More than a Dozen Retail Executives to present at the Velocity Conference

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The Velocity Conference and Innovation Expo returns to Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Convention Center. Running May 16-18, 2022, Velocity will be the first private brand event to return to an in-person event. Velocity will bring together industry leaders to BOLDLY accelerate the pace of change in the wake of Covid and uncover retail owned brands’ potential to win.

Presenters will include more than a dozen retail executives:

  • Beto Galvan, VP of Own Brands Innovation & Product Management, ALBERTSONS
  • Chris Skyers, VP Own Brands, WAKEFERN
  • Lisa Robinson-Davis, VP of Quality, Process Management & Compliance, PETSMART

  • Sarah Dodd, VP Global Merchandising, LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Stacie Sopinka, VP Own Brands, SOBEYS
  • Susan Sanderson -Briggs, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Brand & Marketing, PARTY CITY
  • Bob Himler, Vice President Own Brand Development, RITE AID
  • Brandon Wehmeyer, Private Brands Category Business Manager, FAMILY DOLLAR
  • Brenda Lord, VP Private Brands & Quality Assurance, CVS HEALTH
  • Glenn Pfieffer, Design & Packaging Manager, Own Brands, WAKEFERN
  • Heather Corkery, Executive Director Store Brands, CVS HEALTH
  • Linda Severin, Sr Director Brand Management and Communications Sr, PARTY CITY
  • Rachel Gates, Director, Product Innovation – Store Brands, CVS HEALTH
  • KELLI GARVEY, Director, Brand & Marketing – Store Brand Healthcare, CVS HEALTH

The conference and innovation expo feature:

  • 30+ keynote level speakers (retail executives, thought leaders, solution partners, and manufacturers.)
  • 50 curated Innovation Expo exhibitors featuring the goods and services that will help you innovate and win.
  • Winner’s Circle Happy Hour: Cocktails and networking in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
  • Vertex Awards Ceremony – Celebrate the 2022 winners of the world’s largest Retail Brand package design competition

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About the Author: Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of the Velocity Institute. Prior to this he founded the groundbreaking site My Private Brand. He is the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He began his retail career building brands at Food Lion and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Durham has worked with retailers around the world, including Albertsons, Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro Canada. Durham has published seven definitive books on private brands, including Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project and Vanguard: Vintage Originals.

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