CONSUMER

BWG Consumer Goods & Services conference calls cover New product innovation, Seasonality, Competitive differentiation, eCommerce & Omnichannel developments, Industry Consolidation, Disruptive Advancements and Supply & Demand trends affecting Consumers daily.

CONSUMER


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

BEVERAGES – BREWERS


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

FOOD – MAJOR DIVERSIFIED


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

CONSUMER


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

HOME FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

JEWELRY STORES


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

RESTAURANTS


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

SPORTING GOODS STORES


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

TOYS & GAMES


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Will natural / organic grocer growth rates prove to accelerate or moderate year over year
  • Traditional grocers vs natural / organic pure plays
  • What are the top merchandising trends across the Jewelry / Diamond Retailer market
  • Do you believe Deckers will be able to attract / maintain consumers with their new styling and product features (slimmer fit, new treads, water-resistant finish, etc)? Will this allow them to get higher price points?
  • What inning of adoption of wholesome natural pet food are we in?
  • Views from national chain and independent retail partners on market share trends
  • Which of the Sporting Goods retailers is best / worst positioned for growth
  • eCommerce vs Brick & Mortar Retailers
  • Category trends across Men’s, Women’s and Kids — Athletic Footwear, Fashion Footwear, Women’s dress shoes, accessories etc

“I enjoy BWG calls as an opportunity to confirm or challenge my thinking, while staying current on the pulse of the f&b industry ecosystem. The efficient format is conducive to busy schedules and I’ve gained valuable networking contacts from connecting with fellow participants.”

Adam Hertel, VP – Grocery & Natural Sales, ITO EN (North America) Inc.

CONSUMER
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Lisa Honeycutt
Director of Sales, Natural and Specialty
Bare Snacks
Lisa Honeycutt
Director of Sales, Natural and Specialty
Bare Snacks

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG manages to pull together qualified, pertinent people together to brainstorm on current issues in the grocery industry on both conventional and natural/specialty. I have taken away key insight from all calls that I have been able to be a participant. "

Wayne Kasbar
Managing Director
Colliers International LLC
Wayne Kasbar
Managing Director
Colliers International LLC

BIO

Over his 27-year real estate career, Wayne has represented clients across the spectrum of occupier industries and owner product types, including Fidelity Investments, Wakefern Corp., Starbucks, Sonic Drive-In, The Hampshire Companies, and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Through these engagements, he gained both a strong foundation in transactional brokerage and project management and the experience necessary for continuing client success at Colliers.

James Richardson
Senior Vice President, Knowledge and Innovation
The Hartman Group
James Richardson
Senior Vice President, Knowledge and Innovation
The Hartman Group

BIO

James is a professionally trained cultural anthropologist turned strategy consultant. He has studied consumer behavior in food and beverage for fourteen years, working with a variety of clients from Kraft Foods to early stage natural/organic food brands. In his current role, he oversees the development of Hartman’s intellectual property and analytical toolkit to ensure that the company is filling critical knowledge gaps in the food and beverage industry. He also advises Hartman consultants working on high profile strategy engagements with leading CPG and retail companies. In this role, he has become one of few national experts on the premium food/beverage marketplace and how it is disrupting CPG and retail businesses. He is also the creator and author of Hartman’s quarterly whitepaper series on strategic issues facing the food industry: Hartbeat Exec. James’ unique perspective also draws on his doctoral training as a cultural anthropologist and his extensive cross-cultural experiences.

Ken Au
Director eCommerce Operations
Abt Electronics
Ken Au
Director eCommerce Operations
Abt Electronics
Greg Baldwin
VP of Merchandising and Retail Operations
Schuylkill Valley Sports
Greg Baldwin
VP of Merchandising and Retail Operations
Schuylkill Valley Sports

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG offers participants the opportunity to speak to and hear from industry experts regarding today's challenges. The diverse makeup of the group allows the members to understand these issues from varying perspectives. National retail chains, specialty stores, mid-size retailers, manufacturers, brand marketers/managers, etc all participate in the mix to give members a well rounded experience."

