Book Your Place at Summit20!

Summit20 is an unmissable event for anyone involved with the convenience sector, bringing together retailers, suppliers, and industry experts from around the world to explore the successes and challenges of the industry and discuss new ideas retailers can walk away with.

This year's event, taking place on March 31st at the Vox in Birmingham, will focus on two of the biggest questions facing the convenience sector in the future, looking at whether convenience stores are primarily food retailers, and how the role of colleagues is changing in store.

In the first session, we'll explore how the role of convenience stores is changing when it comes to providing a comprehensive food offer for customers. At a time when many convenience stores are looking into expanding their range of food to go products and investing in areas like bakery, coffee and fresh produce, Summit20 will look at whether this trend is likely to continue and how independent retailers can make a success of food retailing. Speakers already confirmed for this session include Jonny McQuarrie, Managing Director at One Stop, and Nikki Rogers, Food Solutions Director at AF Blakemore. 

The convenience sector currently employs over 405,000 people, providing local, flexible and secure jobs for members of the community. But as one of the biggest costs for retailers, and at a time when automation is in the spotlight, the role of colleagues in the convenience sector is sure to change. In the second session of the day, Summit20 will explore what working in a convenience store will look like in the future and how retailers can empower colleagues to create a long lasting positive relationship with their customers. Speakers confirmed for this session include Jo Whitfield, Chief Executive of Co-Operative Food.  

In addition to our fantastic line up of speakers, we will also once again be journeying around the UK with ACS Commercial Director Paul Chamberlain to seek out some of the best innovations happening right now in a series of exclusive videos debuting at Summit20. 

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Summit is a must-attend event for anyone looking to make a positive change to their business in 2020, whether you’re an independent retailer searching for new innovations to implement in-store or a supplier to the convenience sector looking at ways to improve your offer across the UK.”

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