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Thu 25 Nov 2021 | by Rob Hutchins

Products of Change to deliver content to Retail Brands Institute Summit in the US

Sustainability leaders from Tesco, Walmart Canada and Club Coffee will be joining Products of Change on its very own panel discussion to 100s of retailers and around 1000 delegates at the Retail Brands Institute Sustainability Summit next month. Presided over by Products of Change’s own ambassador for Canada, Brenda Seto, the session will take on the topic of Consumer Relevance, Differentiation and the Promise of Sustainability and will take place on the Retail Brand Institute platform on December 9. Seto will moderate the discussion that boasts some of the sustainability at retail agenda’s key players, including Paul Earnshaw, senior packaging manager at Tesco, Ivo Petroff, senior category manager at Walmart Canada, and Solange Ackrill, VP of marketing and corporate strategy at Club Coffee. The line-up will be made complete by Cher Mereweather, president and CEO of Provision Coalition Inc. A Canadian brand established in 1906, Club Coffee has been at the forefront of sustainable innovation for more than a Century. Recognised as one of the largest coffee roasters in North America, its list of notable achievements in the sustainability space features the launch of the single serve, 100 per cent certified compostable coffee pod. VP of marketing and corporate strategy, Solange Ackrill will take to the stage to tell the Club Coffee story and its application of sustainable measures to a brand that has become a North American household name over the past 100 years. Meanwhile, the Provision Coalition is a team of food industry sustainability experts on a mission to deliver food and beverage solutions that ‘don’t destroy our planet.’ The organisation works to address the mega challenges facing the food system as it is today, from rebuilding supply chains to make them more local and sustainable and fixing operations to end food waste, to helping businesses align their money making strategies with their purpose. The Products of Change-led session will kick off at 5.35pm GMT (12.35pm EST) on December 9 and make up just part of a two-day conference. Products of Change’s ambassador for Canada, Brenda Seto, said: “In my view, I truly feel that Products of Change can be an advocate at the table to help be the bridge, bring education via data, research and analytics, and relevant experience and expertise. “Our Products of Change Member community of industry leaders in various disciplines and categories are there to help and learn from each other. There’s such a need to connect the dots and help align and support retailers and vendors, whether consumer goods, brands, and licenses to drive sustainability while also hitting their corporate goals. “Together, we can thrive to help the planet for a better future. Products of Change helps to bring likeminded people together with best practices and accelerate change for the greater good.”

The RBI Sustainability Summit will take place on 8th and 9th of December.