Today, retailers are facing complex challenges from supply chain, logistics, and product sourcing to shortages of labor and growing costs. In addition to the economic issues, consumers continue to place demands on retailers focused on their DEI and sustainability strategies. Among these new challenges for retail brands has been the expectation from employees to create a new hybrid workplace that provides a more balanced work/life experience, but still drives creativity and collaboration. The hybrid workplace has created new opportunities …
Rich Pedott and Barrie Scardina
About Rich Pedott and Barrie Scardina
Rich Pedott is a Partner at Columbus Consulting and a retail veteran who has held senior leadership positions with leading retailers, most recently serving as the head of retail for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He contributes thought leadership pieces to Total Retail and Sourcing Journal and is currently a Partner at Columbus Consulting.
Barrie Scardina is Executive Managing Director and Head of Retail Services, Americas at Cushman & Wakefield. She spent three decades leading vital retail initiatives across a variety of world-class organizations including Polo Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, The Children’s Place, and Tory Burch and, most recently, Calvin Klein.