Retail Executive Insights
How GDPR Will Affect U.S. Retailers
 
By Kevin Keane, attorney at law, Kevin P. Keane

You can’t avoid it, ignore it, or hope it will go away. The May 25, 2018, implementation date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandate is fast approaching, and being located in North America offers no absolution. Here’s what you need to know.

Spotlight Story
Betting Big On Birchbox
 
By Erin Harris, editor in chief

Pooja Agarwal, VP of operations at Birchbox, explains her career path and how the pioneer of the subscription model remains on the cutting edge of the customer experience.

Retail Apocalypse Vs. Retail Transformation
 
By Perry Kramer, BRP

With a flurry of bankruptcies and store closure announcements, “Retail Apocalypse” has become the topic of many conversations. While the doom and gloom of an apocalypse is not a likely reality, there is no argument that change, turmoil, and disruption are reshaping the world of retail.

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Disrupt Or Be Disrupted: Leadership In The Digital Age
 
By Rubi Ho, The Rubi Ho Group

If you have any doubt your business requires disruptive leadership, consider Kodak, Blockbuster, or BlackBerry. Or the 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies in 2000 that no longer existed by 2010. Then think Amazon, which quintupled its North American sales from $16 billion to $80 billion in a mere six years. Disruptive leadership made the difference.

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