Retailers to Explore Serving the Customer “Everywhere at Once” at TJL Center Conference

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona today announced the 2015 presenters at its 19th Annual Global Retailing Conference, April 23-24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson.

Given the rapid integration of shopping channels – stores, online and mobile – this year’s conference will examine how retailers are positioning themselves to be “Everywhere at Once” for customers. The annual event serves a forum and think tank for emerging ideas in a setting that fuses business and academia. Attendees include retail company executives, industry analysts and observers, and some of America’s most engaged faculty and students.

Among the speakers are senior executives from retailing, consumer brand and technology companies such as Macy’s, Google, MasterCard, REI, PetSmart, Starbucks/Teavana, The Container Store, Gilt, eBay and Sephora, as well as Latin entertainer and entrepreneur superstar Thalia Sodi.

Speakers for the event include:

  • Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s, Inc.
  • Margo Georgiadis, President of Americas, Google
  • Annie Young-Scrivner, President of Teavana and EVP, Starbucks
  • Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer, Macy’s
  • Thalia Sodi, Entertainer and Entrepreneur Superstar
  • Kip Tindell, Chairman & CEO, The Container Store
  • Michelle Peluso, CEO & Founder, Gilt
  • Healey Cypher, Head of Retail Innovation, eBay
  • Calvin McDonald, President & CEO, Sephora
  • Jerry Stritzke, President & CEO, REI
  • Charles Best, Founder,
  • Alli Webb, Founder, Drybar
  • Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President, Market Insights, MasterCard
  • Sam Fox, CEO and Founder, Fox Restaurant Concepts
  • Brock Weatherup, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, PetSmart


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