Behind the Counter

Understanding emerging trends in tobacco products has never been more important for the industry. Do current trends contribute to the growth or the decline of the category? Changing lifestyles and preferences continue to foster growth around the globe in e-cig demand, as well as ongoing decline of cigarette sales.

Meanwhile, changes in disposable income—driven by an increase in fuel prices in the U.S.—have seen smokers trading down from premium brands. Regulations at the federal, state and local levels also keep retailers scrambling for solutions to manage product assortment to drive up sales volume and profit margins.

CSP’s annual Behind the Counter Forum is a prime opportunity to discover more ways the industry can work to meet the many challenges.

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Tuesday, July 30
2:30pm - 3:45pm Opening General Session
3:45pm - 4:15pm Networking Break
4:15pm - 5:00pm Afternoon General Session
5:30pm - 8:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner
Wednesday, July 31
7:15am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am Morning General Session
9:00am - 9:30am Transition Break
9:30am - 12:00pm Speed Insights Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 5:30pm Afternoon General Session
5:30pm - 6:30pm Casual Networking Gathering
6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner On Your Own
Thursday, August 1
7:30am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:30am Morning General Session
9:30am - 10:00am Networking Break
10:00am - 11:00am Afternoon General Session
11:00am - 11:30am Wrap Up & Final Thoughts
11:30am - Snack-to-Go & Departure

Upcoming Events

Hot Dispensed Beverages Forum

March 2020
Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

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CBD: The Future of Cannabis Conference

Dates TBD
The Curtis Hotel
Denver, CO

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C-Store Foodservice Forum

May 2020
The Palmer House
Chicago, IL

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Behind the Counter Forum

July 30 - August 1, 2019
Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

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Cold Vault Forum

September 24-26, 2019
Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

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