Janet Bell
Director of Sales
Munro Shoes
Janet Bell
Director of Sales
Munro Shoes

BIO

25+ years experience in Multi channel retail and Fashion merchandising at Sears Holdings Company, Macy’s and the GAP, Inc. Areas of expertise include Footwear, Apparel and Home Fashions.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG is a terrific opportunity to connect with industry executives, discuss current issues, trends and events relevant to future business direction. The one hour discussion format with a cross section of the retail/wholesale industry gives broad perspective and insight on topics of interest. Networking with key leaders on current discussion topics helps to understand the diverse and challenging landscape of multi channel retailing. "

Scott Brown
eCommerce Marketplace Manager
Adorama Camera Inc.
Scott Brown
eCommerce Marketplace Manager
Adorama Camera Inc.

BIO

Scott has been in the Consumer Electronic industry for over 25 years and has held positions in almost every department from Sales Management and Customer Service to Logistics and from Data Entry to Systems Integration. A go to guy and ahead of the box thinker who can always be relied on to bring the concepts down to earth and apply them to business. A staunch proponent of Big Data and its vast uses.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG was a mystery at first, but after the first strategy meeting it was clear. It was like a random non-paid, board of directors type meeting with industry leading people from different related companies opining multiple angles on the given topic as to future strategies and potentials, including deep discussions sometimes down to underlying technologies and business / marketing models. That knowledge helped us narrow focus on which product lines to focus on more than others."

Heidi Chapnick
Owner
Channalysis, LLC/Partner, FreshXperts, LLC
Heidi Chapnick
Owner
Channalysis, LLC/Partner, FreshXperts, LLC

BIO

With decades of executive experience in corporate America, and now as a prominent consultant, author and speaker, Heidi has been transforming businesses across verticals and channels of sales. She is a retail/etail strategist with ongoing success achieving revenue, profit and continual improvement within start up, turn around and mature enterprises in rapid change environments and highly matrixed organizations - building relationships with upper level decision makers, seizing and prioritizing critical challenge areas with analytics and go forward strategy, and delivering on customer centricity.

Contact Info:
hchapnickm@aol.com
617-458-6106

Matt Cline
Key Account Manager/Business Development
KeHE Distributors
Matt Cline
Key Account Manager/Business Development
KeHE Distributors
Mike Cooke
Vice President Sales
Daiya Foods Inc.
Mike Cooke
Vice President Sales
Daiya Foods Inc.

BIO

Mike is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He has been in the industry for 34 years. The first 24 were with Quaker Oats/Pepsico. During the last 10 years, Mike has focused on smaller companies and most are in the natural/organic space. Mike has experience across all channels including grocery, natural, club, national drug, mass and c-store.

TESTIMONIAL

"The BWG sessions and interactions allow me to share my knowledge on certain industry topics, but I also learn a great deal from other colleagues and industry experts about emerging industry and customer trends. The sessions are concise and to the point. The shared thoughts are always enlightening.

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Bruce Dunfee
Advisory Board Member
BWG Strategy
Bruce Dunfee
Advisory Board Member
BWG Strategy

BIO

Bruce has spent his career in the athletic footwear and apparel industry across the past nearly twenty years.
He has held management and senior management roles on the sales side at both adidas and Puma overseeing teams in multiple channels of distribution, most recently with a heavy concentration on the Athletic Specialty / Mall channel. His high level of executive experience and involvement in brand and sales strategy development and activation have led to commercial success and significant growth for the teams he has managed. We see him as a valuable resource and addition to our BWG Advisory Board.

