Retailers, Vendors, Sales Agents to Converge at GMA MSM Conference

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Retailers, Vendors, Sales Agents to Converge at GMA MSM Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association (GMA/FPA) here will gather senior-level sales and marketing executives from CPG manufacturers and sales agencies with retail merchandising executives, to foster collaborative strategies for better understanding and reaching consumers at the trade group's annual Merchandising, Sales and Marketing Conference (MSM), to be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2007, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

The association said the MSM 2007 program will explore the forces that shape consumers' purchasing decisions and how to capitalize on that knowledge to boost companies' bottom lines.

Speakers and panelists include:
Duncan Mac Naughton, e.v.p., merchandising and marketing, Supervalu Inc.
Don Swann, v.p., operations, special projects, Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Les Mann, v.p. and general merchandise manager, food and consumables, Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Stephen Vowles, s.v.p., marketing, Stop & Shop Companies, Inc.
Burt Palmer, team director, Unilever
Sue Simonett, senior director, demand chain information systems, General Mills, Inc.
Thom Blischok, president, retail solutions group, Information Resources Inc.
Dan Stanek, e.v.p., TNS Retail Forward

For the latest program information and to register, plea