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  • October 25-26 WWD CEO Summit Supply Chain New York City WWD's annual Apparel and Retail CEO Summit will examine how companies can thrive despite changing external factors, looking at managing through crisis, the new age of sustainability, and fashion's next generation that will drive the future of retail. First Insight is honored to be sponsoring this event and sharing key findings from an exclusive consumer executive disconnect report published in partnership with WWD. The report will unveil significant differences between what shoppers think and what retailers think they think. But there's a fix: listening to the voice of the consumer. LEARN MORE
  • October 18 Sourcing Journal Fall Summit Apparel New York City Sourcing Journal’s Fall Summit is the leading apparel supply chain event, drawing executives, directors and managers from brands, retailers, and more. First Insight was honored to sponsor this event and lead the discussion on how brands and retailers can leverage inventory intelligence solutions to solve complex issues both this holiday season and into 2023. LEARN MORE
  • October 6 | 2:30 PM Future Proofing Your Business Webinar Inflation, Recession, and Holiday Shopping Virtual Event In this webcast, First Insight CEO Greg Petro and Robin Lewis of The Robin Report will share perspectives on what happened and how retail worldwide was caught unprepared. They will discuss how retailers and brands are coping with the current challenges of inflation, recession, and inventory imbalance and what companies must do to future-proof their business and prepare for the next round of market disruption. REGISTER
  • Webinar Replay Webinar: How to Win with the New Demand Chain Virtual Event Retail has talked for years about digitizing the supply chain, and COVID-19 accelerated digitization of customer and supply chain interactions. With the new rate of change in customer preferences and demand, that's no longer enough. Sean Coxall, CEO at 707 International joined First Insight Chief Commercial Officer Jim Shea for a discussion on how to win in today's retail reality. The webinar highlighted how it starts by digitizing the whole demand chain including the selling chain and how the Voice of the Customer can help brands create and win with relevant products and services that really resonate. WATCH THE REPLAY
  • Webinar Replay Dan Post Boot Camp: Digital Product Testing Drives Speed, Sell-in and New Style Success Digital Product Testing Webinar Replay Learn from Stephanie Greenfield, Managing Director of Product Development at Dan Post Boot Company, how the iconic western brand is leveraging digital product testing and the Voice of the Customer to get to market faster with winning new styles.

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  • April 15, 2020 Agility, Planning and Salvaging Seasons to Come Product Development, Predictive Analytics, Digital Testing WEBINAR First Insight CCO Jim Shea joined Dr. Mark Chrystal, Chief Analytics Officer at rue21, and Greg Flinn, Planning and Optimization Product Solutions Manager at Oracle Retail for a discussion on how to embrace new solutions and processes now that de-risk the supply chain and help with navigating today’s retail market disruptions. Planning and boosting agility to make pricing and product assortment decisions are more important than ever.
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  • Webinar Recording Crisis Management: Supply Chain, Technology, and Infrastructure Virtual Event With the Coronavirus pandemic, global retail faces uncertain times. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have left stores empty and factories low on staff. However, digitalization of the supply chain can help. Watch the Replay
  • Webinar Recording Speed and Sustainability: The Digital Supply Chain of the Future Virtual Event First Insight CCO Jim Shea and Li & Fung President of Supply Chain Solutions, Sean Coxall explain the benefits of this exciting collaboration that combines retail predictive analytics and the Voice of the Customer with L&F's cutting edge digital supply chain platform. Retailers and brands all over the world can now leverage the partnership to launch the right products, faster and more sustainably. Watch the Replay
  • Sourcing Journal Sustainability Summit 2022 Sustainability This full-day event provided insights into the technologies and services aiding companies in their plight to achieve their aggressive sustainability targets. WATCH THE REPLAY
  • Drapers Fashion Forum 2021 Event Recap Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight and Ian Watson, CEO of Hotter Shoes presented at the Drapers Fashion Forum 2021, discussing how insight-led strategies can avoid costs, drive sales and mitigate supply challenges in fashion retail. Visit Recap Page
  • NRF 2021- Retail's Big Show | Chapter I Moving Forward Together Retail doesn’t stop. We won’t pause, we won’t rewind. Instead, we move forward together. But in retail, forging ahead means nothing if you don’t know where you’re going, or who you’re going with.

    Retail’s Big Show. It’s where innovative brands big and small come together to assess, learn and move forward with focus. Where the talks, tech and talent of tomorrow prepare us for the people of tomorrow. Where we learn what’s new, what’s next and what to look out for. Where our industry moves ahead and stays ahead — as one.
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  • FDRA The Future of Footwear Retail: A Roundtable Discussion Technologies Changing Business This roundtable provided thought leadership by discussing new technologies changing business opportunities in stores and online (reducing sales friction, increasing engagement), as well as new shopping behaviors. Watch the Replay
  • Webinar Replay: COVID as Catalyst: Emerging with Customer-Centric Digitalization Wolverine Worldwide and First Insight discuss how customer-driven digital product testing helps Wolverine Worldwide deepen customer understanding and drive product success. Watch the Replay
  • Texworld Text Talk: Demand Planning During a Crisis Panel Replay Assortment & Demand Planning Overstocks—and overcorrections on the flip side resulting in understocks—have plagued the apparel industry for decades. Either way, retailers have struggled with getting assortments right. The outcome: larger markdowns and smaller margins. And that was during the relative good times. With the COVID-19 virus racing around the world, determining which products to make, where to sell them and when consumers might buy has become an even bigger gamble. This panel reveals how the industry can make the right bets using tech tools that add science to the art of buying and planning.

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  • RECAP: WWD CEO Summit | Decoding Price Elasticity Voice of the Customer CEO Greg Petro co-presented with Oliver Chen, Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Cowen and Company at WWD's 2019 Apparel & Retail CEO Summit. The retail leaders focused on two definitions of value: customer principles toward offensive products and the customer's view of product worth.
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  • RECAP: World Retail Congress Product Design Our executive panelists included Francesca Danzi, Chief Client Officer of Tory Burch; Rajiv Suri, CEO of Shoppers Stop, one of India’s largest retailers; and Phillippe Chainieux, CEO of MADE.com. Each leader shared a unique perspective on how to connect and interact with their customer bases through loyalty programs, personalization, and differentiated products.
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  • FDRA Footwear Executive Summit Increasing Sales and Mitigating Risk Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight and Greg Tunney, President of Hush Puppies, Wolverine World Wide presented at FDRA 2019, discussing how Hush Puppies uses predictive analytics and consumer insights to reduce risk in their assortments, focus on winning products and improve pricing strategies in their business. Visit Recap Page