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: Wayne Bennett, Senior Vice President of Retail at ECRM
Topic: Sustainability & Recycling: As we see more and more retailers taking a stance on sustainability, what changes are still to come? (packaging, partnerships, options, pricing, etc.)
Table 2: Robert Porod, Executive Vice President at IRI Worldwide
Topic: CBD/Hemp: As CBD sales start to hit grocery stores, what are the effects and how can buyers and sellers capitalize on this new market?
Table 3: Susan Knight, Retail Director at ECRM
Topic: Driving Traffic: Discussion around what brands and retailers are doing today that truly helps drive traffic to stores that are competing in an omni world?
Table 4: Adriana Sánchez, Business Development Manager at Fair Trade USA
Topic: Trends: Changing demands, flavors and offerings, what will the perimeter of the store bring by 2029
Table 5: Edricco Reina, Principal - Financial Partners at SPINS LLC
Topic: The New Mainstream: Now that natural and organic products are the new “mainstream” being offered in every area of the store, whats next?