On-Demand: Using Your Seller Base to Power Retail Marketplace Growth with The Kroger Co.

Discovering, onboarding, and supporting sellers that are aligned with your brand promise is one of the crucial elements to unlocking marketplace hypergrowth. In fact, adding new sellers actually creates incremental growth opportunities for existing sellers – including retailers’ own product offerings – through cross-sell opportunities and increased shopper loyalty.

During this on-demand session, Bill Bennett, VP eCommerce at The Kroger Co., and Amber Roberts, Head of Marketplace at The Kroger Co., will share how they've created seller recruitment strategies that accelerate growth – all while ensuring the highest quality products and staying true to their brand DNA. Mirakl's team of seller recruitment experts will share new and innovative strategies developed in partnership with Mirakl’s Platform Pioneers to source a high volume of sellers across categories and profiles. 

Watch this on-demand session to learn

  • The ways that an expanded marketplace seller base supports marketplace growth for retailers and brands of all sizes;
  • The tactics and strategies that Mirakl’s leading Platform Pioneers use to recruit sellers that closely align with their brand and marketplace strategy, without compromising on quality; and
  • Actionable next steps on how to accelerate seller recruitment for your marketplace.

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About our speakers:

Bill Bennett
VP eCommerce, The Kroger Co.
Bill is vice president of E-commerce for The Kroger Co., based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, he is responsible for leading cross-functional partners in Marketing, Merchandising, Product Development, Technology & Digital and 84.51˚ to develop a robust e-commerce go-to-market and growth strategy across the enterprise.
Bill joined Kroger from Walmart where he served for more than seven years in a variety of e-commerce and store leadership roles. Most recently, he served as vice president of e-commerce and was responsible for all elements of Walmart’s pricing, competitive intelligence, and centralized cost & negotiations, including teams across strategy, analytics, and product management. Prior to that, he worked on the store (brick and mortar) side of the business as a senior director of Pricing Strategy and senior manager of Finance and Strategy. He also led the pricing strategy team at S.C. Johnson and served in a variety of leadership roles in pricing, category management and sales at General Mills.
Amber Roberts
Head of Marketplace, The Kroger Co.
As Head of Marketplace for Kroger, Amber Roberts does more than shop the internet. With 15 years of experience directing initiatives in the nonprofit and retail sectors, she's obsessed with creating unique sources of value that can keep the strategy ahead of external competitors.

Amber has built an unconventional background on her road to digital strategy: With a B.S. in Merchandising and Design from Ball State University, she found a unique way to combine her love of service, trend forecasting, and design by developing designer eyewear for New York Fashion Week and consulting on sustainable eyecare initiatives in African clinics. She transitioned her development and consulting skills to Kroger where she was E-commerce hire #4. She now focuses on the strategy and implementation of new digital merchandising initiatives and in three and a half years, she’s launched and enabled four new businesses at Kroger. In 2019, Amber was recognized in partnership with the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce as a diverse, high achieving female leader.
Tzipi Avios
EVP Customer Success, Americas, Mirakl
Tzipi leads Mirakl’s unparalleled team of marketplace experts, working with Mirakl clients to support them through the launch and scaling of their marketplace initiatives. Tzipi has more than 20 years of experience in digital commerce, data analytics and the execution of large-scale digital transformation projects, including a decade as head of Digital Commerce & Contact Centres at Woolworths Australia, where she implemented a Mirakl-powered Marketplace and oversaw Woolworths’ store and online retail development.

Prior to Mirakl, Tzipi was the Technology & Operation Director for AMP, the iconic financial services wealth management company in Australia and New Zealand. Her passion for customers and innovation began in the earliest days of her career, when she worked for a number of Israel’s leading retailers, most recently as the CIO for the Tiv Taam Group in the early growth years of this leading retail chain. 
Sabreena Kahn
Director, Seller Recruitment, Mirakl
Sabreena joined Mirakl in 2018 to lead Mirakl's seller recruitment practice in the Americas. She is responsible for recruiting, launching and developing brands and sellers as successful third-party sellers on Mirakl powered marketplaces. With over 12 years of ecommerce experience focused on retail buying, merchandising and operations Sabreena has successfully launched and grown multiple retail startups as well as worked at Gilt.com and Amazon.ae. Sabreena has a BSc from Babson College.