May 21, 2020 Microsoft Reactor


Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed to a later date TBD

Key Note

Award-winning Journalist, Author and Fellow at the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center.

All Attendees will receive a FREE copy of Tiff's new book "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism"

Dexter “Tiff” Roberts


President, Global Risk Management Solutions

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Senior Vice President of the Americas, CBX Software


Principal, Industry Lead, Retail & CPG,

 Cloud + AI,

Microsoft Corporation


Former Director of Sourcing & Strategy, Target Corporation


Microsoft Reactor, San Francisco

680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

At the 2020 Private Label, Upstream West, attendees will gain access to the San Francisco, Microsoft neighborhood campus where they will Meet, Learn and Connect. Combining an overview of the latest retail technologies, community meetups and discussions lead by retail leaders and industry experts, Microsoft Reactors and Technology Centers are state of the art venues creating an inclusive community for interaction and inspiration. Private Label Upstream 2020 will explore industry best practice and future thinking road maps diving business benefit, growth and good health for the retail industry.

Additional Attendees and Speakers
About Private Label Upstream 2020

Constantly evolving consumer trends makes life challenging for retailers trying to keep up with the demand for new innovations, lower prices and better quality.  Further, a retailer’s private label product lifecycle is one of the most complex of any industry when it comes to gaining consumer insights and bringing private label products to market. When consumers see products on the shelf, they give little thought to how they arrived but, we in the retail industry understand all too well the journey of a private label product. From line/range planning, product development, mitigating supplier risks, sourcing, quotations, samples, and all the way through production, quality, compliance, delivery, the product lifecycle is a painstaking process, managed by many individuals, teams and decision-makers along the way. 


At PLU 2020 West, Attendees will learn best practices from retail insiders and gain insights on how to overcome the challenges that start far upstream in the private label development process.  

PLU 2020

Location:  Microsoft Reactor 

680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 9410

Date: May 21, 2020

Time: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

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