IGD Live has developed an engaging programme of content across five great themes. When you register, we'll ask you if you have a preferred Insight Stream. You can also personalise your own programme by choosing sessions from different streams.

DAY 1

Business
Breakfast

08:30-09:00

Preparing for a digital future: why winning in ecommerce is a marathon not a sprint

The pace of change for consumer packaged goods brands has never been faster. In an ever-evolving marketplace, it’s important to balance traditional retailer relationships with optimising new channels like Amazon in order to drive growth in 2020 and beyond.

Kicking off our Digital Commerce stream, Profitero’s VP Strategy & Insights Andrew Pearl is joined by Scott Doherty, Head of eCommerce at Ferrero. Andrew and Scott discuss the importance of developing the right team structure to support ecommerce growth. Plus, they'll reveal how to define and measure ongoing success through implementing ecommerce performance analytics with clear KPIs.

Andrew Pearl
VP, Strategy & Insight, Profitero

Scott Doherty
Head of eCommerce, Ferrero

Morning
Keynotes

09:30-10:30

The new UK retail landscape

Ben Miller
Insight Services and Events Director, IGD

Learn. Connect. Grow.
Welcome to IGD Live

The pace of change in consumer packaged goods retailing has scarcely been quicker. Traditional supply chains... + READ MORE

are being replaced by complex ecosystems. Shoppers expect online experiences offline. New formats, channels, operators and business models are unlocking growth, requiring new organisational capabilities to grasp these and win. IGD is evolving to help you achieve this, IGD Live a brand-new meeting focused on unlocking growth in this new world.

Julie Bowerman
Chief Global Digital Customer and Consumer Experience Officer, Kellogg's

Creating a digitally led FMCG leader

How evolving shopper expectations and emerging technologies are driving the digitisation of grocery, and... + READ MORE

how a global CPG leader can respond in terms of both customer-facing execution and internal culture & processes.

Patrick Pondaven
Director Consumables, Amazon

Susan Barratt
Chief Executive, IGD

Embracing change

With a lacklustre economy, unhelpful demographic trends and political uncertainty, the UK food...+ READ MORE

and consumer goods sector is facing challenges on low volumes, low investment and low innovation.

How can we help rejuvenate the industry together? Embracing change and innovation is something no food and consumer goods business can afford to ignore.

Susan Barratt will explain how the IGD is embracing change and how it can help you navigate the rapidly evolving industry landscape.

Session 1

10:45-11:35

Convenience Retailing

Category Management

Fit for the future

Set for great collaboration? IGD will reveal what this year's category management survey says about better collaboration.

Birds Eye and Britvic will show how they're building strong collaborative relationships with their retail partners.

Simon Attfield

Simon Attfield
People Solutions Manager
IGD

Nicola Jackson

Nicola Jackson
Online & Shopper Marketing Controller
Birds Eye

Hannah Vincent

Hannah Vincent
Senior Category Manager
Birds Eye

Mhairi Dunn

Mhairi Dunn
Category Controller
Birds Eye

Lauren Priestley

Lauren Priestley
Head of Category Management
Britvic

Nicola Thatcher

Nicola Thatcher
Head of Category Management (Grocery)
Britvic

Digital Commerce

The impact of New Retail

IGD will bring you up to date with the latest global developments in digital commerce. We’ll hear from Alibaba and its latest New Retail developments. PepsiCo will provide a manufacturer’s perspective and tell us how it’s responding and what it’s learnt.

Ali Holmes

Ali Holmes
UK Ecommerce Director
PepsiCo

Simon Mayhew

Simon Mayhew
Head of Online Retail Insight
IGD

Toby Pickard

Toby Pickard
Head of Insight - Innovation and Futures
IGD

Xuan Jin

Xuan Jin
Head of UKI & Nordics
Alibaba Cloud International

Convenience Retailing

The convenience channel in 2020

Keeping you up to date on the implications of channel consolidation and evolving shopper trends - Guy introduces you to the programme and Michael will bring you latest insight from IGD. Plus, Sean will share the benefits Costcutter is realising from ranging for local catchments.

