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The Future of Style

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New Behaviors, New Thinking ― Retail in 2021 and Beyond

Explore the impact of dramatic recent changes across multiple industries. You’ll also hear new perspectives on consumer dynamics, geographic and attitudinal insight into the key learnings from 2020 across all the industries NPD tracks, the behavior changes and trends that will stick, and our experts’ outlook for the rest of 2021.

Don Unser, Chief Retail Strategist
Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, Retail
Larissa Jensen, Vice President and Beauty Industry Advisor
Matt Powell, Senior Vice President and Sports Industry Advisor
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Never Going Out of Style: The COVID-Borne Consumer Trends that are Here to Stay

Macroeconomic forces, political tribalism, and changing American values will permanently impact the way we shop, the way we dress, the way we work, and everything in between. You will be joined for this discussion by John Dick, founder and CEO of market intelligence company CivicScience. John shares insights into the future of American consumerism with a particular focus on the fashion industry and our category in particular. He explores how consumers may shift their priorities and spending in the months ahead, viewed through the dual lenses of those who’ve suffered ― and benefited ― the most during the pandemic.

John Dick, Founder and CEO, CivicScience
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Capitalizing on Leading Indicators for Softlines

Join us as our thought leaders walk us through the leading indicators to prepare you to capitalize on these opportunities. They explore what we are tracking to identify the movement into these stages, and the impact on retail, so you can find out how to drive growth across the softlines industries.

Jennifer Famiano, Director, Industry Analyst, Beauty
Beth Goldstein, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, Accessories and Footwear
Maria Rugolo, Director, Industry Analyst, Apparel
Dirk Sorenson, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, Sports
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China: Changing Consumer Lifestyle and Opportunities

In China, the consumer is discovering new brands and e-commerce sales continue to grow. See the opportunities this powerful combination creates for your brand.

Stanley Kee, Managing Director, APAC
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Retail Repositioning: Fast-forward to the Future of Style

In this special closing presentation, Marshal Cohen will summarize what we’re watching across the fashion-oriented industries we track. Find out where the trends are taking us, how your business can remain agile amid dramatic consumer and retail change, and what to incorporate into your forward-looking plans.

Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, Retail
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