Econovirus opportunity: and I'm not talking about investing in opportunistic products like toilet paper, hand sanitizers and bleach. I'm not talking about an ironic opportunistic way to avoid what I believe will be a severe global recession. I'm talking about an ironic opportunity that an economic collapse can provide retailers if they have the fortitude to take advantage of it. It's an opportunity to reboot the entire competitive pricing structure of the industry, back to the day when discounting was used infrequently only to get rid of excess …
Robin Lewis and Margaret Bishop
About Robin Lewis and Margaret Bishop
Robin Lewis is the founder and CEO of The Robin Report. He is an author, speaker, and consultant for the retail and consumer products industries.
He co-authored the book: “The New Rules of Retail.” As a VP at Goldman Sachs, he launched a retail consulting practice. Prior to this, he was an EVP and Executive Editor at WWD, and a VP of Strategy and Business Development at the VF Corporation.
He is frequently requested by C-level management for advice, consultation and strategic presentations: among them are Kohl’s, Bloomingdale’s, JC Penney, Macy’s, Liz Claiborne, VF Corp., Charming Shoppes, Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren, and Sara Lee, as well as financial firms such as Lion Capital, The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs and others. And he’s often quoted in all of the major print and broadcast media: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek; WSJ: Fortune; Forbes; CNBC; CBS; Fox Business; among others.
Margaret Bishop is an apparel and textile specialist with expertise in fashion, supply chains, and global trade. She has worked with apparel brands, manufacturers, and artisanal producers across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East. She consults globally and teaches at New York City's leading fashion universities.