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Application to present at Imperial Distributors

Applications due July 8, 2019

September 5, 2019 event on-site at Imperial Distributors HQ. All applicants will be notified regardless of acceptance. 


Join the Epicenter of Retail Innovation.

Apply to join in on the Future of Commerce on-site at Imperial Distributors September 5, 2019*

Applications due July 8, 2019

*Presentation fees apply

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The Innovation Day at Imperial Distributors

Join Retail Tomorrow at Imperial Distributors this September. Our ON-SITE programs at leading retailers are designed to get you in front of the right decision makers and  break down organizational barriers to decision making. During these day-long events, you'll have 15 minutes to pitch present your solution product, and time to network & build relationships directly with the decision makers. Every solution is vetted by Imperial Distributors so only companies that are of specific interest are accepted.  

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Apply to join Imperial Distributors' executives as they dive into what the future of commerce looks like. The CART Retail Tomorrow event is a full day on-site experience with educational speakers, key decision makers and presenting companies all coming together to make a difference for Imperial customers and the partners.

Imperial Distributors is a leader in distribution and merchandising of supermarket non-foods products encompassing health, beauty & wellness, general merchandise, and seasonal merchandise. The company is headquartered in Worcester, MA where both it’s corporate office and distribution center is located. The company services 4,200 retail stores across 27 states throughout the Northeast, South Atlantic, and Midwest regions.

What's Inside? 

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The Applicants

Potential to present to the Imperial Distributors Executive Team

Apply to the Innovation Day at Imperial Distributors 

Apply to be featured at the on-site Innovation Day program at Imperial Distributors Headquarters in Massachusetts. The forum helps key decision makers and decision influencers to move pilots, implementations and decisions forward faster. After being accepted you'll go through an extensive coaching process - We'll work with you on everything from your presentation deck to specific Imperial Distributors requests to make sure you're set up for the greatest success at the event. 

Start Generating Leads...Directly

We've made it easier than ever to get in front of key decision makers at Imperial Distributors. Accepted companies will be featured in a pre-program guide designed to educate Imperial Distributors' executives on your solution before you even get on-site. In addition to all of the program and marketing materials that will be given to executives at the event, you'll have the opportunity to present live directly to the decision makers and their teams with time to network afterwards. 

It Doesn't Stop There. 

After the on-site event, you'll be able to exchange contact information with executives interested in implementing your solution. We will work with you after the event, facilitating your relationships with Imperial Distributors' executives, ensuring open communication, appropriate follow up and continued growth opportunities. Retail Tomorrow, CART and GMDC collaborate with several trade publications, making presenters and pitch event finalists accessible and recognizable within the retail industry.


The Details 

Date: September 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

Participants: Imperial Distributors' executives 


10:00-10:30am Introductions/Summary of Day and Goals 

10:30-11:00am Panel Discussion on Retail Innovation 

11:00-12:30am Presentation Section 1

12:30-1:30 Lunch & Networking

1:30-3:00 Presentation Section 2

3:00-4:30 Presentation Section 3

4:30-4:45 Close

We were grateful to have CART and GMDC come in and bring such talent and innovation to us for our consideration. It really opens up your mind to what the possibilities are for the future and how it impacts the way we go to market, the way we interact with our customers and where we need to be and where the future is going...                               

Karen Gozzi | Wakefern Food Corp.

Social Media, Digital Advertising, and Content Creation 

Sterling and his team did an outstanding job organizing a technology day event that my company, Zest Labs, participated in. The event was well organized and well executed. Information about the event was well communicated and it went very smoothly and with positive results. Their team is great to work with and we look forward to working with them on future events... 

Kevin Payne | Zest Labs

Vice President of Marketing

It's been a great event sponsored by CART & GMDC. Hearing about all of the options that have been curated to come here and talk about what they do has been really eye-opening. I can see a lot of applications. I can see applications for us to partner with them and partner with grocers to move into the digital age.                                                       

Charisse Jacques | ATKearney

SVP Client Partner

Inside Innovation Days

Present to the Imperial Decision Making Team

Other Retailers We Work With

The Retail Tomorrow Innovation Program helps give retailers educational information on technology to help shape future decisions which help keep companies moving forward.

Kevin Stafford | Food City

Vice President of Marketing

The ongoing shift of grocery to online reverberates across the supply chain, impacting not only retailers but also distributors and brands. Imperial Distributors understands how fast the industry is transforming and is moving to get out in front of the change through an Innovation Program event focused on eCommerce related innovation. Imperial drop ships individual products directly to shoppers at home on behalf of the retailers the company serves and there is broad opportunity to apply new innovative capabilities to supporting and expanding Imperial’s eCommerce activities. This focus includes robotics and automation, order management and fulfillment, shipping and final mile delivery and other related capabilities.