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Nation’s Top CPG and Retail Leaders Reveal How to Stay One Step Ahead at 2018 IRI Growth Summit

Keynote Speakers Include Executives from Albertsons, Skinnygirl, Clorox and More

WHO:  Andrew Appel, President & CEO, IRI®
Stan Sthanunathan, EVP, Consumer & Market Insights, Unilever
Kevin Turner, Vice Chairman & Senior Advisor, Albertsons
Eric Reynolds, Chief Marketing Officer, Clorox
Bethenny Frankel, Founder & CEO, Skinnygirl

WHAT: The 2018 IRI Growth Summit is an annual three-day conference specifically designed to help CPG manufacturers, retailers and media companies stay one step ahead of the market, the industry and the competition.

The event will feature industry leaders sharing personal insights during the large-audience general sessions, while smaller best practice sessions will take deeper dives into specific topic areas. Attendees will also have numerous networking opportunities as well as hands-on experience with the latest IRI solutions, technology and partners.

WHY: The 2018 IRI Growth Summit will highlight best practices, thought leadership and new solutions for improved consumer and shopper intelligence, e-commerce, innovation, in-store execution, marketing spend ROI, media targeting and measurement, and retailer/manufacturer collaboration.

The following general session speakers will present on Tuesday, April 17:

  • Andrew Appel
    President & CEO, IRI
    “Staying One Step Ahead in an Era of Rapid Change”
  • Stan Sthanunathan
    EVP, Consumer & Market Insights, Unilever
    “Bringing the Outside In and the Future Forward”
  • Kevin Turner
    Vice Chairman & Senior Advisor, Albertsons
    “Embracing Disruption”
  • Eric Reynolds
    Chief Marketing Officer, Clorox
    “Human-Centric Marketing in a Technology-Driven World”
  • Bethenny Frankel
    Founder & CEO, Skinnygirl
    “A Conversation with Bethenny Frankel”

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PT

WHERE: 2018 IRI Growth Summit

Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses. A confluence of major external events — a change in consumer buying habits, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and personalized consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth. For more information, visit


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