A Night to Shine!

NEW CPG Retail Diversity
Hall of Fame Awards

Monday, September 19

Red Carpet Reception
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Hall of Fame Awards Dinner
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Night of A Thousand Stars Afterparty
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

ScholarShop Silent Auction
12:00 noon – 9:30 pm


Join a thousand industry stars as we celebrate the Network’s 10th anniversary, honor the first inductees in our CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame and raise money for the next generation of industry leaders. Get photographed on our red carpet, record your memories and predictions at our Time Machine video kiosk, celebrate our birthday with champagne and cake, and dance to the 100 greatest divas of all time (don’t forget to pick up something nice at our silent auction benefiting the NEW’s Scholarship Fund).

Honor the industry’s diversity heroes

This year’s opening reception is more than an opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with your colleagues — it’s a chance to celebrate NEW’s first decade and honor the first-ever recipients of the Network’s William J. Grize CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame Award, honoring the late Ahold USA CEO. We’ll be honoring 10 leaders who drove diversity in our first decade: Linda Dillman of Hewlett-Packard, honored for her work at Walmart; Jeri Dunn of Bacardi, honored for her work at Tyson Foods; Tom Greco of PepsiCo; Don Knauss of The Clorox Company, also recognized for his work at Coca-Cola; Jeff Noddle, retired CEO of SUPERVALU; Kay Palmer of J.B. Hunt; Judy Spires of Kings Super Markets, formerly with Acme Markets; and James White of Jamba Juice Company, honored for his work at Safeway. The Network will also induct two companies: Delhaize America and Procter & Gamble. Cocktail attire recommended – this gala celebration will be the industry’s night to shine.

Foundation sponsors

Grand sponsors

AccentureDeloitteThe Kroger Co.
Ahold USAGeneral MillsUnilever
CotyJohnson & JohnsonWalgreen Company
Delhaize GroupKellogg CompanyWhite Wave

Anniversary sponsors

CrossmarkEJ GalloNestlé Waters
CVS CaremarkThe Hershey CompanyStarbucks

Special thanks

One Source IndustriesLynx Hispanic MarketingPublix
Image BaseDFV Wines