Site Selection Technology Conference



2022 Gravisite Conference will be held at the
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key 
Wednesday, May 4th - Friday May 6th 2022

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Rich Niemann, Jr. is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Niemann Foods, Inc., a family/associate owned retail business that operates 107 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana.  Store banners include Harvest Market, County Market, and Save-a-Lot Grocery Stores, ACE Hardware Stores, Pet Supplies Plus Stores, Haymakers Convenience Stores, Perk Coffee, Co. and Little Caesar’s Pizza.

Rich joined the Company in 1977, following his graduation from the University of Illinois with a degree in Marketing/Business Administration.  He became General Manager in 1980, was appointed Chief Operating Officer and President in 1990. He was promoted in 2005 to the position of C.E.O.  Rich was recently named the Chairman of the Board.

He is a Past Chairman of the National Grocers Association, based in Washington, and also served as the Chairman of Illinois Food Retailers Association. He has, and currently serves on, numerous boards, including the Niemann Foods Foundation.  Rich served for 2 years on the North American Coca Cola Research Council…dedicated to research to aid retailers in the U.S.

He and his wife, Susie, have five grown children, and thirteen grandchildren with three more on the way. Along with his sons, he owns and works a cattle ranch on 1,200 acres in northeast Missouri where they raise Angus beef.  Niemann Ranch Beef is now available in select N.F.I. stores.

2022 Theme

Dear Gravisite Attendees,


We are looking forward to our 2022 Gravisite event, held in Clearwater, FL at the Marriott Suites on Sand Key.  Our Keynote Speaker will be Rich Niemann, President & CEO of Niemann Foods.  Watch for emails, shout outs, and social media announcements regarding our other presenters, breakouts, sponsorship opportunities and activities.  This is going to be a great year. Every precaution will be taken as we plan out meeting spaces and room availability.  We want this event to be fun, educational, and safe for everyone. 


The Gravisite Planning Committee wants to thank each of you for your patience, support and understanding.  We are grateful to be able to host this coming event.  We wish you, your families and colleagues continued safety and health.





The Gravisite Planning Committee 

MTN Retail Advisors, LLC


About the Conference

The Gravisite Conference is a forum promoting the sharing of knowledge and ideas among Site Location Research and Real Estate professionals.  Every attendee will be impacted by the dynamic topics presented and will learn from peers and educated presenters.  This allows each of us to leverage our unique insights, knowledge and expertise.  We're confident that this venue and atmosphere will be a catalyst to Elevating Customer Experience through an Analytic Perspective.  

Attendees recognize the numerous opportunities and challenges facing the Supermarket and Retail Industry.  While the retail industry remains an ever changing landscape, rarely has the confluence of so much transformation and change occurred at the same time.  As such, the role and impact of analytic-driven insights are more critical than ever!

MTN Retail Advisors, LLC is privileged to manage the conference and we recognize our responsibility to bring a value-add experience to you and your organizations.




Registration will remain closed until October 2021.  Discounts will be available at that time.  Please email Nina ( with any questions you have.  

Justify Your Attendance

Do you need to justify your attendance for this year's event? Here are some details as to what you will gain and how it will positively impact your life, as well as the company you work for.

Elevating the Customer Experience Through an Analytic Perspective: Whether our role is retailer, developer, landlord, consultant or broker; whether we develop, support and/or employ analytics in our day-to-day roles, we ALL have customers.

As related to the retail experience, the following are thought-provoking questions that will be addressed at the 2020 Gravisite Conference:

1.      Will local shoppers recommend your store to friends, family and neighbors, and why?

2.      Is your store simply a convenience to shop at, or are you providing an experience that continues to invite

         the customer back?

3.      What does your store offer that competitors do not and how are you sharing your offering with current       

         and future customers?

4.      Is your company struggling through the changes that are rapidly taking place within the market?

5.      What are you doing to elevate your customer experience using analytics and technology?


Learn, Engage, Network and Reward Yourself


Dynamic topics presented that relate to the challenges and opportunities facing the Supermarket and Retail Industry.  

  • Future Tactics in Retail

  • How to build your business and embrace the surrounding community

  • What's working and what isn't

  • eCommerce

  • Lidl's incursion into U.S. Market

  • Reduction in capital expenditure

  • Wave of bankruptcies/empty retail space

  • Consolidations and mergers

  • Differing formats and demographic shifts



Attendees will learn from peers and educated professionals in the industry.  This allows us to leverage our unique insights, knowledge and expertise.  

  • Presentations and breakout sessions foster new ideas and encourage productivity

  • Round Table Event for maximum engagement & problem solving

  • Gravisite attendees gain insight and new ideas by discussing tactics and sharing personal experiences

  • Sponsorship opportunities provide even more engagement with attendees



Gravisite continues to promote an environment conducive to networking; an important component to any successful conference. 

  • Network opportunities in a fun and casual atmoshere

  • Attendees represented from all over the Nation

  • Grocery Chains 

  • Shopping Center Ownership 

  • Developers

  • Municipalities

  • Analytic Software and Consulting Businesses


 Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key 
1201 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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Office: 435-767-1475

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