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NARMS Welcomes Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.

May 19, 2010 by Newsfeed Editor  
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NARMS Welcomes Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. Joseph Wood is Vice President Marketing for the retailer. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. owns and operates 154 retail grocery stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota under the Pick n Save, Copps Food Center, and Rainbow Foods banners.

HP’s Woodbury Joins Connection Forum

March 22, 2010 by Newsfeed Editor  
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Loren Woodbury of HP is the latest participant in the NARMS Manufacturer-Retailer Connection Forum scheduled for Monday, April 19th at NARMS Spring Conference. Others include: Kelly Hampton of 20th Century Fox Entertainment; Joe Wood of Roundy’s Supermarkets; Mary Jo Bastuba of Nintendo and Kelly Baker of Tetter’s Floral.

Connection Session to Include Spieckerman

February 12, 2010 by Newsfeed Editor  
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carol-headshotThe NARMS Manufacturer-Retailer Connection Forum is taking shape with the recent announcement that Carol Spieckerman of newmarketbuilders will participate. The Connection Forum will happen on Monday, April 19th as part of the NARMS Spring Conference scheduled for April 17-20th at the Saddle Brook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL. Spieckerman will start the event at 9:00 AM with - Are you Ready for the “Reset? Three Revelations that Will Rock Your Retail Reality – and then will stay on to facilitate the Connection sessions which will run from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

Spieckerman is president of newmarketbuilders and serves as a strategic out-of-enterprise resource to the retail industry for product, brand and marketing campaign launches, and retail best practices. She possesses a unique understanding of macro retail trends and how marketers can translate them into relevant and actionable strategies that resonate with retailers. Spieckerman is a speaker, author and regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Women’s Wear Daily, DSN Retailing Today, Home Channel News, and other national and international media outlets.

The addition of Spieckerman only strengthens what promises to be an exciting and enlightening day. The blue ribbon group of presenters that will participate in the 30 minute Q&A sessions include Kelly Hampton of 20th Century Fox Entertainment, Joe Wood of Roundy’s Supermarkets and Mary Jo Bastuba of Nintendo. Todd Jones, President of Publix will close out the connection theme for the day with an hour long presentation at 4:00 PM.

If you have not already done so, visit the conference center at www.narms.com for more information and to register. The agenda includes not only the Monday Manufacturer and Retailer Connection session, but a whole slate of business building education and networking activities sure to make this a memorable NARMS Spring Conference. 372NARMS2010

Spring Conference to Feature Publix President

January 29, 2010 by Newsfeed Editor  
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toddjonesA decidedly pointed theme, connecting our members with retailers and manufacturers, has developed as we get closer to the 15th NARMS Spring Conference & Exposition at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL on April 17-20, 2010. Clear evidence of that commitment is the recent announcement that we will hold -A Conversation with Todd Jones, President of Publix- at 4:00 PM on Monday, April 19. The address from Jones will cap the 2010 Manufacturer/Retailer Connection Session. Monday at Conference will be a one-stop shopping opportunity to meet manufacturers and retailers.

The Connection Session is a new forum where individual manufacturers and retailers will share news of their new initiatives, new systems and business philosophies with NARMS membership. Others who are currently scheduled to appear at the event include Joe Wood of Roundy’s Supermarkets, Kelly Hampton of 20th Century Fox Entertainment and Mary Jo Bastuba of Nintendo. To add to the excitement, Monday will also feature RORI: Return on Retail Investment in the General Session at 2:00.

The opportunity to hear from Randall “Todd” Jones is chance to glean from his remarkable record of retail excellence. His storybook 30-year ascent to Publix company president began as a part-time front service associate while in high school. Along the way, he progressed through the ranks of retail management, including ten years as a store manager before escalating into operational leadership at various points in the Jacksonville division. In 2005, Jones was promoted to senior vice president of product business development; then moved into the role of company president in 2008 where retains the responsibility for the retail operations and supply chain functions for the supermarket chain. Publix, one of America’s top 100 companies to work for and most admired companies, operates over 1,000 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

The chance to hear from this expert panel is reason enough to head down to Florida in April. But if that isn’t enough to convince you, visit our conference center on www.narms.com to see all of the educational and networking workshops, classes and meetings on the agenda. The 15th NARMS Spring Conference & Exposition is truly a showcase event.

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