We convened a diverse group of 10 presidents and CEOs for a roundtable discussion at the NEMOA Conference, held in Boston on March 14. The list of topics included the economy, the potential impact of a presidential election year, viral videos, the role of the catalog, Amazon, mobile and tablet strategies, corrugated packaging, the need for speed, discounting, and building online communities.
Our roundtable participants were Chris Bradley, CEO of Cuddledown; Paal Gisholt, CEO of SmartPak; Guy van Rooyen, president of Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs; Susan Landay, president and CEO of Trainers Warehouse; Matt Glerum, president of Travel Smith Outfitters; Phyliss Mosca, president of Ulla Popken; Steve Voigt, CEO of King Arthur Flour Co.; Vicki Updike, president of Miles Kimball Co.; Margot Murphy Moore, CEO of 1-800-HOMEOPATHY; and Russ Gaitskill, president and CEO of Garnet Hill.
Multichannel Merchant Publisher/Chief Content Director Ellen Shannon and Senior Writer Jim Tierney moderated this insightful, revelatory and highly entertaining discussion in which participants opened up on a number of critical topics facing the industry. The complete article will appear in the April-May 2012 issue of Multichannel Merchant, but you can follow this link for a sneak preview of what these 10 executives had to tell us.