Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - Eastern Standard Time

*Note that this agenda is not 100% confirmed. Session times are subject to change based on speaker availability as we continue to flush out the agenda. Stay tuned to this page and your email for updates.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Greg Sleter
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Retailers and the supplier community are focused on limiting the impact of doing business on the environment. Many of the changes we are seeing are driving by changing attitudes of shoppers who are looking to do their part to protect the world around them. Our keynote speaker will address the key issues top of mind with consumers and what retailers need to do to meet these needs.

Doug Yolen
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

The discussion about sustainability and retail has focused largely on packaging. We’ve seen changes and improvements in recent years and there’s more work to be done. We’ll discuss the latest innovation in product packaging, what new materials are in use and how the private label segment is leading the charge in improving how products are protected and displayed on store shelves and online.

Dawn Nowicki Adam Wozniak
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

With the growth of sustainability, more consumers today are educating themselves about the sourcing of raw materials. Across a variety of categories including but not limited to food and beverage, items for the home, and products that offer a healthier lifestyle, more shoppers want to know if the products they are bringing home have been sourced in an Earth-friendly manner. We’ll dive into this important issue and discuss how retailers can enhance their sustainable sourcing efforts.

Mohamed Abaas Abby Ayers
12:45 PM - 12:50 PM
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

As the sustainability movement continues to grow, there is a growing need for innovation. The old way of doing business and developing new products and solutions will no longer suffice. From meeting retailer-established ESG goals to consumers demanding products that are sourced sustainably the need to offer products that are Earth-friendly is vital. Our expert panel will discuss the need for innovation and share tips on how retailers and their supplier partners need to look for opportunities when developing new products.

Matthew Koloseike
1:20 PM - 1:25 PM
Greg Sleter

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