Path to Purchase Expo

(Formerly the Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo)

September 20-22, 2016 | Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont (Chicago) IL

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 Path to Purchase 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, Bashas', Big Y, Brookshire's, Best Buy, CVS/pharmacy, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Harris Teeter, Home Depot, Kohl's, Lowe's Home Improvement, Lowe's Supermarkets, Marsh Supermarkets, Meijer, Office Depot, Price Chopper, Publix, Roundy's, SpartanNash, Staples, SUPERVALU, Target Corp., Unified Grocers, Wakefern Food Corp., Walgreens, Walmart and Winco.

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