Saturday 18 November 2017

Retail Excellence Ireland to host sixth annual expo at Croke Park in May

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Sean Duffy

Retail Excellence Ireland is to host its sixth annual expo at Croke Park next month.

The body, which represents around 1,600 members from across Ireland, will provide attendees with tips on a diverse range of topics relating to best practice in the retail industry.

Matt Shea, president and CEO of the world’s largest retail association, the US-based National Retail Federation, is scheduled to be one of the keynote speakers at the event.

The event will take place on May 10 and will also be attended by ‘retail futurist’ Howard Saunders, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs, along with academic researcher and lecturer David Meade.

The event will specifically focus on the areas of online retailing, combatting online fraud and how to turn customers into fans.

The ongoing changes occurring in the sale and marketing of food will also be explored.

“The significance of retail to the Irish economy cannot be understated with 282,000 workers employed in the industry,” said Lorraine Higgins, head of public affairs and communication with Retail Excellence Ireland.

“This is why the development of top class retail standards and skills, the promotion of vibrancy and competitiveness are essential to its future,” Ms Higgins added.

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