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Something to Celebrate: 20 Years!


Thank YOU for being on this journey with us

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Pow! Tales of The Blacksmith

You may recall that our hero was miraculously endowed with the supreme knowledge and incomparable superhuman skills to vastly improve revenue growth and profitability through trade management and optimization.

Relentlessly, he scours the CPG industry – flushing out the dirty deeds of evil-doers and bringing the hammer down on inefficient contract, trade, promotion and pricing processes.

He is The B L A C K S M I T H!

Hot Topic Webinars

Post-Event Analysis

Effective PEA

Post-event analysis helps CPGs optimize promotional models & achieve profitable results.

  • Identify ways to improve promotions
  • Understand performance
  • Analyze tactics & future plans

Trade Deductions

Streamline Process

Simplify your deduction management and claims processing process with a TPM application.

  • Track customers that don’t submit backup
  • Implement a write-off process
  • Create a deduction task force

Smooth Baselines

Fix Anomalies

Smooth your baselines for a clear picture on what consumers would purchase in the absence of a promotion.

  • Understand the pandemic’s impact
  • See how to correct your data anomalies
  • Determine future planning implications

Popular Reads: Smoke Jumper Favorites

How to resolve deductions with retail customers

General Mills talks best practices in TPM budgeting

Why Welch’s & Solaris Paper attribute growth to accurate baselines

Best Practices: Operator accrual management for foodservice manufacturers

Current Events: COVID-19 Takeaways

CPG Grocery: Impacts & Insights

Topics covered:

  1. Supply Chain & Promotions
  2. S&OP & Baselines
  3. Retailer Relationships 
  4. General Outlook

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Foodservice Segment Shifts

Topics covered:

  1. Distribution & Product Shifts
  2. Trade Programs & Accruals
  3. Operator & Alternative Channels
  4. Looking Forward

Read More

Disrupted: Promotion Analytics

Topics covered:

  1. Cancelled Promotions
  2. Consumer Behavior
  3. Out-of-stocks & Logistics
  4. Channel Confusion
  5. Baseline Accuracy

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Past Attendees Include Your Peers From:

Smoke Jumpers Magazine

Don’t miss out on the industry's only trade and tech magazine.

Stay ahead of foodservice and retail industry trends, learn from CPG experts, and keep up with best practices in trade spend.

Watch this video to see what the Smoke Jumpers trade & tech conference experience is all about:



So you made a ton of great connections at Smoke Jumpers this year…now what? Keep the conversation going all year long in our LinkedIn Group.

Event Album

Smoke Jumpers XVIII - May 2019

View photos from our most recent Smoke Jumpers conference and Cubs Rooftop event, hosted May 8-10 2019. #SJXVIII2019

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Exclusive Smoke Jumpers Content

Explore our Smoke Jumpers resource center for access to meeting materials, our share-group member list, and strategic presentations from past events.