Ben Wynkoop

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Ben Wynkoop brings more than 20 years of experience as a retail industry executive, responsible for running merchandising, marketing and analytics at several leading grocery and convenience retailers. As a global retail industry strategist, he counsels retailers on industry trends, leading best practices and technology advancements. He also collaborates with Blue Yonder’s product development and innovation teams to align on addressing the challenges of today’s retailers with a specific focus on the grocery and convenience channels.

Wynkoop has led the roadmap and implementation of merchandising technology within several retailers in areas such as space and assortment planning, price optimization, cost of goods sold (COGS) management, as well as digital marketing and e-commerce.


Technology and Innovation Panel
Tuesday, March 26
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Moderator: Katie Hotze, Founder and CEO of Grocery Shopii


  • Sophie Abrahamsson, President of Americas at Bambuser
  • Kristin Crouse, Principal, Client Insights at Circana
  • Ben Wynkoop, Global Strategist at Blue Yonder