[Image of: RetailWire Logo and Tagline (for print)]

Choice Comments:

From...
"Do Customers want to be sold? Probably not. I know I don't. I agree with Chris that the role of the sales associate has changed, because the shopper has access to..."
From...
"If you break down the growth of local sourcing, it points to a much bigger trend. Personally, I feel that the driver is indeed rooted in both ethics and trust. Globally,..."
From...
"It is interesting given Walmart's strong influence in scale of the supply chain upstream. As vendors move to comply with Walmart's requirements it diffuses the cost of compliance when other..."
From...
"While we can all question if Walmart is being pure in motive, as in they are driven to do the right thing vs. realizing more sales will come from doing..."
From...
"The bigger the retailer and the more markets it operates within, the more difficult it becomes to leverage local suppliers. In general, however, it is almost always a good idea..."
From...
"This strategy could be especially effective in attracting Millennial shoppers to the chain. Their demonstrated preferences for things local/organic/natural should make them prime candidates for Bartell to target. And the..."
From...
"There's nothing better than when the BIG guys in retail make a move in the right direction. Whether it's animal welfare, employee pay rates or environmental initiatives, when these big..."
From...
"First, Bob is on the money. Technology is not the answer — it is the problem. Kids spend so much time with texting, video games and TV that they lack interaction..."
From...
"Bravo to Walmart for doing the "right" thing. They are obviously sensitive and reacting smartly to the concerns of the public. But from a strategic point of view, they are also..."
From...
"The Wall Street adage goes "don't fight the tape," in consumer industries it might as well be "don't fight the trend." Walmart is joining a growing list of retailers and fast..."
 

Featured Panelists:

[Image of: Ryan Mathews]
Ryan Mathews
Founder, ceo
Black Monk Consulting
 
 
[Image of: Ian Percy]
Ian Percy
President
The Ian Percy Corporation
 
[Image of: Shep Hyken]
Shep Hyken
Chief Amazement Officer
Shepard Presentations, LLC
 
[Image of: Herb Sorensen, Ph.D.]
Herb Sorensen, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor TNS Global Retail & Shopper
Shopper Scientist LLC
 
[Image of: Ben Ball]
Ben Ball
Senior Vice President
Dechert-Hampe
 
[Image of: Richard J. George, Ph.D.]
Richard J. George, Ph.D.
Professor of Food Marketing
Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University
 
[Image of: Kai Clarke]
Kai Clarke
CEO
American Retail Consultants
 
[Image of: Max Goldberg]
Max Goldberg
President
Max Goldberg & Associates
 
[Image of: Camille P. Schuster, Ph.D.]
Camille P. Schuster, Ph.D.
President
Global Collaborations, Inc.
 
[Image of: Paula Rosenblum]
Paula Rosenblum
Managing Partner
RSR Research
 
[Image of: Chris Petersen, PhD]
Chris Petersen, PhD
President
Integrated Marketing Solutions
 
[Image of: Mark Heckman]
Mark Heckman
Principal
Mark Heckman Consulting
 
[Image of: Tom Redd]
Tom Redd
Vice President, Strategic Communications
SAP Global Retail Business Unit
 
[Image of: James Tenser]
James Tenser
Principal
VSN Strategies
 
[Image of: Ralph Jacobson]
Ralph Jacobson
Global Consumer Products Industry Marketing Executive
IBM
 
[Image of: Gene Detroyer]
Gene Detroyer
Professor
Independent
 
[Image of: Mohamed Amer]
Mohamed Amer
Vice President, Global Consumer Industries
SAP
 
[Image of: Dick Seesel]
Dick Seesel
Principal
Retailing In Focus LLC
 
[Image of: Ed Rosenbaum]
Ed Rosenbaum
CEO, The Customer Service Rainmaker
Rainmaker Solutions
 
[Image of: Tony Orlando]
Tony Orlando
Owner
Tony O's Supermarket & Catering
 
[Image of: Roger Saunders]
Roger Saunders
Global Managing Director
Prosper Business Development
 
