Ann Beaty is a Director of Kroger Merchandising Consulting at 84.51°, the data analytics arm of Kroger Co., the United States’ largest supermarket chain by revenue. Her current role is to help shape Kroger’s Assortment and Space strategy, using customer data and analytics. She is a Merchandising professional with over 15 years of experience at retailers like Target and Gander Mountain. Ann has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Cincinnati. She is passionate about promoting a plant based diet, especially within the mainstream Grocery industry, and has completed both the Rouxbe Professional Plant Based Cooking Course and the Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.