Velocity has entered the acceleration lane.
Private Brand industry professionals from around the world gathered in Charlotte last night for the Velocity Opening Reception. They networked, caught up with colleagues, and shared what they hope to gain from their Velocity experience.
“I’m interested in learning and picking up new trends,” said Jason Bidart, vice president, Private Brand, for Fairway Market, who is slated to speak at the event. “It’s good to have a face-to-face opportunity to hear about what others are doing.”
Jeff Gamsey, vice president of Private Brands at Boxed.com, who is another Velocity speaker, said he has attended all three annual versions of the conference.
“I’m excited to be here,” he said. “It’s great to see it grow. Every year I find it useful to meet great people and come across interesting business opportunities.”
Nancy Frame, partner, Nancy Frame Design, said she’s particularly interested in hearing about “what’s happening in cutting edge private brand design.”
Attendees were gearing up for Tuesday’s presentations — including from Kroger, Food Lion, Boxed.com, and Fairway Market – and for the Vertex Awards celebration event.