RETHINK Retail has announced the recipients of its 2022 Top Retail Influencers Award, including Senior EVP Retail Operations and Innovation at the Retail Industry Leaders Association and LPF Board Member Lisa LaBruno; Loss Prevention Research Council Director and University of Florida Research Scientist Read Hayes; National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay; and Board Advisor, Consultant, Speaker, and Managing Director of the Global Retail Business Unit at Prosegur Tony D’Onofrio. Sponsored by Microsoft, the award recognizes academics, analysts, association leaders, industry experts, and media members who are at the forefront of retail industry thought leadership.
“This group collectively has so much wisdom and insight, they are literally helping to reshape the state of retail today,” said Julia Raymond Hare, RETHINK Retail’s editor-in-chief. “This is a time of unparalleled transformation in retail and now, more than ever, the industry needs thought leaders to guide and inspire us.”
The 2022 Top Retail Influencers represent a diverse collection of the brightest and most innovative minds that are transforming the world of commerce. Though the awardees come from various specialties and backgrounds, they share a common thread: they are thinkers shaping understanding of this industry and driving it forward.
“Now is the time to empower brands and retailers across the globe to overcome challenges and transform their businesses with innovative solutions that reimagine the future of retail,” said Shelley Bransten, corporate vice president, WW Retail & Consumer Goods Industries, Microsoft. “Microsoft continues to work directly with top brands and retailers to optimize operations and enhance the customer experience through technology.”
To commemorate their influence in this industry, awardees will receive the digital honorary badge to display on their website and social media profiles. For more information on how RETHINK Retail defined retail influencers and categories, identified its award recipients, or to nominate yourself or someone else for consideration next year, see the Top Retail Influencer list.