Agenda

To see the event schedule, including registration and exhibit hall hours, click here.

The grocery and CPG industries are on the cusp of massive change. Grocery is the last major category in retail to shift online: today just 2-3% of grocery sales in the U.S. come from ecommerce, a percentage that is a small fraction of other retail categories. The percentage of ecommerce grocery sales in the U.S. is also far lower than in other countries such as the U.K. and China.

Groceryshop is designed to meet the needs of the sector as it undergoes widespread disruption. Over the next few years, new omnichannel offerings will emerge which will include new ways to order as well as more convenient delivery and pickup options. The result will be an increase in orders via digital platforms as well as significant changes in physical stores as they become a key part of order fulfillment. At the same time, new technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain will start to transform the supply chain.

We’ll cover these changes and more at Groceryshop, our new event focused on digital transformation in grocery and CPG.

Sunday — October 28, 2018

12:00pm - 6:30pm
Registration open
Laying the Groundwork for Disruption with Industry Research, Insights on Digital Transformation and a Spotlight on New Emerging Technologies
Session 1:2:30pm - 3:10pm

Track 1:

Research and Market Insights

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Track Room 1

New Insights on Grocery Evolution from Research Organizations

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Ben Miller, Global Insight Director, IGD

Lynne Gillis, Principal, Information Resources Inc.

Ken Cassar, Principal Analyst, VP, Slice Intelligence

Track 2:

Leading the Digital Transformation

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Track Room 2

Organizing for Grocery's Digital Future

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Rafeh Masood, Chief Digital Officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club

Track 3:

Startup Pitch Contest

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Startup Pitch

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J. Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Investments, Cleveland Avenue

Deborah Weinswig, Founder & CEO, Coresight Research (Emcee)

Session 2:3:15pm - 3:55pm

Track 1

New Insights on Grocery Evolution from Consulting Firms and Industry Analysts

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Zoe Leavitt, Senior CPG Analyst, CB Insights

Diana Leza Sheehan, VP, Retail and Shopper Insights, Kantar Consulting

Rich Nanda, Principal, Consumer Products Corporate Strategy & Growth Leader, Deloitte Consulting

Track 2

Hiring and Attracting Digital Talent

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Greg Pulsifer, VP, Global Ecommerce, General Mills

Track 3

Startup Pitch

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Session 3:4:00pm - 4:40pm

Track 1

New Insights on Grocery Evolution from Top Universities

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Barbara Kahn, Patty & Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Track 2

Building a Culture of Innovation

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Tim Madigan, VP eCommerce, Tyson Foods

Heather Kang, Global VP, Digital Commerce, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Neil Stern, Senior Partner, McMillanDoolittle (Interviewer)

Track 3

Startup Pitch

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4:40pm - 5:00pm
Networking Break
5:10pm - 5:20pmGeneral Session Room
Opening Remarks
5:20pm - 5:40pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
5:40pm - 6:00pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
6:00pm - 6:20pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
6:20pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall Reception
6:20pm - 7:30pm
Exclusive Book Signing: The Shopping Revolution—read more here

Monday — October 29, 2018

7:00am - 5:00pm
Registration open
7:00am - 8:15am
Breakfast
A Comprehensive View of the Evolution of Brands, Shopping Experiences and the Supply Chain
Session 1:8:30am - 9:10am

Track 1:

The Future of Brands: Evolving Consumer Expectations

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Track Room 1

Track Keynote: Reaching Health- and Wellness-Conscious Consumers

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Sanjiv Mehra, Co-founder & Co-CEO, eos Products

Michael Wystrach, Co-Founder & CEO, Freshly

Track 2:

Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Technologies and Business Models

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Track Room 2

Disruptive Startups Enabling New Customer Experiences

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Yuni Sameshima, Co-Founder & CEO, Chicory

Peter Fedchenkov, Founder, INS - Decentralized Consumer Ecosystem

Michael Suswal, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Standard Cognition

Track 3:

Innovations in the Supply Chain: Spotlight on Emerging Technologies

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Technologies Creating Operational Efficiencies

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Nicky Jackson, Founder & CEO, RangeMe

Francois Chaubard, CEO, Focal Systems

David Moran, Co-Founder, Eversight

Session 2:9:15am - 9:55am

Track 1

Convenient Shopping Experiences and Products

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Kyle Ransford, Founder & CEO, Chef'd

Bryan Crowley, CEO, Soylent

Track 2

Subscriptions, Auto-Replenishment and More

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Larry Cheng, Managing Director, Volition Capital

