Date(s) - 03/21/18
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago
Industry Leadership Series: Digital Transformation—Remaining Relevant in a Digital Grocery Environment
March 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join The Hatchery Chicago in partnership with the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network for another iteration of its Industry Leadership Series.
Digital technologies are disrupting the food & beverage industry. How do you remain relevant as the digital divide widens, consumption patterns change and fragment, and companies will have to increasingly leverage technology to grow their business? Join us for drinks and appetizers as our speakers help us understand the trajectory of digital influence and how to capitalize on the current trends.
Neil Saunders, Managing Director and Retail Analyst at GlobalData
Neil is a retail analyst and consultant working with retailers and those connected to the industry to help them make informed commercial decisions based on a thorough understanding of the market and its future direction. He bases his analysis on a combination of consumer behavior; brand preferences; channel dynamics; competitive strategies; market forecasts; stores and locations; and much more! He loves sharing information, insight, and analysis – and always tries to do it in a way that is understandable, relevant, actionable, and exciting – because smart analysis should not be boring!
Adam Root, Principal at Memoriam Advisors
Adam spent nearly 5 years supporting the global expansion of Amazon’s fresh grocery delivery business AmazonFresh. After delivering AmazonFresh’s initial US expansions into Southern CA, Northern CA and then New York, Adam relocated to London to serve as a go-to-resource for AmazonFresh’s international launches in London, Tokyo and Berlin. Adam has worked hands-on with all major aspects of launching, expanding and managing a food focused e-commerce and grocery delivery business including assortment planning, vendor negotiation, P&L management, fresh food supply chain, product pricing, product quality management, warehouse process, marketing and private label strategies. Adam launched Memoriam Advisors to leverage his unique experience to help food manufacturers, food suppliers, grocery delivery services and investors effectively navigate and excel in the changing food retail environment.