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Virtual Walmart Forum

Join CRC & our supplier partners for the ninth annual Walmart Forum.

As we face unfortunate challenges due to COVID-19, our team made the decision to move our annual event online and bring you a Virtual Forum with the same great content and speakers you have come to expect.

CRC’s 2020 Virtual Walmart Forum will take place over the course of four days beginning Monday, October 5 through Thursday, October 8, which means you can attend every session you are interested in from wherever you are most comfortable either live or on demand!

CRC’s retail analysts and industry thought leaders will lead sessions and help answer your questions on every aspect of calling on Walmart Inc.  During the Virtual Forum we will share our take on the current retail environment, how each of Walmart’s business units are performing within that, and our perspective on how to strategically position your business to respond to the company’s forward-looking strategies and initiatives.

Sessions Include

  • Macroeconomic Overview and Retail Landscape
  • Deep Dive on Walmart US Performance and Key Initiatives
  • Sam’s Club and Club Channel Update
  • Optimizing Your Business on Walmart.com and WMG Investments
  • Highlights on Walmart International
  • Guest speaker Daniel Duty, CEO & Founder of Conlego with Tips on Negotiating
  • Another Guest Speaker TBD

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we are not able to host this event in person in Bentonville this year, but what you’ll miss in networking will be gained in live Q&A with CRC analysts and unlimited seat access for CRC partners.



Daniel Duty
CEO & Co-Founder, Conlego

Daniel Duty is an internationally known expert in the fields of negotiation, partnership building, joint business solutions and complex problem solving. He is the founder and CEO of Conlego, a firm specializing in these areas for retail and CPG companies.

Daniel built the Business Partnerships and Negotiations team for Target where he developed its negotiations and partnership strategy and implemented a variety of tools, creating billions of dollars in savings and growth.

Daniel has led hundreds of negotiations on every conceivable topic with companies from private label producers to Coca Cola, Hasbro, and Levis. He developed strategic partnerships creating innovative new products and solutions with organizations like P&G, Starbucks and UNICEF.

Daniel has taught thousands of businesspeople in the art and science of negotiation and partnerships at companies, business forums and leading universities such as Harvard, Berkeley, and Northwestern.

Prior to joining Target, Daniel negotiated on behalf of US Senator Paul Simon, the US International Trade Commission, General Mills and other organizations.


Jackie Lewis
Executive Director, Traditional Retail Council, Cleveland Research Company 

Jackie joined Cleveland Research in 2010, and serves as the Executive Director of the Traditional Retail Council dedicated to writing research and hosting events for suppliers and manufacturers to help optimize their business in the mass, club, grocery, dollar, discount, drug, and specialty retail channels.

Prior to her current role, Jackie was an equity research analyst covering the food retail and foodservice industries. She also worked as Data and Media Manager for a full-service B2B marketing agency in Chicago, overseeing all media and data-related purchases internally and for the firm’s clients.

Jackie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.


Scott Bender
Senior Research Analyst, Cleveland Research Company

Scott is the Senior Research Analyst covering the grocery, mass, club and dollar channels at Cleveland Research, in addition to Amazon. He has a background in finance/economics and leads the company’s Equity Research function for the channels described previously (catering to institutional investor clients). This includes channel research, report writing, financial modeling and client marketing. Scott also plays a role in the Market Research business, helping with product and presentations.

He has been with Cleveland Research since the company’s founding in 2006 and is a Partner in the company. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from John Carroll University.


John Selio
Research Associate, Cleveland Research Company

John is a Research Associate at Cleveland Research, covering the grocery, mass, club, and dollar channels, as well as trends at Amazon. As an equity research associate, he has focused on gathering insights on the retail channel since joining the company in 2016. Prior to joining CRC, John held positions in corporate finance at Ernst & Young and Materion Corporation.

John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Miami University, and attained his CPA license in 2011.


Ben Metzger
Market Research Associate, Cleveland Research Company

Ben is a Market Research Associate at Cleveland Research Company.  He is focused on gathering insights and expanding CRC’s coverage in the retail industry to find valuable inflections and trends for grocery, mass, club, dollar, and eCommerce channels.  Ben was a former intern on CRC’s Consumer Team before joining the firm full-time. Ben holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Economics and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Miami University.

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Traditional Retail
Oct 5 - 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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