Keynote Session

Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Walmart U.S. president and CEO and Chairman of the National Retail Federation, John Furner provides NRF 2024’s welcome and opening remarks including a brief state of the industry and NRF, and why decisions made today matter more than ever.
Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 pm
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.
Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
In a dynamic retail environment marked by ongoing change, retail and consumer brand companies need to focus their efforts on relentlessly satisfying the fast-evolving preferences of their customers. In this panel discussion, BJ’s Wholesale CEO, Bob Eddy, and Mars Wrigley North America President, Anton Vincent, will discuss how they are adapting to changing consumer demand with a strong focus on delivering value. Understand the pivotal role of consumer insights, the consumer experience, and fortifying robust consumer brands for top-line growth.
Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 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.
Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
The focus on sustainable business practices has become an imperative now more than ever. But what are the implications retail businesses must be aware of as they continue to venture into the sustainability space? How have Frito-Lay and Quaker focused on consumer preferences while keeping a pulse on ESG? Join Michael Jeschke, Deloitte Consulting's Retail & Consumer Products leader, and Steven Williams, CEO of PepsiCo Foods North America, for a candid discussion on some of the steps needed to make positive change for people and the planet.
Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Starting his retail career at a young age, executive chairman Ed Stack has led DICK’S Sporting Goods through decades of remarkable growth with tremendous business acumen and ingenuity. His story demonstrates how the retail industry is unmatched in its opportunity and impact. Throughout his tenure, Ed has stood by his convictions and dedication to making a difference.
Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Over the years, the role of beauty and cosmetics has evolved far beyond what people put on to look their best. Today, it’s a powerful tool with transformative capabilities that can inform consumer behaviors, drive innovation, cultivate communities, and nurture growth, all while empowering authentic self-expression and wellbeing.
Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
BÉIS was founded on Shopify five years ago and has quickly become the go-to DTC brand for luggage and travel accessories through their innovative digital marketing and product that prioritizes form and function at a competitive, yet accessible price. Glossier has transformed the beauty industry as a pioneer of direct-to-consumer. On the heels of a blockbuster hit partnership with Sephora, they are entering their next phase of growth and ten years after founding, they still have down-the-block lines at their retail locations every weekend. Both brands are powered by Shopify.
Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 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.
Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Join us for a captivating conversation with Stephanie Linnartz, CEO of Under Armour, a brand synonymous with athletic excellence. Stephanie will share Under Armour's strategies for enhancing the athletic experience, from high-performance sportswear and elevated sportstyle to cutting-edge technology, and how they cater to the diverse world of athletes by being “athlete first.” Joining Stephanie on stage for the discussion is Forward for the Minnesota Lynx, Diamond Miller.
Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Dig into the art of maintaining corporate values in a high-growth environment in this dynamic fireside chat with Tractor Supply Company CEO Hal Lawton and PwC partner Kelly Pedersen. This insightful discussion will examine the opportunities and challenges Tractor Supply has faced in preserving its unique company culture amid unprecedented growth, while exploring the concept of trust as a corporate asset, the real meaning of purpose and how culture can impact a company’s success and growth prospects.
Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Marc Metrick, CEO of Saks, the premier digital platform for luxury fashion, joins CNBC Senior Retail Reporter Courtney Reagan for a conversation about the company’s strategy to evolve the luxury experience for today’s online luxury shopper. Marc will share key insights into serving the full continuum of luxury consumers and Saks’ efforts to build lasting and meaningful customer relationships, prioritizing high lifetime value (LTV) customers.
Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre

Please note: Members of the media may take notes but may not record audio or video, or take photographs in this session.

In the fast-paced world of business, it is valuable to learn from those who have achieved great success. Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post will be joined on stage by Signet Jewelers CEO Gina Drosos and The Honest Company CEO Carla Vernón to discuss building a foundation of well-being as a leader of an organization and creating a culture for anyone to thrive in the workplace.

Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre

Attention Press: During the fireside chat with Martha Stewart, members of the media may take notes but may not record audio or video, or take photographs.

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.

Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 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. 

Thursday
June 20
9:19 pm9:19 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. 

Thursday
June 20
7:58 pm7:58 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Beautiful, launched in March 2021, combines elegant design, contemporary colors and modern silhouettes for high-performance appliances and cookware that look beautiful in everyone's kitchen. Beautiful was co-founded by actor, host and producer Drew Barrymore, and Made by Gather founder and CEO Shae Hong with the intention of offering innovative, purposeful, and affordable products that bring people together.