The Golden State’s grocery industry was in Palm Springs, Calif., this week participating in the 2013 CGA Strategic Conference.
The format, that centers around hundreds of pre-scheduled meetings between retailers, suppliers and wholesalers, set a Conference record – scheduling more than 860 meetings in just two days.
In addition, top industry thought leaders and trend specialists highlighted an educational program centered on California’s “Game Changers.” Key discussion topics throughout the two-day event focused on emerging technology, evolving demographics and value driven customer buying trends.
Highlighting the educational program was Jason Ryan Dorsey, author and Millennial Generation expert, who captivated attendees during the Monday General Session with his unique insights into the unprecedented generational challenge and changes taking place in the grocery industry.
This year’s Retailer Spotlight featured Save Mart Supermarkets. Company President and COO Steve Junqueiro outlined to the “supplier only” audience where the Modesto-based supermarket chain will focus its efforts in the coming years.
CGA wishes to thank The Illuminators for their continued, generous support of the CGA Strategic Conference and for providing the outstanding meal functions and enhancing the conference social events.