Retail State of the Union: Why Shop At A Mall?
July 11, 2018
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: “Struggling malls should transform into mixed-use centers to keep people coming in” (Amanda Nicholson, Syracuse U.). Why did 5000+ retail brick-and-mortar stores close in 2017? Easy answer: eCommerce is stealing wallet share from legacy retailers. Deeper answer: The new consumer mindset of millennials and gen-z’s. Showrooming 10 minutes on a mobile gets them more info than a day at the mall. Either way, experts advise retailers to transform buildings full of stuff into buildings as social destinations. The experts speak. Robin Lewis, The Robin Report: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” (C. Dickens). Paul R. Charron, Escada SE: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in ever difficulty” (B. Carr). Rick Barber, SAP: “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it” (L. Holtz). Join us for Retail State of the Union: Why Shop At A Mall?
Game-Changing Retail Leaders, presented by SAP
Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time/2 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Who are the Retail Radicals?
Seismic shifts are occurring across all consumer-facing industries as a result of a new consumer culture empowered by technology. And a new breed of leaders is emerging from traditional retailers and brands who understand the “new normal”, and who are making meaningful changes in their organizations to disrupt the status quo.
These ‘Retail Radicals’ have the courage, conscience and creativity to champion innovation. They are the change agents who anticipate the future, recognize macro trends, and snap their companies out of being stuck in the past, to rethink business models. They innovate game-changing partnerships, cultural shifts, sustainability strategies and technologies to create new consumer-engagement value propositions.
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our series on how radical change agents are redefining the “new normal” on Game-Changing Retail Leaders, Presented by SAP.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.