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Neil Z. Stern

Senior Partner, McMillanDoolittle

Neil Z. Stern is a senior partner of McMillanDoolittle specializing in the area of strategic planning and the development of new retail concepts. Neil leads the company’s food practice.

During his 25 year career at McMillanDoolittle, Neil has developed strategies and new concepts for a diverse variety of clients across the retail industry. As a food industry thought leader, Neil has worked across all segments, including supermarkets, convenience stores and foodservice. Key clients have included an impressive mix of large and small food retailers, including Harris Teeter, Price Chopper, Wawa Food Markets, Winn Dixie, McDonald’s Corp., Publix Super Markets, Walmart and Safeway, as well as international companies.

He is editor of McMillanDoolittle’s Retail Watch newsletter and is a frequent speaker on the industry.

Neil has co-authored two books, "Winning At Retail" and "Greentailing and Other Revolutions in Retailing."

Neil is an honors graduate of Columbia University and has attended Northwestern’s Kellogg MBA program.

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