TESTIMONIAL

"I view the environment that the BWG calls foster as a fantastic way to information share, educate yourself and utilize as a platform to network. The education happens by being exposed to other high level executives from across our business space from both a retailer and vendor perspective who offer views and opinions that contribute a higher level of engagement & understanding to whatever the topic may be that day. They also create a platform for you and your skill set to be displayed to an audience that would otherwise never know you. It's an hour of time that can certainly add a valuable element to professional development and networking that is at the same time convenient for everyone's hectic schedules. "

Anne Evanoff
VP Sales
Designer Protein
Anne Evanoff
VP Sales
Designer Protein

BIO

Managing category product mix at 9 distribution centers, for both the Natural and Supermarket/Grocery retail channels. Discovering new items and vendors, then collaborating with vendors for successful launch and sales. Marketing, tracking sales, and creating Plannograms for best and suggested sku mix for both channels. Education and training for sales teams and retailers.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG does a good job of providing a panel with a wide expanse of expertise. That way, each call is a chance to hear a wider point of view, and learn from many perspectives."

Wendy Ewers
Vice President Marketing
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
Wendy Ewers
Vice President Marketing
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

BIO

Ewers created and launched the Catering Business Model for On The Border in 1993 and worked with multiple brands during her time with Brinker International supporting up to 8 brands with consulting and at one point directed a newly created branch coined Brinker Catering offering 6 brands in a centralized fashion. She has continued to work and head up On The Border, a Dallas based company who owns and operates approximately 150 Locations. She initiated the centralized model and now supports all corporate locations as well as 2 franchise partners. In addition, to overseeing the Off Premise business channel for OTB she oversees Guest Relations and most recently took over Local Activation under Marketing. She has a proven track record of increasing sales and profits year over year. Currently on her 5th year of consecutive growth. The Off Premise channel has continued to fuel growth for the brand under the platform she created and is garnering north of $40M in annual sales.

Joel Goldsmith
SVP Retail Sales
Atlantic Coast Brands
Joel Goldsmith
SVP Retail Sales
Atlantic Coast Brands

BIO

CLIENT FOCUSED DYNAMIC, DRIVEN, HIGHLY SKILLED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND SALES PROFESSIONAL WITH HISTORY OF OPENING NEW CHANNELS OF DISTRIBUTION AND PIONEERING NOVEL PRODUCT CONCEPTS, NEW CATEGORIES OF BUSINESS AND DEVELOPING LASTING CORE CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS. EXPERT IN INITIATING AND DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS, CLOSING MULTIMILLION- MULTIYEAR DEALS. ALWAYS PRESENTING WITH CLARITY, ENTHUSIASM, INTEGRITY, AND BUILDING LONG TERM TRUST WITH CLIENTS. ANALYTICAL, ADAPTIVE, QUICK STUDY IN NEW INDUSTRIES AND TECHNOLOGIES. RECRUITED, BUILT AND MANAGED LARGE SUCCESSFUL SALES TEAMS, BOTH INDEPENDENT AND COMPANY EMPLOYED.

RETAILERS RELATIONSHIPS: Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macys, Kohl’s, HSN, QVC, Amazon, Cosmoprof, Salon Centric, Lord & Taylor, Beauty Brands, Boscovs, Dillards, Belk, Skinstore.com, Dermstore.com, Hautelook.com, CVS, Walgreens, Look Boutique, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Target, Fred Meyers, Miejers, Costco, Costco International, Sam’s Club, BJs Wholesale, Bed Bath & Beyond, Planet Beauty, AAFES, Nexcom and EC Scott

TESTIMONIAL

"In today’s ever changing and competitive retail landscape, it is essential to keep your finger on the pulse of the marketplace. BWG provides a unique insight into what is going on at an account or channel from the perspective of the vendor community. How better to get a real time snapshot of any channel that I call on"

Carol Goodhue
Vice President of Planning
Nine West Group
Carol Goodhue
Vice President of Planning
Nine West Group

BIO

The benefit you get from BWG is the ability to learn up to date insight on top market driven companies and trends from multiple perspectives; customers, competitors, and suppliers. The interactive format enables dialogue and an exchange of ideas on issues impacting participant’s businesses that can become the catalyst for new opportunities, innovative strategic thinking and the building of important new professional networks.

