Groceryshop Releases Industry-Defining Final Agenda With 180

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|Dec 19|magazine39 min read

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Groceryshop, the trailblazing new event for innovation in grocery and CPG, today released its industry-defining final agenda and unparalleled lineup of more than 180 speakers that includes: Apoorva Mehta, Founder & CEO, Instacart; Yael Cosset, Chief Digital Officer, Kroger; Nina Barton, President, Global Growth, Kraft Heinz; Ashley Buchanan, Chief Merchandising Officer, Sam's Club; and Daniel Alegre, President, Retail & Shopping, Google. Groceryshop represents an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies creating the future of grocery and CPG.

Groceryshop will be held on October 28-31, 2018 at the Aria in Las Vegas. On track to sell out at over 1,750 attendees, including more than 250 C-Level Executives and 135 CEOs, Groceryshop is already the world's largest conference for innovation in grocery and CPG.

Companies attending Groceryshop include both established and startup CPG brands, supermarkets, c-stores, drug stores, discount stores, ecommerce players, warehouse clubs, grocerants and non-traditional grocery retailers. These organizations will join tech companies, real estate operators, investors and analysts to understand the disruptive new trends, technologies and business models they must now embrace to win in a rapidly changing industry.

Groceryshop was founded by the team that created Shoptalk, which quickly became the world's largest conference for retail and ecommerce with approximately 8,400 attendees just in its third annual event that was held earlier this year. Similar to Shoptalk, Groceryshop is establishing a new community of today's leaders and emerging leaders of the future with a wide range of job titles that include digital and ecommerce, marketing, technology, merchandising, supply chain and store operations. Groceryshop will address shared challenges and opportunities relating to the evolution of how consumers shop for products ranging from food and beverage to health, beauty, personal care, household and pet supplies.

"Groceryshop's agenda covers the critical trends and technologies transforming grocery and CPG in a digital age," said Zia Daniell Wigder, co-founder and chief content officer of Groceryshop. "These perspectives are shared in more than 75 main stage and track sessions by an unparalleled lineup of over 180 speakers, empowering the industry as it continues through a period of disruptive change."

Groceryshop's agenda incorporates a wide range of formats such as Track Sessions, Main Stage Keynotes, Startup Pitch, Research and Market Insights and Workshops. The event includes both specialty content as well as tracks including:

  • Leading the Digital Transformation
  • The Future of Brands: Evolving Consumer Expectations
  • The Future of Brands: Innovations in Marketing
  • The Future of Brands: New Marketing Strategies and Relationships in the Digital Era
  • The Future of Brands: New Product Strategies
  • Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Technologies and Business Models
  • Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Growth Strategies
  • Next Generation Shopping Experiences: The Evolution of the Store
  • Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Customer Engagement Strategies
  • Innovations in the Supply Chain: Spotlight on Emerging Technologies
  • Innovations in the Supply Chain: Adapting to Consumer Expectations
  • Innovations in the Supply Chain: Streamlining and Optimizing Operations
  • Innovations in the Supply Chain: Advances in the Last Mile
  • Workshop: Marketing and Loyalty
  • Workshop: Ecommerce and Emerging Technologies
  • Workshop: Supply Chain

The 2018 agenda also includes extensive coverage of next generation technologies on virtually every session. Just a few of the areas of technology covered in depth during the event include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Fulfillment and Logistics
  • Ecommerce
  • Physical Stores
  • Marketing
  • Measurement and Analytics
  • Supply Chain
  • Sourcing
  • Food Waste

The final Groceryshop speaker lineup includes:

