"Provides relevant information and CPE sessions that are actually enjoyable to attend! A 'must' attend for food retailers – great return on your money and time." Gregg Maxwell, Group Vice President NSC, Controller Retail Acctg/Payroll
"I have been attending the conference for 10 years. Highly rewarding! Networking with peers and vendor partners is invaluable. Great value when comparing cost and knowledge gained.” Bill Naughton, Corporate Audit Director, SpartanNash.
"I learned many new things and met several new people I can now share and network with. Overall, the conference provided a definite benefit and was well worth the cost and time. I enjoyed learning about new trends and visiting with many grocery professionals." 2019 attendee
Ignitevaluable business relationships through networking and sharing best practices.
Take home actionable solutions to problems that impact the bottom line.
Gain valuable tools to drive sales, stimulate growth, improve controls and ensure compliance.
Earn CPE credits.
Expert-led sessions on wage escalation, digitization of office and the state of the food retail industry, as well as breakouts covering refrigeration, shrink and more.
A retail-focused learning opportunity offering unrivaled value.
Updates on important food retail regulatory and legislative issues.
Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions and idea exchanges.
Keynote presentations focusing on key topics in the industry.
Industry-specific sessions and panel discussions.
Fun and relaxing social event.
Digital Innovation Specialist, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Principal, Retail Profit Solutions
Vice Chairman and U.S. Leader, Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Practice, Deloitte LLP
Principal, Retail Profit Solutions
Sr. Business Consultant – Financial Planning and Analysis, Publix
Manager of Business Analysis and Reporting – Omnichannel support, Publix
CPA, CFF, CGMA, Corporate Internal Audit Director, Alex Lee
Vice President of Internal Audit, Brookshire Brothers, Inc.
Vice President, Mastercard Data & Services, APT
Principal, RSM US LLP
Senior Manager, Digital Controllership, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
SVP, Head of Global Government Affairs, First Data
Digital Controllership: Are you optimizing the value of your controllership function?
Next-gen controllership functions strategically leverage technology to improve operational performance, insightfulness, and risk intelligence across the enterprise. In this session, we’ll discuss how to navigate the digital transformation within your controllership function including in positioning foundational ERP, deploying process automation (such as RPA) and using the analytics and insights derived to deliver value to the greater organization.
Demystifying Payments Disruption
Technology is a driver of disruption for many businesses and industries, and the retail and payments sectors are no different. In this panel, Kim Ford, Head of Global Government Affairs at First Data, will lead a discussion to dig a little deeper into the various disruptions occurring in payments, such as how regulatory initiatives like the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) are enhancing competition in financial services offerings, whether blockchain is ready for physical point of sale acceptance, how innovations in AI are creating stronger fraud prevention tools, and how to keep up with the digitization of global commerce.
Blockchain: Preparing for Disruption
Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies this year. Is it all just hype, or is there more to it? In this presentation, Jay Schulman of RSM US LLP will walk you through what blockchain is, how it works, and what its impact is to food producers, distributors and grocers. You’ll also learn about the different use cases for blockchain technology including food recall, trade promotion and others.