Technology, Innovation, and the Independent Retailer

From the floor of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Show in San Diego, podcast host Kevin Coupe engages with a power-panel of retailers and experts in a discussion on the unique technology challenges and opportunities independent retailers are facing. Our guests for episode three include:

  • Lauren Johnson, CEO/President, Newport Avenue Markets
  • Lisa Mangino Swanson, Communications Director, Hugo's Family Marketplace
  • Sterling Hawkins, Co-founder, Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART)
  • Tom Furphy, CEO/Managing Director, Consumer Equity Partners
  • Glen Terbeek, retired and previously Anderson Consulting’s Smart Store

Retail Tomorrow is a GMDC initiative which hosts a series of “immersion” conferences where people can deep-dive into not only best-practices, but next-practices in retail. Past event locations include in Silicon Valley, Toronto, Seattle, and New York, with upcoming 2019 events scheduled for Los Angeles and Boston. Learn more at