We then hear from Andrew Thornton on his initiatives to answer another shopper need – the removal of plastic packaging!

Sean Russell

AndrewThornton
Founder
Thorntons Budgens

Guy Ousey

Guy Ousey
Head of Event Content
IGD

Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman
Senior Shopper Insight Manager
IGD

Sean Russell

Sean Russell
Director of Marketing
Costcutter

Food-to-Go

The food-to-go opportunity: how and why the shift will continue

We explore the rationale for pursuing the food-to-go opportunity from a number of different perspectives.

You’ll hear the journeys our speakers have been on. You’ll also hear examples of the role which partnerships play in food-to-go development.

Victoria Wilson

Victoria Wilson
Food to go format lead
M&S

Rebecca Tye

Rebecca Tye
Head of New Business
M&S

Matthew Kirby

Matthew Kirby
Chozen Noodle

Andrew Selley

Andrew Selley
CEO
Bidfood

11:35-12:05

Networking break

Session 2

12:05-12:55

Category Management

How AI is being used commercially, and its potential to evolve relationships

AI and machine learning are evolving how, and how quickly, businesses can engage shoppers.

Leading practitioners will show how AI is unlocking opportunities for suppliers and retailers and evolving their relationships.

Want to know what’s next? Ask our panel of experts.

David Moran

David Moran
Co-Founder and Chairman
Eversight

Markus Stripf

Markus Stripf
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Spoon Guru

Digital Commerce

The business-to-business online opportunity

We’ll hear from a leading UK B2B online retailer, Bestway, to help us understand the opportunity. We’ll then learn from Mars on how it’s growing its B2B online sales.

Salih Sheikh

Salih Sheikh
Head of Marketing
Bestway

Baran Ceylan

Baran Ceylan
Digital and ecommerce multichannel lead
Mars

Shoppertunity: the social commerce opportunity

Learn how social commerce is developing in China and how you can deliver best practice today.

Lauren Windscheffel

Lauren Windscheffel
Business Development Manager
Adimo

Nick Miles

Nick Miles
Head of Insight, Retail Analysis Asia-Pacific
IGD

Convenience Retailing

Best practice convenience to deliver for local catchments

Hear how leading UK retailers are delivering great convenience stores nationally, regionally and locally. Understand the implications and benefits of ranges tailored to local shoppers and learn how you can align your plans with this new reality.

Graham Biggart

Graham Biggart
Director of Commercial Operations
Sainsbury’s

Phil Ponsonby

Phil Ponsonby
Chief Executive Officer
Midcounties Co-op

Kevin Hunt

Kevin Hunt
Managing Director
Lawrence Hunt & Co

Food-to-Go

The food-to-go consumer: how future developments will create new opportunities

From our food-to-go research programme, we’ll share the latest shifts in consumer attitudes and behaviour and highlights from our global research .

We will also share a first look at our brand new research exploring how to meet consumer needs around hot food and drinks-to-go.

You will also hear how understanding and adapting to the needs of a specific group of consumers is shaping future plans

Rhian Thomas

Rhian Thomas
Head of Insight - ShopperVista & FTG
IGD

Nicola Knight

Nicola Knight
Senior Analyst Food-To-Go
IGD

Kate Alexander

Kate Alexander
Head of Channel – Leisure & On The Go
Nestle

12:55-14:05

Lunch and networking

Showcase
theatre

A series of interviews on topical themes. This lively platform gives delegates an opportunity to ask questions and interact with fellow attendees.

13:05-13:15

Plant-based bonanza: why the UK’s fastest-growing food trend is here to stay, and how to hit the growth hotspots

Tom Kerr
Head of Category, Alpro UK & Ireland

13:20-13:30

Ten insights that help to tell compelling stories

Graham McLean
Head of Account Management, IGD

13:35–13:45

6 focus areas to deliver great customer centricity and help you drive growth

Ray Leung
Strategy Solution Manager, IGD

Milos Ryba
Head of Retail Strategic Projects, IGD

Session 3

14:05-14:55

Category Management

Using shopper knowledge to deliver success

The shopper is king. Hear how businesses are tailoring solutions through strong understanding of shoppers’ behaviour.

