Insight Session Front End

Retail Re-Emerging: Driving Differentiation and Relevance

August 26, 2019

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 156 A

Retail has re-emerged from its period of retrenchment as more differentiated, digitized, and convenient than at any time in its history. Billions of dollars of capex are being invested in new formats, merchandising, and services to engage today’s shopper and drive her return on time. This session will review the core strategies that are working and how suppliers can collaborate in this new era of brick-and-mortar differentiation.

Leon Nicholas

Vice President, Retail Insights & Solutions, WestRock

Leon Nicholas works across WestRock’s commercial organization to advance retail insights across a broad portfolio of differentiated solutions for consumer goods and retail customers. Leon’s background includes over 25 years in the consumer goods and retail industry working for Hannaford Bros, Information Resources, Veridiem, and Global Insight.