Geoffrey McFarlane, Co-Founder & CEO, Winc Wines

Josh Hix, Co-founder and CEO, Plated

Track 3

Technologies Powering Cutting-Edge Transportation and Fulfillment

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Elram Goren, Co-Founder & CEO, CommonSense Robotics

Lidia Yan, CEO, NEXT Trucking

Jaron Waldman, Co-Founder & CEO, Curbside

Session 3:10:00am - 10:40am

Track 1

Meeting the Demands of Millennials and Gen-Z

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Nick Rellas, Co-Founder & CEO, Drizly

Tina Sharkey, Co-Founder & CEO, Brandless

Track 2

Shopping through Voice-Activated Assistants

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Lara Antognoli, Director, Shopping Partnerships, Google

Track 3

Technologies Transforming Food Sourcing and Production

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Marc Oshima, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms

10:45am - 11:45am
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:45am - 11:45am
Hosted Retailers and Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
12:00pm - 12:20pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
12:20pm - 12:40pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
12:40pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
1:20pm - 2:20pm
Hosted Retailers and Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
2:35pm - 2:55pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
2:55pm - 3:15pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
Session 4:3:30pm - 4:10pm

Track 1:

The Future of Brands: Innovations in Marketing

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Shifting CPG Marketing Strategies: New Media Platforms and Partnerships

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Heather Bergstein, Head of E-Commerce, Remy Cointreau USA

Ryan Saghir, Digital Marketing Director, Sabra Dipping Company

Oskar Kaszubski, VP of eCommerce Acceleration, Kellogg

Track 2:

Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Growth Strategies

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Investing in the Next Generation of Grocery Startups

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Andrew Ive, Managing Director, Food-X / SOSV

Lauren Jupiter, Managing Partner, AccelFoods

JB Osborne, Co-Founder & CEO, Red Antler

Ken Fenyo, Consumer Markets Lead, Fuel By McKinsey, McKinsey & Company (Interviewer)

Track 3:

Innovations in the Supply Chain: Adapting to Consumer Expectations

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New Ways to Discover and Access Products

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Paul Lightfoot, CEO, BrightFarms

Marisa Bertha, Director, 7-Ventures, 7-Eleven

Dave Donnan, Senior Partner, A.T. Kearney (Interviewer)

Session 5:4:15pm - 4:55pm

Track 1

Advances in Shopper Marketing

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Steve McGowan, RVP, Shopper & Consumer Activation, Mondelēz International

Ron Bonacci, VP of Marketing and Advertising, Weis Markets Inc.

Track 2

Track Keynote: Using Customer Data to Create New Shopping Experiences

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Nina Barton, President, Global Growth, Kraft Heinz

Track 3

Food Safety and Supply Chain Transparency: Blockchain, IoT and Beyond

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Session 6:5:00pm - 5:40pm

Track 1

Data-Driven Marketing: AI, Personalization and Beyond

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Frank Scorpiniti, CEO, Earth Fare

Carlos Garcia, Industry Manager, Drugstore and Grocery, Facebook

Brendan Witcher, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (Interviewer)

Track 2

Track Keynote: Harnessing Innovation to Create New Shopping Experiences

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PJ Oleksak, Chief Growth Officer, FreshDirect

Track 3

Optimizing Product and Packaging for Delivery

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Stuart Landesberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Grove Collaborative

Tim Laseter, Managing Director in Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory (Interviewer)

5:40pm - 6:40pm
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Retailers and Brands Dinners (Prescheduled Only)

Tuesday — October 30, 2018

7:00am - 5:00pm
Registration open
7:00am - 8:15am
Breakfast
A Comprehensive View of the Evolution of Brands, Shopping Experiences and the Supply Chain
Session 1:8:30am - 9:10am

Track 1:

The Future of Brands: New Marketing Strategies and Relationships in the Digital Era

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Track Room 1

Evolving CPG-Retailer Relationships

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Wayne Duan, VP, eCommerce, Constellation Brands

Gayitri Budhraja, VP of Sales, e.l.f. Beauty

Jason Goldberg, ‎SVP Commerce, Publicis.Sapient (Interviewer)

Track 2:

Next Generation Shopping Experiences: The Evolution of the Store

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Track Room 2

Track Keynote: New Store Formats and Footprints

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Luke Petherbridge, President & CEO, ShopCore Properties

Rachel Elias Wein, Founder & President, WeinPlus (Interviewer)

