International Growth/Global

Sunday
January 14
9:00 am9:30 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Joining Levi Strauss & Co. in early 2023, president Michelle Gass came from Kohl’s as the company’s former CEO. Under a meticulously designed succession plan from retiring CEO Chip Bergh, Michelle brings her leadership skillset from successful senior roles at Procter and Gamble, Starbucks, and most recently Kohl’s.
Sunday
January 14
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Firework Stage
Learn how Kmart Australia doubled down on clarity of purpose and innovation to develop a strategic blueprint and operational architecture to transform its business model, moving it from a traditional discount chain to an innovative, modern, hybrid retailer. This session offers takeaways on how to overcome barriers, challenge the status quo, guidance on leadership and adopting technology solutions to empower the organization.
Sunday
January 14
12:10 pm12:40 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Get a first look at the digital shopper trends with the biggest implications for retailers and brands. In this session, retail expert Michelle Evans reveals the latest insights from Euromonitor’s annual report. She will examine the digitally driven behaviors that will alter shopping habits in 2024 so you can meet these new demands and capture more of the e-commerce market.
Sunday
January 14
1:45 pm2:15 pm
River Pavilion, goTRG Stage
The past few years have certainly shown that supply chain disruptions can happen at any moment and have a significant impact on retail operations. The panel will examine some of the key lessons learned to help address congestion at our ports today as well as prepare for future events. We will hear from key port officials as well as a retailer on how we keep the supply chain moving in times of uncertainty. 

This session is part of the NRF Supply Chain 360 Summit.
Sunday
January 14
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Moët Hennessy, the wines and spirits division of LVMH, includes twenty-six Maisons, many of which have been around for centuries, while others are just starting their journey. The high-end wine and spirits group creates exceptional luxury experiences to engage consumers in its world of brands. Moët Hennessy CEO, Philippe Schaus, will share his vision for the division’s retail strategy and the role of retailers in Moët Hennessy consumer engagement strategy. He will explore the company’s consumer experience journey and its key learnings along the way.
Monday
January 15
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Rithum Stage

Step into the world of cutting-edge retail as we explore retail innovation from around the globe. Discover, learn and get inspired by groundbreaking strategies, business models, technologies and concepts that are reshaping the retail landscape, from seamless online-to-offline experiences to immersive store designs and transformative customer engagement.

Monday
January 15
11:20 am11:50 am
Javits North, Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Will inflation continue to decline? Will the economy continue to grow?  Will the job market remain tight? Will fraught relations between China and the US lead to major supply chain changes? And what will it all mean for consumers and retailers? Join Ira Kalish as he navigates the headwinds and tailwinds facing retail businesses. 
Monday
January 15
12:10 pm12:40 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
The analogue world is behind us. Only advanced tech can solve the retail challenges and turn the tide on stagnating productivity. Discover what impacts this will have on physical retail, e-commerce and sustainability, as well as consumer’s shopping behaviors. This session with futurist and trends expert, Kate Ancketill, will posit optimism for the tech-enabled future.
Monday
January 15
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
If the past three years taught the world one thing it is that disruption is the new normal. In 2024, the economy promises to deliver new and interesting challenges for retailers and consumers alike, with few comparisons to recent years outside of the COVID19 lockdown and the Great Recession.
Tuesday
January 16
11:20 am11:50 am
Javits North, Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
In this session we will identify strategies to future-proof retail businesses, examining the global drivers that are shaping macroeconomic and business landscapes, as well as exploring the forces that will influence society, technology, the environment, politics, industry and creativity.
Tuesday
January 16
12:10 pm12:40 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Rithum Stage
In this session, Vogue Business Head of Advisory Anusha Couttigane will share insights from the latest Vogue Business Index, a bi-annual study of the top 60 global luxury brands, driven by consumer research across 11 markets. Luxury remains extremely resilient, in spite of prevailing economic challenges, but some territories present specific social, economic and cultural trends that directly impact both consumer attitudes and behavior. This presentation will look at how these key shifts are manifesting across global markets. 
Tuesday
January 16
12:10 pm12:40 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Elastic Path Stage

Shein and Temu have been two of the most successful US consumer brand launches in recent history. Both share some common tactics as well as some distinctive differences. This session will provide an overview of their success and the tactics they used to achieve that success. With a focus on what existing brands can learn to apply to their own marketing efforts. You’ll leave with a better understanding of one of the most significant evolutions of the US market, and specific strategies you can employee to accelerate growth of your own brands.

Tuesday
January 16
12:10 pm12:40 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Firework Stage
Learn what drives brand influence and see which retailers from countries right across the world have the most influence as we reveal the 2024 retail top lists. David Roth, CEO of The Store WPP, will show how brand influence helps convince consumers to buy from a brand, stay loyal to it and potentially pay a premium for it – all vital, particularly now, when consumers are scrutinizing what they spend like never before. Brand Influence leads to changes in the way consumers behave, which supercharges the business's bottom line.