Thanks to our hosts from The J.M. Smucker Company who invited VENN Growth Collective to deliver a keynote entitled "The Bifurcation of Everything" and a panel discussion at "Future Visions" - two days of learning, discussion and brainstorming between Smucker's executives about the future of consumer shopping habits, retail and CPG, and the impact of macro trends on product development, innovation and brand marketing.

Photos: Michael Bills discussing the impact of political, environmental and social bifurcation on brands with Smucker’s Becky Hostetler.

Photo two: VENN’s Dirk Defenbaugh discussing economic polarization's and the shrinking middle class with Christine Quil, Director of Growth Insights, and Karen Milley, former VP R&D, Smucker’s and current FastSigns exec.

Mike Bills