Three days of cutting-edge perspectives, products, and networking opportunities.
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Welcome and Opening

Location: Utopia Ballroom

Vice President, Retailer Relations & Event Content Director
Informa Connect

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Follow the Data

Location: Utopia Ballroom

C-store expert and MSA SVP Don Burke offers the first insight into what’s moving and what’s slowing down through the first quarter of 2024. Drawing from wholesale movement, Don delves into the gamut of sub-categories, from carbonated soft drinks to flavored and still water, energy, sports, RTDs, wellness and more. What are the emerging opportunities and what are the fads gone dry?


Senior Vice President
Management Science Associates

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Networking Break

Location: Utopia Threshold
4:00pm – 4:35pm

Retailer Talks

Location: Utopia Ballroom

Category Manager - Cooler
Pilot Company

Category Space Planner
Wawa, Inc.

Marketing Manager
Speedy Stop

4:40pm – 5:30pm

Stay, Grow or Purge

Location: Utopia Ballroom

The past half-dozen years have brought us hard seltzer, rise in malt bev, cross-breeding among traditional soft drink companies and alcohol. And while the cooler door is bigger than ever, there’s also more product gathering dust. 3 Tier founders Donn Bichsel and Joe Sepka share the latest data in the alcohol space and draw from in-store purchases to assess what c-stores need to keep, grow or purge. Donn and Joe also share what other channels are carrying and identify the gaps in the c-store space.  As usual, expect some surprises in this interactive session.


3 Tier Beverages

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Reception & Dinner

Location: Utopia Threshold