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<p>Target Exec to Keynote 4th Annual Hispanic Retail 360 Summit</p>

Target Corp.'s director of multicultural marketing, Greg Cunningham, will lead an all-star list of retailers, consumer product goods companies, and marketing experts on the speaker lineup for the fourth annual Hispanic Retail 360 Summit, which will be held July 28-30, 2008 in Miami.

Hispanic Retail 360 is the retail industry’s premier event for retailers and marketers looking to grow their business with the Latino consumer market in the U.S.

Last year’s Summit, held in Dallas, attracted more than 500 attendees composed of retailers from across all channels of retailing, major consumer products goods manufacturers, advertising agencies, and consultants.

Hispanic Retail 360 is produced by Progressive Grocer and Convenience Store News, two media brands owned by Nielsen Business Media. Association sponsors include NACS, the Neighborhood Market Association, and the Mexican American Grocers Association.

Other confirmed speakers at this year’s event include:

-- Armando Martin, former head of multicultural marketing, Supervalu, and columnist, Progressive Grocer;

-- Jose Espinosa, senior brand manager, Hispanic, Coca-Cola;
-- Terry Soto, president, About Marketing Solutions, Inc.

-- Gary Berman, president, Si Change Consulting, and Market Segment Research;

-- Manuel Delgado, president & c.e.o., Agua Marketing;

-- Cristina Benitez, author, and founder, Lazos Latinos;
-- Stephan Goldsand, v.p., Hey! Nielsen;
-- Jon Bratta, development manager, Proprietary Brands, BP;
-- Brad Eaton, category manager, The Spinx Co.;
-- Ruben Gonzalez, president, OLE Advertising;
-- Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, Hispanic Food Communications;

-- Alan Edelstein, Shopper Marketing, Center of Excellence, Johnson & Johnson;

-- Derene Allen, managing partner, Santiago Solutions Group; and

-- Isabel Valdes, author and president, IVC.

The 2008 Hispanic Retail 360 Summit will also feature an emphasis on best practices and new ideas, with the goal of getting beyond “Latino 101” and providing the audience with advanced insights on reaching and selling to Hispanic shoppers. Topic areas and exhibitors are expected to cover all retail channels including department stores, mass merchandisers, supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, and specialty retailers in consumer electronics, home improvement, apparel, and more.

As in past years, the Summit will also include a guided store tour by a leading industry consultant to view best practices by Miami-area retailers who serve the Hispanic community. Visits to two leading area Hispanic-themed supermarkets -- Winn-Dixie and Publix Sabor -- are already confirmed.

Several sponsorship packages are still available. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Michael Hatherill at 646-654-7501 or via e-mail at [email protected].

For registration information, please go to, or contact Lois Miller by e-mail at [email protected], or phone 516-868-9563.

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