Graze, Nestle and i2C will share how they have used in-depth shopper understanding to drive business benefit.

Penny MacKintosh

Penny MacKintosh
Group Head of Category Development
Graze

Steve Jones

Steve Jones
Retail Insight Director
i2C

Aikaterini Karamazioti

Aikaterini Karamazioti
Senior Customer Category Manager
Nestle

Digital Commerce

Digital commerce best practice from SMEs

You'll get a retailer’s perspective from Co-op and a manufacturer’s perspective from AB World Foods on how SMEs should be using digital commerce to develop their businesses.

Alice Gheissari

Alice Gheissari
Ecommerce Strategy & Capability Lead
AB World Foods

Chris conway

Chris Conway
Head of Digital and Ecommerce
Co-op

The direct-to-consumer opportunity

You'll hear from Arla on how its direct-to-consumer operation is developing and its learnings. You’ll also hear from the fast-growing Ugly Drinks business.

Joe Benn

Joe Benn
Co-Founder & UK GM
Ugly Drinks

Steve Millard

Steve Millard
Head of Ecommerce and Digital
Arla Foods

Convenience Retailing

Creating differentiation in small stores

A session not to miss – we start with Young Foodies and Waterbomb, new businesses delivering growth in the convenience channel through by challenging the norms.

Chris Green

Chris Green
Co-founder
Young Foodies

Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell
Managing Director
Waterbomb

Food-to-Go

The technology difference in food-to-go

Innovators from across the food-to-go sector will talk about how technology is shaping their businesses and how it is is helping them to take the lead in this fast-paced market.

Janis Vanags

Janis Vanags
Board Member/CCO
Maxima Latvija

Jamie Crummie

Jamie Crummie
Co-Founder and Director
Too Good To Go

Caroline Ottoy

Caroline Ottoy
Foodservice Director
Planet Organic

David von Laskowski

David von Laskowski
CEO
Greenfood Group (Picadeli)

Session 4

15:10-16:00

Category Management

Succeeding with small suppliers

Find out what's driving success for WaterWipes and Sauce Shop.

Vegalsa (Eroski) will discuss the important role local and small suppliers have in delivering its strategy.

James Digva

James Digva
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Sauce Shop

Kate Allen

Kate Allen
Head of Commercial Space and Range
Vegalsa

Lynda Magee

Lynda Magee
VP Commercial
WaterWipes

Digital Commerce

Tech-driven growth

We'll hear how leading manufacturers such as Diageo are using developing technologies. From IGD, learn about the latest technologies and how they could impact your business.

Helen Carswell

Helen Carswell
European Brand Manager for Talisker Whisky
Diageo

Will Harvey

Will Harvey
Digital Innovation Manager for GB & Ireland
Diageo

Toby Pickard

Toby Pickard
Head of Insight - Innovation and Futures
IGD

Future-proofing your Amazon strategy

We examine how brands are approaching the challenge of selling on Amazon, whether direct or via third-party sellers, and why some brands are implementing a hybrid Amazon selling strategy to ensure future success.

Kerry Lee

Kerry Lee
Head of Consulting
Pattern

Stuart Heffernan

Stuart Heffernan
Head of eBusiness
Pernod Ricard

Ajay Sharma

Ajay Sharma
Global Ecommerce Capability Leader
Bayer

Convenience Retailing

Brands and private label in convenience stores

If you are a branded goods supplier then you won’t want to miss this second instalment of shopper needs, where Michael focuses on shoppers' attitudes to branded products and private label.

And for what this means to suppliers, we can think of no better example where this balance of needs is being played through the Co-op Nisa partnership; Ayaz and Ben will bring you up to date on the evolving partnership.

