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Groceryshop Vegas 2022

It’s time for Groceryshop 2022!

Taking place September 19-22, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, this year’s event brings together more than 4,000 leaders across the industry including CPG brands, supermarkets, c-stores, drug stores, general merchandise stores, discount stores, ecommerce players, warehouse clubs, grocerants and non-traditional grocery retailers.

Check out the Top Retail Influencers’ picks for the must see sessions, speakers, technology leaders and activities during your time in Las Vegas, and be sure to sign up for an exclusive interview with RETHINK Retail at the show.

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“Our local, national and global economies continue to be a top concern for consumers and business decision makers alike. While at Groceryshop, I look forward to the perspectives shining not just light on this, but also solutions to help keep grocers and vendors moving ahead positively. I’m also excited to see how this can be more easily accomplished thanks to cutting edge technologies and omni-channel best practices. I collectively look forward to combining the insight of the various leaders and companies that will be shared to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the grocery market right now.”

– Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder of Retail Minded

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Request An Interview

RETHINK Retail is partnering with Groceryshop to bring live video and event coverage straight to your social feed. Be sure to follow the hashtags #RETHINKRetail and #Groceryshop for live updates. 

Want to meet with us at the show? Request an on-site interview at our media booth or on the show floor. 

Join our team and Top Retail Influencers for a Happy Hour Meet & Greet at the RETHINK Retail media booth (across from the Exhibit Hall entrance) from 3:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 20th.

RSVP details coming soon!

Interview with us at the conference.

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“From supply chain management to livestream platforms, today’s start-ups are reinventing retailers into technology powerhouses, and it all starts with the pitch. We’re so excited to be a part of this event, to hear what these start-ups have to offer, and to envision from these pitches how retail will continue to evolve and be reinvented by the new, often undreamed of capabilities they bring to the table.”

— Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, a global advisory and research firm specializing in retail and technology

Agenda At A Glance

Monday

Afternoon

Track 2: Exceptional Omnichannel Experiences

Cutting-Edge Grocery Experiences from Around the Globe

2:00pm — 2:40pm

Tony Shan, Head of Tmall Global, the Americas, Alibaba

Daniel Lundh, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Lifvs

Rebecca Bemhena, VP Content, Shoptalk Europe, Shoptalk (Interviewer)

Track 1: Fresh Perspectives on Grocery and CPG

Analyst Perspectives: Consumer Shopping Trends with Staying Power

2:50pm — 3:30pm

Darren Seifer, Food & Beverage Industry Analyst, The NPD Group

Bryan Gildenberg, SVP, Commerce, Omnicom Commerce Group

Claire Davies, Partner, L.E.K.

Track 1: Fresh Perspectives on Grocery and CPG

C-Suite Perspectives: Digital Strategies Driving Growth

3:40pm — 4:20pm

Tim Simmons, SVP & Chief Product Officer, Sam’s Club

Krystina Gustafson, SVP, Content, Groceryshop (Interviewer)

Charisse Hughes, Chief Brand & Advanced Analytics Officer, The Kellogg Company

Mainstage Keynote

4:50pm — 5:10pm

Jason Buechel, Chief Operations Officer & Incoming CEO, Whole Foods

Joe Laszlo, VP Content, Groceryshop (Interviewer)

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— Ricardo Belmar, Director Partner Marketing Advisor for Retail & Consumer Goods at Microsoft, Retail Tech Advisor & Podcaster at Retail Razor

“I always recommend to retailers that they should look at the exciting experiences being delivered outside the US and see what they can learn from this. In the Monday session “Cutting-Edge Grocery Experiences from Around the Globe” expect to hear about frictionless retail and autonomous stores in grocery!

Digital grocery shopping is here to stay post-pandemic and finding ways to bring the unique experiences digital provides to in-store customers is critical to keep those customers shopping. The Monday session “Unifying the Online and In-Store Shopping Experience” will feature insights from Albertson’s which has done considerable work in this space.

And the Wednesday session “Case Studies: Reaching Consumers Through Emerging Platforms” will focus on something we’ve all talked about recently – shoppable video and voice assistants, aka conversational commerce. Looking forward to see what two different brands, Walmart and The Fresh Market have planned for these technologies!”

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“I’m very curious to hear retailers’ discuss their plans for navigating the inflationary environment, and I look forward to the technology innovation sessions regarding digital commerce accelerators and personalization! Grocery is always an interesting area of retail because of how ingrained consumer behaviors are, so forces that can shake up such patterns make for very creative conversations at this event.”.

