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We are a one-of-a-kind platform where retailers, their suppliers, solution providers, and other industry experts gather to exchange ideas, insights, and best practices while growing their professional network… one conversation at a time via:

Watching Conversations
We bring together like-interested professionals for expert-led discussions, where iron sharpens iron as practitioners wrestle with some of the hottest topics and trends affecting the industry.  Learn More

Completing Courses
Our self-paced learning model allows you on-demand access to information and experts to help you grow and connect.  Learn More

Joining Communities
We create gathering places and resource centers to support leaders at every stage of their career.  Learn More

Registering for Conferences
We host special events throughout the year, including conferences and solution summits that help the industry connect with experts, solutions, and thought leadership.  Learn More

Connecting & Collaborating With Experts
Our Conversation Starters make it easier to discover, get to know, and connect with some of the retail industry’s top experts and very best service and solution providers, without having to invest time in unnecessary first meetings.

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Iron Sharpening Iron… One Conversation At A Time.

Our communities (small groups) bring together like-interested professionals for expert-led discussions, where iron sharpens iron as practitioners wrestle with some of the hottest topics and trends affecting the industry.

Mike Graen
On-Shelf Availability
Brand L. Elverston
Asset Protection & Risk Mitigation
Vic Miles
Beyond the Tech
Buster Arnwine
The Bottom Line
Olga Yurovski
Shopper Marketing
Shawn Harris
Reinventing Retail
TJ Foltz
Built from Scratch
Suzy Monford
People, Planet, Profit
Tony D'Onofrio
Retail Technology Leadership
Jorge Risquez
CPFR 2.0
Ryan King
Winning With Walmart.com
Matthew Adam Smith
The AI-Powered Future of Retail
Steve Blair
Leadership & Culture
Ben & Rachelle Milam
Dollars & Sense
Matt Fifer
Lap Around America

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Industry Experts Are Talking. Join The Conversations!

We host Zoom-based conversations, conferences, and solution summits featuring some of the retail industry’s top subject matter experts.

Collaborate With Solution Providers

Get to know some of the industry’s top service and solution providers.

Our Conversation Starters offer FREE access to a growing library of video-based capabilities presentations on demand.

Meet Our Partners

Shiloh Technologies

Shiloh Technologies, is the developer of ShilohNEXT – the smart data analytics platform for today’s retailers and suppliers. When it comes to retail data, no one delivers it better than Shiloh. Shiloh offers an innovative and proven suite of BI

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Nfinite

Nfinite helps suppliers that work with the world’s largest retailers grow their businesses by enabling them to create powerful, customizable product imagery at scale. See the platform in action and learn how your teams can create imagery in minutes, not

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Demand Clarity

Demand Clarity has been helping retailers dramatically improve in stock and inventory performance since 2003. They specialize in directly attacking the three biggest impediments to on-shelf availability: planning and replenishment, store-on-hand accuracy, and supplier collaboration. Demand Clarity assists with all

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Sensormatic Solutions

Sensormatic Solutions is the leading global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls powering operational excellence at scale and enabling smart and connected shopper engagement. Our intelligent digital operating platform – Sensormatic IQ – combines the full Sensormatic Solutions portfolio, including

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