[Image of: Gajendra Ratnavel]
Gajendra Ratnavel
CEO
L Squared Digital Signage
 
[Image of: Peter J. Charness]
Peter J. Charness
SVP America, Global CMO
TXT Group
 
[Image of: Cathy Hotka]
Cathy Hotka
Principal
Cathy Hotka & Associates
 

BrainTrust Consulting:

Many of our BrainTrust panelists are available for consulting, speaking, seminars and training. Request A Referral

If you have specific questions you would like ask the panelists... Submit A BrainTrust Query


All Panelists A-Z:

Mohamed Amer
Vice President, Global Consumer Industries, SAP

Keith Anderson
VP, Strategy & Insight, Profitero

Carlos Arámbula
Managing Partner, MarcasUSA LLC

Nikki Baird
Managing Partner, RSR Research

Ben Ball
Senior Vice President, Dechert-Hampe

M. Jericho Banks PhD
President, CEO, Forensic Marketing LLC

Gib Bassett
CPG and Retail Industry Principal, Oracle

Zel Bianco
President, founder and CEO, Interactive Edge

David Biernbaum
Senior Marketing and Business Development Consultant, David Biernbaum Associates LLC

Bill Bittner
Principal, BWH Consulting

John Boccuzzi, Jr.
Managing Partner, Boccuzzi, LLC

Peter J. Charness
SVP America, Global CMO, TXT Group

Eric Chester
Keynote Speaker, Author, Reviving Work Ethic, LLC

Kai Clarke
CEO, American Retail Consultants

Liz Crawford
SVP, Strategy & Insights, Head of ShopLab, Match Drive

Bill Davis
Director, MB&G Consulting

Laura Davis-Taylor
EVP Customer Experience, MaxMedia

J. Peter Deeb
Managing Partner, Deeb MacDonald & Associates, L.L.C.

W. Frank Dell II, CMC
President, Dellmart & Company

Gene Detroyer
Professor, Independent

Robert DiPietro
GVP Product Strategy & Business Development, Affinion Group

Janet Dorenkott
VP & Co-owner, Relational Solutions, Inc.

David Dorf
Sr. Director of Technology Strategy, Oracle Retail

Peter Fader
Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School of the Univ. of Pennsylvania

Doug Fleener
President and Managing Partner, Dynamic Experiences Group

Brian Fletcher
VP of Consulting Services, Insights in Marketing, LLC

Dan Frechtling
SVP Product and Marketing, CMO, G2 Web Services

Jerry Gelsomino
Principal, FutureBest

Richard J. George, Ph.D.
Professor of Food Marketing, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University

Jason Goldberg
VP Commerce Strategy, Razorfish

Max Goldberg
President, Max Goldberg & Associates

Kevin Graff
President, Graff Retail

Jeff Hall
President, Second To None

Bill Hanifin
Managing Director, Hanifin Loyalty LLC

Seeta Hariharan
General Manager and Group Head, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Digital Software & Solutions Group

Debbie Hauss
Editor-in-Chief, Retail TouchPoints

Mark Heckman
Principal, Mark Heckman Consulting

Tim Henderson
Editor/Writer, Independent

Karen S. Herman
Founder & Design Director, Gustie Creative LLC

Gene Hoffman
President/CEO, Corporate Strategies International

Cathy Hotka
Principal, Cathy Hotka & Associates

Anne Howe
Senior Vice President, Shopper Solutions, part of Acosta Mosaic Group

Ted Hurlbut
Principal, Hurlbut & Associates

Shep Hyken
Chief Amazement Officer, Shepard Presentations, LLC

Ralph Jacobson
Global Consumer Products Industry Marketing Executive, IBM

Raymond D. Jones
Managing Director, Dechert-Hampe & Co.

John Karolefski
Editor in Chief, CPGmatters.com

Jesse Karp
Omnichannel Consulting Manager & Loyalty Practice Lead, Cognizant Business Consulting

Mihir Kittur
Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Ugam

Mel Kleiman
President, Humetrics

Marge Laney
President, Alert Technologies, Inc.

