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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Lynne Gillis, Principal, Information Resources Inc.

Ben Miller, Global Insight Director, IGD

Ken Cassar, Principal Analyst, VP, Rakuten Intelligence

Track 2:

Leading the Digital Transformation

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Track Room 2

Preparing for the Future of Grocery

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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, Venture University

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

Art Ash, 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

Srivatsan Rajagopalan, VP, eCommerce & Digital Sales, Johnson & Johnson

Adrianne del Sol, VP, eCommerce, Danone North America

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

Daniel McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

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

Andreas Wuerfel, Director, Innovation Community, METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars

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

Yael Cosset, Chief Digital Officer, The Kroger Co.

5:40pm - 6:00pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote

Andy Katz-Mayfield, Co-Founder & CEO, Harry's

6:00pm - 6:20pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote

Ashley Buchanan, Executive VP & Chief Merchandising Officer, Sam's Club

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

Ben Sun, General Partner, Primary Venture Partners (Interviewer)

Track 2:

Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Technologies and Business Models

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Disruptive Startups Enabling New Customer Experiences

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Yuni Sameshima, Co-Founder & CEO, Chicory

Peter Fedchenkov, Founder, Insolar

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

Fang Cheng, Co-Founder & CEO, Linc Global

Track 3:

Innovations in the Supply Chain: Spotlight on Emerging Technologies

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Track Room 3

Technologies Creating Operational Efficiencies

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Nicky Jackson, Founder & CEO, RangeMe

Francois Chaubard, CEO, Focal Systems

David Moran, Co-Founder, Eversight

Brad Oberwager, Founder & CEO, Jyve

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

Track 1

Convenient Shopping Experiences and Products

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Nick Rellas, Co-Founder & Board Member, Drizly

Bryan Crowley, CEO, Soylent

Mike Lee, Founder, The Future Market (Interviewer)

Track 2

Subscriptions, Auto-Replenishment and More

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Larry Cheng, Managing Director, Volition Capital

Geoffrey McFarlane, Co-Founder & CEO, Winc

Josh Hix, Co-founder and CEO, Plated

Ben Sun, General Partner, Primary Venture Partners (Interviewer)

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

Daniel Laury, CEO, udelv

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

Track 1

Meeting the Demands of Millennials and Gen-Z

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Tina Sharkey, Co-Founder & CEO, Brandless

John Carroll, VP - General Manager eCommerce, The Coca-Cola Company

Stephen Koven, VP of Digital Experience, Hormel Foods

Susie Fogelson, Founder & CEO, F&Co (Interviewer)

Track 2

Track Keynote: Using Customer Data to Create New Shopping Experiences

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Tim Lowe, President, Lowes Foods

Track 3

Track Keynote: Technologies Transforming Food Sourcing and Production

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



Track Keynote: Technologies Transforming Food Sourcing and Preservation

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James Rogers, CEO, Apeel Sciences

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

Apoorva Mehta, Founder & CEO, Instacart

Hrach Simonian, General Partner, Canaan (Interviewer)

12:20pm - 12:40pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote

Chieh Huang, CEO, Boxed

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

To Be Announced

2:55pm - 3:15pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote

Daniel Alegre, President, Retail & Shopping, Google

Session 4:3:30pm - 4:10pm

Track 1:

The Future of Brands: Innovations in Marketing

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Track Room 1

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

Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, Euromonitor (Interviewer)

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, Big Idea Ventures

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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Innovations in Sourcing: 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, Mondelez International

Ron Bonacci, VP of Marketing and Advertising, Weis Markets

Deborah Hannah, VP, Shopper Marketing & Scale Promotions, Kellogg Company

Jim Cusson, President, Theory House (Interviewer)

Track 2

Shopping through Voice-Activated Assistants

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Lara Antognoli, Director, Shopping Partnerships, Google

Will Hall, Chief Creative Officer, RAIN

Matt Kelleher, Managing Director, Morrisons.com, Morrisons

Track 3

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

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Frank Yiannas, VP, Food Safety & Health, Walmart

ShiSh Shridhar, Global Retail Industry Solutions Director, Microsoft Corporation

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 & 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

Karl Varsanyi, GVP of Digital Product Management, Albertsons Companies

Track 3

Optimizing Product and Packaging for Delivery

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Stuart Landesberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Grove Collaborative

Veeral Shah, VP of Digital & E-Commerce Strategy & Operations, Campbell’s

Lenny Lebovich, Founder & CEO, PRE Brands

Tim Laseter, Managing Director, PwC (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, Brand, e.l.f. Beauty

