Burt P. Flickinger III (View Bio ): Widely known and recognized as a leading expert on all aspects of the supermarket wholesaling and retailing industry, Burt has worked as a consultant for top retail chains around the globe. His family has been in the wholesale, vertically and horizontally integrated private label production, manufacturing, and branding businesses for four generations since his great grandfather founded S.M. Flickinger Company – the largest supermarket wholesaler/retailer headquartered in the eastern U.S. prior to its acquisition by Metro Haniel Europe, the owner of Scrivner. The Flickingers and FMI, National Association of Wholesale Grocers (NAWGA), and Food Distribution Institute (FDI) had a partnership across four generations in the horizontal and vertical development of Federated Foods (which the Flickinger family founded) full line private label brands. Burt, his father, grandfather, and great grandfather worked in partnership with the Fleming, Nash, Finch, Albertsons, and other regional co-op families and corporations. Prior to founding SRG Consulting, Burt’s extensive career included working for S.M. Flickinger in buying, merchandising, marketing, operations, warehousing, transportation, private label development, and real estate, Procter & Gamble, Glendinning Associates, Interpublic, and serving as Director of Price Waterhouse Coopers/Management Horizons Marketing: Wholesaling, and Retailing Consulting Practice. For years, Burt was a contributing editor and featured monthly “Flickinger File” columnist for Progressive Grocer. Also, he was contributing industry editor of both Global Retail Insights and Supermarket Insights. Burt and the Flickinger family, along with Cornell’s Food Industry Management program and Private Label Magazine, co-published The Future of Private Label in North America.
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