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GS1 US has announced that supply-chain executives from CVS/pharmacy, Lowe’s, Macy’s and Wal-Mart will take the stage at its annual U Connect Conference in the Retailer Panel Keynote, with Kevin Coupe of moderating.

Taking place on Wed., June 3, the panel will be the highlight of the first general session of the conference, which will be held June 2-5, in Orlando, Fla.

The keynote panelists will share how they’re reducing costs and modifying their operations to survive and thrive in the current economic downturn. They will support the conference theme, “Transforming Your Supply Chain for Extraordinary Times,” as they draw on their experiences, successes, and observations of what makes for a successful supply chain.

The executives are: Peter Longo, president of Logistics for Macy’s; Mike Mabry, executive vice president of Logistics and Distribution for Lowe’s; Gary Maxwell, senior vice president of International Supply Chain for Walmart; and Ramesh Murthy, vice president of Inventory Replenishment for CVS.

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