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The Future of Food Retail

About This Webinar

Despite numerous headwinds, the food retail industry continues to evolve rapidly. The specter of a recession and geopolitical unrest are impacting retailers and consumers alike. As consumers trade down amid historically-persistent inflation, retailers have the opportunity to engage with shoppers they traditionally have not courted.

This webinar featured insights from leading food retail analyst R.J. Hottovy, Head of Analytical Research at Placer.ai. Hottovy delved into how retailers can effectively engage shoppers and secure loyalty. Additionally, he traced how important it is for retail brands to present an experience that unites e-commerce, media, incentives, and audience management.

Additionally, the webinar :

• Provided the latest data and forecasts on foot traffic across various retailing channels (e.g., grocery, dollar stores, C-stores, wholesale clubs, etc.).
• Explored the factors impacting the new shopper journey and consumer migration patterns due to inflation.
• Discovered format and shopper behavior shifts that will directly inform retail digital transformation strategy over the next five years.
• Provided the latest insights into Retail Media Networks and alternative revenue streams that will help food retailers drive revenue and margin growth.
• Outlined activation strategies that brands and retailers need to employ now to successfully respond to ever-changing conditions and help prepare their business for what’s yet still to come.


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Placer.ai is the most advanced foot traffic analytics platform allowing anyone with a stake in the physical world to instantly generate insights into any property for a deeper understanding of the factors that drive success. It is the first platform that fully empowers professionals in retail, commercial real estate, dining, and more to truly understand and maximize their offline activities with reporting capabilities that include visit trends, True Trade Areas, cannibalization/void analysis, demographics, cross-shopping, and favorite places. To learn more, visit https://hubs.li/Q019NFjv0.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
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Head of Analytical Research, Placer.ai
R.J. Hottovy, CFA is Head of Analytical Research for Placer.ai. He has covered the restaurant, retail, and e-commerce sectors for nearly 20 years. He has held several analyst positions in the past, including Global Consumer Equity Strategist at Morningstar and equity analyst roles at William Blair & Co. and Deutsche Bank. Hottovy also brings a wealth of experience with early-stage investments as an investor and member of the investment committee for the IrishAngels Venture Capital group. Over the past three years, he has worked with more than 50 consumer and technology companies, advising on more than $200 million in early-stage capital raises and other buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Hottovy is also a member of the Chicago Seed Co. network, a group of Chicago-area investors focused on early-stage food & beverage companies.

Hottovy's efforts have been recognized by several financial and trade publications, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Barron's, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and The Economist. He is an active member of the CFA Society of Chicago and maintains a regular teaching schedule through the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and the Girls Who Invest program. He was also a finalist for Crain's Chicago "40 Under 40" award in 2011. Hottovy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Finance and a second degree in Computer Applications.
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