This virtual event will bring together RETAIL LEADERS, BRAND INNOVATORS and INSPIRATIONAL GROUNDBREAKERS to explore and define what the future of the industry will be and how, together, we can grow our businesses, our teams and our communities.

  • Expand and reframe our thinking
  • Embrace our people and relationships
  • Envision the future and boldly build success in the post-COVID world for all

We are in the process of developing the agenda and securing speakers, in the meantime, see below last’s years agenda.

2021 Industry Day Agenda Click Here for a quick look at last year’s event Emerson Group
Welcome Intro Ed Morgan, Jen Beatty & Elizabeth
Your Co-hosts for the da Emerson Group
Post-Corona Outlook Scott Galloway Professor of Marketing
NYU Stern School of Business
The Future of Work Eric Termuende Thought Leader & Author
Emerging Power Shopper Panel Wendy Liebmann CEO & Chief Shopper
WSL Strategic Retail
What’s NEXT for Dollar General? Todd Vasos CEO, Dollar General
Retail Outlook Bryan Gildenberg SVP, Omnicom Retail Group
Next … NOW Jocko Willink Author, podcaster, and retired U.S. Navy Seal
What’s NEXT for Rite Aid? Joceyln Konrad with
Heyward Donigan
EVP and Chief Pharmacy Officer
President and CEO
Digital Commerce Panel Moderator: Julie Barber
Panelists: Andrea Leigh & Andrew Vagenas
NEXT Science Dr. Jennifer Doudna American Biochemist
Pharmacy NEXT Steve Anderson
& Colleen Lindholz
President & CEO
President, Kroger Health / Chair NACDS
What’s NEXT for CVS? Neela Montgomery President & EVP, CVS Pharmacy
What’s NEXT for Walmart? Dr. Cheryl Pegus EVP, Health & Wellness, Walmart
Leadership with Purpose
Leadership Roundtable Moderator: Scott Melville
Panelists: Michelle Wang Goodridge, Lisa
Paley & Paul Gama
What’s NEXT for Walgreens? John Standley EVP & Chief Customer Officer, Unilever, USA
Founders Forum Moderator: Rob Catanzariti
Panelists: Brandin Cohen, Psyche Terry,
Olowo-n’djo Tchala, David Simnick & Dan Doll
A View Back to the Future Scott Emerson with David Pinto Emerson Group
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