinar will share some historical insight into the issues, top food and ingredients that are targets of food fraud, regulatory requirements, and ways to combat this issue.
  • Register here.

9. A Dumpster Dive into Food Waste

  • Dec. 20, 11 a.m. CST
  • An overview of where food waste comes from and the various impact areas around climate, nutrition and economics. The discussion will include benefits of minimizing food waste and some ways to think about curbing food waste and how to realize a return (economic and otherwise) on existing food waste.
  • Register here.

10. Dairy Market Outlook for 2024

  • Dec. 21, 11 a.m.
  • Uncover the ‘Future of Dairy’ with Mike McCully! Join our exclusive webinar for a 2024 industry preview. Mike delves into vital topics: dissecting milk production, forecasting feed costs, unveiling 2024 price outlooks, spotlighting wildcards, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Register here.

11. Rebroadcast: FlavorConnect Webinar: The Protected Cheeses of Europe

  • Dec. 26, 11 a.m. CST
  • When Trevor Thomas, senior manager of retail merchandising and training at Lactalis American Group, learned that his employer was one of the greatest producers of Protected (PDO) Cheeses of Europe, he set out to learn all that he could on the subject and the cheeses involved. Today there are 200+ protected cheeses across the European Union (and beyond). Trevor will discuss the different levels of protection, how these food products have become protected, and how these “old world” production methods add to the flavor (and romance) of these cheeses. Many American artisan cheeses can trace their roots back to these PDO classics.
  • Register here.

12. A Sneak Peek at What’s in Store 2024

  • Dec. 27, 11 a.m. CST
  • Following in the tradition of several years of top trends and data provided to IDDBA members, What’s in Store 2024 is jam packed with all the information you have come to expect! Take advantage of this sneak peek to learn more about what What’s in Store 2024 is and how it comes to be. The official launch is Dec. 31, 2023, but you don’t have to wait to see what is coming!
  • Register here.

13. The 5 Secrets to Effective Distributor Management

  • Dec. 28, 11 a.m. CST
  • In the dynamic world of grocery, the key to driving growth and maximizing success often lies in mastering distributor management. Join us for our enlightening webinar where we will delve deep into the art and science of leveraging distributor relationships to your advantage.
  • Register here.