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Expert Panel Event: Grocery e-Commerce Strategy for the “New Normal”

Jul 8, 2020

On July 23rd at 11:30 am, Commonwealth President Ian Hobkirk will lead a panel of experts in a discussion of the strategies that leading retailers have adopted to meet this challenge.

Attendees will learn leading strategies from executives that have been at the forefront of grocery e-commerce over the last decade:

Jerry Pimental, former Vice President of Supply Chain for Stop & Shop has spent his 40 year career designing grocery supply chains, and most recently was instrumental in the design of the Peapod distribution network. Topics to be discussed:

  • Centralized e-commerce distribution versus fulfill-from-store – which is best for your company?
  • Dark stores
  • Micro-fulfillment centers
  • Ware-rooms
  • Omni-channel grocery distribution centers

David Howorth, Director at SCALA Group, moderates a focus group in the U.K. where grocery retailers compare best-practices in emerging areas such as e-commerce. Topics to be discussed:

  • Grocery supply chain strategies which are working in the U.K.
  • Centralized versus de-centralized networks
  • Meeting service level requirements in urban and rural environments

Kevin Thuet is Director of Consulting and heads Commonwealth’s Distribution Center Design practice. Over his 31-year career, he has helped numerous grocery retailers develop their automation strategies, including Walmart, FreshDirect, Coop (Switzerland) and Chronodrive (France). Topics to be discussed:

  • Warehouse automation for grocery distribution
  • Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)
  • Multi-shuttle technology
  • Mini-load technology
  • Order picking methodologies
  • Pickup kiosks (attended and unattended)

This panel discussion is a can’t-miss for grocery retailers who are developing their e-commerce strategies to compete in the new economic environment.

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