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Richard Proud

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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