Ben Kisby

Ben Kisby
Head of Category Development
Co-Op

Ayaz Alam

Ayaz Alam
Trading Director
Nisa Retail

Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman
Senior Shopper Insight Manager
IGD

Food-to-Go

Food-to-go: future models

As new entrants target the food-to-go growth opportunity, discover what industry leaders believe will be the key changes for those in the food-to-go market to act on and respond to.

Nicole Tallant

Nicole Tallant
Category Trading Manager of Food To Go & Bakery
Co-op

Jason Danciger

Jason Danciger
MD
Hana Group

Scott Russell

Scott Russell
Founder
Paddy & Scott’s

16:00-16:30

Afternoon networking break

Afternoon
Keynotes

16:30-17:35

Leadership and culture to unlock growth

Matt Close
Global VP for Ice Cream, Unilever

Creating a culture for innovation and growth

Championing agile approaches to innovation, to increase speed and reduce risk. Leadership for change... + READ MORE

and building wider partnerships

Leendert Den Hollander
Vice President & General Manager, Coca-Cola European Partners, Great Britain

Catherine Gillespie
People & Culture Director, Coca-Cola European Partners, Great Britain

Why inclusion and diversity is mission critical

Addressing the objectives, ideas and concerns of everyone is essential to creating an inclusive ... + READ MORE

working culture. CCEP believe this is business critical for everyone in our industry, to be a relevant industry producing relevant products. Leendert will share how his views on to provide leadership in this area, and the commercial imperative to do so.

Andrew Higginson
Chairman, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc

Growing with alliances, partnerships and collaboration

The grocery market of the future will not be comprised of individual supply chains operating in isolation. Rather ecosystems of alliances and partnerships will be... + READ MORE

commonplace. At times, retailers will be both collaborating with, and competing against, the same organisations. Andrew will discuss Morrisons’ strategy to reflect this, from relationships with Amazon and Ocado, to its wholesale and franchise operations. He’ll share the leadership learnings from this approach, plans for 2020 and the implications for supply partners.

17:35

Close day 1 & drinks reception

DAY 2

Morning
Keynotes

09:00-10:05

Creating growth and value

Ben Miller
Insight Services and Events Director, IGD

Chair’s welcome back

Jason Tarry
CEO UK & ROI, Tesco

Unlocking growth in the UK grocery market in 2020

From the integration of Booker to the launch of Jack’s, Tesco’s progress against its six strategic drivers... + READ MORE

continues apace. As leader of its UK business, Jason will outline how Tesco has set its business for success in the evolving UK grocery market, and how suppliers can win with it in 2020.

Adam Grant
Regional VP, Danone Dairy

Acting together on what matters

Today we are witnessing a food revolution, consumers are losing trust in the food industry, we need to... + READ MORE

recapture their trust by acting on what matters. Adam will share how acting on what matters has always been at the heart of Danone’s culture and how we need to work together to build sustainable change. He will draw on Danone’s contribution to food revolution in the UK today, and on what “doing business with purpose” means for Danone, including their commitment to become one of the first global B Corp certified businesses.

Jo Whitfield
Retail Chief Executive, Co-op

Is doing good, good for business?

For the Co-op’s food business, doing the right thing has seen it remain an ethical leader while focusing on... + READ MORE

the convenience channel, improving its offer but expanding its wholesale proposition and testing last mile delivery options in the face of an ever-changing industry landscape. Co-op’s Retail Chief Executive, Jo Whitfield, will update on strategic developments for 2020, and how it plans to use its leadership position on ethical issues to unlock growth in the year ahead and show that a different way of doing business can provide competitive advantage

Session 1

10:20-11:10

Category Management

Putting shoppers and data at the heart of decisions

Ensure you build your plans around shoppers' evolving needs. The IGD team will share their latest insights.

Mars will share how it's adapting to shifting shopper demographics and preferences. dunnhumby will talk about how to connect data sources to remove the guesswork on shopper behaviour.

