2020 Schedule


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome to Private Brands Summit + Business Conference Suites

 
Speakers:
  • Kristof Duna - Vice President Center Store, Private Brands, Export Merchants Distributors LLC, Co-Chair FMI Private Brands Leadership Council
  • Doug Baker - Vice President, Industry Relations, FMI
  • Jeanine Antiporek - Senior Director of Sales - West, Refresco North America, Co-Chair FMI Private Brands Leadership Council

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

The Power of Private Brands

Already an area of significant growth, private brands experienced an even greater emphasis and spotlight in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now in its fourth year, the Power of Private Brands research series provides insights on numerous areas of opportunity for private brands to further advance and overcome hurdles. This session offers an early look at the 2020 findings and what they could mean for the future for both retailers and manufacturers. 
Speakers:
  • Linda Severin - Marketing and Private Brand Consultant
  • Mark McKeown - Principal/VP Client Insights, Retail Gateways and Label Insight

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Round Table: Best Practices for Investing in Innovation and Compliance

Private Brands are an important part of your business, helping you increase customer loyalty, drive margins, and revenue growth. But do you have adequate systems and processes to support your program goals or are you still relying on spreadsheets, PDFs or legacy systems?

Join this Round Table hosted by Oracle Retail as we explore a number of issues including:

  • Agility: how quickly can you bring new products to market in response to the biggest change we’ve seen in consumer behavior in decades?
  • Transparency: are you able to provide the level of ingredient/material transparency and label accuracy that is increasingly expected?
  • Visibility: do you have enough visibility into your suppliers’ working practices and can you respond quickly to incidents?
  • Compliance: how are you responding to the FDA’s blueprint for Smarter Food Safety?
Speakers:
  • Doug Macdonald - Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Business Development Manager

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Round Table: Private Brands Management: A Shopper-Centric Approach

 Category management principles no longer fully meet the needs of today’s retailers and shoppers and has never addressed the opportunity for retailers to maximize the profitability and consumer loyalty that results from their own brands. A new approach is needed. Adopting principles of shopper-centric retailing redefines private brand management by changing the focus from narrow categories of products to categories of shopper needs that extend across the entire store. FMI has launched a new and comprehensive process to enable retailers to make the change. This roundtable will explore how to make the change and the benefits that will result. 

Speakers:

12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Trading Partner Meetings

Each private trading partner meeting will last 45-minutes with a 15-min break in between

Schedule:

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.     
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.         
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.       
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.      
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.      
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

What’s Coming Next? A Business Leader’s Toolkit for Pandemic Decision Making

In this time of unprecedented uncertainty, leaders are facing some of the toughest business decisions of their careers and need help making the right choices. This session will explore key takeaways from the COVID-19 crisis, examine the new societal and economic norms and discuss the constraints and challenges businesses face through the phased reopening of the economy. We will share a toolkit designed to help business leaders navigate through a complex maze of industry issues, develop predictive scenarios and assist in decision making. 
Speakers:
  • Ugur Koyluoglu - Partner and Vice Chairman, Financial Services (USA), Oliver Wyman

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Round Table: Trading Partner Collaboration

Join this Round Table hosted by Solutions for Retail Brands, the supplier engagement experts, as they facilitate a conversation with industry leaders about the importance of collaboration between private brand retailers and their manufacturers
Speakers:
  • David Taylor - Client Success Director, Solutions for Retail Brands Ltd

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Round Table: Private Brand: A Question of Love, Trust and Worth?

Discuss the results of the groundbreaking new research commissioned by My Private Brand. The study transcends the traditional questions of private label research – “Are private labels as good as, or better than, national brands?” or “do you think that you will be purchasing more private label products?” – focusing instead on the new breed of $1 billion+ natural and organic private brands that are working hard to build loyalty and create differentiation. This quantitative national study seeks to provide a rich and insightful analysis of the natural and organic private brand space, plus individual brands, providing a clear picture of how they contribute to business growth today. Gain exclusive insights into consumer sentiment, aided and unaided awareness, brand equity, Net Promoter score, retailer connection, and more.

Speakers:

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Round Table: Omnichannel Transparency Trends

 

Evolving consumer buying trends and recent grocery e-commerce growth together represents both a major opportunity and a major risk for private brands. Join this discussion to understand how to better position private brands for growth amidst rapid consumer and e-commerce change. 

 

Speakers:
  • Dave Byman - Vice President Business Development, Label Insight

11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Trading Partner Meetings

Each private trading partner meeting will last 45-minutes with a 15-min break in between

Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.     
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.         
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
2:00 p.m - 2:45 p.m.    
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.      
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.      
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Accelerating Private Brands

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted consumer sentiment and behavior with regard to private brands. In this session get insights from the latest proprietary research by McKinsey into these consumer trends. Learn strategic approaches retailers can use to build their playbooks to accelerate private brands based on these trends.

Speakers:

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Round Table: Driving Consumer Engagement with Smart Packaging

Consumers are demanding more information from the brands they use and consume than ever before. Join this discussion to explore how next-generation packaging technology will serve multiple purposes from sharing product information, sustainability messaging, health and well-being, traceability, and point of sale all within one single symbology.

Speakers:
  • John Phillips - Senior Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Go-to-Market for PepsiCo, Inc.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Round Table: Looking at the Future of the Food Ecosystem, Post COVID

 Since March, 2020, our food industry supply chain has been tested like never before. Although product suppliers and retailers have performed remarkably well considering the circumstances, we have learned that the end-to-end food industry ecosystem, from farm to fork, from harvest to hospitality, needs to be better connected and integrated. During this Private Brands Summit roundtable discussion, we will address the following questions:

  • What needs to be done to restore the overall food economy to pre-COVID health and efficiency? And, what have we learned that can be applied to future massive crises and downturns?
  • What are the current bottlenecks, breakdowns, or barriers to enhancing our food industry ecosystem?
  • What are the most significant opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic enabled us to do that we had not, prior to this time?
  • What have we learned that will prepare us for the “new normal” after this novel coronavirus is brought under control?

Join us for a spirited discussion as we address this issues, learn from one another, and help to build a more efficient and expandable food industry supply chain and eco-system.

Speakers:
  • Mark Baum - Chief Collaboration Officer & Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, FMI

11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Trading Partner Meetings

Each private trading partner meeting will last 45-minutes with a 15-min break in between

Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.     
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.         
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
2:00 p.m - 2:45 p.m.    
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.      
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.      
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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