RetailConnections Names Stephen Dowdell VP, Editorial

Press Release   •   Jan 21, 2010 09:35 EST

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2010 — Stephen Dowdell, a seasoned business journalist, has joined RetailConnections as Vice President of Editorial, effective immediately.

Dowdell brings to RetailConnections more than 20 years of experience as a respected editor and reporter. He was most recently Editor in Chief of Progressive Grocer magazine at Nielsen Business Media and before that held senior editorial positions at Supermarket News and other Fairchild Publications/Condé Nast Media newspapers and magazines.

“I had the immense pleasure and honor of working directly with Steve on the same publication for many years and at the same company for nearly 15 years,” said Marc Millstein, president of RetailConnections. “Steve will take our content team to new heights. He is one of those people who shines with talent and an awesome attitude. He is a great leader, makes people around him better and is a major team player and visionary.”

In his new role, Dowdell will spearhead educational program content for the RetailConnections Fresh Forum, April 14-16, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio. The Fresh Forum, which features speakers from the USDA, retail and other thought leaders, focuses on food safety issues and optimizing the perishables operations.

“Execution in these high-profit yet high-shrink departments can mean the difference between booming profit growth or painful losses,” said Millstein. “Our inaugural Fresh Forum will do a deep dive into best practices for this key profit center that’s expanding beyond supermarkets into other formats such as convenience, dollar and even drug stores.”

For more information about the Fresh Foods Forum, the RetailConnections Business Executive Summit or other upcoming conferences, events and custom opportunities, please contact RetailConnections LLC at 914-620-5947 or

Marc Millstein
(914) 620-5947

The company creates and hosts innovative peer-to-peer events to bring together an unusually diverse range of retailing companies and senior management executives. RetailConnections' events span a wide variety of formats designed to offer the highest quality opportunities for networking, brainstorming and thought-leadership presentations and discussions.