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Celebrating people in retail

The List and The Visionary
MichelleGass, Chief Executive Officer, Kohl’s, The Visionary 2020

Celebrating people in retail

Pictured: Michelle Gass, Chief Executive Officer, Kohl’s, The Visionary 2020

Retail is filled with passionate, successful and influential people. The industry has the power to spark impressive change and has extraordinarily diverse opportunities. Part of the mission of the NRF Foundation is to showcase the range of careers that are available in retail. One way we do this is by recognizing The Visionary and The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future (The List).

These are the champions of retail – they are leading the way to create more opportunities, inspire success and support the future of the industry.

Mark Parker, Chairman, President and CEO of NIKE, in his office
The Visionary

For The Visionary, innovation isn’t a buzzword or a new concept – it drives all that they do.

Pictured: The Visionary 2017: Mark Parker, Chairman, President and CEO, Nike Inc. 


The List

The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future celebrates the dynamic leaders who are having a true impact on retail.


Read their stories

Gwynnie Bee meets consumers where they are
Gwynnie Bee
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Tristan Walker on building Walker & Company Brands
Tristan Walker of Walker & Company Brands
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Bourbon and Boweties creates community, one bracelet at a time
Carley Ochs, founder and CEO of Bourbon and Boweties
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