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INTERNATIONAL SUPERMARKET MANAGEMENT CLASS 2019

We are proud to announce that in Fall 2019 we will be having two sessions of the International Supermarket Management Class one on the West Coast and one the East Coast.

Capacity is limited, contact us or register to reserve your seat.

REGISTER HERE

SMC WEST

September 15–20th at
Louis M. Martini Winery in St. Helena, California, USA

Sponsored by:
E&J Gallo Winery Logo

Agenda at Glance – West

SMC EAST

October 6–11th at
Comfort Suites Southington/Cheshire in Southington, Connecticut, USA

Sponsored by:
Bozzuto's Inc. Logo

Agenda at Glance – East

Comfort Suites Southington/Cheshire

Louis M. Martini Wine, International Supermarket Management Class

Armando Olleres – Retail Store Manager (CPL Group, Papua New Guinea)
“Very organized and educational.
Excellent & satisfied.”

Anthony Bramble – Retail Operations Manager (Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd., Tortola, BVI)
“There was a lot to learn. Great tools for staff & management. Will try to implement many of the programs outlined.”
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Adegbenga Sun-Basorun – Chairman (Foodco Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria)
“Very impactful and insightful. Training addresses practically all the issues in retail. Very friendly officials. Good demonstration of top-bottom and bottom-top communication.”

Steve Lamb – Grocery Manager (Kress IGA Supermarket, USA)
“Very well put together, staff was outstanding, hope to return in the future!”

Supermarket owners, regional directors, managers, supervisors and high potentials.

If you are considering a career in food retail or if you are already in the industry, you can benefit from this learning program. The knowledgeable faculty, peer learning, and networking provide a unique multi-level experience.

  1. Positioning for Retail Success
  2. Creating a Great First & Lasting Impression
  3. Rejuvenating the Center Store
  4. Supermarket Rules
  5. Leadership & MBTI Assessment
  6. Developing your People
  7. Category Management & Signature Items
  8. Wine Training & Wine Category
  9. Best Practices in Health & Wellness
  10. Local = Fresh Best Practices from an Independent Retailer
  11. Supermarket Finance
  12. Loss Prevention
  13. “Demo-Ramas” (Marketing Occasions)
  14. Managing the Produce Department
  15. Food Service “Experiencing” Best Practices
  16. Deli – Cheese Best Practices: Turning a Loss into
    Profit
  17. Deli – Grab & Go “Choose-Your-Own” Meat Bar
  18. Managing the Bakery Department
  19. Meat Department – CAB Perspective
  20. Social Media – Best Practices in Advertising &
    Marketing
  21. “Great Stores have Great Managers
  22. Sustainability in Grocery Stores

Pre-Class Webinar
Faculty and attendees will meet for the first time online to discuss:

Online Training Program
All attendees will have access to the Retail Learning Institute’s Online Program, which has been specifically developed for the food retail industry. The selection of courses will be tailored to blend and complement the ISMC learning experience. The class faculty will assign some online courses and recommend others.

Welcome Reception and Registration
Meet the Institute Team, network with your classmates enjoy some refreshments.
Register and pick up class materials.

Class
Four days packed with industry experts, activities and learning experiences targeted to the food retail industry.

  • SMC West – $2,000*
    September 15–20th at Louis M. Martini Winery in St. Helena, California, USA
    Sponsored by E&J Gallo
  • SMC East – $1,700*
    October 6–10th at Comfort Suites Southington – Cheshire in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
    Sponsored by Bozzuto’s, Inc.
    *Contact us for volume discount

Networking Dinner
Join classmates and special guests for good food and networking.

Certificate
Students who attend the class will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Cancellation Policy

  • Class Registration cancellations will be accepted until August 15, 2019. No refunds will be issued, rather your registration will be transferred to the next class.
  • Hotel cancellations should be handled with the hotel directly. The hotel may have cancellation fees.

ISMC WEST

ISMC EAST

  • Hotel: Comfort Suites Southington – Cheshire
  • Address: 64 Knotter Drive, Southington, CT, 06489, USA
  • Phone: (860) 276-3100
  • Fax: (860) 276-3101
  • Event Name: ISMC Class or Bozzuto’s Class
  • Rate per night: $89 USD per night plus taxes.
    • Prices are guaranteed until September 16, 2019. After that, market rate may apply.
  • Check-In time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out time: 11:00 am
  • Cancellation: the hotel cancellation policy applies.

FACULTY

John Ross, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


John Ross
President & CEO
IGA, Inc.

 

Herbert Smith, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class

Herbert Smith
Vice President Off-Premise Customer Development & Category Management
E & J Gallo Winery

Robert Graybill, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Robert Graybill
President
FMS

Bill Alford, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Bill Alford
President
International Lighthouse Group, Inc.

