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Media Advisory/Webinar: BMO Financial Group Hosts 2014 U.S. Grocery Industry Outlook

Leading food experts from Willard Bishop and BMO Capital Markets provide insights on industry prospects

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS and TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/22/14 -- With the U.S. grocery industry facing a wide variety of challenges and opportunities in 2014, BMO is hosting a webinar that will focus on a variety of critical topics, including:


--  The Changing Retail Landscape: How are new retail entrants, channel blur
    and a new generation of consumers affecting traditional grocers? What
    will these changes mean for retailers, manufacturers, growers and
    investors?
--  M&A Activity: There was plenty of consolidation in 2013. Why? Will there
    be more to come in 2014?
--  IPOs: Which retailers went public last year? How have stocks from
    traditional grocers, big-box retailers and other channels performed?

FORMAT:


--  30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

WHO:


--  Jim Hertel, Managing Partner for food retail consulting company Willard
    Bishop, where he leads the strategy development consulting practice as
    well as business development, client service and new solutions efforts
--  Kelly Bania, Director and Equity Analyst, BMO Capital Markets, where she
    covers Food Retailers, including traditional supermarkets, natural,
    organic & specialty food retailers, convenience stores and food
    distributors

The panel will be moderated by Mike Fordney, Managing Director, Food Group, BMO Harris Bank.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:30 AM Eastern / 10:30 AM Central.

Registration: For registration and dial-in information, click here.

Contacts:
Media Contacts:
Patrick O'Herlihy, Chicago
(312) 461-6970
patrick.o'[email protected]

Martha McInnis, New York
(212) 702-1992
[email protected]

Pav Jordan, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
[email protected]

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