10 top retail executives on the state of the industry

DAPHNE HOWLAND | March 11, 2019

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The 8,000 attendees at Shoptalk this year got to hear from a lot of executives, founders and industry specialists, all offering varying degrees of candor in diverse areas of expertise. Chief executives don't tend to offer the nitty gritty — their position requires vision above all else, and that won't necessarily tell you much about the ideal BOPIS operation or the value of shoppable images. They do have a singular perch, though, and Retail Dive heard from several who made the trek to Las Vegas to share their insights into the state-of-the-art of retail and on the meaningful ways their companies are navigating its choppy waters. In 2017, Gap Inc. grounded its growth strategy firmly in Old Navy, the value retailer that in recent years has run away with most of its sales. But that's no longer the plan, as the company has decided to corral Gap and the company's smaller lines into one company and let Old Navy go it alone as another.

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