Velocity Institute

Minneapolis Meetup

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Join Velocity Institute for a Happy Hour and Networking Meetup in Minneapolis!

Meet and mingle with private brand industry Retailers, Manufacturers & Solution Partners at iconic Irish Pub The Local on Thursday, August 25th. The Local has been pouring whiskey since 1997, and there’s no better place to gather the industry.

Join us for cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking.


Hosted by Christopher Durham, President, Velocity Institute

Christopher Durham is the president of the Velocity Institute and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a Retail Brand (private labels, private brands, store brands, own brands) expert and thought leader who built his career at Delhaize-owned Food Lion and Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers worldwide, including Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, and Metro (Canada).

In 2022 Durham was named a Rethink Retail Top 100 Retail Influencer

Durham has published seven definitive books on private brands, including Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project and Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of the history of innovation and disruption in private brands.


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Date And Time

2022-08-25 @ 05:30 PM to
2022-08-25 @ 07:30 PM

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