David Gordon
President
Channel Marketing Group
David Gordon
President
Channel Marketing Group
Miles Hall
Founder / Senior Consultant
H&H Shooting Sports, Hall-N-Hall Consulting
Miles Hall
Founder / Senior Consultant
H&H Shooting Sports, Hall-N-Hall Consulting

BIO

After 35 years as Founder & President of H&H Shooting Sports we are now focusing on helping other dealers and ranges around the country. Our desire is to take the years of experience we have and now help build better foundations and growth for those in the shooting sports field

TESTIMONIAL

"It is always an honor to interact with your peers in the industry and keeping my finger on the pulse of matters at the same time. Every meeting I come away with something new. "

Adam Hertel
Senior VP of Grocery & Alternate Channels
ITO EN
Adam Hertel
Senior VP of Grocery & Alternate Channels
ITO EN

BIO

Sales executive at ITO EN (North America) INC, the world’s leading premium green tea purveyor. Passionate food & beverage industry leader with twelve years of experience managing brands in the natural/specialty segment.

TESTIMONIAL

"I’ve found great value from BWG through having the chance to hear industry colleagues share their honest thoughts on relevant and timely topics. I enjoy BWG calls as an opportunity to confirm or challenge my thinking, while staying current on the pulse of the f&b industry ecosystem. The efficient format is conducive to busy schedules and I’ve gained valuable networking contacts from connecting with fellow participants."

Wing Lam
Co-Founder & Owner
Wahoo's Fish Taco
Wing Lam
Co-Founder & Owner
Wahoo's Fish Taco

BIO

As the eldest of the three founding brothers, Wing co-founded Wahoo’s Fish Taco in 1988 and has more than 37 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Wing actively supports many national and local community-based events and non-profit organizations including Share Our Strength, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Laurel’s House, Festival of Children, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Surfrider Foundation. Wing holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Minor in Spanish from San Diego State University. He is also a part-time Adjunct Professor for Concordia and Chapman Universities' MBA programs.

TESTIMONIAL

"I get real honest insight from some of the best people in the hospitality industry that I would not normally have access to. A great Forum for leaders to get together and share ideas in a safe environment
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Jeffrey Landsman
Founding Member
Specialty Food Sales
Jeffrey Landsman
Founding Member
Specialty Food Sales

BIO

Jeff Landsman was born into the food industry. His family pioneered frozen and refrigerated foods in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Jeff’s experience covers food production, import/export, distribution and sales. He has operated food production facilities on 3 continents, sold food products throughout the US, Canada and Europe and has enjoyed plying his trade over a period of 43 years!

Currently, Jeff manages Specialty Food Sales a brokerage that specializes in the growing organic, natural, ethnic and specialty food industry. “This industry is not only the way I make a living but it is my passion as well. In fact, I am so ingrained into the industry, I bleed au jus!”

TESTIMONIAL

"I am pleased to be involved with BWG. The industry roundtables have been both insightful as well as educational. Better than an industry conference or convention, participants are able to communicate in a non-competitive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Because of the lack of “commercialism” the need to “sell” or impress; participants are both open and free with their thoughts. I find these 60 minutes to be an enlightening, refreshing and sometimes inspiring event."

Daniel Lohman
Organic CPG Industry Strategic Advisor
Category Management Solutions
Daniel Lohman
Organic CPG Industry Strategic Advisor
Category Management Solutions

BIO

Daniel Lohman, CPSA is a Strategic Advisor in the Organic and CPG Industry. He is certified at the highest level of category management proficiency: Certified Professional Strategic Advisor.
Daniel is a trusted and respected member of the natural community. With more than 30 years of experience, he serves as an advisor to Circle Up, Naturally Boulder, The Innovation Center of the Rockies, is a next mentor, Brick Meets Click Black Belt, BWG Strategy Advisory Board Member, BevNet Expert, and a speaker and trainer for Natural Products EXPO, World Alliance For Retail Excellence And Standards, and ECRM. He is also an internationally published author whose articles appear in Progressive Grocer, Supermarket News, The Natural Food Merchandiser, New Hope 360, next, The Natural Product Insider, Progressive Grocer Independent, World Alliance for Retail Excellence and Standards, ECRM, Western Grocer, and LOHAS. He wrote a chapter in Bob Burke’s Natural Products Field Manual and has published the Strategic Solutions And Guide To Grow Your Natural Business.  His “What You Need To Know” articles are available at: WWW.CMS4CPG.COM.

