The NGA Show - Big Data

2019 Big Data

Perpetual Inventory 101 (Or: How to Use Predictive Analytics to Raise your Gross Margin by 3%)

Once thought to be an elusive pipe dream, perpetual inventory for the grocery retailer is now an attainable reality. Hear from two independent retailers who are rethinking use of data for retail management. You will learn from a retailer who has achieved perpetual inventory and a retailer who is in the operational process of transitioning to it. If you've ever wondered how you could increase your gross margin by 1, 2, or even 3 points, this session is for you.

Speakers:
  • Rob LaBonne, Vice President and COO. LaBonne's Markets
  • Rob Jones, Chief Financial Officer, Marczyk Fine Foods

Tuesday, February 26
9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
Room 26A

Shopper Data –  Moving From Targeting to Personalization

Retailers have become adept at gathering, analyzing and using shopper data to develop targeted promotions. Now new tools that incorporate predictive analysis can help retailers go beyond targeting select groups to personalizing offers for individual customers.  We’ll review options for taking your loyalty program to the next level.

Speakers:
  • Craig Rosenblum, Senior Director, Business Development, Enterprise Retail Solutions, Inmar
  • Jon Hauptman, Senior Director, Business Development, Enterprise Retail Solutions, Inmar

Tuesday, February 26
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Room 26A

Data Aggregation –  Pulling It All Together

Data-driven decision-making is critical not only to understanding your shoppers but also to determining how to be their market of choice. Hear how retailers are compiling data from a variety of sources, including t-logs, loyalty programs and social media, to make more meaningful decisions about inventory, placement, pricing, promotions and variety.

Tuesday, February 26
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Room 26A

Preparing for Blockchain and IoT: It’s All About the Data

Education Partner: GS1
With promising technologies like blockchain and IoT on the horizon, more grocers are focusing on the efficient exchange of product data and images to cater to the needs of the next generation. 
Hear how grocers like Wakefern are implementing programs based on GS1 Standards to share key product data that not only enhances the consumer experience, but improves the ability to move merchandise effectively through the supply chain. Find out how to go above and beyond the traditional supply chain information already exchanged between retail buyers and sellers, and solidify your position in the marketplace. With promising technologies like blockchain and IoT on the horizon, more grocers are focusing on the efficient exchange of product data and images to cater to the needs of the next generation. Hear how grocers like Wakefern are implementing programs based on GS1 Standards to share key product data that not only enhances the consumer experience, but improves the ability to move merchandise effectively through the supply chain. Find out how to go above and beyond the traditional supply chain information already exchanged between retail buyers and sellers, and solidify your position in the marketplace.

Speakers:
  • Christine McMaster, Director, Wakefern Food Corp.
  • Liz Sertl, Sr. Director, Retail Grocery Industry Engagement, GS1 US 

Tuesday, February 26
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Room 26A

With over 60 specialized educational workshops led by retailers for retailers and more than 400 companies on our EXPO floor showcasing innovative and game-changing products and solutions, The NGA Show provides countless opportunities to learn from your peers and other industry thought leaders. Bring your whole team to The NGA Show and bring home ideas that will drive profitable growth for your company.