CGT Sister Brand Progressive Grocer Debuts Grocery Industry Week

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Progressive Grocer, a CGT sister brand, is launching Grocery Industry Week, a three-day event that brings together grocery leaders to exchange ideas, celebrate success, and build relationships. 

The invite-only event, being held Nov. 2-4 at the the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL, includes four co-located events: Progressive Grocer GenNext, Grocery Leaders Executive Forum, Retailer of the Century, and Top Women in Grocery (TWIG). It will showcase how the industry is tackling such topics as: 

  • Sustainability initiatives driving consumer and employee engagement
  • Technology to lower costs and drive more sales
  • The post-pandemic customer experience 
  • Foodservice trends capturing more share of stomach
  • Innovative strategies for grocery’s future

“As Progressive Grocer is celebrating 100 years of serving the retail community, we are excited to host a three-day event that brings grocery leaders and influencers together to honor the past and explore the future of this incredible industry,” said Gina Acosta, editor-in-chief of Progressive Grocer. “It’s important for grocery leaders to have an industry event that not only celebrates their successes, but also helps foster ideas and innovation to drive their business — and the industry — forward.”

Grocery Industry Week includes: 

Progressive Grocer GenNext: The Future Leaders Forum (Nov. 2)
This forum will tackle the crucial issues shaping the future of the grocery industry, such as labor and retention, technology, diversity and inclusion, and the changing needs of consumers. It will bring together promising emerging talent, along with the brand’s GenNext Awards, to provide leaders with a complete perspective of what’s next for grocery. Learn more here.

The Grocery Leaders Executive Forum (Nov. 3)
The Grocery Leaders Executive Forum brings the grocery retail industry together for thought leadership focused on the major issues post-COVID that have impacted grocery. Industry-leading stakeholders, senior executives, and emerging innovators will come together to celebrate 100 years of grocery retail to drive change, influence the next 100 years, and celebrate diversity and the next generation of solutions. Learn more here.

Retailer of the Century (Nov. 3)
Progressive Grocer will honor the 10 food retailers that have had the greatest influence on the industry over the past century. See the retailer nominees here.

Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery (TWIG) (Nov. 3-4)
This includes a Leadership Development Program that brings winners together to discuss the important issues facing women in the industry, and the Top Women in Grocery Awards Gala, the most prestigious honor for female leaders in the grocery industry. TWIG award winners represent all levels in the industry in the retailer and supplier communities. See the winners here