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One of the keynote speakers at next month's National Grocers Association (NGA) Executive Conference and Public Policy Summit will be Bruce Mehlman, a well-known lawyer, public policy analyst and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy in the President George W. Bush administration.  Mehlman's topic will be "the shifting political landscape," which, when I read it, struck me as the understatement of the year - I'm more a "the political, economic and cultural world is going to hell in a hand basket" kind of guy.  I didn't want to wait until October for Mehlman to talk me off the metaphorical ledge, so I reached out, he agreed to have a conversation, and we scheduled a Zoom call to talk about all this stuff, including the impact on retail businesses.  Which you can watch here:

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For more information about the NGA Executive Conference and Public Policy Summit, click here.