Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen will help kickoff Groceryshop 2023 in Las Vegas on Sept. 19-21.
McMullen is the show’s first keynote speaker and will be interviewed by CNBC. JJ Fleeman, CEO of Ahold Delhaize, will also give a keynote on day one.
Donna Tweeten and Aaron Weise, both presidents of Hy-Vee, will close the show as keynote speakers on Thursday, Sept. 21.
This year’s show could set records, as more than 5,000 attendees are expected, representing more than 40 countries, according to Groceryshop’s website. Over 400 sponsoring companies will also be in attendance.
Educational sessions will take place daily, and some of the more grocery-centric ones include:
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Case Studies: Tactics for Unifying Online and In-Store Grocery
Steve Henig, chief customer officer for Wakefern Food Corp., will be speaking.
New Industry Research: Consolidation, Inflation and Other Trends Shaping Grocery
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Case Studies: New Capabilities Driving In-Store Efficiency and Inventory Visibility
Tyler King, VP, Retail Finance, of SpartanNash will be speaking.
Hiring and Upskilling Digital Talent
Luke Anderson, chief information officer at Cub, and Jennifer Hopper, chief information officer at Save A Lot, will be speaking.
Rapid Fire: Deciphering Conflicting Consumer Data and Behaviors
Barbara Connors, VP, Strategy & Acceleration, 84.51 degrees (Kroger) will be speaking.
Strategies for Omnichannel Fulfillment and Delivery
Jennifer McKeehan, SVP, End to End Delivery, Walmart, and Fuad Hannon, VP, New Business Verticals, DoorDash, will be speaking.
Breakthrough Physical Retail Experiences for Omnichannel Shoppers
Dave Steck, VP, IT Infrastructure & Application Development, Schnuck Markets, will be speaking.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Track Keynote: New Platforms and Channels Driving Shopper Engagement
Asha Sharma, chief operating officer, Instacart, will be speaking.
Track Keynote: Innovative Approaches to Customer Loyalty
Diana Marshall, EVP and chief growth officer, Sam’s Club, and Ryan Draude, head of Loyalty & Digital, Giant Food, will be speaking.
Track Keynote: Serving the On-the-Go Consumer
Jeff Turnas, SVP of Culinary, Whole Foods, will be speaking.
Turning Data and Technology Prowess Into Revenue Streams
Chad Fox, SVP and chief marketing officer, Dollar General, will be speaking.
Working with Technology Partners to Accelerate Growth
John Giaquinto, VP, Loyalty, Personalization & Analytics, Rite Aid, will be speaking.