Market Makers Part III: Lessons learned from top leaders impacting retail featuring Barnes and Noble CEO James Daunt

January 16
2:05 pm2:30 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre

The retail industry looks to individuals who hold significant influence on consumer preferences, trends, and purchasing decisions to learn from and understand their key attributes as “market makers." In this Main Stage session, the NRF features three of retail’s top executives in back-to-back-to-back fireside chats. 

Part three of this fireside chat series concludes with Barnes & Noble CEO, James Daunt, interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter Lauren Thomas, explaining the improbable reinvention of America’s largest bookstore chain; opening new stores at a rate last seen 20 years ago and investing in its existing stores as it transforms itself for the modern age; and shifting control to individual store managers, who have discretion over purchasing, placement, and pricing.
This is part three of a three part discussion. Don’t miss this chance to hear from three of the industry’s top movers and shakers and how they are making their mark on retail and consumers.

Market Makers Part I: Martha Stewart 
Market Makers Part II: Chewy CEO Sumit Singh