, What’s in store for Europe’s food retail - Future-proofing supermarkets and convenience stores

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Dematic invites customers, industry professionals and experts to its upcoming hybrid event, “What’s in Store for Europe’s Food Retail” Thursday, 26 October at Dematic UK headquarters in Adderbury.

Both the food & beverage as well as grocery industries are experiencing several shifts within their business models stemming, in part, from new consumer behaviours which emerged during the pandemic, in addition to some new challenges that have been looming the last two years. There is no better time than now to future-proof your operations to remain viable for tomorrow.

Changing delivery expectations, product variety, inflation and remaining supply chain glitches from the pandemic are having a profound impact on the bottom lines of these businesses large and small. Automation can be the answer to many of these questions.

Meeting the top challenges grocers and wholesalers are currently facing

The primary focus of the event is on automation technology and the role it plays in preparing both the grocery as well as food and beverage industries to navigate tomorrow’s trends and challenges.

The event kicks off with a look at current trends and where food retail is heading. Danielle Dakin, a global market development director at Dematic, discusses the importance of having an omnichannel strategy and the roles of software and an agile network within the strategy. Tesco’s Ronak Rawal, Strategy, Transformation & Continuous Improvement, is scheduled to share his insights on the supermarket chain’s automation journey and its future strategy for e-commerce growth.

Our guest speaker, Tristram Stuart, is a well-known author and food advocate. He has been instrumental in building a global movement that has mobilised hundreds of organisations and millions of individuals which has brought about a mass behaviour change. It has resulted in commitments from the world’s largest food companies and governments and has affected supply chains in food retail.

On-site participants and individuals attending online will be given a guided virtual tour of a major European supermarket chain’s automated facilities. The event will be broadcast live online and event participation is free of charge. All presentations are held in English but simultaneous translations for German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch are offered.

With this EMEA-wide event, Dematic offers an ideal setting to discuss current trends, challenges and options for mastering the future. Individuals can also learn about other innovative solutions Dematic has delivered within the respective industries at other global locations. Last but not least, time has been scheduled to network with industry professionals.


09:30 BST
10:30 CET
Dematic Intro – Welcome, Agenda Rundown and Speaker Introductions
Simon Barnwell, vice president & market leader for UK & Ireland
09:35 BST
10:35 CET
Keynote: Vision of the Store of the Future
Danielle Dakin, Global Market Development director at Dematic
09:55 BST
10:55 CET
Guest Speaker
Tristram Stuart, environmentalist and food waste expert
10:45 BST
11:45 CET
Agility, efficiency and speed for the grocery network of tomorrow - RedMart & Kesko case studies
Danielle Dakin, Global Market Development director at Dematic
11:30 BST
12:30 CET
Tesco E-com Growth
Ronak Rawal, Strategy, Transformation & Continuous Improvement
12:00 BST
13:00 CET
Delhaize Virtual Tour
Ian Abbott, Director, Solution Development at Dematic
12:30 BST
13:30 CET
End of the Event
14:30 End

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Our Speakers

Ian Abbott Danielle Dakin Tristram Stuart
Ian Abbott
Director, Solution Development at Dematic
Danielle Dakin
Global Market Development director at Dematic
Tristram Stuart
International award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food.