PRIVATE NETWORKING GROUPS

Focused • Non-Competitive • Collaborative • Facilitated • Organized

Private Networking Groups are a great benefit for CMA and SIMA members. Connect with other peers in a non-competitive setting, share knowledge and see how other companies are dealing with the same issues you face every day.  Participation in these groups is by request only to avoid competitive overlap.

To participate, contact Communications Manager, Mike Wilkening: [email protected] .

A SELECTION OF OUR GROUPS

PRIVATE LABEL

Branded suppliers share trends and analysis on how private label is impacting their categories, share gains/losses, promotional support and more.

SMALL AND MID CO. SHOPPER INSIGHTS

Participants from small and mid-sized manufacturers share solutions and best practices in a world with limited budgets for analytics and insights.

LATAM

A combination of manufacturers and retailers discuss category management in the Latin American market specifically, including retail channel performance and shopper insights.

RETAILERS

Non-competitive retailers across channels including grocery, home improvement, and auto discuss challenges and opportunities facing national and regional chains today.

FLAVOR

Manufactures across food categories discuss currently trending flavors, achieving the right mix of SKUs between experimental and core, working with retail partners to achieve success with flavors, and more.

HISPANIC SHOPPER INSIGHTS

Participants from a variety of manufactures share real-time shopper insights on the Hispanic shopper segment, including products that are resonating, changes in shopper behavior, and best practices for targeting.

INDEPENDENT INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS TEAMS

Category management and shopper insights teams reporting to a centralized independent insights and analytics function internally discuss the pros/cons of this unique but increasingly common structure.

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KEY TAKEWAYS

Read high-level takeaways from this year’s private networking meetings. While the full notes remain available to participants only, you will still find our suite of quarterly recaps complete with insightful takeaways for all.
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2Q Private Networking Group Recap

10 Key Takeaways on Small Teams, Flavors, and the Hispanic Shopper

3Q Private Networking Group Recap

Members talk inflation, private label, and tracking innovation

4Q Private Networking Groups Recap cover image

Members talk 2023 outlook and shopper behavior

Have an idea for a group? Reach out and let’s get it started.