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Professional Resources

Retail Management Forum

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
February 22 – 24, 2020

The Retail Management Forum (RMF) is a small, invitation-only, interactive meeting with retail executives who share our concerns and commitment to achieving excellence. At RMF 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 great stores that you might not get to visit otherwise.

This year’s RMF will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area February 22 – 24. There will be a variety of educational opportunities offered both through presentations and store visits in South San Francisco and San Jose, CA. The opportunity to see TakeOff technology in action will be an event highlight!

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 Kevin Ryan (Malachite Strategy and Research), Phil Lempert (The Supermarket Guru), Joel Schaefer (Executive Chef, Sodexo at Concordia University), Shawn Stevens (Food Industry Council, LLC) and Mark Dickinson (Emerge Strategic Solutions).

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

To apply for consideration for this opportunity, please click the button below.

Questions? Please call 608-310-5000.

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..”