Roger Whiteside, CEO, Greggs confirmed for the Arena Christmas event

By Berenice, Tuesday 26 September 2017

We're thrilled to announced that Roger Whiteside, the CEO of Greggs, will bring the 2017 calendar of Arena events to a grand finale as keynote speaker at the Arena Christmas Event on Monday 4 December 2017.

With more than 1,800 shops nationwide, serving millions of customers every week, Greggs has a stronghold on the UK’s high streets. Over the past 75 years, it has been on a journey of transformation from a traditional bakery into a contemporary food-on-the-go retailer that offers great tasting, freshly prepared food at affordable prices.

Roger will give an insight into the changes and challenges that have pathed Greggs’ way, the strategy in place to reach the 2,000 shops target, and how it stays ahead of the cross-sector competition. He will also share his opinion and experience on the hot industry topics of the day.

Don’t miss:

* Roger Whiteside’s fascinating presentation including:

  • An experienced CEO: Roger’s successful track record spans both the retail and leisure sector and includes Chief Executive of Punch Taverns plc. and Thresher Group. He was also on the founding team of Ocado, serving as Joint Managing Director, and at Marks & Spencer, where he started his career, he climbed to head of its food business
  • ‘Everyday Tastes Good’: developing Gregg’s range of freshly-prepared food in line with changing food trends, improving shops and investing in customer service to realise the vision of becoming the customer’s favourite for food on the go and secure continued growth
  • Supply chain ownership: how Greggs has taken ownership of its supply chain and put itself in a unique position to make good, freshly prepared food accessible to everyone

* The excellent opportunity to connect with foodservice and hospitality professionals from across the sectors

* A superb three-course lunch with wine and the exceptional hospitality of The Landmark London

Tickets to this most popular Arena event are available now.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.