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Retail and Distribution from Those Who Know: RNDC and Albertsons Execs to Speak at Central Coast Insights

PASO ROBLES, CA  (August 18, 2020) —Central Coast Insights is bringing in speakers from Albertson's and Republic National Distribution Company for the 25th annual event and very first digital conference, set for Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27.

Retail Keynote: The Rise of Off-Premise
Pantry loading. More meals at home. Phenomenal sales growth. The retail environment has shifted as spikes in e-commerce, lockdowns and changing economies continue to shape how shoppers make purchasing decisions. We cannot ignore the dynamic nature of our world today, and how it is sending reverberations throughout the wine industry. How does the director of liquor at one of the nation’s largest grocery chains view these trends, and how has he adjusted his practices to keep up with the times? Phil Markert of Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions sits on a wealth of knowledge as one of the top retail experts, and he is here to share how this grocery chain continues to evolve its strategy.
Speaker: Phil Markert director of liquor, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions
Distribution Keynote: Winning with the New Wine Consumer
How can Central Coast wineries and distributors work together to promote the region, and the wines? It begins with innovation. Join Joseph Gardner, vice president of fine wine at Republic National Distributing Company as he reviews the state of wine distribution, the action steps wineries can take to get their brands noticed, and best practices to accelerate engagement. He’ll also review key trends in the market, some of the challenges RNDC faces in bringing wine to market and how his company plans to rethink its strategy for the future.
Speaker: Joseph Gardner vice president of fine wine, Republic National Distributing Company

CCI 2020 will take place as a two-day online show:

Wednesday, August 26 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT
Thursday, August 27 @ 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT

Register for the conference now.

Access the agenda, complete with session descriptions and list of speakers, here.    


About Central Coast Insights

For the first time in its history, Central Coast Insights, the economic and financial conference for the Central Coast wine industry, will be held as a two-day webcast, bringing expert speakers and guidance on vineyard and winery economics, financial issues and business, sales and grape-growing trends.

The Central Coast Insights event addresses the economic and financial issues, challenges and trends that affect the vintners, wineries and grape growers of the California’s Central Coast wine industry. This conference attracts wine industry professionals from all corners of this vast region and beyond, and covers topics across the entire spectrum of the wine business from finance, to appellation diversity, to legal and regulatory issues, to the global wine market, to land use and water issues, to consumer behavior, as well as the hottest topics that winery executives face today.

SAVE THE DATE: Aug. 26-27, 2020; Online

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