Today I am excited to announce the next session of the 2020 edition of Velocity Global: the My Private Brand VIRTUAL conference taking place August 4-5, 2020, and on-demand to all registrants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the next 365 days.

Inspired by the racial justice protests and tragic events over the last few weeks I will give the Velocity stage to a group of black retail and industry executives for the panel discussion.

A Seat at the Table, Why Diversity Matters!

  • Jonathan O. Mayes, SVP, External Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer, Albertsons Companies
  • Zane Adams, Co-CEO, FedUp Foods
  • Phyllis Johnson, Senior Director, Own Brands, Catalina USA
  • Moderator: Christopher Durham, President, My Private Brand

The panel will discuss the lack of representation of black individuals in leadership roles of private brand retailers, manufacturers, and service providers. They will explore issues relating to both black industry professionals and consumers and how retailers and their brands can create more diverse and inclusive organizations, experiences, brands, and products.

The panel will provide meaningful and tangible solutions to shift the retail and private brand paradigm.


All presentations from this year’s Velocity Global are now available on demand. If you could not attend, tickets are still available for purchase to gain access to this compelling content.