VIDEO: CSN/PG 2013 Beverage Summit

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VIDEO: CSN/PG 2013 Beverage Summit


The 2013 Beverage and Beer Retailing Summit, hosted by Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer on June 6-7, 2013, in Wheeling, Ill., brought together convenience store and grocery channel retailers and suppliers from across the nation to discuss the latest trends in the non-alcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverage category.

Speakers included Bonnie Herzog, managing director, Beverage, Tobacco and Consumer Research, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; Steve Montgomery, president, b2b Solutions, LLC; Danelle Kosmal, director, Client Services, Nielsen; Rick Oberhofer, director of Category Development, Red Bull North America; Sarah Theodore, senior global food & drink analyst, Mintel; Guy Wootton, director of category and shopper insights, Red Bull North America; Blaine Ross, EVP global sales & marketing, Category Management Association; and Gordon Wade, CEO, director of best practices, Category Management Association.

The Summit was sponsored by Red Bull North America, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Java City, Scotsman Ice Systems and WhiteWave Foods.