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*Note that this agenda is not 100% confirmed. Session times are subject to change based on speaker availability as we continue to flesh out the agenda. Stay tuned to this page and your email for updates.
Thursday, March 24, 2022
How to Be an Omni-Grocer
10:30 AM - 1:45 PM
<p>The <strong>March Forum: How to Be an Omni-Grocer</strong> will be a discussion of the new technologies and business models delivering customer-focused retail experiences in omnichannel grocery.</p> <p><strong>Sessions:</strong></p> <ul><li>Keynote: Growth Strategies for Grocery’s New Normal</li> <li>Insights on E-Commerce Transformation</li> <li>What’s Next for Fulfillment, Logistics, Delivery, Robotics</li> <li>How Social Commerce Can Drive Grocery Sales</li> </ul><p><a href="https://www.retailfoodserviceinnovation.com/forum-march/on-demand" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><img alt="" height="186" src="https://assets.swoogo.com/uploads/medium/1699930-624dd0e64ec62.png" width="707" /></a></p>
210 Analytics LLC
Anne-Marie Roerink is a Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC — providing customized research with a specialty in food retailing for clients such as the North American Meat Institute, Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, International Deli, Dairy, Bakery Institute and many others. Through countless consumer studies, Anne-Marie has developed an excellent perspective on the ever-changing wants and needs of the grocery shopper in a one-size-fits-no-one world. Additionally, Anne-Marie offers a diverse and in-depth view on food retailing strategies, financials and operations. She understands the challenges and opportunities in the food business today as well as the drivers of success tomorrow. Prior to founding 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie was the Head of Research for the Food Marketing Institute. Anne-Marie designs and authors the annual Power of Foodservice at Retail study, along with similar studies in meat, produce, frozen, SmartFood, bakery, candy and other categories.
VP of E-Commerce
Nicholas Hidalgo is a seasoned technology professional with over 22 years in the grocery business. As a vice president and executive board member he provides technical leadership, strategy and expertise to Redner’s Markets Inc. He has previously held positions in store support systems, software, network and security engineering. Over the last 3 years he has led Redner’s Markets through a technical modernization from networking and infrastructure to point of sale and web offerings. Redner’s Markets, Inc., an employee-owned company operates 44 Grocery Stores and 21 Quick Shops throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Our mission is to create rewarding experiences by being a great place to shop and work!
Andrea Casillas is a retail professional with 10+ years of experience in various facets of the retail business with a focus on e-Commerce. Developing and implementing tactical and strategic business plans and initiatives; equipped with a broad background and expertise on consumer goods and retail industries, focusing on achievement of internal customers and corporate objectives. She thrives at developing effective resolutions in diagnosing issues, evaluating trends and risks, and driving new initiatives in retail operations management. Demonstrating success in supervising cross-functional teams to streamline processes and systems necessary for the achievements of goals and objectives.
Senior Marketing Manager
Tony Colvin is an experienced marketer with a successful track record of using digital tactics to drive growth across Grocery Retail, CPG, entertainment, and tech industries for over 10+ years. As a Senior Marketing Manager at Albertsons Companies, he leverages his agency and in-house marketing experience to drive key business initiatives that include using paid media to reach, engage, and delight consumers across social, influencer, digital audio, and streaming video touchpoints.
Vice President, Media Products Strategy and Marketing
As head of Product Marketing for Inmar Brand Solutions, Leah leads strategy and commercialization for the company’s Influencer Marketing, Conversational Commerce and Retail Activation Media. Prior to joining Inmar, Leah led the marketing efforts for all Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) brands at Walmart. In recognition of her work at DPSG, she received the “Get it Done” award for outstanding collaboration with Walmart Marketing and was named to “Who’s Who in Shopper Marketing” by Path to Purchase Institute. Throughout her career she’s developed skills and expertise in omnichannel marketing but has a specific focus and passion within the social commerce space. She has also provided commentary for publications including AdWeek, Digiday and AdAge and spoken at numerous events focused on social and digital marketing. Areas of Expertise: Influencer Marketing, Digital Marketing, Shopper Marketing
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Future of Foodservice
10:30 AM - 2:15 PM
<p>The <strong>June Forum: The Future of Foodservice </strong>will explore how grocers can leverage physical store and supply chain advantages in a future increasingly defined by prepared foods delivery, custom catering, social media-inspired recipes, various forms of meal kits and other value-added solutions.</p> <p><strong>Sessions:</strong></p> <ul><li>Keynote: After Covid: What Retail Foodservice Looks Like Now</li> <li>Insights into Foodservice Technology</li> <li>Solving the Labor Crunch in Foodservice</li> <li>The Ghost Kitchen Opportunity</li> <li>Flavor Trends in Foodservice</li> </ul><p><img alt="" height="187" src="https://assets.swoogo.com/uploads/medium/1699963-624dd4088b63a.png" width="711" /></p>
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The Resilient Supply Chain
10:30 AM - 2:15 PM
<p>The Resilient Supply Chain: The technologies generating supply chain resiliency. How automation can increase speed, reduce out of stocks and boost profits. </p> <p> </p>
Thursday, December 15, 2022
10:30 AM - 2:15 PM
<p>Sustainability Renaissance: An exploration of the green technologies in grocery -- from regenerative farming to climate friendly packaging to tackling food waste – that can help the planet and the bottom line.</p> <p> </p>
Want to join the speaker lineup for this event series?
Contact Gina Acosta at [email protected].