Merchandising success in a Format Flexible world
Store sizes are changing, remodeling activity is on the rise and selling space is under pressure from alternative uses. This is the Format-Flexible world in which merchants must make optimal assortment decisions to satisfy shoppers and grow sales. Doing so requires understanding where store design is headed, the impact on selling space and how assortment optimization enables new opportunities.
Improve your understanding of these new dynamics by joining Steven Duffy, SVP of Design with the acclaimed architectural, engineering and design innovation firm Cuhaci Peterson, and Todd McCourtie, VP of Product Management Assortment and Space Planning, at SymphonyAI Retail CPG, for a revealing look at:
- Hot store design trends, remodeling innovation and what’s next for small formats.
- How assortment optimization enables design flexibility and productivity improvement.
- The role of advanced technologies in understanding new item incrementality, transferable demand and store clustering opportunities.
- Practical examples of how AI improves the speed and accuracy of merchants’ optimization efforts.
Join Steven and Todd to learn more. Register today!
Senior Vice President of Design, Cuhaci Peterson
Steven has more than 30 years of experience across multiple aspects of the design world and retail industry. At Cuhaci Peterson he is responsible for developing the firm’s integrated approach to architecture and perfecting an end-to-end design philosophy reflective of rapidly shifting shopper preferences. His unique background combines architecture and design with nearly every facet of grocery and retail, including store development programs, prototyping and brand reinvention. Prior to Cuhaci Peterson, Duffy held design and store development roles with retailers such as Price Chopper, Talbots, Safeway and Toys R Us. Steven is a registered architect and earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute.
Vice President, Product Management Assortment & Space Planning, SymphonyAI Retail CPG
Todd has deep experience in category management, merchandise/assortment planning, and supply chain integration attained during a retail and consumer goods career spanning more than 20 years. Prior to SymphonyAI Retail CPG, Todd held key roles with Blue Yonder/JDA, Capgemini and Oracle Retail. Prior to his software and consulting roles, Todd held leadership roles in operations, and category management at Meijer, Supervalu and Sam’s Club. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from Notre Dame.