Jason Buechel, CEO, Whole Foods Fidji Simo, CEO, Instacart John Furner, President & CEO, Walmart U.S. Nathalie Gerschtein, President, Consumer Products Division, North America at L'Oreal Tony Xu, CEO, DoorDash Val Oswalt, EVP & President, Campbell Snacks

Immerse yourself in fresh perspectives from influential leaders

Groceryshop’s agenda provides the ultimate playbook for digital transformation and innovation. Learn from leaders across grocery and CPG who are embracing new digital capabilities, adopting new business models and successfully navigating tough industry challenges. Expect fresh and never-before-seen research, in-depth case studies that walk you step-by-step through successful initiatives, analyst presentations with smart frameworks for tackling major business problems, and global grocery and CPG perspectives from practitioners around the world.

This year’s agenda features 175+ speakers across 50+ sessions and centers around five key themes:

Retail media continues to accelerate with yearly ad spend in this channel expected to surpass $100B in 2027. Groceryshop will tackle how brands optimize their retail media ad spend, execute effective campaigns, and collaborate internally and with external partners to drive retail media success. Our agenda will also provide a deep dive into emerging retail media opportunities such as in-store activations and offsite offerings through social and connected TV platforms.

While inflation is cooling, retail theft, a tight labor market, M&A activity, and investment in grocery from adjacent retail sectors are all collectively shaping grocery. Our agenda addresses how grocery and CPG organizations navigate changing economic and market conditions, find creative ways to unlock profitability, and leverage new technologies to drive efficiencies across their organization. Uncover new ways to boost productivity, grow margins, and future-proof your company.

Following its massive adoption by consumers, Generative AI is now being embraced by retailers and brands as a tool for creativity and automation. Additionally, organizations continue to experiment with machine learning and predictive analytics in supply chain, sales, store operations, and merchandising. Groceryshop will highlight the AI applications showing the most promise and driving meaningful business outcomes. With new technology, comes challenges and risks, so our agenda will also address the infrastructure and teams needed to implement and scale AI quickly yet responsibly.

Sophisticated loyalty programs, mobile apps that allow for easy toggling between in-store and online modes and in-store QR codes that unlock digital discounts are all helping retailers and brands unify in-store and online shopping. Organizations are also providing multiple options for checkout, fulfillment and delivery to drive convenience and experimenting with shoppable video, personalization tools and social commerce to guide consumers seamlessly from awareness to purchase. Our agenda will show how these digital capabilities and others can deliver the best shopping experiences for consumers.

Silos and old-fashioned ways of thinking can set back businesses and inhibit growth. Groceryshop will spotlight companies revamping their teams, fostering innovation, and adopting new business processes to better collaborate across their organization. Beyond internal efforts, our agenda also addresses how companies are restructuring their relationships with commercial partners, agencies and technology providers to fast-track growth.

The full Groceryshop 2023 agenda release is coming soon.
In the meantime, have a look at our speakers, and the preliminary agenda below.

Monday October 7, 2024

8:00am — 6:00pm PT
Badge Pickup Open
10:00am — 6:00pm PT
Show Open
10:00am — 11:00am PT
Welcome Refreshments
10:30am — 10:35am PT
Entertainment
10:35am — 10:45am PT
Opening Remarks
10:45am — 11:05am PT
Keynote
11:05am — 11:25am PT
Keynote
11:30am — 12:45pm PT
Lunch
11:45am — 12:35pm PT
Lunch & Tabletalks  (Prescheduled Only)
12:50pm — 1:10pm PT
Keynote
1:10pm — 1:30pm PT
Keynote
1:45pm — 2:54pm PT
Meetup & Hosted Retailers & Brands Program  (Prescheduled Only)

Track 1

Seizing Opportunities in Retail Media

Case Studies: Effective Offsite and In-Store Retail Media Activations

Track 2

Embracing New Consumer Habits and Preferences

Fresh Research: New Consumer Behaviors and Habits to Watch

Track 3

Building Resilient Organizations

Fresh Research: Navigating Grocery's Changing Market Dynamics

Track 4

"Shark Reef" Startup Pitch

Startup Pitch

Track 1

Seizing Opportunities in Retail Media

Unified Retail Media Planning: Aligning Across Partners and Teams

Track 2

Embracing New Consumer Habits and Preferences

Using Consumer Insights to Inform Business Strategies and Tactics

Track 3

Building Resilient Organizations

Track Keynote: Building Flexible and Efficient Supply Chains

Track 4

"Shark Reef" Startup Pitch

Startup Pitch

Track 1

Seizing Opportunities in Retail Media

Frameworks, Tactics and Takeaways: Retail Media Capabilities that Satisfy Shoppers and Advertisers

Track 2

Embracing New Consumer Habits and Preferences

New Products and Services Delighting Health-Conscious Shoppers

Track 3

Building Resilient Organizations

Winning Strategies for Fulfillment and Delivery

Track 4

"Shark Reef" Startup Pitch

Startup Pitch

5:30pm — 6:15pm PT
Happy Hour
7:00pm — 9:00pm PT
Retailers & Brands Networking Dinners  (Prescheduled Only)

