Millette Granville VP, Food Lion to Speak at Velocity Conference

Today we announce another exciting speaker for the 2019 edition of the Velocity Conference. This year’s event will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019, at the Le Méridien Charlotte in Charlotte, NC.

Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing the entire lineup of icons, geniuses, and mavericks who will educate, challenge and grow private brands for years to come.

Today’s announcement is:

Millette Granville, CDP is the Vice President, of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion and Organizational Development for Food Lion LLC, an Ahold Delhaize Company.  In this role, Millette is responsible for the strategic implementation of diversity & inclusion, talent acquisition, learning and organizational development strategies for Food Lion.  She serves on the Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Engagement Global Networks. In addition, she provides oversight for 9 BRGs and 2 Business Diversity Councils. 

Millette’s prior roles include VP of Diversity & Inclusion for Time Warner Cable,     VP of Diversity & College Recruiting with Wells Fargo, and President/CEO of Granville & Webb HR Connections, Inc.

Millette is a resident of Concord, NC and was recently elected to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Urban League of the Central Carolinas.  She was selected by Radio One as a Top Woman of Excellence and was a recipient of the Charlotte Catalyst award by Uptown Magazine.  Millette is a member of the CALIBR Global Leadership Network.  She is a professional speaker and author of the book The Exceptional Leader – a quick guide to personal branding and leadership development.

She will present:


The demographics are shifting rapidly in our country and we must be flexible and purposeful about how we drive our business. Innovation + Diversity + Market Growth = Full Power! In the world of Private Brands, you have a great opportunity to design your products to meet the unique and growingly diverse needs of your customers. Come learn how Food Lion has utilized projected buying power, multicultural market data, and their Business Resource Groups to directly impact the bottom line through unique products, advertisement, and customer engagement.

Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence™ (WISE) is a non-profit professional development organization, founded by women, to champion the power of diversity and inclusion which drives profitable growth within the store brands industry.

Early Bird tickets are on sale through Friday, February 15, 2019, don’t miss the chance to save $300.

Register 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.