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New Grocerytalk Program Developed For Supermarket, CPG Industries


Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 04:53 pm

Shoptalk, an organizer of events for retail and e-commerce innovation, has launched Grocerytalk, a new program for the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries to take place during Shoptalk on March 18-21, 2018, at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

Grocerytalk will include content, networking and other unique experiences that focus on the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy groceries and consumer packaged goods in a digital age, including the latest technologies, trends and business models. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will support the development and marketing of Grocerytalk.

Shoptalk is a platform for large retailers and brands, venture-backed direct-to-consumer startups, tech and internet companies, investors, media, Wall Street analysts and others to come together in an open environment to learn, collaborate and evolve. Through Shoptalk’s Hosted Retailers & Brands Program, leaders from established retailers and brands who engage with Shoptalk exhibitors and sponsors in up to eight 15-minute meetings can apply for complimentary tickets to attend Shoptalk as well as a $750 travel/hotel reimbursement. Shoptalk expects more than 1,000 retailers and brands to participate in the Hosted Program, across more than 5,000 meetings.

“Since we launched Shoptalk just over two years ago, we’ve created an entirely new and modern retail and e-commerce narrative and community of innovators, breaking down major, now-stale silos across the industry,” said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Shoptalk. “Our third U.S. event is tracking for over 7,500 attendees up from 5,600 in 2017 and 3,100 in 2016—making Shoptalk the largest American conference for retail and e-commerce innovation.

“We are excited to partner with FMI, which will support us on all aspects of Grocerytalk as we bring innovation in the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries together with many other verticals for a comprehensive view of disruption. Working with FMI is a breath of fresh air in an industry where many have not even started the critical transition from the legacy normal to an obvious and imminent new normal.”

Added FMI President & CEO Leslie G. Sarasin, “In sunsetting our traditional trade show, FMI Connect, FMI promised its members a bolder and more deliberate events strategy. Just as technology evolves, so too will FMI and its portfolio of member services and benefits. Quite bluntly, moving our tech focus into the context of Shoptalk with the launch of Grocerytalk allows us the best of two worlds—maintaining the capacity to focus on the unique retail and e-commerce needs of food, but doing so in the grander, more possibility-rich context of the retail world’s exploration of the topic.”


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