Top Retail Leadership Tips of 2017
"I lead by inspiring, empowering and stimulating others to push themselves to a place that may not have seemed possible. I’m passionate about maximizing individual strengths, coaching and mentoring."
Stacey L. Renfro, Pier 1 Imports, "The Top Women in Retail 2017: Stacey L. Renfro, Senior Vice President, E-Commerce, Pier 1 Imports,” Total Retail Report, Jan. 19
"As a CEO, you have three options: You can invest in your digital business, you can invest in your high-performing stores, or you can invest in your low-performing stores."
Ellen Davis, National Retail Federation, “What Retailers Need to Know About Generation Z,” Total Retail Talks, Episode 71
"The move that Wal-Mart made with Jet.com, or Unilever made with Dollar Shave Club, those are transformational type acquisitions. I’d love to see more of them because I think that’s what retailers need to give themselves a shot against the juggernaut, Amazon."
Scott Friend, Bain Capital Ventures, "A Venture Capitalist’s Advice for Surviving Retail’s Changing Times," Total Retail Report, April 4
"Leaders have to understand and be empathetic with their teams about the pressure of change and need for innovation placed upon them. Move smartly, train and communicate to bring teams along in the process of evolving an organization to meet the new demands being placed upon it."
Jeannine D’Addario, Guitar Center, "A Q&A With Jeannine D’Addario, SVP, Chief Customer Officer, Guitar Center," Total Retail Executive, August 30