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Richard Proud


VP, Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and Product Strategy
Groupe Dynamite
Richie Proud is Vice President of Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and Product Strategy for Groupe Dynamite in Montreal, Canada - parent company of Garage & Dynamite female clothing brands and one of the top fashion retailers in Canada. He is responsible for the global inventory management & product financial strategies across the 350+
worldwide stores of Groupe Dynamite.

Richie's retail career started with Abercrombie & Fitch where he had success as both a Merchant and a Merchandise Planner. As the Senior Director of Merchandise Planning, Richie led A&F's international transformation initiative - a fleet review of all international store locations to optimize sales, inventory, and real estate strategies.

Prior to joining Groupe Dynamite, Richie led the Merchandise Planning & Allocation teams for American Signature, Inc - owner of Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture. He has extensive international supply chain experience - building strong relationships with factories, suppliers, and vendors all over Asia and South America.

Speaking in:

Wednesday Jan 16
1:00 - 1:30 PM
Marriott Marquis, 5th Fl, Westside Ballroom, Salon 3

Reverse logistics is vital for retailers looking to improve their overall customer experience and reduce costs.  This session will detail ways to reduce customer post-purchase remorse, reduce cost impact and pave the way forward to avoid...

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