Harold Lloyd, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Harold C. Lloyd
President

Harold Lloyd Presents

Robb Mackie International Supermarket Management Class 2019 Headshot

 Robb MacKie
President & CEO
American Bakers Association

Brian Harris, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class

 Brian F. Harris
Founder & Chairman
Partnering Group


Scott Grove
Vice President of Human Resources
Bozzuto’s Inc.

Russ Greenlaw, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Russ Greenlaw
Vice President Operations
International Holdings Corporation
(Adam’s Hometown Markets)

Peter Cook, Program Manager Grocery Stewardship Certification, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Peter Cook

Program Manager
Grocery Stewardship Certification

Peter Cook, Program Manager Grocery Stewardship Certification, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Catrina Damrell

GSC Field Manager
Grocery Stewardship Certification

Rudy Smith, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Rudy Smith
Chef, CEC
Unilever

Kim Kerchherr, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class

 Kim Kirchherr
MS, RD, LDN, CDE, FAND
IGA Health & Wellbeing Advisor

Eric Anderson, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Eric Anderson
Principal & Founder
AR Marketing

Elizabeth Weddington AR AMrketing


Elizabeth Weddington
Director of Social Media Marketing
AR Marketing

Tyler Trask, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Tyler Trask
Owner & Manager
Granite Falls IGA

Jennifer Bosma, Owner and Manager Harvest Market, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Jennifer Bosma
Owner & Manager

Harvest Market

Brian McGregor, Owner & Manager, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Brian MCGregor
Owner & Manager

Archie’s IGA

Jeff Vinacco, Executive Account Manager Certified Angus Beef LLC, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Jeffrey Vinacco
Executive Account Manager
Certified Angus Beef LLC

Robert Rybick, President & CEO of Geissler’s Supermarket


Robert Rybick

President & CEO
Geissler’s Supermarket

Tracy Machnic, National Account Manager Unilever, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Tracey Machnic
National Account Manager
Unilever

Ashley Spivey, Rouses Culinary Trainer Rouses Markets


Ashley Spivey

Dean of Rouses U
Rouses Markets

Laura Hinton, Director, Retail Engagement National Cattlemen’s Beef Association


Laura Hinton
Director, Retail Engagement
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association


Brian Cox
Director – Floral & Hardlines

SpartanNash & Caito Foods

Ed McHugh


Ed McHugh
President

Active Marketing


Bill Smalls
Director of Sales, Retail
Europastry

Ana Velázquez, Learning Solutions Director IGA Institute & Retail Learning Institute, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Ana Velázquez
Learning Solutions Director
IGA Coca-Cola Institute
Retail Learning Institute

Paulo Goelzer, PhD. President at CEO of IGA Institute & Retail Learning Institute, Speaker at International Supermarket Management Class


Paulo Goelzer, Ph.D
President 
IGA Coca-Cola Institute
Retail Learning Institute

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES ALUMNI

  • Archie’s IGA

  • Aron’s Kissena Farms

  • Bidgood’s Wholesale Ltd.

  • Clifton Larson Allen, LLP

  • Colemans

  • Down To Earth

  • Elgin Fresh Market

  • Everyday Supermarket Nigeria Ltd.

  • Food Fresh

  • Gemstone Ultramart Ltd.

  • Golden Harvest Foods, Inc.

  • Golden Miles, Co.

  • Graceway Trading, Ltd.

  • Granite Falls IGA

  • Hammersdale PT

  • Harps Food Stores, Inc.

  • Harvest Market

  • Jack’s Foodtown

  • Lee’s Marketplace

  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, Inc.

  • LOTIC Bigem Ltd.

  • Martin’s Super Markets

  • Mega Glatt Market

  • Nam Dae Mun

  • North State Grocery, Inc.

  • Nutrition Smart

  • Overland Cash & Carry

  • Peculiar People’s Ventures

  • Qualities Pik ‘n Pak

  • Real Value IGA Supermarket

  • Riba Smith, S.A.

  • S L Horsford & Co.

  • Schnuck Markets, Inc.

  • Sendik’s Food Markets

  • Shumpert’s IGA

  • Somerset Store t/1 Shoprite

  • Super Global Mart Charlotte

  • Super Save PMB

  • Supermercados Econo

  • Unitrade

  • Universal Supermarket

  • Webster’s Marketplace

  • Young’s Payless IGA #3

  • Zuni Shopping Center, Inc.

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

(ALUMNI)

  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Saint Lucia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St. Christopher and Nevis
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Thailand
  • Tortola, BVI
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Venezuela