Sept. 20-22, 2016

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont (Chicago), IL

  • Expo ribbon cutting
  • Expo keynote
  • Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo

Retail Academy


Unprecedented Industry Initiative

Successful retailers and brand marketers must work together to develop and execute mutually beneficial strategies at retail in order to enhance chances of success in today's dynamic and competitive marketplace. To help meet this challenge, the Retail Academy at the Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo provides one of the most collaborative environments available.

Introduced at the 2011 Expo, the Retail Academy is a special industry initiative that offers retailers and their manufacturer partners a place to talk one-on-one in a "neutral zone," free from competing organizational conflicts, difficult schedules and limiting formality.

Each year the Institute invites senior-level marketing, merchandising, digital, loyalty and insights executives from more than 40 leading retail chains and wholesalers, including: Ahold USA, Albertsons / Safeway, Big Y, Brookshire's, Best Buy, CVS/pharmacy, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Harris Teeter, Kohl's, Marsh Supermarkets, Meijer, Office Depot, Price Chopper, Publix, Roundy's Supermarket, SpartanNash, Staples, SUPERVALU, Target Corp., Unified Grocers, Wakefern Food Corp., Walgreens, Walmart, Woodman's and Winco.


To learn more about participating in the Retail Academy, please contact Steve Frenda


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