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REMARKABLE RETAIL

How to Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption

In this expanded and completely revised 2nd edition of his bestselling book, retail industry veteran and thought leader Steve Dennis dissects the seismic shifts brought about by digital disruption and a global pandemic, while providing a provocative, pragmatic guide to reignite growth.

In the Press

Business InsiderWin or lose, Sears’ chairman may still come out on top

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CNNRetail’s Amazon antidote

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FortuneSears’ Seven Decades of Self-Destruction

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DigidayBest Buy’s blueprint

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The Wall Street Journal
Neiman Marcus Pushes Refinancing

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Barron’sLuxury Fashion Brands Make Push for Sustainability

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Steve’s Blog

9 Provocative Retail Predictions for 2021

9 Provocative Retail Predictions for 2021

With so much uncertainty and volatility in the economy, it may be foolhardy to go out on a limb with any predictions. My crystal ball has certainly been faulty more than a few times. Nevertheless, I throw caution to the wind with my (mostly) educated guesses on what...

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Saks.com Spin-Out: Genius Move or Opportunistic Folly?

The reports that Hudson’s Bay Co. is planning to split its online and brick-and-mortar operations into two companies, and then take Saks.com public, immediately strikes me as one of the dumbest strategic decisions I have heard in a long, long time. If we have learned...

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This One Goes to 11

This One Goes to 11

“Great brands don’t chase customers; customers chase great brands.” Gary Friedman, CEO Restoration Hardware If we learned anything during the past couple of decades of digital disruption it should have been this: Even very good is no longer good...

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Meet Steve


Steve Dennis has over 30+ years of experience as a strategic advisor, board member, general manager and C-level executive at two Fortune 500 retailers. He has worked with dozens of retail, luxury, technology and social impacts brands to inspire, catalyze and design more remarkable and profitable growth strategies.

Steve’s signature “tell is like it is” style and ‘8 Essentials of Remarkable Retail’ framework makes him one of the industry’s most in-demand thought leaders. He has delivered keynotes, led management workshops and consulted across six continents, sharing what it takes to win and keep customers in the age of Amazon, Alibaba, and digital disruption.

He is also a senior contributor to Forbes magazine and his insights are regularly featured in the media including Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, amongst many others.

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