Audrey Daffy

Audrey Daffy
Global Category Lead
Mars Petcare

Karyn Mukerjee

Karyn Mukerjee
Data Innovation Director
dunnhumby

Simon Wainwright

Simon Wainwright
Director of Global Insights
IGD

Laura Jacobson

Laura Jacobson
Head of Insight, UK Retail
IGD

Digital Commerce

Navigating digital commerce with pureplay and bricks-and-mortar retailers

Hear the thoughts of a senior category manager at Sainsbury’s on best practice engagement of core trading. Learn how Kimberly-Clark is managing pureplay and traditional retail. Hear from Ocado on its latest developments and opportunities.

Andrew Greenway

Andrew Greenway
EMEA eCommerce Strategy and Capability Manager
Kimberly-Clark

George Dean

George Dean
Senior Commercial Manager
Ocado Zoom

Sam Burston

Sam Burston
Category Manager Home and Personal Care
Sainsbury’s

Convenience Retailing

Opportunities in forecourts

With around 8,500 forecourts in the UK, many of which have changed ownership in recent years, we have asked two industry experts to share their insight on how you can maximise the opportunities.

Michael will share his comprehensive knowledge on the fuel sector giving you the inside track on the dealership operations now dominating the sector in the UK.

Following Michael, we will hear from Budgens' Mike Baker on what Booker Retail Partners needs from suppliers to maximise its recent gains in this vibrant retail environment.

Michael O'Loughlin

Michael O'Loughlin
Industry Expert

Mike Baker

Mike Baker
Brand Director
Booker Retail Partners

Wholesaling

The new world of wholesaling

The wholesale channel has undergone significant structural change. We’ll take stock of this new landscape, and share IGD’s outlook for the channel in 2020.

Leading wholesalers will show how suppliers can grow in wholesale.

What are the routes for innovation in wholesale?

Darren Goldney

Darren Goldney
Managing Director
Unitas

Dawood Pervez

Dawood Pervez
Managing Director
Bestway

Patrick Mitchell-Fox

Patrick Mitchell-Fox
Senior Business Analyst Retail Insight
IGD

11:10-11:35

Networking break

Session 2

11:35-12:25

Category Management

Building future-proofed solutions

What does it take to forge future-thinking plans, against a back drop of short-term commercial pressures? Ben will share how Tony's Chocolonely is driving a sustainable future and culture and Isobel will talk about how Taylor's discovers future innovation. Dan will share IGD's latest research on in-store tech.

Ben Greensmith

Ben Greensmith
UK Country Manager
Tony’s Chocolonely

Isobel Goodall

Isobel Goodall
Head of Category & Shopper
Taylor's of Harrogate

Dan Gillett

Dan Gillett
Shopper Insight Manager
IGD

Digital Commerce

The perfect online store

We’ll hear from Asda and Mars Petcare on what the perfect online store is, what it looks like, and how to maintain it.

Phil Wilkinson

Phil Wilkinson
Senior Director Grocery eCommerce
ASDA

Emma Seal

Emma Seal
Senior Director of Online Grocery
ASDA

Lucy Hutchinson

Lucy Hutchinson
eBusiness Execution Manager
Mars Petcare UK

Michael Kruszynski

Michael Kruszynski
Senior Manager Commerce Strategy
Salsify

The online exclusive product opportunity

You'll learn from ZX Ventures (part of AB InBev), and Mondelez on how manufacturers are developing products for the ecommerce supply chain and the online shopper.

Vladimir Sushko

Vladimir Sushko
eRetail Director Europe
ZX Ventures

Alister Greenwood

Alister Greenwood
Head of Global E-Commerce Insights
Mondelez International

Convenience Retailing

Digital meets retail

Digital in convenience – this session focuses on innovations that are actually in the market!

Tomasz from Zabka will reveal what is happening in its stores today.

Steve will show how AiFi is enabling retailers to expand their reach through staff-less and cashless stores.

And finally we will hear from Will Broome, founder of Ubamarket on their latest developments to an app The Grocer describes as “The world’s most sophisticated retail app.”

