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Virtual Target Forum


March 17 | March 18

 

Join us this March for CRC’s Annual Virtual Target Forum.  Our retail team will walk through our latest insights on Target, with a focus on what suppliers and Target partners should focus on to make better, smarter and more profitable business decisions. The sessions include a broad overview of macro/consumer themes impacting retail, Target’s performance vs. retailer peers, key themes/trends at Target so far in 2021 and our growth forecasts.

We’re excited to announce guest speakers from The Stable will join the CRC team this year.  Vice President of Analytics, Mark von Oven and Head of Digital Partnerships, Billy Courtney will discuss their proprietary capabilities and insights which leverage data and technology to bring brand stories down to the neighborhood and shopper level.  They will also discuss findings from their Radius tool (localizes attributes at individual Target locations) and Hyphen (allows shoppers to purchase brands across platforms, visibility to local store-level product availability).

Our goal is to better equip you and your teams with relevant and actionable insights on Target and the broader retail environment across channels.

If you can’t make the session live, you can still register to receive the digital recording of the presentation and the slide deck.

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What You’ll Learn


Key themes &
trends at Target
Target’s performance vs. retailer peers CRC’s growth forecasts

 

 

Virtual Target Forum Agenda


DAY 1


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12:00 pm ET | 11:00 am CT
Macro, Consumer & Retail Overview
60 Minutes

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
3:00 pm ET | 2:00 pm CT
Deep Dive on Target Key Initiatives & Outlook
60 Minutes

 

DAY 2


Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:00 pm ET | 11:00 am CT
Guest Speaker: The Stable – How to Get More Local in an Increasingly Complex World
30 Minutes

Thursday, March 18, 2021
3:00 pm ET | 2:00 pm CT
Target Digital Key Themes & Supplier Best Practices
30 Minutes

 

About the Presenters


Rusty Wilson

Rusty Wilson, CFA
Senior Research Analyst & Partner, Cleveland Research Company

Rusty is a Senior Research Analyst & Partner at Cleveland Research Company covering food & broadline retail including the mass, club, grocery, dollar/value and digital channels. Rusty focuses on engaging with industry leaders and providing guidance to institutional investor clients on the retail landscape. He also leads Cleveland Research’s market research platform, which provides thematic reports, surveys, events/webinars and share-groups to over 100 CPG supplier and third-party partners.

Rusty graduated from The Ohio State University and is a CFA® charterholder. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Scott Bender

Scott Bender
Senior Research Analyst & Partner, 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.

Ben Metzger

Ben Metzger
Research Associate, Cleveland Research Company 

Ben is a 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.

John Selio

John Selio
Research Associate, Cleveland Research Company

John is a Research Associate at Cleveland Research Company covering the digital, mass, club, grocery, dollar/value, consumer electronics, and pet retail channels. John networks primarily with suppliers across all covered channels to uncover best practices and share insights on key emerging themes in the market.

John graduated from Miami University and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Mark von Oven
Vice President of Analytics, The Stable

Mark von Oven is Vice President of Analytics & Insights for The Stable – a commerce agency helping connect brands and consumers across all channels. Prior to The Stable, Mark spent time at both Target and Procter & Gamble driving a culture of data-led decision making and finding innovative ways to reveal retail insights. In his last role at Target, Mark led the Analytics organization across all functions in the company. These days, even when he’s “at work” he enjoys spending time with his daughter Charlize (6) and twin sons Ashton & Braden (3), and anything lake-related (frozen, or otherwise).

Billy Courtney
Head of Digital Partnerships, The Stable

Billy Courtney is the Head of Digital Partnerships at The Stable – a commerce agency helping connect brands and consumers across all channels. Prior to joining The Stable, Billy co-founded RichContext, an award-winning retail technology startup that was later acquired by The Stable after notable growth and recognition. He also spent time at Walmart, Nestle, and Coca-Cola holding a variety of sales-related roles while leading eCommerce sales and marketing efforts. When he’s not at work, Billy enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and wake surfing.

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