PG's Connected Consumer Summit: A Great Success!

I just wanted to write a quick note to thank all of the retailers who participated in Progressive Grocer's Connected Consumer Summit as well as its sponsor, Verizon Wireless, for a truly outstanding event, held Oct. 8 and 9 in Chicago. The discussion covered all aspects of consumer-facing technology, was very informative and -- along with dinner the evening before -- a lot of fun.

Keep an eye out for our November Webcast, which will continue the discussion with three of the retailer participants from the roundtable, as well as an upcoming print feature which will share highlights of the discussion.

Here are a couple of photos from the event.


Top Row, from left: Mike Adams, customer relationship manager, Basha’s; Tom Hutchison, dir., customer relationship management and analytics, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores; Larry Schaffer, dir. of information technology, Niemann Foods, Inc.; Gordon Jones, director, business development directorate, Defense Commissary Agency; Jay Yanko, managing principal, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Middle Row, from left: Thom Riley, manager, digital technology and enterprise application architect, Price Chopper Supermarkets; Ron Bonacci, VP of Marketing, K-VA-T (Food City); Glenn Kriczky, VP of information systems, Associated Wholesalers, Inc.; Mike Brown, executive director, retail marketing services and retail technology, Unified Grocers, Inc.; Jana Jeffery, digital community manager, Albertsons; David Palmer, VP of marketing, Raley’s

Seated, from left: Heidi Reale, dir. of shopper and digital marketing, Price Chopper; Joseph Tarnowski, editor-in-chief, Progressive Grocer Independent/senior editor, Progressive Grocer; Alexandra Sneed, Verizon Enterprise Solutions marketing manager, Verizon Wireless




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