9:35 – 10:20 - Changing retail landscape: retailers’ evolving post pandemic strategies
A panel of diverse retailers will discuss how they have adapted their strategies to succeed in the rapidly changing retail environment. Examine the diverse forces reshaping the retail industry. With shrinking space in stores, are retailers moving to private brands and away from premium brands and if so, what will be the new channels of distribution for licensed product? Gain an understanding of how they prioritize shelf space and display products from pop culture, science fiction products through to evergreen brands? In an intensely competitive market what hybrid retail models are developing to integrate the online and instore offering, will physical stores become the critical channel for product discovery?
Moderator: Maura Regan, President, Licensing International
- Robin Motts, Vice President/GMM - Merchandising, Hot Topic
- Jamie Uitdenhowen, EVP/GM of Toys "R" Us, WHP Global