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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!


How Technology and Data Drive Subscription Clothing Rental Company Armoire

This content was originally published by Total Retail, sister brand of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, on Sept. 30.  Retail organizations are becoming more and more technology driven, with some industry startups identifying themselves as technology companies rather than retailers. During last week’s Total Retail Tech event, leaders from some of the most disruptive companies in the retail...


What Omnichannel Means to Jeweler Charles & Colvard

This content was originally published on Total Retail, sister brand of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, on Oct. 1.  Succeeding as an omnichannel retailer requires mastering a mix of people, process and technology that must all work seamlessly together. To win in this environment, retailers need to develop an omnichannel strategy, build high-performing teams, and make sure...


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...

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