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For years, Burt Flickinger has been a leading authority on retailing, marketing, Consumer behavior, M&A, and national and international expert litigation and arbitration. He is a highly sought after keynote speaker. Audiences get a comprehensive analysis of the state of the Consumer industry to include specific perspectives on how your business and team members can capitalize now. 

Burt is regularly invited to speak at business forums and business campuses, as well as leading global conferences. These have included a keynote for CPG CEOs at The World Economic Forum on the future of CPG brands versus retailer Private Labels, as well as before the Federal Trade Commission and leading CEOs & Executives Annual Industry Forums, Goldman Sachs, PLMA, FMI, FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, ROFDA, BMO, CoBank, American Baker's Association, National Potato Council, the Baraboo Growth Annual Vail Symposium, and many more.


Also: Beverage Digest, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Schroders, The Conference Board, Dyson Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Columbia Business School, St. Joseph's University, Siena College Research Institute, and University of Buffalo. 

Burt first coined the term, "Accelerating Retail Ice Age" in interviews with Bloomberg in 2006-2008. Other key topics include the history and future of retail by segment, both analog and digital; marketing on a 360-degree basis; surviving and thriving amid low-to-no FTC oversight; the potential of solar and other renewables to future retail success; and the importance of women in leadership in retail, sports and the business landscape in total. 

Burt co-published The Explosive Growth of Private Labels in North America with author, Philip Fitzell, and Cornell University Distinguished Professors of Merit, Gene A. German, Ph.D. and Deborah Wood Perosio, Ph.D. Burt has been a featured guest columnist in publications including AdweekBrandweek, SN Brand Marketing, Store Brands, Thompson Media Retail Insights (U.S. and worldwide), The Shelby Report of The Food Retailing & Distribution Industry for the Southeast, Southwest, West Central & Eastern U.S, Progressive Grocer/A.C. Nielsen Annual Report of the Industry, and his monthly Progressive Grocer columns: The Flickinger File.


Burt did extensive research and analyses of the history of co-op, chain, and independent retail, and wrote the The Foreword to A Symphony of Soloists: The Story of Wakefern and ShopRite.

Burt served on the Editorial Board and Columnist for Global Retail InsightsSuper Store Insights, and Progressive Grocer.

For nearly 30 years, Burt has been a featured expert cited by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Investors Business Daily, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Money, Worth, Smart Money, CNN Money, Chicago Tribune, Time, Newsweek, The Economist, Financial Times (London), Le Journal du Grand Commerce/French Retail Magazine, Advertising Age, Adweek, Brandweek, Chain Store Age, Supermarket News, Shopping Center News, The Daily Deal, American Banker, Discount Store News, Drug Store News, Gourmet, Progressive Grocer, MMR, AP (Associated Press), Reuters, Dow Jones, et al., as well as major daily news, business, industry and special publications, as well as ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).

Burt is a Consumer industry, featured marketing and retailing industry expert for several special featured documentary broadcasts for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and as well as being a featured expert contributor on over 1,000 on-air broadcasts during the last two decades for Bloomberg Business TV (all featured shows including Bloomberg Business TV’s “Starting Bell,” “Market Pulse,” “Open Exchange,” “In Focus,” “On the Economy,” “Final Word,” “Taking Stock,” “Evening Edition,” “Bloomberg Live,” “Bloomberg Asia-Pacific,” “Bloomberg on the Markets-Europe/U.K.”), BNN (Business News Network), CNBC (“Power Lunch,” “Street Signs,” “Closing Bell,” et al.), and ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Fox Business Network“Mornings with Maria” with Maria Bartiromo, “Before the Bell,” “Varney & Co.” with Stuart Varney, Ashley Webster, and Susan Li, “Countdown to the Closing Bell” with Liz Claman and Dave Ashman; “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” with Neil Cavuto; “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” with David Ashman, and C-Span TV, in addition to radio business broadcasts on Bloomberg Radio, (“The First Word,” “Inside the Economy,” “On the Money,” “The Bloomberg Countdown,” “Bloomberg for the Record,” “On the Street,” “Final Word”), BBC, CCTV (China), NBR (Nightly Business Report), PBS, National Public Radio (NPR), Marketplace Radio; and NBC Wall St. Journal Radio, in addition to numerous special Bloomberg broadcasts taped with Bill Gross (Janus) and Stephen Schork (the Schork Oil & Energy Report), as well as the Ashley Webster Experience II special radio broadcasts and podcasts on Fox Business Radio, and ICSC's (International Council of Shopping Centers) Worldwide Webinars for 1,400+ executives.

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