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Urbanisation, aging populations, smaller households and greater disposable income continues to drive strong growth in the convenience formula across Europe. By 2025, the annual growth is predicted to rise to 7%. European multichannel retailers are investing heavily in new concepts to capitalise on this trend with in-store restaurants, food-to-go, fresh, pharmacies and store franchises becoming commonplace.
C-Store Forum gives you the tools and know-how to navigate disruption, overcome growing pains and capture tomorrow’s ‘wow’. The two days are designed to help convenience specialists identify operational efficiencies and discover new innovations in branding, loyalty and Apps through the event’s signature format of one-to-ones between buyers and international suppliers.
Director, Retail Input
Chair, Mike Igoe, Director, Retail Input
Mike's experience is primarily within the UK convenience industry working with leading retailers who have changed the landscape of grocery retailing in the last 25 years. Before starting Retail Input mike worked as the Commerical Director at Heron Foods and as the Retail Director for PayPoint.
Senior Analyst for Online and Digital, LZ Retailytics
Guest Speaker, Lisa Byfield-Green, Senior Analyst for Online and Digital, LZ Retailytics
Amazon Go: Prepare for a Shake-up in Convenience
LZ Retailytics is the international analyst group of Lebensmittel Zeitung, Germany’s leading newspaper for the retail and FMCG industries. As part of the international analyst team Lisa leads research into the UK and European online markets, with particular focus on Amazon and its role in resetting shopper expectations.
Speaker, Bart Fischer, Consultant
Innovations in the Dutch market
After studying marketing, Bart Fischer has years of experience on the manufacturers and retailers side. Among others as Director Format Development of Albert Heijn. Bart currently advises various food manufacturers, retailers and develops various (eg digital) concepts for this.
Co-Founder, Moby Mart
Speaker, Tomas Mazetti, Co-Founder, Moby Mart
The Future is here: the $10,000 Staff-less Corner Store, Live in Shanghai
Tomas Mazetti is the founder of Moby Mart, a hyped staffless corner-store that has been featured extensively in global media during 2018-2019. Before Moby, Tomas has a long history of running tech startups like Wheelys Café, an app-powered café on wheels that have sold to over 80 countries! When Tomas don’t his companies or build AI-powered stocking solutions he likes to read medieval poetry and fly experimental aircraft. At the C Store Forum he will tell some secrets on how to launch new tech faster than the giants and the future of small retail.
Co-Founder & COO, SimplyFresh
Speaker, Kash Khera, Co-Founder & COO, SimplyFresh
Creating Frictionless Retail
Kash Khera began his journey in retail more than 25 years ago when his family brought their first store in Kings Norton, where Kash managed to increase the turnover ten fold. Since then, he has opened several other stores, and started his own franchise, along with his brother Sukhjit, called SimplyFresh, which was started in 2010. In 2018 SimplyFresh operates 80+ stores.
Elevator Pitches, 60-second insights,
Fast-paced 60-second insights from innovative manufacturers.
MD, Design Workshop
Workshop Leader, Ian Croney, MD, Design Workshop
Reimagining the Store of the Future
In collaboration with Mike Igoe
Franke Coffee Systems
Franke Coffee Systems is a world-leading solution provider for professional coffee making. The product range includes fully automatics, semi-automatics, traditionals, capsule machines, and specialty craft brewers. Our passion for the best coffee quality motivates us to elevate the customer experience through state-of-the-art innovations.
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