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Shoptalk team to launch new event for grocery and CPG industries

The team behind Shoptalk, the retail and e-commerce mega-conference, are launching a new event that will cover the transformation of consumer packaged goods (CPG), grocery and related industries.

The new conference, called Groceryshop, will take place October 28-31, 2018, at the Aria in Las Vegas. More than 1,000 attendees are expected at the inaugural event, which will feature over 150 speakers.

Groceryshop will cover the evolution of grocery retailer, including supermarkets, mass merchants, convenience stores, drug stores, club/warehouse stores, discount stores and e-commerce players. It will also focus on the rapid changes in the production and distribution of CPGs, ranging from fresh and packaged foods to beauty, household and health products.

"Grocery, consumer packaged goods and related industries are undergoing a rapid digital transformation that's changing both the store and online experiences," said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Groceryshop. "Groceryshop brings together established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, media, analysts and others in an open and friendly environment to create the ecosystem's new community of innovators and to lead the dialogue critical to managing this change."

Currently, 2%-3% of U.S. grocery sales take place online, which is significantly lower than such other categories as apparel or electronics, where e-commerce generates over 20% of all sales.

“Grocery is the last major category in retail to shift online," said Zia Daniell Wigder, co-founder and chief content officer of Groceryshop. "Groceryshop is designed to meet the needs of a sector on the verge of a massive shift. Over the next few years, new omnichannel offerings will emerge which will include new ways to order as well as more convenient delivery and pickup options.”

Groceryshop will cover a wide range of topics, ranging from the role of artificial intelligence in grocery to advances in payments and checkout to innovations in pickup, delivery and fulfillment. For a complete agenda and more information on the event, visit
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