Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 at 11:30AM EDT

Grocers are facing challenges ranging from price wars shrinking margins to the increasing demand for fresh and food-to-go offerings to the growth of online grocery accelerated by Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods. The result is that the grocery market is increasingly competitive and grocers have to adapt in order to thrive and survive in the face of these challenges.

Based on a recent industry study that surveyed leading North American grocers, we’ll explore how grocery retail executives view today’s grocery market and what key initiatives they’re undertaking in their organizations’ retail and supply chain planning operations to build and sustain a competitive advantage. Key findings include:

  • Only 2% of grocers feel helpless because of Amazon’s massive resources while 73% are increasing their focus on operational efficiency
  • 71% of grocers find the market more competitive than ever and believe that omni-channel is now essential
  • 82% cite fresh products as Very Important to their businesses
  • Average spoilage is costing grocers around $70M going up to several hundred million
  • Day-level forecasting and forecast-driven automatic replenishment can significantly reduce spoilage
  • Much more!

The webinar will feature Greg Wilson, VP Field Strategy at RELEX, and Jon Springer, Executive Editor of Grocery Business, will last 45 minutes and end with a live Q&A.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.’

Date: May 23, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 11:30 AM Eastern Time

Featuring: Greg Wilson, VP Field Strategy, RELEX Solutions & Jon Springer, Executive Editor, Grocery Business

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SPEAKERS

Greg Wilson, VP Field Strategy, RELEX Solutions

Greg has more than 25 years of supply chain planning experience with in-depth exposure to problem solving in both the business and technology dimensions of retail. He began his career with Bradlees where he managed the internal development and implementation of packaged solutions for areas including inventory optimization, allocation, replenishment and merchandising. Since then Greg has worked for Quantum Retail, SAS and Marketmax before joining RELEX Solutions where he is responsible for sales and field strategy.

Jon Springer, Executive Editor, Grocery Business

Jon Springer is responsible for leading Grocery Business’s digital news team. Jon has more than 20 years of experience covering consumer business and retail, including more than 14 years at the Retail/Financial desk at Supermarket News. His previous experience includes covering consumer markets for KPMG’s Insiders; the U.S. beverage industry for Beverage Spectrum; and he was a Senior Editor covering commercial real estate and retail for the International Council of Shopping Centers.