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Groceryshop Shares Conference Keynote Speakers


Groceryshop, the event for grocery and CPG brands, has announced the keynote speakers for its 2023 conference, taking place Sept. 19-21 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The annual Groceryshop conference brings together more than 5,000 attendees, 1,700 retailers and brands and 175 speakers to offer insights into the ever-evolving grocery landscape.

This year, the event will also launch Meetup, the world’s largest meetings program for the grocery and CPG industry, to facilitate 25,000 curated one-to-one meetings between attendees. More than 20,000 meetings were requested by Groceryshop attendees in the first 24 hours after the platform was released on Aug. 28.

Groceryshop 2023 keynote speakers include:

  • Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO, Kroger;
  • Monica McGurk, CEO, Tropicana Brands and Mainstream, Tropicana;
  • Esi Eggleston Bracey, president of Unilever USA and CEO of personal care, Unilever North America, Unilever;
  • JJ Fleeman, CEO, Ahold Delhaize USA;
  • Alanna McDonald, president, Mars Pet Nutrition North America, Mars Petcare;
  • Donna Tweeten, president, Hy-Vee;
  • Aaron Wiese, president, Hy-Vee;
  • Seth Goldman, co-founder and CEO, Eat the Change;
  • Ben McKean, founder and CEO, Hungryroot;
  • Heather Wallace, CEO, Curology; and
  • Kat Schneider, founder and CEO, Ritual.

“For the first time ever, the entire Groceryshop community has the opportunity to use our incredible tech platform to request a bespoke schedule of meetings tailored to their exact collaboration requirements,” said Sophie Wawro, global president, Groceryshop.

“These aren’t just speculative connections. Every single one of the 25,000 meetings taking place will be double opt-in, meaning the people sitting on both sides of the table will be there because they recognize the potential of that connection to be transformative to their business.”

Attracting 5,000 attendees from across the world, Groceryshop 2023 will have its largest contingent of retailers and brands ever, having surpassed a previous high in early July, with more than 40 countries represented. Joining them will be 400 sponsoring companies. Women make up nearly half of this year’s speaker lineup and one-third of confirmed speakers represent diverse groups.

Meetup is open to all Groceryshop attendees at no additional cost to provide access to efficient networking and collaboration opportunities across all business needs. To participate in Meetup, attendees need to get a ticket and complete the pre-event registration process leading up to the event.

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