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Sustainability in the convenience sector will be under scrutiny at The Convenience Conference.

Taking place 5-9 October, the online broadcast series will tackle a range of pressing industry issues including sustainability.

One of the highlights of the week’s broadcasts is the ‘Sustainable growth in a post-pandemic environment’ discussion. This talk asks if sustainability has been de-prioritised in 2020 and will hear from some of the brands and retailers that are leading the way.

The session includes Coca-Cola European Partners sustainable packaging director Nick Brown; Company Shop commercial director Sally Wake; owner of Jay’s Budgens Pratik Patel; Lumina Intelligence senior insight manager Alice Dolling and Spar UK managing director Louise Hoste.

The day’s focus on sustainability also includes an in-depth discussion with group chief executive officer at the Midcounties Co-operative Phil Ponsonby. He will address how the sustainability trend will impact the convenience sector as well as offering advice to retailers looking to get more involved in the issue.

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The series also includes a focus on making your store a destination. Post Office group CEO Nick Read shares his views and advice on partnering with other service providers to generate incremental footfall. The day’s learnings continue with a panel session on delivery within convenience featuring some of the top providers and retailers.