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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!


Jobs of the Week: Chico's FAS in Search of Two Digital Experts

Hello Inner Circle readers! Chico’s FAS is looking for two digital experts to join its team. These positions will be based in Fort Myers, Fla. (relocation assistance provided). More details below: Vice President, Digital Commerce, Chico’s The vice president, digital commerce, will be responsible for leading the development and execution of an e-commerce-driven business and...

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On the Road | Los Angeles: Influencer 2.0, The Rise of Influencer Commerce

This is members-only content. To view, please log in or apply below. This video features a panel discussion from the 2019 Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) On the Road | Los Angeles event, which was held on July 24 at the W Hollywood Hotel. The panel, titled Influencer 2.0: The Rise of Influencer Commerce, featured women who have started or...


Farah Merhi, Founder, Inspire Me! Home Decor, on Launching Her Product Line

During the Leadership Panel session at the Women in Retail Leadership Circle On the Road: Los Angeles event last month, Farah Merhi, founder of Inspire Me! Home Decor, explained how she turned a growing Instagram following into a successful product line with QVC. Merhi started the Inspire Me! Home Decor Instagram page at a time...


Coaches Corner: 'How do you handle toxicity or conflicts in the workplace?'

Welcome to our latest feature, Coaches Corner, where we feature questions and answers discussed during our “Meet the Career Coaches” panels at our Women in Retail Leadership Circle events. In today’s installment, our coaches answer a question asked during our WIRLC On the Road: Los Angeles event. The question was, “How do you handle toxicity or...


How to Use Instagram to Collect Customer Feedback

It makes sense that the customers purchasing and using your products should have a say in how they’re designed, right? Social media has given brands a direct line of communication to their customers, and it has played a big part in why the conversation between brands and customers is changing. Instead of brands telling consumers...


SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media

August 6, 2019 — Fairfax, Va., and Philadelphia, Pa. — In a move that further enhances its current partnership with NAPCO Media and creates unprecedented value for the industry, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced today that it has acquired NAPCO Media. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by...


A Recap of WIRLC's On the Road: Los Angeles Event

We’re still daydreaming about Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s (WIRLC) inspiring On the Road event in Los Angeles. Attendees of this one-day event heard from expert speakers on topics including leadership, career coaching, running a startup business, and much more. There were so many powerful women in attendance at the W Hollywood. Take a look...

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