48th Annual Convention - Keynote Speaker


Jack L. Sinclair

During his recent 8 year tenure as the Executive Vice President of Food and Beverage for Walmart U.S. (4,000 stores) Jack Sinclair was in charge of purchasing more food and beverage products than anyone else in the world. In that role he oversaw the grocery business for Wal-Mart's U.S. division and integrated planning, category management and store experience into the overall grocery business unit.

Prior to Walmart, Mr. Sinclair worked for Safeway Plc from 1990 to 2004 where he held numerous senior positions within the trading division including Managing Director of Operations and Group Marketing and Trading Director. Prior to Safeway he worked at Tesco Stores Ltd. Mr. Sinclair has been a Director of the Food Marketing Institute since January 2009 and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of McCurrachs and Los Bodegas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Currently he serves as the CMO of The 99 Cents Store while investing himself in a number of innovations in the food and beverage space.


The 48th Annual Convention keynote is sponsored by Mars Ice Cream.