This webinar includes a breakdown of real-time softlines performance at key retailers such as Macy’s, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Walmart, Target, Amazon & Dick’s Sporting Goods.
With this webinar, our goal is to provoke thoughtful conversation on your team about 1) what matters in the industry, 2) why it will impact your business and 3) how you should properly plan for the future.
Key topics discussed during the webinar include:
- Real-time state of the industry overview, including macro/consumer themes
- Review of softlines strategies by key retailer
- Back-to-School and Holiday Outlook
- Updated sourcing insights and cost pressure forecasts
- Conclusions and actionable ideas
About the CRC Traditional Retail Team
Rusty Wilson, Senior Research Analyst
Rusty Wilson is a Senior Research Analyst at Cleveland Research covering softlines retail including department stores, off-price, mass/club, sporting goods, specialty and online channels. Rusty joined Cleveland Research in 2013. Prior to Cleveland Research, Rusty started his career at Saks Fifth Avenue as an Executive Trainee and an associate in retail planning and financial forecasting. Rusty graduated from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in 2012. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charterholder.
Jackie Lewis, Director, Traditional Retail Council
Jackie Lewis joined Cleveland Research Company in 2010 on the equity side of the business covering the food retail and foodservice industries. She has since moved to market research where she currently serves as Director of the Traditional Retail Council, dedicated to writing research and hosting events for supplier and manufacturers selling into the mass, club, grocery, dollar, drug, and specialty retail channels.
Previously, Jackie worked as Data and Media Manager for a full-service B2B marketing agency in Chicago, overseeing all media and data-related purchases internally and for the firm’s clients. Jackie lives in Chicago with her husband and border collie mix, Scout. She holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.