— Melissa Minkow, Director, Retail Strategy at CI&T

Top Speakers You Can’t Miss

SVP of Retail Media | Albertsons Companies

Kristi Argyilan

SVP of Retail Media | Albertsons Companies
Head of Tmall Global, the Americas | Alibaba

Tony Shan

Head of Tmall Global, the Americas | Alibaba
President of Consumer Products Division, North America | L’Oreal

Nathalie Gerschtein

President of Consumer Products Division, North America | L’Oreal
President, North America | Oatly

Mike Messersmith

President, North America | Oatly
EVP & Chief Merchant | Sam’s Club

Megan Crozier

EVP & Chief Merchant | Sam’s Club
Co-Founder & CEO | Thrive Market

Nick Green

Co-Founder & CEO | Thrive Market
President & CEO | Walmart U.S.

John Furner

President & CEO | Walmart U.S.
Co-Founder & CEO | Banza

Brian Rudolph

Co-Founder & CEO | Banza
President & CEO | Casey’s

Darren Rebelez

President & CEO | Casey’s
EVP & President | Campbell Snacks

Val Oswalt

EVP & President | Campbell Snacks
Founder & CEO | Choice Market

Mike Fogarty

Founder & CEO | Choice Market
CEO | Instacart

Fidji Simo

CEO | Instacart
SVP & Chief Information Officer | Kroger

Yael Cosset

SVP & Chief Information Officer | Kroger
Global Head of Grocery & Retail, Co-Founder of Cornershop | Uber

Oskar Hjertonsson

Global Head of Grocery & Retail, Co-Founder of Cornershop | Uber
SVP & Chief Product Officer | Sam’s Club

Tim Simmons

SVP & Chief Product Officer | Sam’s Club
Chief Brand & Advanced Analytics Officer | The Kellogg Company

Charisse Hughes

Chief Brand & Advanced Analytics Officer | The Kellogg Company

Tech Leaders

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“The area that I’ll be paying close attention to is the impact of technology on the in-store environment, including the shopper and associate experience.  Given the current cost and labour challenges, technology will be a big part of the solution, bringing more automation and simplification to processes. How have retailers’ plans changed over the last year?”.

— Stewart Samuel, Program Director at IGD Canada

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Booth #935

Grocery stores have a new opportunity to take their reward programs to the next level. Rather than relying on traditional loyalty programs that have nominal differences from store to store, large grocery chains can now offer deeper, more valuable rewards by issuing branded cards: Financial services that allow you to do more for your customers. Customer spend data inside and outside of your store. With loyalty programs that are truly differentiated, your customers – and you – win.

Visit Alviere at Groceryshop booth #935 to learn more about how you can customize an offering exactly for your unique customer base.

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Join Fortinet and Comcast as our Guest at Rí Rá Irish Pub in Las Vegas for an Exclusive Happy Hour on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm PT.

Grab a pint and a bite to eat with Fortinet, Comcast, and your peers for an exclusive happy hour experience at the Rí Rá Irish Pub, in Mandalay Place, Las Vegas! Along with having the opportunity to network with your peers, the Rí Rá Irish Pub offers an impressive line-up of live music, a comprehensive drink list and fare that defies pub standards, all compliments of Fortinet and Comcast.
Register to reserve your seat as our guest for a fun escape from the ordinary at the Rí Rá Irish Pub, in Mandalay Place, Las Vegas on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm PT!

Activities

Located just inside the Las Vegas strip at Mandalay Bay, Groceryshop is well positioned near the city’s most exciting attractions, storefronts, and retail experiences. At the top of our list is Omegamart, an interactive, mind-bending immersive art experience that allows visitors to embark on a journey through a supermarket like no-other. And there’s more—event attendees are encouraged to partake in Groceryshop’s Exhibit Hall Happy Hours, Poolside Party, and ShopHop networking program!

Exhibit Hall Happy Hours

Explore and meet the exhibitors on Tuesday, September 20, and Wednesday, September 21, all day and mingle throughout the hall during the happy hours in the later afternoon—find times on the Groceryshop Agenda.

Omegamart

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Do some extracurricular industry research at Omega Mart, an interactive and immersive art experience from Meow Wolf. Explore an extraordinary supermarket and discover portals leading to surreal worlds—within AREA15, an immersive art and entertainment district located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

Poolside Party

Join in on the fun at Groceryshop’s big party on Wednesday, September 21, at 8:30pm – 10:30pm PT.

ShopHop

Shophop is a networking program designed to bring hundreds of retailers and brands together in a fun, social environment conducive to creating new peer connections as well as deepening existing relationships. Best described as a high-end “pub crawl”, Shophop will take place during Groceryshop in the evening of Wednesday, September 21, at the best onsite venues at Mandalay Bay.