SOURCE: BMO Financial Group

January 22, 2014 07:35 ET

BMO Financial Group Hosts 2014 U.S. Grocery Industry Outlook

Leading Food Experts From Willard Bishop and BMO Capital Markets Provide Insights on Industry Prospects

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - With the U.S. grocery industry facing a wide variety of challenges and opportunities in 2014, BMO is hosting a webinar that will focus on a variety of critical topics, including:

  • The Changing Retail Landscape: How are new retail entrants, channel blur and a new generation of consumers affecting traditional grocers? What will these changes mean for retailers, manufacturers, growers and investors?
  • M&A Activity: There was plenty of consolidation in 2013. Why? Will there be more to come in 2014?
  • IPOs: Which retailers went public last year? How have stocks from traditional grocers, big-box retailers and other channels performed?


  • 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.


  • Jim Hertel, Managing Partner for food retail consulting company Willard Bishop, where he leads the strategy development consulting practice as well as business development, client service and new solutions efforts
  • Kelly Bania, Director and Equity Analyst, BMO Capital Markets, where she covers Food Retailers, including traditional supermarkets, natural, organic & specialty food retailers, convenience stores and food distributors

The panel will be moderated by Mike Fordney, Managing Director, Food Group, BMO Harris Bank.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:30 AM Eastern / 10:30 AM Central

Registration: For registration and dial-in information, click here.

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