Data Driven Growth – Bits and Bytes That will Disrupt Your Business
Monday, February 25, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every week we read news articles, tweets or blogs about new technologies that have the potential to disrupt our business and personal lives in profound ways. Many of these new technologies are impacting the CPG industry and dramatically changing the way consumers research and shop for products. These changes are also impacting CPG supply chains and the methods in which manufacturers and retailers get their goods to market. The digital revolution before us presents enormous opportunities and challenges across the end-to-end consumer value chain.
John S. Phillips, SVP of Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market for PepsiCo, will share his perspective and insights on some of the technologies that have the greatest potential to drive dramatic change across the CPG consumer value chain. These technologies include augmented reality, smart shelves, autonomous in-store robots, wearables, image recognition, self-driving vehicles, IoT devices, drones and many others.
- John Phillips, SVP Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-to-Market, PepsiCo
Thriving as an Independent Monday, February 25
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
A look in the rearview mirror shows just how quickly the industry has changed in the last few years. Technology, a fickle economy, new competitors and ever-changing consumer wants and habits have conspired to make it challenging for retailers to survive – let alone thrive. But many independents have done just that – flourished in a complex environment. Find out why wholesalers are bullish on independents, especially those who are innovative, disciplined, strategic and willing to make tough choices. Industry leaders with a birds-eye view of the marketplace will share their perspectives on the future of the independent retailer and how grocers can flourish in the future.
- Peter Larkin, President & CEO, National Grocers Assocation
- John Ross, President & CEO, IGA, Inc.
- Mike Stigers, Executive Vice President, Wholesale, SUPERVALU/UNFI
- David Smith, President and CEO, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
- Randy Arceneaux, President & CEO, Affiliated Foods, Inc.