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Rod Sides


Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Leader
Deloitte LLP
Rod Sides is vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and leads the retail, wholesale and distribution practice in the United States and the retail consulting practice globally. One of Deloitte’s largest industry practices, the US team includes more than 2,400 professionals serving more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500 retail, wholesale and distribution companies. Sides is responsible for driving key sector initiatives that include original research, talent development and strategies that guide retailers as they navigate uncertainty, compete globally and improve performance and profitability. He also continues to advise senior management of the organization’s leading clients. A principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP, Sides has more than 27 years of experience assisting retailers with their strategies to improve operational efficiency and increase profitability. His experience spans store operations, supply chain, procurement, back-office operations, and information technology. He has published numerous articles related to retail trends and is an active spokesperson in the media, cited regularly by CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, and more.

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Sunday Jan 15
9:30 - 10:15 AM
North Hall, Level 2

The old saying, “the customer is king,” rings truer than ever. In a recent field research project on the in-store experience by Deloitte, findings reveal that the retailers who are winning are those who differentiate on customer... Read more