Local Community Retail Summit

  • Wednesday, 09/13/2017: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room: Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 5

Description

If you're a retailer, we invite you to join us for three hours of action-packed, retail-specific education at Expo East!

Grab some lunch, pull up a chair, and prepare to engage! We've packed this Retail Summit with a fast-paced agenda that includes lunch, eye-opening data and retail-specific presentations, as well as a team-based working session with prizes. 

By attending the Local Community Retail Summit, we expect you to learn a lot in a short amount of time, while also developing new relationships with your peers. As a local community retailer, you are the backbone of this industry and one of the many leaders driving change in natural and organic products. The education presented during this Summit will help you to problem solve and develop new ways to excel in the midst of a changing retail environment. 

Agenda

12:00 - 12:10pm  Grab some lunch and find a seat!

12:10 - 12:15pm  Welcome, Summit Overview

  • Christine Kapperman, New Hope Network

12:15 - 12:35pm  By the Numbers: The Retail Facts You Can't Ignore

  • Christine Kapperman, New Hope Network
  • Susan Szymanski, SPINS
 

Focusing on the Future: Working Together to Understand & Serve Future Shoppers

12:35 - 12:50pm  Setting the Retail Theater Stage: Creating a Full Sensory Experience to Tell Your Story & Sell More

  • Dean Nelson, Dean's Natural Food Market

12:50 - 1:05pm     Fresh, Fast & On-the-Go: Catering to Consumers That Crave Healthy Convenience

  • Mo Payette, Mother's Market & Kitchen

1:05 - 1:35pm       Experiential Education: Cutting to the Core

  • Cara Mangini, Little Eater

1:40 - 1:55pm     A Climate of Change: Who is the New Retail Shopper?

  • Kim Bryden, Cureate

1:55 - 2:15pm      A Conversation with Retail Shoppers of the Future 

  • Kim Bryden, Cureate
  • Emma Slattery, Food & Nutrition Club, University of Maryland Dietetics Program
  • Ashley Statter, Food & Nutrition Club, University of Maryland Dietetics Program

2:15 - 2:45pm      Designing a 5 Year Retail Vision (Team-Based Workshop)

2:45 - 2:55pm      5 Year Retail Vision Pitch (Team Presentations)

2:55 - 3:00pm      5 Year Retail Vision Winners Announced

Judges:

  • Kim Bryden, Cureate
  • Emma Slattery, Food & Nutrition Club, University of Maryland Dietetics Program
  • Ashley Statter, Food & Nutrition Club, University of Maryland Dietetics Program

 

Speakers

Ashley Statter

Community Outreach Chair
Food and Nutrition Club, University of Maryland Dietetics Program
Speaker

Cara Mangini

Founder & Chef
Little Eater
Speaker

Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media
Master of Ceremonies

Dean Nelson

Owner
Dean's Natural Food Market
Speaker

Emma Slattery

President
Food and Nutrition Club, University of Maryland Dietetics Program
Speaker

Kim Bryden

CEO & Founder
Cureate
Speaker

Mo Payette

CEO
Mother's Market & Kitchen
Speaker

Susan Szymanski

Vice President of Marketing
SPINS
Speaker