Wednesday, March 01 7:45am – 6:00pm

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Foyer
Wednesday, March 01 8:00am – 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Griffin Ballroom
Wednesday, March 01 9:00am – 9:45am

Category Breakouts

Discover the insights, key trends and innovative thinking that best-in-class operators employ to drive c-store traffic. Uncover what makes top-tier category managers tick, and find out how they grapple with everything from exciting new product introductions to pricing, out-of-stocks to promotions. Join us as our team of editorial experts and last year's CMOY award winners sit down with some of the brightest category managers in the business to discuss their strategies for elevating an entire organization—one category at a time.

FoodService: From Ideation to Creation… Or Rejection
Speakers:

Director of Store Operations
Wawa

Founder & CEO
Food Forward Thinking LLC

Packaged Beverages: Current Trends in Packaged Beverages

Review current trends within packaged beverages & the cold vault. Bonnie will share some of the takeaways from Goldman Sachs proprietary Beverage Bytes retailer and distributor surveys. Learn about the strategies the large beverage companies are taking regarding innovation, pricing, etc.

 

Speakers:

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Behind the Counter: The Value of Vice: A Look at Trends and Interactions between Alcohol, Tobacco and Cannabis
Speakers:

Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst
Cowen

Dispensed Beverage
Tech and Loyalty
Center Store
Fuels and EV
Wednesday, March 01 10:00am – 10:45am

Category Breakouts - 22' CMOY Winners and 23' CMOY Finalists

Discover the insights, key trends and innovative thinking that best-in-class operators employ to drive c-store traffic. Uncover what makes top-tier category managers tick, and find out how they grapple with everything from exciting new product introductions to pricing, out-of-stocks to promotions. Join us as our team of editorial experts and last year's CMOY award winners sit down with some of the brightest category managers in the business to discuss their strategies for elevating an entire organization—one category at a time.

Wednesday, March 01 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, March 01 1:15pm – 4:45pm

Speed Networking

Location: CRU Product Gallery

Spend some quality time this morning in structured networking opportunities that will connect you and CRU's supplier partners to provide the solutions and partnerships you need! Retailers will receive of list of suppliers that outlines who and where your meetings are during this time. If you complete all your meetings, you will eligible to receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Wednesday, March 01 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Location: Palm Ballroom Prefunction
Wednesday, March 01 6:15pm – 8:00pm

CMOY Awards Presentation Dinner

Location: Palm Ballroom
Wednesday, March 01 6:45pm – 10:00pm

Product Gallery Sponsor Teardown

Location: CRU Product Gallery
Wednesday, March 01 8:00pm – 10:00pm

CMOY Afterparty

Location: Palm Ballroom