08.15 | Registration and breakfast
09.15 | Welcome and introduction
The Chairman’s opening thoughts on the day and the agenda.
James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD
09.25 | IGD convenience channel forecasts and market update
An overview of the current economic position, where you’ll be the first to hear IGD’s brand new channel forecasts, our latest figures and what they mean for your business.
Guy Ousey, Head of Retail Insight, IGD
IGD latest shopper research - what does the future hold for the shopper?
Michael will reveal brand new research on convenience shopper trends and will identify how to future proof your business so that your convenience store strategy is fit for shoppers of the future.
Michael Freedman, Shopper Insight Manager, IGD
10.05 | Keynote opening – why is the convenience channel of growing importance in UK grocery?
In this keynote opening Jonathan will share his views on the channel and share some new research commissioned by McColl’s, looking at the importance of time and the value of neighbourhood retailing to the shopper. It will also be a chance to hear how McColl’s have a key role to play in neighbourhood retailing within the UK.
Jonathan Miller, Chief Executive, McColl’s
PROPERCORN was founded on the simple belief that there should be no compromise between health and taste. Rosie was the fifth employee, joining the business in September 2013, and since then PROPERCORN has risen to become the fifth fastest-growing company in Europe.
Rosie Joly, Head of OOH Sales, Propercorn
10.50 | Networking refreshment break
Building better plans for now - retailer and supplier case studies
With the Co-Op having such a strong focus on convenience retailing it’s important to understand their business. Richard will share the role of FRTS and some insight on how best to trade across all of the Co-Operative societies to ensure your business can win with this key group of convenience retailers.
Richard Crampton, MD Co-Op – Federal Retail Trading, & Services, Co-Op
Becky will share her learnings of taking a brand like Weetabix from its heartland of ‘at home’ breakfast into a fast-growing sector of food-to-go and how those learnings can be used to help your business.
Becky Hain, UK Sales - Drinks, Weetabix
11.55 | What success looks like when suppliers engage effectively with SPAR UK
David Harland, Head of Grocery, SPAR UK
Snacking is a key category within convenience, so as category leader, hear from PepsiCo on how to build winning plans in the channel. Pierre will share the learnings of turning analytics into great execution across the sector.
Pierre Jackson, Category Insights Controller, PepsiCo
Chris Martin, CEO, Musgrave Group
13.10 | Networking lunch
14.00 | Costcutter Supermarkets Group
Symbol retailers provide 38% of the sales revenue for the convenience channel, so success with them is obviously important for suppliers. Hear Darcy on how Costcutter remain one of the key symbol groups within this sector.
Darcy Willson-Rymer, Chief Executive Officer, Costcutter Supermarkets Group
Hear Tracey discuss how Tesco is changing its convenience offer to serve local shoppers a little better every day.
Tracey Clements, MD Tesco Convenience & CEO, One Stop Stores Ltd, Tesco PLC
Adrian is a senior training consultant with RADA in Business and has been working with the company since 2002. He works solely in the personal development arena and has developed the Energy States model which reveals how different types of personal energy influence how we interact with and are perceived by others.
Adrian Kirk, Senior Training Consultant, RADA in Business
15.35 | The constant evolution of the convenience channel in SPAR internationally
Tobias will be examining how retail businesses need to think globally to ensure international success, but to build on local strengths. He will look at how innovation and trends often transcend boundaries in the retail environment, as SPAR has seen in Europe, Africa & Asia.
Tobias Wasmuht, Managing Director, SPAR International
The Chairman reviews the highlights of the day and replays the key messages to take away.
James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD
16.15 | Close