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Understand the global retail landscape

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International retail is changing rapidly under the weight of global retailer muscle. Direct competition with FMCG manufacturers by global retailers with private labels, lowest cost global sourcing and brand destruction, combined with major supply chain pressures, has led to an unprecedented consolidation of retail power on a world scale.

The Australian Institute of Packaging has secured speakers from the London based retail consultancy International IGD to speak at a special event on the global retail landscape, the future of FMCG manufacturing and the trends and strategies being employed by the largest retailers in the world.  The speakers will draw from international experience to highlight what it means for you - your brand, your company, your job.

Benefits for Delegates Attending the Event
International IGD is a leading source of information, research and education on the Global food and grocery industry with key initiatives including the European Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) initiative. Nick Everitt will review key issues facing the global grocery sector including retailer strategies (with a focus on Tesco & Wal-Mart) and the future for FMCG manufacturers. Karen Bevan will then look at the development of Retail Ready Packaging - exploring the strategies of major players such as Tesco and Carrefour, the use of industry standards, developing a business case, cross border implementation and the consumer perspective.
International Guest Speakers:
Nick Everitt
Programme Manager
International IGD
United Kingdom

Karen Bevan
Programme Manager Category & Consumer
International IGD
United Kingdom

International Consultants to the Food & Grocery Industry

This event will cover Trends in Global Retailing & Future of FMCG Manufacturing
* Who are the leading global retailers – who is winning and why
* Key trends – expansion and retrenchment
* Focus on Tesco and Wal-Mart
* European private label growth and strategies for manufacturers
* Retail Ready Packaging – retailer strategies, developing the business case and in-store execution
* What all this means for Australia

The event is being held on 16 November at Oatlans Golf Course Club House in Sydney, from 6pm.

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