While at Kimberly-Clark, Unilever and SPINS, Daniel was responsible for mentoring, growing sales, and teaching category management theory and principles. He is uniquely qualified and has worked with and supported hundreds of natural and conventional manufacturers, retailers and brokers. His extensive knowledge and expertise reaches beyond traditional category management and has earned him recognition throughout the industry as an expert and thought leader.

Daniel assists companies in expanding their retail distribution and improving their merchandising. His company, Category Management Solutions (CMS4CPG), provides innovative ideas, actionable insights and strategic solutions for companies interested in gaining a significant competitive advantage.

Daniel can be reached at dan@cms4cpg.com. Click here to connect with Daniel on LinkedIn.

TESTIMONIAL

"The benefit I get from BWG is an opportunity to gain insights into trends in the CPG industry"

Kirtan Patel
Category & Pricing Analyst
Thrive Market
Kirtan Patel
Category & Pricing Analyst
Thrive Market

TESTIMONIAL

" BWG has been a great resource and I have found the strategy roundtable conference calls to be engaging, insightful and good learning experiences. Not to mention, BWG provides a great forum for networking."

Ken Templeton
Divisional Vice-President of Operations
Uno Restaurants
Ken Templeton
Divisional Vice-President of Operations
Uno Restaurants

TESTIMONIAL

"It is incredibly helpful to have a venue of feedback on existing and future strategy decisions and BWG gives us this on multiple fronts."

Dan Thigpen
Executive Vice President
King Koil Inc.
Dan Thigpen
Executive Vice President
King Koil Inc.

BIO

I'm a marketing and sales professional with 10+ years of experience. Throughout my career I've been responsible for organizations most vital assets-The Customers and The Revenue the company generates. I have a proven track record of building sales teams, implementing successful sales techniques, growing distribution and sales throughout the U.S. I bring my organization, leadership, creativity and strong work ethic so I can achieve, both, personal and corporate goals.

I live in Orange California with my Wife Carly and 2 daughters Harper and Hadley.

TESTIMONIAL

"Where else can you get a remarkable group of mattress/furniture industry executives together in one spot and get a true pulse of the hottest topics that’s happening inside our industry? It’s a remarkable place to network as well as BWG goes above and beyond to help you both personally and professionally."

Marc Werner
Founder/CEO
Nature’s Sleep/GhostBed
Marc Werner
Founder/CEO
Nature’s Sleep/GhostBed

BIO

Marc is a 38 year seasoned serial entrepreneur with industrial, product development, finance, distribution and eCommerce C-Level experience covering consumer products, industrial products, building products, as well as various business services. Werner Ladder is Marc’s heritage but Nature’s Sleep and GhostBed memory foam mattresses, toppers and pillows is his passion today.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG is an outstanding platform for like-minded professionals to share and discuss relevant topics in real time addressing a multitude of industries on a very granular basis. The Q&A format and related feedback of these caucuses are invaluable."

David Wilmot
Head of Retail Sales & Ops
Pressed Juicery Inc.
David Wilmot
Head of Retail Sales & Ops
Pressed Juicery Inc.

TESTIMONIAL

"I truly value the ability to learn, share and connect with high level, forward thinking leaders across the nation."

“BWG has opened up opportunities to engage with industry leaders and professionals around topics directly related to and impacting my business. The insights gained from these engagements have allowed me to identify and understand opportunities and obstacles much more easily as I navigate the ever changing business and technology landscapes.”

Anthony Hogan, Head of Ecommerce and Global Ecommerce Service Delivery, Perrigo