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Shoptalk Launches Consumer Goods Programme Grocerytalk

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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Shoptalk, the organiser of one of the world’s biggest events for retail and e-commerce innovation, has announced the launch of Grocerytalk.

Grocerytalk is a new programme for the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries that will include content, networking and other unique experiences that focus on the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy groceries and consumer packaged goods in a digital age, including the latest technologies, trends and business models.

The programme will be launched at Shoptalk 2018, which takes place next March at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Shoptalk, said, “We are excited to partner with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), which will support us on all aspects of Grocerytalk as we bring innovation in the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries together with many other verticals for a comprehensive view of disruption".

“Working with FMI is a breath of fresh air in an industry where many have not even started the critical transition from the legacy normal to an obvious and imminent new normal.”


FMI president and chief executive officer, Leslie G. Sarasin, added, “In sunsetting our traditional trade show, FMI Connect, FMI promised its members a bolder and more deliberate events strategy. Just as technology evolves, so too will FMI and its portfolio of member services and benefits".

“Quite bluntly, moving our tech focus into the context of Shoptalk with the launch of Grocerytalk allows us the best of two worlds – maintaining the capacity to focus on the unique retail and e-commerce needs of food, but doing so in the grander, more possibility-rich context of the retail world’s exploration of the topic.”

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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