What’s in your Cart: Food for Thought for Today’s Shopper at the IHA Smart Talks Theater

Isn’t it fun to be creative at home? We make meals, feed ourselves and our families, and create a home that we love to be in and have our loved ones visit. The International Home and Housewares Show is a destination for discovering what’s new, innovative, and transformational within the home, especially when it comes to food and lifestyle.  Held at McCormick Place, it attracts about 60,000 people from over 100 countries and highlights 2200 exhibitors to retailers with a variety of innovative and helpful items that eventually hope to find their way into our homes.

I was invited to do a Smart Talk at the show this year in the Smart Home Pavilion, focusing on what people have on their minds when it comes to food, nutrition, and agriculture. You can check out the entire 23+ minute video if you weren’t at the show. If you want to hone in on specific topics, check out the navigation tips below the video:

Minute 0-3:20   Setting the stage and how the conversation has changed

Minute 3:20      What’s on your mind and how to find the “who” to help you

Minute 4:45      Sifting through the information – how do you stay on top of it?

Minute 6:40      Getting through it – tips to navigate all the choices

Minute 8:30      Meal Kits

Minute 9:30      The shoppable recipe and planning your meals

Minute 11:20    Solutions and experiences

Minute 12:30    Where your food comes from – farm to table expertise from the farmer

Minute 14:04    Every food has a story – finding the “why” of your food

Minute 16:20    How to focus on what matters

Minute 18:00    Getting back to the basics

Minute 19:12    Technology as your sous chef

Minute 22:00     Pivoting to think differently about your food

Minute 22:40     Indulgence

To check out the broader conversation from the full show on Twitter, visit #IHASmartHome and #IHHS2018.

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