Chris Harkness, VP of Field Merchandising & Business Development, 7-Eleven

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

Track 2:

Next Generation Shopping Experiences: The Evolution of the Store

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Track Keynote: New Store Formats and Footprints

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Luke Petherbridge, President & CEO, ShopCore Properties

Ted Frumkin, Chief Development Officer, Sprouts Farmers Market

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

Track 3:

Innovations in the Supply Chain: Streamlining and Optimizing Operations

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New Insights on Supply Chain Evolution from Consulting Firms and Industry Analysts

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Marc de Speville, Founder & Principal, Strategic Food Retail

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

Track 1

The Growing Direct Opportunity for Brands

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Mike Spindler, CEO, FultonFishMarket.com

Joel Warady, GM, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Enjoy Life Foods, Mondelez International

Julie Bowerman, SVP Ecommerce & Digital Engagement, Hain Celestial

Josh Goldin, Founder & Managing Partner, Alliance Consumer Growth (Interviewer)

Track 2

Using Data to Drive In-Store Conversion

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Nathan Schwederske, VP of E-Commerce, Campbell’s

David Peterson, VP, Target Media Network, Target

Vivek Kalpande, GVP Loyalty, Personalization & Analytics, Albertsons Companies

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

Track 3

Using New Technologies to Streamline Operations

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David Steck, VP of IT Infrastructure & Application Development, Schnuck Markets

Pradeep Elankumaran, Co-Founder & CEO, Farmstead

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

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 Shopping Experiences: International Perspectives

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Jing Wang, Business Intelligence Manager, Alibaba Group

Benjamin Thompson, Head of Digital Transformation, Endeavour Drinks Group, a unit of Woolworths Group

Pedro Santos, Head of E-commerce & Mobile, Sonae MC

Track 3

VC Perspectives on Technologies to Improve Speed and Visibility in the Supply Chain

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Weston Gaddy, Co-Founder & Partner, Radian Capital

Chuck Templeton, Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Julian Counihan, Partner, Schematic Ventures

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

Nina Barton, President, Global Growth, Kraft Heinz

12:20pm - 12:40pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote

Luke Jensen, CEO, Ocado Solutions

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

Narayan Iyengar, SVP, Digital & eCommerce, Albertsons Companies

2:55pm - 3:15pmGeneral Session Room
General Session Keynote

Nick Green, Co-Founder & CEO, Thrive Market

Oliver Chen, Managing Director, Cowen and Company (Interviewer)

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 Brand Strategies

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Carrie Mesing, Head of Private Brand, FreshDirect

Heather Haddon, Reporter, Wall Street Journal (Interviewer)

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

Genine Fargnoli, EVP, IT, Fairway Market

Track 3:

Innovations in the Supply Chain: Advances in the Last Mile

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Emerging Grocery Fulfillment Models and Strategies

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Mike LaVitola, Co-Founder & CEO, Foxtrot

PJ Stafford, VP, eCommerce, United Natural Foods

Harley Butler, Chief Marketing Officer, 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

Chris Hunter, Co-Founder & CEO, Koia

Track 2

Experiential Store Design

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Vicki Eickelberger, SVP & Managing Director, Big Red Rooster – a JLL company

Ennio Perone, VP of Business Strategy & Marketing, Eataly

Donald Fitzgerald, Group VP, Merchandising & Marketing, Mariano's

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

Creating Seamless Omnichannel Experiences

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Steve Henig, VP Digital Commerce & Analytics, Wakefern Food Corp.

Tim Smith, SVP & General Manager of Consumer Products, Blue Apron

Gary Hawkins, Founder & CEO, Center for Advancing Retail and Technology (CART) (Interviewer)

Track 3

Advances in Pickup Options

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Tom Ward, VP of Digital Operations, Walmart

Steve Pinder, Managing Director, Kurt Salmon, Part of Accenture Strategy (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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Mike Molitor, Head of eCommerce & Loyalty, Raley's Supermarkets

Steve Barr, Partner, PwC (Interviewer)

Track 2:

Workshop: Ecommerce and Emerging Technologies

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Preparing for Ecommerce: Direct-to-Consumer and Other Business Models for Brands

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Carolyn Littlefield, Head of eCommerce, North America, Anheuser-Busch

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

Charlotte Omnès, Culinary Creative Director, Click 3X

Matt Osias, VP of Content Marketing, Hawke Media (Interviewer)

Track 2

Top AI Use Cases in Grocery Retail

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Guru Hariharan, CEO, Boomerang Commerce

Kerry Liu, Co-Founder & CEO, Rubikloud

Track 3

Managing and Reducing Waste in Grocery

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