Tomasz Blicharski

Tomasz Blicharski
Chief Financial and Development Officer
Żabka Polska

Steve Gu

Steve Gu
CEO and Co-founder
AiFi

Will Broome

Will Broome
Founder & CEO
Ubamarket

Wholesaling

Optimising B2B opportunities in retail and foodservice

Wholesalers and leading suppliers will give practical tips on how suppliers can target growth in these contrasting channels.

We'll share best practice on positioning your business to maximise the opportunities in wholesale.

Mushtaque Ahmed

Mushtaque Ahmed
Chief Operating Officer
JJ Food Service Limited-UK

Pradip Dhamecha

Pradip Dhamecha
Chief Executive
Dhamecha

Lotte Tregear

Lotte Tregear
Head of Category Management and E Commerce
Red Bull

12:25-13:20

Lunch and networking

Showcase
theatre

A series of interviews on topical themes. This lively platform gives delegates an opportunity to ask questions and interact with fellow attendees.

12:35-12:45

An insight into IGD’s Charitable Initiatives

Haidee Elise
Head of Engagement and Innovation Projects, IGD

12:50–13:00

Ten insights that help to tell compelling stories

Graham McLean
Head of Account Management, IGD

13:05-13:15

6 focus areas to deliver great customer centricity and help you drive growth

Ray Leung
Strategy Solution Manager, IGD

Milos Ryba
Head of Retail Strategic Projects, IGD

Session 3

13:20-14:10

Category Management

Improving engagement with the shopper

How do you better engage your shopper? Hear from Lego and Danone Nutrition how they are succeeding through tailoring their activities to the needs of their customers.

Katharina Sutch

Katharina Sutch
Director Shopper & Omnichannel Activation
Lego

Alistair Galletly

Alistair Galletly
Senior Manager Shopper & Omnichannel Activation
Lego

Gary Elliott

Gary Elliott
Head of Category, Shopper & E-commerce
Danone Early Life Nutrition

Digital Commerce

Maximising events and NPD launches online

Learn best practice from Tesco and a leading fresh supplier, Moy Park, on how you can grow your business through events and successful NPD launches.

Rimal Patel

Rimal Patel
Director of Online Operations
Tesco

Tom Bates

Tom Bates
Senior Multichannel Marketing Manager
Moy Park

Opportunities from different digital commerce models

You’ll learn about the rapid delivery opportunity from Deliveroo and the new, more sustainable online fulfilment model offered by Loop.

Laure Cucuron

Laure Cucuron
General Manager
TerraCycle Europe

Lila Benatoff

Lila Benatoff
Director of Global Partnerships
Deliveroo

Convenience Retailing

Fuelling the retail revolution

New engagement app *shopt has transformed the way that brands communicate with the convenience channel. In this session Andy Buck and Matt Gouldsmith share the story of how *shopt and LRS have partnered to deliver amazing results, and give a glimpse of how we engage and communicate with our retailers in the future.

In response Martin and Jackie will share their view of the vibrancy of the independent sector and the benefits of investing in it. Plus, we're delighted to welcome newly-appointed SPAR MD Louise Hoste, who will be speaking alongside Jackie.

Andy Buck

Andy Buck
Commercial Director
CPM UK & *shopt

Matthew Gouldsmith

Matthew Gouldsmith
Head of Wholesale Channel
Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Louise Hoste

Louise Hoste
Managing Director
SPAR UK

Jackie Mackenzie

Jackie Mackenzie
Chief Information Officer
SPAR UK

Martin Swadling

Martin Swadling
Brand Director
Booker Retail Partners

Wholesaling

Changing wholesaling dynamics: repositioning to target new growth streams

Structural change in the industry has created a “new” breed of wholesaler. What new opportunities does this create?

How are suppliers responding to the new reality?

Simon Hannah

Simon Hannah
CEO
JW Filshill

Debbie Harrison

Debbie Harrison
Managing Director
Pricecheck

Paul Hagon

Paul Hagon
Partner
Ward & Hagon Management Consultants

Session 4

14:25-15:15

Category Management

Collaborative Future

What will category management's role be tomorrow?

