Business Insider named 10 retail executives to its list of 100 people transforming business.
They include a CEO assembling a restaurant empire, an exec helping Walmart win, and a founder redefining brands.
See the full list of the 100 people transforming business here.
Retail is evolving more quickly than ever before.
More than 6,000 stores are slated to close in 2019. Charlotte Russe, Family Dollar, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Chico’s recently announced more than 1,100 store closures in a span of 24 hours.
As shoppers move their spending online and foot traffic to malls declines, legacy retailers have been forced to rethink their strategies, and new companies have sprung up to take advantage of a big opportunity.
With that in mind, Business Insider’s editorial team has assembled a list of the 10 people transforming the retail business.
Profiles compiled by Hayley Peterson, Kate Taylor, Dennis Green, Mary Hanbury, and Áine Cain.
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, is setting the tone for buying and selling goods online
It would be impossible to create a list of movers and shakers in retail and not include Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.
Bezos has led Amazon on a path that has single-handedly changed the way major companies approach e-commerce, remaining a stalwart presence in conversations about the future of retail taking place in C-suite boardrooms and on trade-show floors.
Amazon’s success has made Bezos the richest man in the world, and it has fueled other exploits in space exploration and venture capital.
But it is still the world of retail where Bezos has made the biggest impact and will likely continue to do so.
With all eyes on Bezos and Amazon, the CEO is preparing to conquer the only place left to go: the physical world. With the 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods and an
Source:: Business Insider