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Walmart Forum

Join us for our seventh annual Walmart Forum on Friday, October 19th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Embassy Suites in Bentonville to discuss Walmart’s current strategies that are impacting our supplier partners. You will be among over 200 attendees from a wide range of supplier companies and categories that are looking to find the right formula to capture growth at Walmart and the overall retail channel.

Fresh on the heels of our participation at Walmart’s investor meeting, CRC will share the key takeaways from Walmart’s management team and most importantly our perspective on how to strategically position your business to respond to the company’s forward-looking strategies and initiatives.

The goal of the Forum is to answer your strategic and tactical questions that will better equip your Walmart team across all functions heading into 2019 (sales, marketing, analytics, insights, finance, supply chain). In addition to attending the presentations, attendees will also have the chance to network with your peers and the experts that we have brought together.

Schedule of Events

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Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway
Rogers, Arkansas 72758
(479) 254-8400

Reservations can be made by calling (479) 254-8400 under Cleveland Research Company or by clicking here. Group room rate for the event is $174


Jackie Lewis

Director, Traditional Retail Council, Cleveland Research Company 
Jackie is the Director of the Traditional Retail Council at Cleveland Research Company dedicated to writing research and hosting events for supplier and manufacturers selling into the mass, club, grocery, dollar, 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. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband and Border Collie mix, Scout.

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. He is a Cleveland lifer and lives on the East side of town with his wife and two daughters.

Mark Herbek

Founding Partner & Executive Director, Cleveland Research Company
Mark is a founding partner and the Executive Director of Home Improvement at Cleveland Research Company. He has spent the last 15 years analyzing the home improvement and building products industry (Pro, DIY, and eCommerce path to purchase), specializing in identifying inflections to help vendors grow more profitably and better navigating the constantly evolving customer purchase decision process. Mark has been invited to speak at dozens of industry events including key conferences, industry tradeshows, and distributor and association meetings.

Mark graduated with a BA in Biology from Hastings College and has earned the right to use the CFA designation. Mark lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Suzanne and their two children, Benjamin and Elise.

Mark Stamps

Director of Digital Commerce, The Harvest Group
Mark Stamps is Director of Digital Commerce & Advanced Analytics at Harvest Group – a leading omni-channel agency that provides full-service management teams & consulting services for consumer packaged goods companies at the world’s largest retailers.

Mark began his career leading merchandising systems development for Walmart and Sam’s Club before launching his CPG career by joining Procter & Gamble – where he ended up delivering record sales across P&G’s expansive brand portfolio on Walmart’s Global eCommerce platforms. Mark has also worked for Mars-Wrigley Confectionery and Philips Personal Health brands.

Michael Turner

Digital Commerce Lead, The Harvest Group
Michael Turner is the Digital Commerce Lead at Harvest Group – a leading omni-channel agency that provides full-service management teams & consulting services for consumer packaged goods companies at the world’s largest retailers.

Michael started his retail journey in Walmart brick & mortar, pursuing technical innovation in supply chain management. From there, he jumped into the evolving space of Walmart digital commerce, bringing together the store and online experiences. Michael is also experienced in software development, advanced analytics, and Amazon marketplace selling.

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Traditional Retail
Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
Oct 19, 2018

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