SOURCE: BMO Financial Group

January 27, 2014 07:35 ET

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

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Leading Food Experts From Willard Bishop and BMO Capital Markets Will Provide Insights on Industry Prospects

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 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.

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

For registration and dial-in information, click here.

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