Time is running short to register for The Grocer’s exclusive webinar on building better online grocery after Covid-19.
Due to broadcast at 11am on 16 July, the webinar from The Grocer Vision will bring together experts from the worlds of grocery retail, e-commerce and technology.
They will examine how the industry has responded to the unprecedented demand and upheaval of the pandemic, with the dramatic scaling-up of online capacity, and discuss the lessons that can be learned from the crisis.
The webinar will zero in on the weak points in online grocery that were exposed by the pandemic. The panellists will also unpick how online shopper behaviour has changed – and will continue to change – in the wake of Covid-19, offering practical suggestions for building resilience for the future. You’ll get a chance to submit a question to the panel when you register here.
So who are they?
Ben Stimson, digital director, Waitrose
Ben Stimson became Waitrose.com director in May 2019, with responsibility for developing the retailer’s online business and preparing for its transition later this year to become the only place to buy Waitrose food online. Prior to this, Stimson was retail director for Waitrose for three years, with overall responsibility for leading the company’s portfolio of shops, e-commerce sites and foodservice operation. And before that he was retail operations director for Waitrose.
Linda Ellett, partner, UK head of consumer markets, leisure & retail, KPMG
Ellett is the head of consumer markets, leisure & retail for KPMG in the UK, and a member of the global C&R leadership team. Sitting as part of KPMG’s corporate leadership team, she is responsible for ensuring KPMG understands the most topical issues on its clients’ minds and has the right insights – combining expertise and capability across the different specialist teams – to meet clients’ needs.
Toussaint Wattinne, general manager, Uber Eats UK & Ireland
Wattinne is the general manager for Uber Eats in the UK & Ireland. Despite operating in one of the most competitive regions for food delivery in the world, in just a few years he has built the business into one of the biggest and fastest-growing markets for Uber Eats globally. Over the past two years, he has launched Uber Eats in 120-plus towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, supported the growth of 17,000 restaurants and helped tens of thousands of people access flexible work.
Craig Smith, retail digital transformation director, UK & Ireland, Salesforce
Smith has cycling retail roots: he is the son of Gary Smith, who owned and operated the family business Evans Cycles, growing it from one store to 32 before selling it in 2008. Craig has specialised in retail technology for a large proportion of his career, working for and as a supplier to some of the largest and some of the most interesting global retailers. He has worked on significant programmes such as the M&S digital transformation programme and Tesco and Sainsbury’s ventures into private label clothing and general merchandise.