• Moe Alkemade

    Moe Alkemade, Walgreens

  • Glenn Backus

    Glenn Backus, Topco

  • Jeff Rice

    Jeff Rice, Walmart

  • Group 360 Booth

    Summit attendees experiencing the magic at platinum sponsor GROUP360 Worldwide's booth in the Innovation Zone.

  • Nancy Cota with 2 Colleagues

    Nancy Cota, Lisa Weiman and Liz Berman of Safeway

  • Steve Glenning and Mike DeCory

    Steve Glenning and Mike DeCory, both of Wegmans, flank Joe McKie of the Food Marketing Institute.

  • Philip Shoaul Booth Shot

    Philip Shoaul of Global Tissue Group discussing the company's new Pixel line of colored designer paper towels.

  • Sam Mayberry with Conagra

    Sam Mayberry of Supervalu, with Dave Olson and Jesse Spungin, ConAgra Foods

  • Daymon Booth

    Platinum sponsor Daymon Worldwide reviewing strategic capabilities with attendees

Expanded Program, New Features and Enhancements to Debut at 2014 SBD Summit

With 350 attendees (a 40% increase) in 2013, the Store Brands Decisions Innovation & Marketing Summit has clearly established itself as the most important educational and networking event for store brands retailers, manufacturers and solution providers. With that said, we’re not resting on our laurels and hard work has taken place to ensure the 2014 Summit is the best ever.

The 2014 Summit will feature MORE RETAILERS, MORE KEYNOTES, MORE SESSIONS, and MORE NETWORKING than ever.  Our four keynote speakers include two executives making their first store brands industry presentation anywhere and two returning keynote speakers who will be making special presentations on evolving the store brands organization and store brands strategy.  

Michael Fox Vice President, 
Brand Marketing & Innovation
Safeway Consumer Brands 

Sean Thompson
Senior Director, 
Private Brands 7-Eleven 

Moe Alkemade
Group Vice President, General Merchandise Manager
Walgreen Co.  
Glenn Backus 
Senior Vice President, Innovation


In addition to this unprecedented line up of keynote speakers, here are some of the enhancements planned for the 2014 Summit:


  • A new afternoon opening keynote session and an additional networking reception have been added on Wednesday February 26.
  • A new conference track on Shopper Marketing for store brands will be presented.
  • An expanded pre-conference workshop program will take place Wednesday afternoon February 26.
  • Time in the Innovation Zone is being expanded.
  • Lunch on February 27th will feature focused small group discussions on topics selected by Summit attendees.
  • Sponsors and exhibitors will be able to electronically capture information from attendees they meet with.

Developed with input from the SBD Summit Retailer Advisory Board, the Innovation & Marketing Summit will feature sessions on hot topics like: product development, shopper marketing, consumer insights, packaging innovation, digital media, and much more. 

If you’ve attended the Summit in past, you’ll want to be sure to attend in 2014 and if you’ve never attended before, 2014 will be the best year ever to get started.

Here’s a sampling of the companies that attended in 2013 and are expected back at the 2014 Summit:

Wegmans, Target, Walgreens, Safeway, Walmart, Loblaw, Winn-Dixie / Bi-Lo, 7-Eleven, Meijer, Ace Hardware, Ahold USA, Big Y Foods, BJ's Wholesale Club, CVS Caremark, Delhaize America, Gordon Food Service, HEB Grocery Company, Save Mart Supermarkets, Michaels Stores, RaceTrac, Sears Holdings, Sobeys, Supervalu, Topco, OfficeMax

Global Tissue Group, Conagra, Clement Pappas, Ralcorp, LiDestri, Perrigo, AHP, greenblendz, TreeHouse Foods, Flagstone Foods, Select Store Brands, Coffee Bean Intl, Energizer, Jel Sert, John B. Sanfilippo, Massimo Zanetti, McCain Foods, Merisant, Niagara Bottling, Presto, Schreiber, Seneca Foods

Service Providers:
GROUP360 Worldwide, Daymon Worldwide, Bemis, CBX, Ampac, WS Packaging, Trace One, Interbrand, Sun Branding, Tetra Pak, Zip Pak, OI, Ingredion, UL, Innovia Films, CP Flexible Packaging, Ecologic Brands, Esko, Evergreen Packaging, Kodak, Marovino Visual Strategy, SAI Global, SIG Combibloc, PwC, Skjodt Barrett, Terresentia, Timbar Packaging, Kaleidoscope, Catalina Marketing, Silliker

Mark February 26-28, 2014 on your calendar right now and click on the button below to receive updates on the 2014 Innovation & Marketing Summit.

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2014 Retailer Advisory Board

Comprised of senior executives from:



Juan De Paoli
Senior VP Brand Management and Own Brands


Kristine Modugno
Assistant VPManager of Corporate Brands & In Club Events

KrogerRoger Templeton
Director of Corporate Brands
Category Strategy and Innovation

LoblawKatherine Lenhoff
VP, Process & Technology,
Innovation & Strategy, Brands


Michael's LogoBetsy Schowachert
Vice President, Private Brand Services

SafewayNancy Cota
VP Innovation

Sears Holdings CorporationKim Coovert
Director, Digital Advertising and Loyalty Marketing

SupervaluRyan Briggs
Director, Private Label
Product Development

Target Logo

Jamie Fortin
Senior Group Manager Product Development

Topco Logo

Glenn Backus
Senior VP, Innovation 


Moe Alkemade

Group Vice President, Genenral Merchandise Manager

Winn Dixie

Wesley Bean
Vice President Own Brands

7 Eleven

Sean Thompson
Senior Director of Private Brands


Doug Palmer 
Industry Consultant  

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