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The Future of Food Retailing: Thriving in the Age of Amazon

June 18, 2019 at 02:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

While automation, artificial intelligence and changing food habits are shaping the future of food retailing, Amazon continues to be the driving force in shifting shopper expectations.

Join The Food Institute and Inmar's Jim Hertel and Craig Rosenblum in a deep dive of the growth and contraction of retail in 2018 and projections on the future of food retailing amidst Amazon's expanding online and brick and mortar stake in grocery. Retailers and Brands will be armed with insights shared in this webinar to not only compete but to succeed amidst the changing retail landscape.

Sponsored by:

BMO Harris Bank
Food, Consumer and Agribusiness Group

Whether you’re a producer, processor, retailer or distributor, every company throughout the food continuum needs a financial partner that understands the factors that can impact their business. From commodity price fluctuations to industry cyclicality, our experienced team of specialists understands how these factors affect your business, and we’re dedicated to serving the needs of the entire food industry – from farm to consumer. To learn more about how we can help, visit http://bmoharris.com/food.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 5cd1afeb8de0
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Vice President of Analytics Research and Development, Inmar
Jim Hertel is Senior Vice President of Analytics Research and Development at Inmar. His responsibilities in this position include new solution creation, business development, client service and strategy formation for Inmar’s retail and manufacturer clients. He is charged with generating actionable insights from Inmar’s immense data assets and adding value to Inmar’s solutions through the application of advanced analytics. Jim came to Inmar from Willard Bishop – a food retail consulting company -- following Inmar’s acquisition of the consultancy. At the time of the acquisition, Jim was Willard Bishop’s Managing Partner. Throughout his career, Jim has developed insight-based growth strategies for companies including Anheuser-Busch, Campbell Soup Company, Kraft Foods, Unilever, Walmart, Coca-Cola and Purina.
Webinar hosting presenter
Regional Vice President, Enterprise Retail - Inmar
Craig Rosenblum, Regional Vice President, Enterprise Retail at Inmar, has nearly 30 years fast moving consumer goods and retail experience. He leads business development strategy and expansion. His expertise encompasses strategy development and tactical deployment in the areas of supply and demand including Merchandising, Marketing, Operations, Category Management, CPFR, and Activity-Based Costing.

Prior to joining Willard Bishop (acquired by Inmar in 2016), Craig led business development efforts for Prescient Applied Intelligence, was a partner at Milton Merl Associates, lead non-broker services at Crossmark and early on in his career new product development and engineering at Avon and P&G.

In his spare time Craig is a frequent speaker at industry leading events such as Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and California Grocers Association (CGA) and has been published in Progressive Grocer, Supermarket News, Drug Store News and GMA Forum. He also supports the North Texas Food Bank and SPCA.

His B.S. degree in Packaging Science & Technology is from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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