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30 Days & Counting to the Sustainability Summit

Velocity Institute’s annual Sustainability Summit is fast approaching – September 26-27 in Austin, Texas. This year, we’re going bigger than ever, with more than two dozen speakers and twenty hours of insights and networking events—all in just two days. Register Now!

Featuring presentations from:

  • Tom Hermes, VP, Sourcing and Product Development, WHOLE FOODS MARKET
  • Caitlin Leibert, VP, Sustainability, WHOLE FOODS MARKET
  • Morgan Drummond, Sr Director of Private Label, MISFITS MARKET
  • Alexandra Hickey, Sr Director of Merchandising – Grocery, MISFITS MARKET
  • Andrew Horn, Sr Sustainability Operations Manager, WALGREENS
  • Ali Schmid, Product Innovator, THRIVE MARKET
  • Lisa Schilling, Product Innovator, THRIVE MARKET
  • Lisa Barrett, Branding & Packaging Manager, MEIJER
  • And Savannah Tarpey, Shop Sustainably Global Lead, WAYFAIR

Velocity Happy Hour

sponsored by MBD

Join us in the Hilton Austin’s live music venue, the Reverbery, for a taste of the live music capital of the world, networking, and craft cocktails. With industrial modern architecture combined with mid-century modern furniture, The Reverbery borrows all the best elements from Austin recording studios and Austin living rooms.

The evening will feature an set by Austin music scene sensation the 80 H Project.

80H project came together in the fertile music hotbed of their native Austin, TX. The band combines R&B, rock, jazz, and Latin American beats in the instrumentation. Their flawless, three-part harmonies top this giant wave of resonance.

Ady Hernandez, band leader, has the tenacity of a new up-and-coming artist combined with the history of a seasoned vet. Ady “Plays guitar like Carlos Santana and sings like Stevie Wonder.”

You won’t want to miss out on the Velocity Institute Sustainability Summit!

Standard Tickets are $995
A limited number of Retailer tickets are FREE,

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By Published On: August 27th, 2023

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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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