Carrie's Education Corner

Dear members,

I’m excited to announce our upcoming *free* member webinar on March 6 at 1 PM ET! Fully Understanding Potential Amazon Effects on the Convenience Channel and Planning Three Strategic Responses, presented by Bruce Merrifield of WayPoint Analytics, Inc., will explore how Amazon's 9-and-growing, reinforcing, digital platforms will disrupt all traditional channels. Then, viewers will learn ways to minimize sales losses to Amazon, experiment with ways to partner Amazon, and how to have your own, more customer-centric digital strategy. Visit CDA's website for more information and to register.

We have also opened a link for YOU to submit ideas to be a part of our “Peer-to-Peer” webinar series. Submit your successes and challenges to have the platform to share your stories with others in the industry.

This is a final reminder that in less than three weeks, we will be in beautiful Orlando, FL, at our Convenience Distribution Marketplace 2018 conference. We come together with members just twice a year, so make sure you sign up for this event. For $250 per member distributor company, you'll have access to great education and networking, the Hall of Fame award presentation at our Awards Luncheon, and much more! It isn’t too late to register!

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you in Orlando!