  • The Kroger Co. Chief Digital Officer, Yael Cosset
  • Instacart Founder & CEO, Apoorva Mehta
  • Kraft Heinz President, Global Growth, Nina Barton
  • Sam's Club Executive VP & Chief Merchandising Officer, Ashley Buchanan
  • Albertsons Companies SVP, Digital & eCommerce, Narayan Iyengar
  • BJ's Wholesale Club Chief Digital Officer, Rafeh Masood
  • Google President, Retail & Shopping, Daniel Alegre
  • Boxed CEO, Chieh Huang
  • Brandless Co-Founder & CEO, Tina Sharkey        
  • Harry's Co-Founder & CEO, Andy Katz-Mayfield
  • Thrive Market Co-Founder & CEO, Nick Green
  • Ocado Solutions CEO, Luke Jensen
  • AeroFarms Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Marc Oshima
  • eos Products Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Sanjiv Mehra
  • RXBAR Chief Operating Officer, Sam McBride
  • Soylent CEO, Bryan Crowley
  • Instacart Chief Business Officer, Nilam Ganenthiran
  • Walmart VP, Digital Operations, Tom Ward 
  • Walmart VP, Food Safety & Health, Frank Yiannas
  • 7-Eleven VP of Field Merchandising & Business Development, Chris Harkness
  • Lowes Foods President, Tim Lowe
  • FreshDirect Chief Growth Officer, PJ Oleksak
  • Fairway Market EVP, IT, Genine Fargnoli
  • Eataly VP of Business Strategy & Marketing, Ennio Perone
  • Albertsons Companies GVP of Digital Product Management, Karl Varsanyi
  • Albertsons Companies, GVP of Loyalty, Personalization & Analytics, Vivek Kalpande
  • Freshly Co-Founder & CEO, Michael Wystrach
  • Plated Co-Founder & CEO, Josh Hix
  • ShopCore Properties President & CEO, Luke Petherbridge
  • Mariano's Group VP, Merchandising & Marketing, Donald Fitzgerald
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Chief Development Officer, Ted Frumkin
  • Target VP, Target Media Network, David Peterson
  • Morrisons Managing Director, Morrisons.com, Matt Kelleher
  • Loblaw Digital VP, General Manager, Grocery E-Commerce, KJ Bains
  • Wakefern Food Corp. VP Digital Commerce & Analytics, Steve Henig
  • Mondelez International GM, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Enjoy Life Foods, Joel Warady
  • Hain Celestial SVP Ecommerce & Digital Engagement, Julie Bowerman
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery Global VP, Digital Commerce, Heather Kang
  • Kellogg VP of eCommerce Acceleration, Oskar Kaszubski           
  • Kellogg VP, Shopper Marketing & Scale Promotions, Deborah Hannah
  • Chobani VP, eCommerce, Michele McNamara
  • Tyson Foods VP eCommerce, Tim Madigan         
  • The Boston Beer Company Head of Ecommerce, Ethelbert Williams
  • Anheuser-Busch Head of eCommerce, North America, Carolyn Littlefield          
  • Remy Cointreau USA Head of E-Commerce, Heather Bergstein
  • Earth Fare CEO, Frank Scorpiniti
  • Mondelez International RVP, Shopper & Consumer Activation, Steve McGowan
  • General Mills VP Global Ecommerce, Greg Pulsifer
  • Campbell's VP of E-Commerce, Nathan Schwederske
  • Campbell's VP of Digital & E-Commerce Strategy & Operations, Veeral Shah
  • Constellation Brands VP, eCommerce, Wayne Duan
  • Johnson & Johnson VP, eCommerce & Digital Sales, Srivatsan Rajagopalan
  • The Coca-Cola Company VP, General Manager eCommerce, John Carroll
  • Danone North America VP, eCommerce, Adrianne del Sol
  • Hormel Foods VP of Digital Experience, Stephen Koven    
  • Keurig E-commerce Sales VP, Jamie Dooley
  • e.l.f. Beauty VP, Brand, Gayitri Budhraja
  • Sabra Dipping Company Digital Marketing Director, Ryan Saghir
  • The Wonderful Company Head of eCommerce, Jordan Bass
  • Endeavour Drinks Group, a unit of Woolworths Group Head of Digital Transformation, Benjamin Thompson
  • Apeel Sciences CEO, James Rogers
  • CommonSense Robotics Co-Founder & CEO, Elram Goren
  • udelv CEO, Daniel Laury
  • Grove Collaborative Co-Founder & CEO, Stuart Landesberg       
  • AccelFoods Managing Partner, Lauren Jupiter       
  • S2G Ventures  Managing Director, Chuck Templeton
  • Big Idea Ventures Managing Director, Andrew Ive 
  • BrightFarms CEO, Paul Lightfoot    
  • Drizly Co-Founder & Board Member, Nick Rellas                                                   
  • Curbside Co-Founder & CEO, Jaron Waldman      
  • 7-Eleven Director, 7-Ventures, Marisa Bertha          
  • Function of Beauty Founder & CEO, Zahir Dossa 
  • DIRTY LEMON Co-Founder & CEO, Zak Normandin
  • Winc Co-Founder & CEO, Geoffrey McFarlane
  • Ritual Founder & CEO, Katerina Schneider
  • NEXT Trucking CEO, Lidia Yan
  • RangeMe Founder & CEO, Nicky Jackson
  • Weis Markets VP of Marketing & Advertising, Ron Bonacci           
  • Thrive Market SVP Merchandising & Product Development, Jeremiah McElwee
  • The Wharton School Patty & Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing, Barbara Kahn
  • Facebook Industry Manager, Drugstore & Grocery, Carlos Garcia
  • FreshDirect Head of Private Brand, Carrie Mesing 
  • Schnuck Markets VP of IT Infrastructure & Application Development, David Steck
  • METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars Director, Innovation Community, Andreas Wuerfel
  • Raley's Supermarkets Head of eCommerce & Loyalty, Mike Molitor
  • Sonae MC Head of E-commerce & Mobile, Pedro Santos
  • HelloFresh VP, Brand, Matt Fitzgerald        
  • RXBAR Head of Quality, Lauren Fleming
  • Flipkart Head of Shopping Experience, Grocery, Somnath Sinha Mahapatra
  • Flipkart Head of Grocery Supply Chain Product, Anuj Bhagat