Kenneth Leung
Director of Enterprise Industry Marketing, Avaya

Ken Lonyai
Digital Innovation Strategist, co-founder, ScreenPlay InterActive

Jonathan Marek
Senior Vice President, Applied Predictive Technologies

Ron Margulis
Managing Director, RAM Communications

Ryan Mathews
Founder, ceo, Black Monk Consulting

Diana McHenry
Retail & CPG, LLamasoft, Inc.

John McIndoe
Senior Vice President, Marketing, IRI

Graeme McVie
VP & GM, Business Development, Precima

Martin Mehalchin
Partner, Lenati, LLC

Steve Montgomery
President, b2b Solutions, LLC

Joe Nassour
Chief Technology Officer, RetailTactics

Dr. Stephen Needel
Managing Partner, Advanced Simulations

Larry Negrich
Vice President, Marketing, nGage Labs

Brian Numainville
Principal, The Retail Feedback Group

Tony Orlando
Owner, Tony O's Supermarket & Catering

Mike Osorio
Senior VP Organizational Change Management, DFS Group

Chuck Palmer
Vice President of Strategy, JohnRyan

Bryan Pearson
President and CEO, LoyaltyOne

Ian Percy
President, The Ian Percy Corporation

Chris Petersen, PhD
President, Integrated Marketing Solutions

Lee Peterson
EVP Brand, Strategy & Design, WD Partners

Bob Phibbs
President/CEO, The Retail Doctor

Mark Price
Managing Partner, LiftPoint Consulting, Inc.

Dan Raftery
President, Raftery Resource Network Inc.

Christopher P. Ramey
President, Affluent Insights

Shilpa Rao
Practice Head - Merchandising, Tata Consultancy Services

Gajendra Ratnavel
CEO, L Squared Digital Signage

Tom Redd
Vice President, Strategic Communications, SAP Global Retail Business Unit

Alexander Rink
CEO, 360pi

Frank Riso
Principal, Frank Riso Associates, LLC

Ed Rosenbaum
CEO, The Customer Service Rainmaker, Rainmaker Solutions

Paula Rosenblum
Managing Partner, RSR Research

Phil Rubin
CEO, rDialogue

Joel Rubinson
President, Rubinson Partners, Inc.

Roger Saunders
Global Managing Director, Prosper Business Development

Matt Schmitt
President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Reflect

Camille P. Schuster, Ph.D.
President, Global Collaborations, Inc.

Dick Seesel
Principal, Retailing In Focus LLC

Naomi K. Shapiro
Strategic Market Communications, Upstream Commerce

Todd Sherman
Managing Partner, T3C Partners

Arie Shpanya
CEO and Co-founder, Wiser

J. Kent Smith
VP, Business Development, Galleria RTS

Herb Sorensen, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor TNS Global Retail & Shopper, Shopper Scientist LLC

Carol Spieckerman
President, newmarketbuilders

Ben Sprecher
Business Development, Google

AmolRatna Srivastav
Asst. General Manager, Analytics and Insights, Tata Consultancy Services

Kelly Tackett
Research Director, Planet Retail

James Tenser
Principal, VSN Strategies

Warren Thayer
Editorial Director & Co-Founder, Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer

Lance Thornswood
VP/Managing Director, inRetail

Joan Treistman
President, The Treistman Group LLC

Susan Viamari
Editor, Times & Trends, IRI

Adrian Weidmann
Principal, StoreStream Metrics, LLC

Dave Wendland
Vice President, Hamacher Resource Group

Roy White
Editor-at-large, RetailWire

Verlin Youd
Managing Principal, Verizon

David Zahn
Owner, ZAHN Consulting, LLC

Search RetailWire
Follow Us...
[Image of:  Twitter Icon] [Image of:  Facebook Icon] [Image of:  LinkedIn Icon] [Image of:  RSS Icon]

RetailWire's
Getting Started video!

View this quick tutorial and learn all the essentials...

RetailWire Newsletters