Groceryshop Announces Chicory CEO Yuni Sameshima as Part of Speaker Lineup

Sameshima to Join Disruptive Technologies Track and Make Announcement at October Event

NEW YORK, June 13, 2018: Yuni Sameshima, Co-Founder and CEO of Chicory, has announced this week that he will be joining the speaker lineup at Groceryshop, a new conference from the team at Shoptalk. Sameshima will speak as part of the “Next Generation Shopping Experiences: New Technologies and Business Models” track and will cover how Chicory is delivering new customer experiences. The talk will include a major announcement about Chicory and is set to take place on Monday, October 29th at approximately 8:30AM, PT.

The conference gathers leading minds and experts in the grocery retail industry, and is coming to Las Vegas on October 28 through 31, 2018 for its inaugural year. At Groceryshop, Sameshima will speak as part of an elite group of industry experts -- from C-suite and VP-level brand executives (Michele McNamara, VP Ecommerce at Chobani and Oskar Kaszubski, VP of Ecommerce Acceleration at Kellogg’s) to tech innovators and grocery gamechangers (Daniel Alegre, President or Retail & Shopping at Google and Josh Hix, Co-Founder and CEO of Plated).

“Being invited back by the Shoptalk team to join the roster at Groceryshop is a real honor,” said Sameshima. “Our session at Shoptalk 2018 helped to cement our brand among major industry players and facilitated valuable conversations that have impacted Chicory’s trajectory this year. We’re excited to see this new offshoot from that conference, just for the grocery industry. Groceryshop should be an exciting few days with major players gathering to determine the future of our industry, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Sameshima has spoken globally about grocery trends and ecommerce and was invited to speak at Groceryshop after his appearance this past March at Shoptalk, the world’s largest retail and ecommerce conference with over 8,000 attendees.

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About Yuni Sameshima: Yuni Sameshima is the Co-Founder and CEO of Chicory, the NYC-based technology company that makes recipes shoppable and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create digital grocery shopping experiences. Under Yuni’s leadership, Chicory has grown to reach over 80 million unique viewers per month, and their clients and partners include Time Inc., Peapod, and many more. Yuni has spoken globally about grocery trends and ecommerce. Prior to founding Chicory, he worked in the food and venture space at Chobani and ff Venture Capital. He graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology and speaks fluent Japanese.

About Chicory: Chicory is a technology company based in NYC that uses artificial intelligence to create digital grocery experiences. In 2014, Chicory launched its core product, the "Get Ingredients" button, which allows consumers to get online recipe ingredients delivered from various grocers and retailers. Within two years, Chicory added over 1,000 recipe partners and became the largest shoppable recipe network in the country. They launched an advertising platform in 2016, leveraging their network to help food brands reach consumers who are in-market for grocery and CPG products. Today, Chicory reaches approximately 80 million unique monthly users and has partnered with companies like Peapod, Time, Inc. and General Mills International to lay the groundwork for the future of grocery. 

About Groceryshop: From the team that created Shoptalk, Groceryshop covers the evolution of grocery retailers, including supermarkets, mass merchants, convenience stores, drug stores, club/warehouse stores, discount stores and ecommerce players. It also covers the rapid changes in the production and distribution of consumer packaged goods including fresh and packaged foods and beverages along with beauty, personal care, household and health products. Groceryshop addresses the shifts in how consumers discover, shop and buy these products in an increasingly wider range of stores and online destinations, including the latest technologies, trends and business models. Groceryshop brings together a new community of established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, real estate operators, media, analysts and others in an open and friendly environment to learn, collaborate and evolve. Groceryshop will be held on October 28-31, 2018 at the Aria, Las Vegas. To learn more, please visit https://groceryshop.com/.