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Business Strategy

To survive in today's economic climate, retailers must stay on the cutting edge of technology, business strategy, and more. This section is all about business strategy, with content focused on topics such as retail technology trends, retail and e-commerce marketing strategies, merchandising, omnichannel best practices, and more!


Do You Have a Favorite Retail Technology Provider? Read On.

Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards. The Awards, co-founded by retail strategist, community builder, and former COO and CIO in the retail industry Vicki Cantrell, were designed to acknowledge retail technology service providers’ contributions to the industry. Why did Vicki launch the VIP Awards program?...


Inc.'s Top 100 Female Founders List

Last week, Inc. released its 2019 Female Founders 100 list, the second annual publishing of the report. The women on this year’s list are founders of their companies and are changing multiple industries, from fashion to science to fitness. Here are the women in retail who made this year’s list. Food Revolutionaries: Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan: Her...


Rewiring Your Brain: Why Leaders Should Tap Into the Right Side of Their Brain

Scientists are rediscovering the virtues of the right hemisphere of our brains, the seat of emotion, intuition and empirical intelligence. As our world becomes more and more connected, it’s no surprise that a new movement born on the West Coast is proclaiming the supremacy of the right side of the brain. The media is buzzing...


Jobs of the Week: Director of Buying, Apparel; Director of Buying, Culinary, Qurate Retail Group

Hello Inner Circle readers! Qurate Retail Group, an inspired, global team, 22,000 strong, driven by a shared passion for bringing joy, inspiration and humanity to shopping, is on the hunt for two buying directors! Here are some details about both positions: Title: Director, Buying – Apparel, QVC Opportunity: The director of buying, apparel is responsible...


The Power of Emotional Effectiveness

Despite the advice to check your emotions at the door, it’s not possible to do a great job without engaging your emotions — and everyone else’s! I want to explore the positive power behind emotional effectiveness. Emotions are part of our survival kit and are hardwired; when threatened, you’ll react to the threat and either fight,...

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