Professional Resources


Retail Management Forum

The Retail Management Forum (RMF) is a small, invitation-only, interactive meeting with retail executives who share our concerns and commitment to achieving excellence.  There is no sharing of trade secrets or juggling for competitive advantage at this event – just an informal atmosphere that provides a forum for learning, networking, and visiting a lot of great stores that you might not get to visit otherwise.

Previous retail representation has included Kroger, H-E-B Grocery, Hy-Vee, Tops Markets, Giant Eagle, Meijer, Albertsons/Safeway and Whole Foods.  Previous speakers include Phil Lempert (The SupermarketGuru), Joel Schaefer (Executive Chef, Sodexo at Concordia University), Shawn Stevens (Food Industry Counsel, LLC) and Mark Dickinson (Emerge Strategic Solutions).

Here are some comments from our past retail participants:

“I feel like it has really helped me network with my peers while keeping me connected with the pertinent issues.”

“I really enjoyed this event, great store tours and networking. Great opportunity to visit some of my fellow retailers and study and research how they operate.”

“Outstanding forum! I have thoroughly enjoyed every event this weekend and have made so many contacts that I intend to keep in touch with.”

IDDBA covers all costs for qualified invited retailers in the dairy, deli and bakery sectors. Spots are limited.

Questions? Please call 608-310-5000.