Mike leads Kantar Retail’s research and analysis on value discounters and dollar stores. Mike also studies the U.S. supermarket industry as a member of the company’s grocery research team. Since joining Kantar Retail in 2008, Mike has advised numerous companies within the CPG community. He regularly interacts with both retailers and suppliers through Kantar Retail’s syndicated events and webinars as well as through customized onsite engagements. He is frequently quoted in the trade press, including Supermarket News and Marketing Daily, as well as mainstream news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, NPR Marketplace, and New England Cable News (NECN). Mike’s retail background started at Staples where he worked both at the store level and with various buying teams before moving to the online brand protection industry. Mike graduated from Providence College cum laude with a B.A. in psychology.
INDEPENDENT OPERATORS FORUM
Monday, September 28, 2015
New for 2015! The CGA Strategic Conference offers an expanded program that is specifically designed for independently owned grocers including a customized schedule of presentations from major manufacturers and group networking opportunities.
The Independent Advantage
For many decades, scale has been a predictor of success: the bigger you were, the more resources you could muster, and the more you could grow. But tectonic shifts that have reshaped the landscape in terms of macroeconomics, demographics, and shopper behavior, have mitigated scale as a competitive advantage. The playing field is much more level than it used to be. Now, agility, proximity to shoppers, and brand authenticity are essential components of success. The scales have been tipped in favor of smaller independent retailers who possess these capabilities. Learn how to leverage your unique position in the marketplace in order to drive sustainable growth.
MORNING SUPER SESSION AND RETAIL SPOTLIGHT
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Grab a morning coffee and join us for one of two Morning Super Sessions; A thought-provoking, in-depth presentations by recognized industry expert or the popular Retailer Spotlight presentation.
Navigating the Disruption
Never has the retail and shopper landscape been more turbulent than it is today. Success will be a function of identifying the major shifts and currents that are fundamentally transforming the landscape, understanding how they impact your business, and developing an appropriate response. Join Mike Paglia as he walks through Kantar Retail’s latest point of view on the key trends shaping the retail world, who is best positioned to thrive today, and how to capture your fair share of the growth.