Counter the Amazon Effect by Mastering Execution

  • Room: Skyline Ballroom D
Thursday, June 07, 2018: 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM


Edward Wong
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Chief Information Officer
Smart & Final


The $13.7 billion-dollar acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon sent shock waves through the retail industry. Then came plans for a new fulfillment center and a second headquarters in North America. Amazon’s prowess and never-ending expanding footprint obliges everybody to step up or prepare to step off. This session features a multibillion-dollar retailer that re-examined processes, strategies and technology investments in preparation for what’s next (or what might come next) – to ensure the company thrives in this changing landscape. Our speaker will outline his company's own technology transformation and reveal why it’s more important to master execution of the essentials to keep shoppers coming back, rather than merely react to Amazon’s latest chess move. 



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