Simon T. Bailey to Keynote Supervalu 2016 National Expo

Simon T. Bailey, leader of the “brilliance” movement, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Supervalu National Expo, to be held Aug. 9-11 in St. Paul, Minn. Bailey, who founded the Brilliance Institute, which teaches companies how to develop their staff, kicks off the industry-only event’s education day, which will feature 16 seminars, sponsored by Supervalu University, on topics ranging from cyber security to food safety to digital engagement to talent development.

The second day of the expo will feature a fundraising dinner to benefit Feeding America and multi-platinum-selling musician Andy Grammer will perform.

A half-day Retail CIO Forum all will take during this year’s National Expo. The sharing forum is designed to help retailers connect in the technology space and will discuss best practices, explore technology trends and future roadmaps.

Supervalu also will announce the winners in its Master Marketer Awards during the expo.

“With the addition of several new features, including an exciting new fundraising event and celebrity performance, we’re taking the National Expo to a new level this year,” said Mike Stigers, Supervalu’s EVP of wholesale “This year’s Expo offers a great lineup of education sessions, demos, workshops and exhibits, all aimed at helping independent retailers better serve their customers and communities.”