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A Convenient Future

Join the Co-op Trade Briefing from IGD to reconnect with the Co-op leadership team at Manchester Central on Thursday 29 September 2022. Featuring live and interactive sessions, put your questions at the heart of the debate and find out how Co-op are leading the way on the future of convenience retail.

Topics covered include:

    • Responding to changing customer demand and delighting new customers: Understanding market conditions, defining value and utilising our “Missions”
    • Wholesale, franchise and Ecommerce channels supporting future trading
    • Sustaining the future through initiatives including plastic reduction, recycling, power and carbon neutrality
    • Better buying: What will the buying team of the future look like and how will this influence supplier engagement?

Speakers include:

Matt Hood, Managing Director of Co-op Food, Co-op

Matt Hood

Managing Director of Co-op Food, Co-op

Emma Hannah, Director of Transformation & Food Strategy, Co-op

Emma Hannah

Director of Transformation & Food Strategy, Co-op

Adele Balmforth, Buying Director, Ambient & BWS, Co-op

Adele Balmforth

Buying Director, Ambient & BWS, Co-op

Ayaz Alam, Trading Director, Nisa

Ayaz Alam

Trading Director, Nisa

Chris Conway, Head of Digital, Co-op

Chris Conway

Head of Digital, Co-op

Sinead Bell, Buying Director, Fresh & Chilled, Co-op

Sinead Bell

Buying Director, Fresh & Chilled, Co-op

The event format:

There is a choice of participation options to suit your business needs.

Physical access at Co-op Trade Briefing 2022Physical access at Manchester Central:

  • Get the latest strategic updates from the Co-op leadership team
  • Get the latest updates across six of Co-op's core categories
  • Preschedule 121 video meetings with key members of the buying team at a time suited to you
  • Replay selected presentation content on-demand after the event day in your own time
  • Closer to Co-op Zone – shape the live Q&A responses through direct access to the Leadership team
  • Participate in the live Q&A with the Co-op leadership team
  • Network face to face with Co-op colleagues
  • Enjoy a menu brought to you by Co-op’s Delicious Food Team

Online access at Co-op Trade Briefing 2022Online access via our dedicated virtual platform:

  • Watch live the latest strategic updates from the Co-op leadership team
  • Preschedule 121 video meetings with key members of the buying team at a time suited to you
  • Replay selected video and presentation content on-demand after the event day in your own time

Co-op sustainability

Co-op sustainability

Co-op Frozen vending machine

Co-op GRO - plant based chilli

Our attendees had a great experience last year:

Well done to Co-op for the balanced agenda and
the topics covered.

Sales Director OOH, Perfetti Van Melle

Co-op have really seized the opportunity to use these trade briefings to communicate with their suppliers.
Category Marketing Manager, Rich Products

A very good and useful event. Lots of good content and
plenty to think about in terms of how we work together
going forwards.

Sales Director, Monster Brands

It was particularly useful having buyer meetings
after the event.

Commercial Director, Clarke Millar

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