Hidenori Tsunematsu, FamilyMart

Hidenori lives in Tokyo and is married with 3 children. He majored in Population Economics at Nihon University, Tokyo. In addition to his current Family Mart role as Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Japan he is a lecturer in Industry and Corporation at Kokushikan University in Tokyo. He enjoys playing golf and running marathons.

Present: CSR Manager, CSR Department FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co.,Ltd.

2013 - March 2017: Executive Vice President, Philippines

Energy Drinks

There's been a lot of debate recently about the sale of energy drinks to children.  It's interesting to see the dynamics of this issue: Jamie Oliver, buoyed by his success in persuading the government to introduce a levy on sugary drinks, has now turned his sights directly to the retailers who sell high caffeine drinks.  How do you, as a retailer, and we, as a trade body, respond to such a campaign?

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Jeremy White, Executive Editor of WIRED Magazine

As WIRED’s Executive Editor, a keynote speaker and brand consultant, he evaluates the qualities of new products and their impact on established markets and industries, relating this to how organisations can improve their own designs and adopt innovative thinking ahead of future threats and opportunities.

Local Shops in Wales

We had a really great day in Cardiff last week, launching the Welsh Local Shop Report which gives all the facts and figures on the contribution that our members make to communities and the economy in Wales.  It’s a really positive story: more store per head than any other part of the UK, 25,000 jobs, £49m of investment, and a higher proportion of that going into providing essential services like post offices and free-to-use ATMs.

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Michael Page

PageGroup  employs over 6,000 people in 36 countries and reported a gross profit of over £700m in 2017. The three core PageGroup brands are made up of specialised recruitment teams that operate across 25 disciplines from actuarial to technology. The Michael Page team specialise in the recruitment of temporary, contract and permanent roles typically at second and third job level upwards. Page Personnel is a recruitment partner for businesses requiring clerical support. Page Executive is the executive search division of the Group specialising in search, selection and talent management of senior professionals on a permanent or interim basis. A lot has changed in the last forty years at PageGroup and the Group continues to grow and evolve in order to deliver specialised sector experience, market knowledge and a consultative approach to recruitment. One thing that remains unchanged is the PageGroup commitment to the professional success of its clients, candidates and employees. The company values of pride, passion, never give up, work as a team and make it fun, are as evident now as they’ve ever been.

Michael Page are the main sponsor of Summit 18

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Polymer Logistics

Throughout the past twenty years, Polymer Logistics has worked to create an extensive portfolio of multi-purpose, one-touch, returnable RRP options to meet the full range of our clients' needs. Our uniqueness derives from taking both a product and solutions approach enhanced by invaluable input from our pool operators. This multi-faceted approach feeds our innovation, and results in well-designed, robust, and long-lasting products. 

Polymer Logistics are the official lunch sponsor of Summit 18. 

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David Robinson, MD Conviviality Retail

David joined Conviviality Retail in July 2016 as Managing Director to oversee the Bargain Booze, Select Convenience & Wine Rack businesses.  Prior to Conviviality, David has worked in the retail sector for over 20 years, holding senior positions with a range of large organisations. David’s retail career started at Dixons Stores Group where he held roles within commercial and product marketing before joining Homebase to help lead their new large store format. 

Christie and Co

Christie & Co is a specialist business property adviser, providing brokerage, valuation and consultancy advice to a variety of sectors, including convenience retail. If you’re looking to buy or sell a business, our dedicated team of retail experts, including 18 agents and 23 RICS Registered Valuers, bring decades of experience to the entire buying and selling process. If you'd like to speak to us about your opportunities, please contact us on 020 7227 0759 or visit christie.com for more information.

Christie & Co are an official session sponsor of Summit 18. 

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Debbie Robinson, SPAR UK Managing Director

Debbie Robinson is a passionate food marketer with over 25 year’s retail experience. Debbie joined SPAR in 2011 and during that time has been instrumental in SPAR’s strategic ‘Delivering Growth’ 10 Point Plan. She has been closely involved in SPAR’s Round Pound campaign and for increasing penetration of fresh food throughout the SPAR estate.  Debbie has also been working closely with the Marketing Team to deliver SPAR’s TV advertising campaign ‘SPAR There for You’.