Nicole Miller, Walmart, Hershey Execs Set To Speak At #RIC19

More than 50 retail leaders, consultants and industry experts are set to speak at the 5th annual Retail Innovation Conference (#RIC19), May 6-8 in New York City. The most recent additions to the lineup include:

  • Nicole Miller, Founder, Nicole Miller;
  • Parinda Muley, VP of Innovation, Macy’s;
  • Tony Southard, Digital Commerce Director, The Hershey Company;
  • Farah Maloof, Strategic Partnership Director, Walmart E-Commerce;
  • Michael Cairnes, President and COO, Kirkland’s; and
  • Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley, Co-Founders, The Groomsman Suit.

Here’s a quick overview of those sessions:

A Fireside Chat With Fashion Legend And Innovator Nicole Miller
A seasoned industry veteran and innovator, Nicole Miller will share her outlook for fashion; consumer expectations of sustainability; changes in shopping behavior; and opportunities and challenges ahead for the Nicole Miller brand, as well as the rest of the retail industry. 


Innovation Strategies At Macy’s
This session will shed light on how Macy’s is working to stay competitive, survive and thrive in today’s challenging retail environment. She will talk about The Market At Macy’s, which is now live in 12 stores, and also will address different ways retailers should be reinventing their brands in order to remain relevant. 

When The Digital Shelf Informs The Physical Shelf
During this session, attendees will learn about Hershey’s digital strategy — one that is successfully integrating the traditional physical buying experience with shoppers’ online and mobile activities.

Rethinking Influencer Marketing – Tools And Strategies Redefining The Brand-Influencer Relationship
Walmart’s Farah Maloof will join three other influencer experts to discuss how the influencer marketing space has become both more saturated and more precise. New content strategies, measurement and discovery tools, along with relationship management tactics, are helping brands create more meaningful and effective influencer partnerships.

Creating An Environment For Innovation
Join two partners in innovation (and get a sneak peek at their recent collaboration) as they discuss how encouraging personal growth among team members, developing and testing new processes and destroying restraints within creative environments is critical to innovating.

How The Groomsman Suit Built A Multi-Million Dollar Company On A Little SEO And A Lot Of Customer Love
Within several months of launching their online store, The Groomsman Suit Co-Founders Diana Ganz and Jeanne Foley earned the top search spots for critical keywords, created hundreds of relationships with influencers that were generating content on their behalf, and ignited a network effect with their customer base through great customer service. The speakers will share their insights on SEO, grassroots marketing and how they put the customer first.

The #RIC19 agenda and speaker lineup is being updated regularly, so check back! And be sure to sign up to reserve your seat for the event:

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