February 2016

Retailer Perspective on Retail Ready Packaging
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Registration: 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Event and dinner: 4:00 – 7:30 pm

General Mills, Golden Valley, MN

What is Retail Ready Packaging and what is the importance?  This is your opportunity to hear direct from a retailer perspective the key values of retail ready packaging for both the retailer and the supplier.  We have the privilege of hosting Mike Huffman from The Kroger Co. to better understand their project initiative on Merchandising and Key Retailing Initiatives within his company.

Featured Speaker: Mike Huffman, Senior Subject Matter Expert, Key Retailing Group

Mike began his career with Kroger in 1981. Over 34 years he has worked in 3 of Kroger’s Retail Divisions, and currently is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following are areas of functionality during his career:
  • Store Management
  • Human Resources – Training and Development; Benefit Administration
  • Labor Relations – Contract Administration and Negotiations
  • Grocery Merchandising – Category Manager; Asst. Grocery Merchandiser
  • Kroger Manufacturing –  Sales and Marketing, Product Development, Product Production Forecasting and Coordination  with Plant Operations.
  • Corporate Brands – Dairy and Frozen Food Brand Management
General Mills, Inc.
One General Mills Boulevard
Golden Valley, MN  55426


Park in North Parking Lot and enter through employee entrance, not visitor entrance. Sign in and wait for escort at security desk.  General Mills company store will be open after presentation for shopping.

IoPP Members – $50 each per person
Non-Members – $60 per person
Students – $20 per person


Event Time: 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Registration: 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Presentation and diner : 4:00 – 7:30 pm

ALL RSVPs MUST BE RECEIVED by Friday, February 19, 2016 

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