About The Dialogic Group LLC

 


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      Who We Are

      We are Futurists who continually envision and present the "Future of Retail" to our clients. We are Experts at…

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      About Thom

      More than 30 years of in-depth experience with major retail chains and consumer package goods manufacturers have made Thom Blischok…

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      About Amy

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    Thom Blischok

    Visionary Global Strategist in Retail and CPG

    More than 30 years of in-depth experience with major retail chains and consumer package goods manufacturers have made Thom Blischok one of the most influential and in-demand consultants throughout these industries, both in the US and abroad. His record of achievement includes major retail engagements in the Drug, Apparel, Convenience Store, Grocery, Dollar, e-Commerce, Mass Market and Club industries. On the CPG side he has led key industry transformations at the C-Suite level in Food, Beverage and Drug, and his impact on these companies as a speaker, trend analyst, and popular presenter continues to be broad reaching and highly profitable.

    You have probably read his many business commentaries on the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, and more. And his TV interviews and holiday shopping analyses have been regularly featured on CNBC, CNN, MarketWatch, Fox Business News and the Nightly Business Report.

    A self-styled "Plain-Speaking Futurist," Thom is highly in demand today as a speaker and presenter, both at the small executive group and board room levels, and at much larger industry conferences attended by thousands. He is known for his tireless assembly of data, collected weekly from a group approaching 4000 stores across America and a household network of over 3,000 American households representing a cross section of age, income, and ethnicity. In addition, Thom’s extensive in-field store visits and observations provide near real-time insights into the changing Global store experience, and have become a window on the ways retailers are continually transforming their missions, formats, and strategies to compete. All of this information provides his work with a thought-provoking granular view into consumers' purchasing behavior, and enables his audiences to look far into our country's economic future.

    If you ask him today he will tell you his research shows that American consumers have been profoundly affected by the recent recession. "America is in imminent danger of downward mobility, where less is in fact more... The world has changed, and we are seeing the emergence of a new age of consumer DNA... driven by a news lens of affordability."

    Over the past thirty years Thom has had the opportunity to provide transformational, organizational and operational leadership across the industry as Chief Retail Strategist at Price Waterhouse Coopers, President of Global Retail at Information Resources, Inc., Global Chairman of Retail and Distribution for Coopers and Lybrand, and Managing Partner at AT&T Global Information Systems Consulting.

    Thom's current CPG clients range throughout the Fortune 50 in Food, Beverage and Drug, and also include the Top 50 US Retailers across all retail channels.

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    Amy Kirby, MBA

    Senior Director, Industry Insights

    Amy Kirby is a proven marketing professional with over ten years experience in managing and successfully executing marketing and analytical projects across a number of consumer facing industries. She is well known for her deep dive Market Research and Trend Analysis.

    Her areas of expertise include business strategy and market research, trend analysis and customer behavior patterns. Amy has proven success in analyzing short-term and long-term market trends while developing goals to achieve market and company growth.

    Recently she has led extensive research into the Millennial community and their end to end lifestyle landscape. This research for the first time is a comprehensive look into the forces and factors driving their ongoing behaviors. In addition, client engagements in the Hispanic shopper (especially the Hispanic mom), as well as deep insights into The New Age of Protein, Emerging Trends in Convenience stores, and The Future of Frozen and Deli are but a few of the areas where she has delivered client value. She is known for her ability to sift through data and tease out the insights that matter enabling our clients to advance both strategy and tactical decision making.

    In addition, she led an extensive client research engagement on the Readiness of key retail banners to compete at Omnichannel. This research is proving to help CPG manufacturers both understand the Omnichannel landscape as well as prioritize go forward Omnichannel collaboration.

    Amy is also a CPG entrepreneur, taking a food snacking business from conception to market within a few months. Amy’s food business continues to grow with a strong consumer direct on-line capability.

    Amy joined The Dialogic Group in 2016 as a highly experienced Market Research Director and has been focused on preforming in-depth market research and trend analysis on the grocery industry and retail digital readiness. Because of her significant client contributions, she was recently promoted to Senior Director, Industry Insights. Her responsibilities include helping our clients understand and act upon the changing dynamics of the current and emerging highly disruptive Retail and CPG industry landscape.

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