Track 3:

Innovations in the Supply Chain: Streamlining and Optimizing Operations

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Track Room 3

Advances in Merchandising and Demand Forecasting

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David Marcotte, SVP Operations Strategic Advisory Services, Kantar Consulting (Interviewer)

Session 2:9:15am - 9:55am

Track 1

The Growing Direct Opportunity for Brands

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Mike Spindler, CEO, FultonFishMarket.com

Track 2

Delighting Customers through Personal Interactions

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Phil Lempert, President & CEO, Consumer Insight, Inc. (Interviewer)

Track 3

Creating Efficient Stores: New Technologies to Streamline Operations

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Session 3:10:00am - 10:40am

Track 1

Using Product Content to Build Brands

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Ethelbert Williams, Head of Ecommerce, The Boston Beer Company

Michele McNamara, VP, eCommerce, Chobani

Jordan Bass, Head of Ecommerce, The Wonderful Company

Track 2

Frictionless Checkout Experiences

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Track 3

Improving Speed and Visibility in the Supply Chain

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Weston Gaddy, Co-Founder & Partner, Radian Capital (Interviewer)

10:45am - 11:45am
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:45am - 11:45am
Hosted Retailers and Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
12:00pm - 12:20pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
12:20pm - 12:40pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
12:40pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
1:20pm - 2:20pm
Hosted Retailers and Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
2:35pm - 2:55pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
2:55pm - 3:15pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote
Session 4:3:30pm - 4:10pm

Track 1:

The Future of Brands: New Product Strategies

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Track Room 1

Innovations in Private Label Strategies

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Carrie Mesing, Head of Private Brand, FreshDirect

Track 2:

Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Customer Engagement Strategies

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Track Room 2

Mobile Experiences in the Shopper Journey

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Arthur Sevilla, Head of CPG Vertical Strategy, Pinterest

Track 3:

Innovations in the Supply Chain: Advances in the Last Mile

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Track Keynote: Emerging Grocery Fulfillment Models and Strategies

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Bill Smith, Founder & CEO, Shipt

Session 5:4:15pm - 4:55pm

Track 1

Pioneering Brands: Innovating with New Products and Ingredients

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Zahir Dossa, Founder & CEO, Function of Beauty

Alexandre Douzet, Co-Founder & CEO, Ollie

Track 2

Track Keynote: Creating Seamless Omnichannel Experiences

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Track 3

Track Keynote: Exploring New Delivery Options

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Nilam Ganenthiran, Chief Business Officer, Instacart



Exploring New Delivery Options: One-Hour, In-Home and More

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Daphne Carmeli, Founder & CEO, Deliv

Barnaby Montgomery, Co-founder & CEO, Yummy.com

Session 6:5:00pm - 5:40pm

Track 1

Pioneering Brands: Disrupting with New Business Models that Meet Shopper Needs

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Zak Normandin, Co-Founder & CEO, DIRTY LEMON

Katerina Schneider, Founder & CEO, Ritual

Evan Holod, CEO, Michel et Augustin

Track 2

Experiential Store Design

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Track 3

Advances in Pickup Options

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Steve Pinder, Managing Director - Kurt Salmon, Accenture (Interviewer)

7:00pm - 9:30pm
Poolside Reception

Wednesday — October 31, 2018

7:00am - 8:45am
Breakfast
Tactical Insights on Marketing, Ecommerce and the Supply Chain
Session 1:9:00am - 10:00am

Track 1:

Workshop: Marketing and Loyalty

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Track Room 1

Managing Next Generation Customer Relationships: Single View of the Customer, Loyalty and More

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Steve Barr, Partner, PwC

Track 2:

Workshop: Ecommerce Tactics for Grocery and CPG

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Track Room 2

Understanding Ecommerce Technologies for Grocery and CPG

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George Lawrie, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (Interviewer)

Track 3:

Workshop: Supply Chain

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Prioritizing Supply Chain Investments to Lower Costs and Shorten Lead Times

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Tony Ward, Managing Director, Retail and Consumer Products Strategy, Accenture (Interviewer)

Session 2:10:10am - 11:10am

Track 1

Content Marketing for Grocery and CPG

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Ashley McCollum, General Manager, Buzzfeed's Tasty

Track 2

Optimizing Pricing and Assortment for Ecommerce

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Track 3

Managing and Reducing Waste in Grocery

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David Marcotte, SVP Operations Strategic Advisory Services, Kantar Consulting