7-Eleven’s Sean Thompson to Present at Store Brands Decisions Summit

7-eleven Sean

Time is running out to register for this years edition of the annual Store Brands Decisions 2014 Innovation & Marketing Summit. The event is being held February 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. Register for the Summit Today!

This year attendees will get a glimpse in the convenience channel when Sean Thompson, Senior Director of Private Brands at 7-Eleven presents the Thursday morning keynote:  Private Brands – Big Growth in Small Formats.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to join Women Impacting Store Brands Excellence (WISE) as it hosts its 2nd annual pre-conference professional development event February 26th

The session, titled “Inspiring Leadership through Innovation,” will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a panel discussion and lunch. Panelists will share their personal experiences about inspired leadership as well as proven tips on how to spark organizational innovation.

Panelists include John Clarkson, managing partner and co-founder of Marketealo; Nancy Garvey, vice president and general manager for the Greater Midwest Region of AT&T Mobility; Harry Overly, senior vice president of marketing for TreeHouse Foods/Bay Valley Foods; and Lucinda Wright, executive leadership team for JPG Resources.

Separate registration for the WISE event is required. Click here for more information and to register, or email WISE directly at events@womeninstorebrands.com with any questions.

Make sure to say hello and ask me about my new adventure.

Register for the Summit Today!



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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.