Staying ahead of the curve - A conversation with Best Buy CEO Corie Barry

Monday
January 17
3:30 pm4:00 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
The retail industry is no stranger to myriad shifts in its ecosystem of players, from sourcing to sales. Best-in-class retailers maintain healthy leads ahead of competitors by evaluating the landscape and pulling the appropriate levers for agile responses to new challenges and forecasted opportunities for growth. In this fireside chat, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry will provide insights on the evolution of Best Buy's business, consumer shopping behaviors, and retail overall. This discussion will explore changes in the business from the last 18 months; the series of strategies Best Buy has deployed to differentiate from competitors, such as use of consultants, designers, services and support; matching its specialty expertise with the evolution of how people are shopping; and how previous investments in modernizing its supply chain have minimized disruptions and allowed increased inventory compared to levels of the past two years. Corie will also share the evolution of its employee benefits and how the retailer cares for its people, a central component to ensuring the best experience for its customers.