Retailer Innovation Working Group

SEPTEMBER 2022 - MAY 2023


The Current State of Retail

The decisions retailers make – including which products they put on shelf, how they design and position their own brands, and what their sourcing policies and standards require – may be the most powerful force in the food system. At the same time, retail is a tight-margins, price-conscious industry that’s ultimately responsible for making healthy food accessible to their customers.

Sustainability & Innovation in Retail

In the midst of growing global disruption – resurgent pandemic, war and conflict, intensifying climate change – and accelerated regulatory pressures (from the EU and SEC), retailers must innovate with their ecosystems to feed people and have a net-positive impact on health, society, and the planet.

HowGood and the New Hope Network invite industry leaders to tackle these issues in their own company in the context of a curated bias for action, peer-to-peer learning environment. Instead of another series of “webinars” and endless multi-stakeholder dialogues, you will bring real business situations to each session and work creatively with peers to unlock unique-to-your company solutions.

Rebecca Hesketh Waitrose & Partners

I feel that this working group has really helped to open my eyes to what it means to be truly regenerative and helped to give me confidence to challenge the status quo. It has been great to be part of this forum and learn from so many amazing people in this industry whilst accessing the HowGood team’s valuable guidance.



  • Decarbonizing Grocery & Scope 3 Reporting
  • Regulatory Pressures on the Horizon
  • Trends and Consumer Behavior & Understanding
  • Driving Preference through Private Label Innovation
  • Climate Claims (Product Specific)
  • Synthetic Biology: Cure or Curse?
  • Sustainability Integrity: Eliminating Greenwashing
  • Blockchain and Supply Chain Transparency


Wednesday 9/28/22 | 10-12 pm EST (Hybrid at Expo East)

Thursday 10/27/22 | 11-12:30 pm EST (virtual)

Thursday 12/8/22 | 11-12:30 pm EST (virtual)

Thursday 1/26/23 | 11-12:30 pm EST (virtual)

Thursday 2/23/23 | 11-12:30 pm EST (virtual)

Date & Time TBD |  (Bonus In-Person at Expo West)

Thursday 4/27/23 | 11-12:30 pm EST (virtual)

Thursday 5/25/23 | 11-12:30 pm EST (virtual)


Please note that there is a nominal fee of $500 per person to participate in the series – primarily so that you have a bit of skin in the game and commit to engaging fully. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

About the New Hope Network

The New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors, service providers and ingredient suppliers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. Through its mission to grow healthy markets, the New Hope Network helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create opportunities to grow businesses and bring more health to more people.

About HowGood

HowGood is a SaaS data platform with the worlds largest database on food and personal care product sustainability. With more than 33,000 ingredients, chemicals and materials assessed, HowGood helps leading brands, retailers and restaurants improve their environmental and social impact. Through in-depth, ingredient-level insights into factors ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to animal welfare to labor risk, HowGood data powers strategic decision-making for the sourcing, manufacturing, merchandising, and marketing of sustainable products.