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2013 State of the Industry Conference Presentations

Below are the presentations from the 2013 State of the Industry Conference held February 25-27 in Miami, Florida.

Monday, February 25

Welcoming Remarks
Larry Graham, President, National Confectioners Association

The State of the Confectionery Industry
Todd Hale, Senior Vice President of Consumer and Shopper Insights, Nielsen
Larry Wilson, Vice President of Customers Relations, NCA

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
Jeremy Gutsche, Founder and CEO, TrendHunter.com

Tackling the Challenges of the Future Together
Debra A. Sandler, President, Mars Chocolate North America

Revolutionizing the Drugstore Chain
Steve Broughton, Divisional Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Consumables in Merchandising

Bridging the Gap: Engaging Multiple Generations in Today's Marketplace
Seth Mattison, Change Agent, Bridgeworks LLC

Tuesday, February 26

Welcoming Remarks
Larry Graham, President, National Confectioners Association

The Way of Convenience
Peter Tedeschi, President and CEO, Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc., and Vice Chairman, NACS

Creating a More Delicious World in the Future
Bharat Puri, Senior Vice President of Global Chocolate, Mondelēz International, Inc.

The Chocolate Consumer - Opportunities for Growth
John Morris, Chairman of Consumer Markets Sector, KPMG LLP

Customer and Shopper Insights
Lindsay Cowan, Chief Knowledge Officer, Planet Retail

Remember Yesterday. Today.
Print Cates, Vice President of Product Management, J. Sosnick & Son

Digital Retail: Understanding and Embracing the Disruption
Tom Furphy, CEO and Managing Director, Consumer Equity Partners