RVCF Virtual Collaboration
By Susan Haupt, RVCF
Although we can't be together in person this Fall to celebrate 20 years of collaboration at our Annual Conference in Arizona, RVCF has partnered with a number of our participating Retailers to bring Supplier Breakout sessions and the 1:1 Meeting program to our members in a virtual format.
For anyone not familiar with these programs:
Supplier Breakout sessions provide an opportunity for Retailers to address their Suppliers as a group about their upcoming initiatives which might include topics such as new technology, changes in processing requirements or any future plans that will impact their suppliers as a whole.
Retailer/Supplier 1:1 meetings are a highlight of our in-person events with hundreds of individual meetings conducted each year. Different from the breakout sessions, these are pre-scheduled individual discussions allowing trading partners to better understand each other's needs, resolve issues, and strengthen their existing business relationships. Discussions might include scorecard review, troubleshooting processing errors and future business needs.
Participation in these programs is by invitation only and will take place using RVCF’s Zoom platform. While virtual meetings can’t take the place of in-person conversations, our objective is to give participants a more personalized virtual experience until we can once again meet face to face.
If you are a Retailer interested in hosting either a virtual Breakout session or 1:1 Meetings with your suppliers or if you are a Merchandise Supplier that would like to learn more about these virtual options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.