If you’re regularly getting the newsletter and our online communications, you might’ve noticed that we’re getting hot and heavy into virtual events here at Store Brands.
In June, I moderated our first Store Brands Industry Summit, featuring a keynote from IRI and leaders of industry from Albertsons, FMI, Raley’s, Sprouts, Tops, Wakefern, Walgreens, VMLY&R and more. We chatted about innovation, the state of the industry, the pandemic, among other topics.
Then a month later I moderated a day of education dedicated to sustainability and private brands. Again, I was joined by the brightest minds like Denise Osterhues president of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation; Kendrick Repko, director of sustainable products, Ahold Delhaize USA; Christie Zimmerman, a products standards manager at Natural Grocers; Derrek Reitz, the sustainability specialist for Weis Markets; Bill Patton, manager of store optimization at The Giant Company; and Bill Wollrab, founder of AllPeople.