Tuesday October 8, 2024

7:45am — 6:00pm PT
Badge Pickup Open
8:00am — 10:00am PT
Breakfast
8:30am — 6:00pm PT
Show Open

Track 1

Seamless and Unified Retail Experiences

Case Studies: Seamless Shopping Experiences Across Channels

Track 2

Impactful AI Strategies and Use Cases

AI’s Role in Safeguarding and Optimizing Stores

Track 3

Global Spotlight

Fresh Research: Trends and Learnings From Emerging Markets

Track 4

Technology Spotlight

Technologies Fueling Retail Media and Personalized Marketing

Track 1

Seamless and Unified Retail Experiences

Track Keynote: Business Transformations that Accelerate Unified Commerce

Track 2

Impactful AI Strategies and Use Cases

Case Studies: Generative AI Applications Driving Meaningful Business Outcomes

Track 3

Global Spotlight

Inspiring Shopping Experiences From Around the World

Track 4

Technology Spotlight

New Tools for Pricing, Promotion and Product Assortment

10:15am — 11:24am PT
Meetup & Hosted Retailers & Brands Program  (Prescheduled Only)
11:40am — 11:50pm PT
Entertainment
11:50am — 12:10pm PT
Keynote
12:10pm — 12:30pm PT
Keynote
12:35pm — 2:00pm PT
Lunch
12:45pm — 1:35pm PT
Lunch & Tabletalks  (Prescheduled Only)
1:50pm — 2:59pm PT
Meetup & Hosted Retailers & Brands Program  (Prescheduled Only)
3:15pm — 3:35pm PT
Keynote
3:35pm — 3:55pm PT
Keynote

Track 1

Seamless and Unified Retail Experiences

Fresh Research: Technologies and Capabilities Powering Unified Shopping

Track 2

Impactful AI Strategies and Use Cases

Leveraging and Scaling AI Responsibly

Track 3

The Future of Convenience

Track Keynote: Offering Convenience and Affordability

Track 4

Technology Perspectives

Track Keynote: Tech Perspectives on Grocery's Digital Evolution

Track 1

Seamless and Unified Retail Experiences

Agency Pitch: Overcoming Unified Retail's Biggest Hurdles

Track 2

Impactful AI Strategies and Use Cases

Case Studies: Next-Generation Demand Forecasting and Inventory Planning

Track 3

The Future of Convenience

Weighing Frictionless Stores' Advantages and Risks

Track 4

Technology Perspectives

Fresh Research: Grocery Insights from Technology Businesses

5:30pm — 6:15pm PT
Happy Hour
8:00pm — 10:30pm PT
Groceryfest Party

Wednesday October 9, 2024

7:45am — 3:00pm PT
Badge Pickup Open
8:00am — 4:00pm PT
Show Open
8:30am — 10:00am PT
Breakfast

Track 1

Exceptional Marketing and Brand Building Strategies

Reaching Diverse Audiences Through Inclusive Products and Marketing

Track 2

Best-in-Class Digital Capabilities

Frameworks, Tactics & Takeaways: Upgrading Your Commerce Tech Stack

Track 3

Building Profitable and Efficient Organizations

Frameworks, Tactics & Takeaways: Managing Growth, Margins and Key Business Goals

Track 4

Technology Spotlight

Technologies Driving Supply Chain Visibility and Efficiency

Track 1

Exceptional Marketing and Brand Building Strategies

Track Keynote: Building Trust and Brand Loyalty

Track 2

Best-in-Class Digital Capabilities

Frameworks, Tactics & Takeaways: Weaving Personalization Throughout the Shopper Journey

Track 3

Building Profitable and Efficient Organizations

Boosting Innovation and Efficiency Across the Organization

Track 4

Technology Spotlight

New Tools Enhancing Store Operations and Experiences

10:15am — 10:35am PT
Keynote
10:35am — 10:55am PT
Keynote
11:10am — 12:19pm PT
Meetup & Hosted Retailers & Brands Program  (Prescheduled Only)
12:25pm — 1:40pm PT
Lunch

Track 1

Exceptional Marketing and Brand Building Strategies

Case Studies: New Platforms Driving Engagement and Commerce

Track 2

Reimagining Commercial Partnerships

Case Studies: Innovative Retailer-Brand Partnerships

Track 3

Building Profitable and Efficient Organizations

Effective Merchandising Strategies

Track 4

Predictions and Key Takeaways

Rapid Fire: Analyst Predictions for 2025 and Beyond

Track 1

Exceptional Marketing and Brand Building Strategies

Frameworks, Tactics and Takeaways: Optimizing Marketing Spend Across the Funnel

Track 2

Reimagining Commercial Partnerships

Frameworks, Tactics and Takeaways: Balancing DTC, Wholesale and Marketplace Strategies

Track 3

Building Profitable and Efficient Organizations

Creative Approaches to Unlocking Ecommerce Profitability

Track 4

Predictions and Key Takeaways

Groceryshop Key Takeaways