How Digital Disruption Has Changed the Path to Market
Wednesday, March 14, 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Nicky Jackson, Founder & CEO, RangeMe
Jessica Glendenning, Director of Merchadising, Brandless
Today’s consumer is more demanding than ever before. And, in the “new world” of retail, the emergence of personalized technology, on-demand services, social media and ever-changing trends means meeting the needs of consumers has become more challenging than ever before. In order to keep up with demand, retailers need to discover innovation quickly in order to compete. Hear first hand from leading retail category buyers about how discovery has changed for them and understand their unique methodologies to keep up with today's retail landscape. In this session you will:
  • Learn how retailers are leveraging new technology to discover and source emerging and on-trend products at scale.
  • Explore the role of today's category buyer with insight into current buyer trends, behavior and habits.
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Speaker Bios: 

Nicky Jackson, Founder & CEO, RangeMe

The concept of RangeMe came to Nicky while developing a range of baby skincare products. Looking for ways to achieve fast distribution, she had the idea to create a single network to match sellers with buyers looking for products like theirs. Before launching RangeMe Nicky worked as a Marketing Executive at Kellogg’s, Uncle Toby’s, Goodman Fielder, Pepsico and Jim Beam.

A keeper of an entrepreneurial spirit, Nicky is also a leading voice for women in business and technology. The accelerated growth of RangeMe with her at the helm has catapulted Nicky as a true pioneer in the CPG Technology space. Nicky currently resides in San Francisco with her beautiful family of four.

Jessica Glendenning, Director of Merchandising, Brandless
Jessica Glendenning is the Director of Merchandising at Brandless, determining product standards and handling sourcing across Brandless’ categories (food, household, beauty, personal care, health and home & office) and ensuring packaging consistency . Glendenning was one of the first employees to join Brandless and helped in opening their Minneapolis office. Prior to launching Brandless in 2017, Glendenning spent 15 years at Target in various roles, growing their key categories of Beauty as a buyer, of Consumables as the Sr. Buyer, Beverages and finally as Sr. Group Manager, Food Strategy. She also served as Sr. Director of Retail Brand Development at Catalina Marketing, working with retailers and brands to develop promotional programming.