Education & EPPS Programs
Monday, July 22, 2019
TIP Session - Thought Interaction Pods
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
TIP, short for Thought Interaction Pods, will take place Monday afternoon. The session gives participants the opportunity to discuss relevant industry topics in a round table format with fellow industry professionals sitting at the table.

Table 1: Mark DiDomenico, Director of Customer Solutions with DATASSENTIAL
Topic: Driving Traffic: Discussion around what brands and retailers doing today that truly helps drive traffic to stores that are competing in an omni world?

Table 2: Sally Lyons Wyatt, Executive Vice President & Practice Leader with IRI
Topic: CBD/Hemp: As CBD sales start to hit grocery stores, what are the effects on Center Store, and how can it capitalize on this new market?

Table 3: Wayne Bennett, Senior Vice President of Retail with ECRM
Topic: Snacking: What sells? The balance between indulgent and healthy.

Table 4: David Mesas, Vice President - Business Development with Clartitas/Geoscape
Topic: The multicultural consumer: As the population rises what are retailers and brands doing to satisfy and cater to their needs.

Table 5: Charley Orwig, Marketing Director with DATASSENTIAL
Topic: Trends: Changing demands, flavors and offerings, what will the center store brand by 2029
Multiple Speakers
Multiple Companies
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Stirring the U.S. Melting Pot for Growth
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
The way consumers shop, cook and dine is changing dramatically. From shopping for food and beverage items both online and in the store to eating fresh, frozen, plant-based, functional and alternative foods, consumers’ purchasing and consumption habits have never been so varied. To help you understand U.S. consumers and stay ahead of the curve, IRI’s Center Store Practice Leader Sally Lyons Wyatt will share retail-based consumer and shopper sales trends, identify outperforming segments and uncover vulnerabilities during her “Stirring the U.S. Melting Pot for Growth” presentation. She also will provide geographic insights that will help you meet consumers’ needs and identify opportunities to capture even more growth.

Sally Lyons Wyatt is a recognized thought leader in the CPG and retail industries and is a frequent keynote speaker and an authority on consumer eating and shopping trends. She is frequently quoted in national business and trade media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Supermarket News and Candy and Snack Today. She has more than 25 years of industry experience and partners with clients to leverage big data, technology and cutting-edge ideas to help achieve better results and drive growth. As an executive and practice leader for IRI’s Client Insights division, Sally isresponsible for driving integrated initiatives as well as measuring their success within consumer strategy, consumer/customer insights, media, and personalization practice areas. Her vast experience includes managing and developing global account teams that service Fortune 500 companies.
Sally Lyons Watt, Executive Vice President & Practice Leader
IRI Worldwide
Dollar Tree Stores - Supplier Presentation
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Hear from Chris York, Category Director - Snack, Beverage & Food at Dollar Tree on key drivers to corporate growth. Understand how to do business with this fast moving retailer and align against key merchandising priorities.

Chris will present a fun and insightful look on what is important to Dollar Tree. The information will provide the best opportunities to grow your business at this high growth value retail chain.

**Please note this session is for Suppliers Only
Chris York, Category Director - Snack, Beverage & Food
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
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