Grocery Forum Europe is postponed, in compliance with the directives defined for the containment of risks arising from the evolution of the spread of Covid-19. The new dates will be communicated as soon as possible.

In these days, the Retail Institute Italy team is working with even greater commitment to re-plan and strengthen the schedule of initiatives, both physical and virtual, believing strongly that Italy will soon react and restart with the positive and proactive spirit that distinguishes it. And, as a point of reference for the sector, we want to be ready to face the new challenges that will arise and rethink together the retail of “tomorrow”-


Today’s consumer is aware and careful, considers his choices in the revolutionary world of retailing and is oriented towards the future of distribution. Even though his mindset is still focused on the concept of a brick and mortar store, the consumer expects to maximize his benefit from innovative, sustainable, personalized and multimedia solutions that enable vast free access to the new services offered.

Grocery Forum Europe is the IV edition of an international event that aims to analyze new consumer behavior and future scenarios of the modern supermarket. During the event managers and global executives will discuss how the food sector is changing in some of the most important and strategic countries, such as: France, Germany, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, USA.

A two-day Summit, with content sessions, meetings and networking breaks – networking lunch, cocktail, gala dinner and tasting -, during which attendees will have the chance to enrich their personal and professional experience.


  • Grocery EVOLVING SCENARIO: trends, differences, points of contact between different Countries
  • NEW FORMAT AND CONCEPTS: from the deep-deep discounter to the upscale full service stores
  • CONSUMPTION TREND METAMORPHOSIS and the assortment dilemma
  • SUSTAINABILITY: the new driver between ethics values and business strategy
  • “TRADE WARS”: Saturated markets, economic slowdown, and new channel competition
  • REMEDIES FOR RUNOUT EFFICIENCY and productivity, strategic partnerships and acquisitions

We will also analyze new technologies, multimedia environments, tools that optimize the pick-up and payment of purchased products and the ability to receive real-time information along with experiential moments.

Let’s embark on a new journey together, welcome to GROCERY FORUM EUROPE:  April 2nd – 3rd 2020 | Verona

For more information about 2020 edition and to discover how to attend the event, please contact:





Speakers 2020

Andreetta Erika

Partner, PwC

    Andriani Michele

    CEO, Andriani Spa

      Avanzini Francesco

      General Manager, Conad

        D’Alessandro Giovanni

        General Manager, Basko - Gruppo Sogegross

          Elefante Giorgio

          General Manager, Dopla

            Farinet Andrea

            Professor of Economics and Business Management, LIUC University

              Garosci Armando

              Journalist, Largo Consumo

                Gerling Michael

                CEO, EHI Retail Institute

                  Graffione Eleonora

                  President, Consorzio Coralis

                    Hazewinkel Koen

                    Owner, Store Europe

                      Ibba Giangiacomo

                      President, Crai Coop

                        Lucentini Massimo

                        General Manager, Todis

                          Migliori Pietro

                          CEO, Risparmio Casa

                            Mion Romano

                            President, Eurospin

                              Montagna Andrea G.

                              CEO, Bonduelle Italia

                                Morales Juan Manuel

                                General Manager, Grupo IFA

                                  Neifar Emna

                                  Chief Commercial Officer, Cortilia

                                    Paola Giancarlo

                                    CEO, GMF e Sales Director, Gruppo Unicomm

                                      Pascarelli Renata

                                      Quality Director, Coop Italia

                                        Pellegrini Luca

                                        Professor of Marketing, IULM

                                          Russo Albino

                                          General Manager, ANCC

                                            Sánchez Guzmán Brenda

                                            Executive Coordinator, ALAS

                                              Santambrogio Giorgio

                                              CEO, Gruppo VéGé

                                                Sargenti Federico

                                                CEO, Supermercato24

                                                  Selmo Marco

                                                  Fresh Free Service & Frozen Food Director, Carrefour

                                                    Spaan Ulrich

                                                    Senior Vice President, EHI Retail Institute

                                                      Tesolin Gianluca

                                                      CEO, Bofrost

                                                        Zimmermann-Loessl Christine

                                                        Chairwoman, Association for Vertical Farming

                                                          Partner 2020


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