Over 160 companies are sponsoring Groceryshop, and more than 300 individuals from retailers and brands have enrolled in Groceryshop's Hosted Retailers & Brands Program, which will facilitate 2,000+ onsite meetings for retailers and brands with established and emerging providers of technology and other solutions. The Hosted Program provides retailers and brands with free tickets and travel reimbursements of $750 per participating individual. Retailer and brand attendees wishing to join the Hosted Program can apply through Friday, September 21 at https://www.groceryshop.com/networking-program.

Groceryshop's 2018 final agenda is available at: https://groceryshop.com/agenda and the final speaker lineup can be viewed at https://groceryshop.com/speakers.

About Groceryshop

Groceryshop is a one-of-a-kind, three-day innovation event that includes both established and startup CPG brands, supermarkets, c-stores, drug stores, discount stores, ecommerce players, warehouse clubs, grocerants and non-traditional grocery retailers. These organizations will join tech companies, real estate operators, investors and analysts to understand the disruptive new trends, technologies and business models they must now embrace to win in a rapidly changing industry.

Groceryshop is establishing a new community of leaders of today and emerging leaders of the future with a wide range of job titles, including digital and ecommerce, marketing, technology, merchandising, supply chain and store operations. Groceryshop will address shared challenges and opportunities relating to the evolution of how consumers shop for products ranging from food and beverage to health, beauty, personal care, household and pet supplies.

Groceryshop will take place on October 28-31, 2018, at the Aria in Las Vegas, and 1,750+ attendees are expected, including 180+ speakers. Individuals from retailers and brands can apply for free tickets and a $750 travel reimbursement at: https://www.groceryshop.com/networking-program; the deadline to enroll is Friday, September 21, 2018.

For more information, visit www.groceryshop.com.

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