Founder, Kressner Strategy Group

With over 40 years knowledge and experience cultivated by strong relationships, Myra Kressner brings value to the marketplace by developing and facilitating strategic engagement for suppliers and retailers in the consumable retail industries.

Myra Kressner co-founded Retail Insights, the food retail industry’s first b-b video publishing company in 1983, which was sold to Progressive Grocer in 1987.

Additionally, from 1984-1994 Myra led account management for The Retail Marketing Group, a niche trade advertising agency, whose accounts included Fortune 500 food companies.
In 1994, Myra co-founded CSP Information Group and helped guide CSP’s innovation with CSP Magazine, CSP Daily News, CSP Independent, CSP CyberConferences, SOI Summit, Retail Leader of the Year, CSPedia industry database, Convenience Retailing University, Outlook Leadership Conference, FARE Conference and CSP’s Edu-Networking series.

In June 2012 CSP Business Media sold to today’s Winsight Media, where Myra continued to lead Winsight’s Conference Division sales and marketing initiatives until November 2015.

Myra founded Kressner Strategy Group in April 2016, bringing her expertise, deep relationships and thought-leadership to strategic and tactical planning in food retail industries.

Myra is a SUNY New Paltz Foundation Board member, Chairwoman Foundation Development Committee and has been a frequent speaker at SUNY New Paltz Women’s Leadership Summit. In 2018 Myra created the Kressner Family Autism Spectrum Program Fund and Endowment. Myra is also Advertising and Marketing Director of non-profit Theatre by the Bay NY. Myra is the recipient of 2021 Top Women in Convenience and 2021 SUNY New Paltz Heritage awards.

The Context: A native New Yorker, Myra’s young adulthood revolved around ballet and theatre arts. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a BS English/Education degree Cum Laude, Myra discovered b-to-b publishing and journalism and has dedicated 40 years to continuously learning about food retailing. When not traveling to as many exotic places in the world as she can, Myra loves her time with her daughter in New York City and the wealth of culture and natural beauty in Stockbridge, western Massachusetts.