The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) is celebrating its 100th Annual Convention, January in New York City. The convention will feature retailers from across the US including: Walmart, Target, Walgreen, Home Depot, Costco, CVS, Best Buy, Safeway, Rite Aid, YUM! Brands, Staples, TJX Companies, Amazon.com, Dollar General, Gap and more.
Notable for this blog will be a Monday afternoon breakout session focusing on Private Brands.
Building Private Label Success: Three Distinct Views
Monday, 01/10/2011 1:45PM – 2:45PM , Room Hall E, 1E 07/08
Description: In the world of retail, innovation is key, however many retailers are resistant to change. This thought-leadership panel, featuring executives from American Eagle Outfitters, Guitar Center and Macy’s, will discuss how they view private label development including the aspects of innovation, technology, and growth; what has worked for them and why. These industry giants will also touch on how their achievements vary by segment, i.e. hardlines, department store, specialty apparel; and how they promote their success both internally and to Wall Street.
Moderator(s): Sue Welch (TradeStone Software)
Learning Objectives: Attendees of this session will have received some unique perspectives on where these retailers see that innovation comes from, how have they implemented change, how does speed to market play into cycle time reductions, where did the inspiration and idea for a unified approach to managing their merchandise come from and where do they see the merchandise mix heading. Attendees will also learn these executives’ thoughts on the growing private label market and how they feel it has helped each one of them in their respective segments.