Warburtons and Weetabix will reveal the key skills and practices of a successful team. Kraft Heinz will show how it's making it easier to be creative.

Mark Perry

Mark Perry
Head of Category and Instore
Weetabix

Martin Baptie

Martin Baptie
Head of Category Management
Warburtons

Colin Haddley

Colin Haddley
Director of Strategy, Insight, Capability & Marketing Services
Kraft Heinz

Great shopper activation that drives shopper conversion

Moving beyond a nice piece of point-of-sale, discover what it takes to build inspiring, productive shopper activation.

Camelot will show how it's activating across digital and the physical store. Innocent will talk about how it builds affinity with its customers, and Piccolo will show how to run a campaign with social impact.

Cat Gazzoli

Cat Gazzoli
Founder
Piccolo Organic

Ali McGinley

Ali McGinley
Brand Manager
Piccolo

Sally Rose

Sally Rose
Head of Category and Insight
Innocent Drinks

Emma Parker

Emma Parker
Head of Shopper Marketing
Innocent Drinks

Jennifer Blogg

Jennifer Blogg
Retail Director
Camelot

Jo Button

Jo Button
Head of Digital
Camelot

Digital Commerce

Digital Future

We’ll learn how digital commerce is developing in a highly competitive US market, and hear how Unilever is changing, to prepare for the future.

Ken MacFarland

Ken McFarland
eCommerce & New Digital Business Model Director
Unilever

Stewart Samuel

Stewart Samuel
Program Director, IGD Services Canada
IGD

Harry Walker

Harry Walker
Industry Head
Google

Convenience Retailing

Physical Future

There is much to learn from the Convenience Channel in Asia – Charles will bring us IGD’s latest insight on the Asian Convenience market as well as great examples of retail execution and use of digital in retail from across the region.

James then brings us back to the UK for his perspective on the vibrancy and future of UK convenience as well as the challenges retailers face.

James will then lead an interactive Q&A.

Charles Chan

Charles Chan
Senior Retail Analyst
IGD

James Lowman

James Lowman
Chief Executive
ACS

Debbie Robinson

Debbie Robinson
Chief Executive
Central England Co-op

Jason Kerr

Jason Kerr
Co-Founder
Fuel10K

Productive Future

Right now, Brexit looms large at the boardroom table. But, sooner or later, Brexit will end. UK grocery businesses will need to build a supply chain that works for all, in the post-Brexit future. The grocery supply chain of the future will need to be more productive, financially and environmentally. Join James to explore what that might look like.

James Walton

James Walton
Chief Economist
IGD

Afternoon
Keynotes

15:30-16:15

Finding new routes for growth

Ella Mills
Founder and Brand Director, Deliciously Ella

Matthew Mills
CEO, Deliciously Ella

Building an FMCG brand, community first

Deliciously Ella is one of the UK’s fastest-growing FMCG brands. Starting with Ella’s blog in 2012 and powered by a large, growing and highly engaged social media community, Deliciously Ella has become a leader in plant-based that has evolved into an app, recipe books, a deli, a podcast, and now a cross-category range of plant-based food products. Ella and Matt will share what they have learned as they have built a relevant, digitally native FMCG brand with the aim to help people live better and make vegetables cool, and always putting their community at the heart of everything they do.

Paul Mills-Hicks
Commercial Director, Sainsbury’s

Closing address: Creating a UK retail business for the future

The Sainsbury’s Group has undergone a significant transformation to become a multi-channel,... + READ MORE

multi-product retail business, combining the digital and GM capabilities of Argos with the Sainsbury’s grocery proposition. On the day Sainsbury’s announces its latest financial performance, Paul will share its progress in creating a new retail business for the digital world, and its commercial priorities for 2020.

16:15-16:20

Closing comments

IGD reserves the right to alter any element of the programme, such as speakers, times and venue, should the need arise.