Future-Focused: Next-Level Convenience Retailing
Convenience retailing is evolving rapidly, prompted by changing consumer demands, product innovation and competitive intensity not only from within the channel, but from other retailers and foodservice providers.
Retailers and suppliers come to CRU2016 to strategize together on the future of convenience retailing.
Who Attends CRU?
Convenience Retailing University delivers, in one location, a learning environment fostering insights and answers for senior marketing executives, category managers and managing executives. This face-to-face gathering where creative leaders network and share innovative ideas with colleagues quickly builds long-standing professional relationships.
The essence of CRU is the educational curriculum available to all attendees, providing insight, key trends and data, and valuable ideas to implement in your stores.
An exceptional list of industry experts and thought-provoking keynote speakers provide tactics to drive growth and take your stores to the next-level.
There is no better way to stimulate conversation and creative thought toward increasing sales and profits than from a face-to-face meeting.
Some of the best business-building discussions and professional relationships are sparked in unique settings.
Category management is a collaborative process. CRU sessions extend the attentive programming for those making buying decisions and executing marketing programs at the store level.
Network and discuss business with top suppliers while sampling their new products to resonate with your customers.
“I enjoy the quaint setting of select manufacturers so you get a better chance to interact and ask questions.”Bill Ripley
Director of Marketing,
Stop-N-Go of Madison
“The speakers get better every year! I want to thank you for the general session speakers and even more for the breakout speakers.”Lundy Edwards
“This is one of the best events I ever attended within the convenience store industry. Great information and very strong speakers.”Madalena Morgan
Director of Convenience Store Operations,
Bobby and Steve's Auto World
“The networking is terrific! I love the small format and the varied breakout session.”Ruth Ann Lilly
Senior Category Manager,
Sunoco, Inc. (ETP)
“I consider CRU as one of the most well-run conferences in the c-store channel.”Casey McKenzie
Senior Principal Consultant,
Impact 21 Group
“The ideas and useful information we use and apply to our locations or the way we do business are the reasons we come back to CRU.”Ed Wazney
Director of Marketing,