The continuing evolution of the retail store will be driven by increasingly demanding consumers, who now have an array of choices – both online and in the store – available to them. To win sales and satisfy these shoppers, the retail store must adapt and change. Associates will need new capabilities and skillsets. Fulfillment systems will become more flexible and more efficient. And technology will enable the kinds of in-store and supply chain innovations that keep customers coming back time after time.

This year, the theme for the Future Stores Conference is “Retail Reimagined,” reflecting the transformation currently underway in retail, as the industry reinvents itself to better serve the needs of the modern shopper. JDA is no stranger to reimagining retail. By leveraging emerging technologies such as robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), JDA is helping retailers manage customer segmentation, real-time inventory, and more efficient store associates.

Join JDA at the Future Stores Conference in Seattle June 26-28, in booth #203 to learn more about how our end-to-end supply chain planning and execution solutions address the challenges retailers are facing in this new digital era, while balancing the need to increase profitability and boost customer service.

On Monday, June 26, Foot Locker’s Dennis Vandel and JDA’s Marty Reynolds will speak about the Transformation of Retail Workforce and trends shaping the retail store environment including growing complexity of customer needs, workforce challenges, and more.

Key topics at this invitation-only luncheon will include:

  1. Changing the role of the store to keep up with complex customer needs
  2. Transforming today’s retail associate with the store of the future – including IoT, robots and automation
  3. How Foot Locker’s workforce strategy effectively increases customer and associate satisfaction, while reducing the risk of compliance issues

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JDA will also host a networking reception at the Starbucks Roastery & Tasting Room on Monday, June 26. This exclusive event will provide a close-up look inside one of Seattle’s most coveted experiences, including an array of appetizers, cocktails, and the ever-popular Siphon coffee brewing demonstration and tasting. Space is limited so be sure to submit a RSVP now to reserve your spot!

Looking for more about getting the most out of your stores?  Read our recent blog about Retail Innovator Award recipient Foot Locker’s global workforce management strategy focused around associate schedule flexibility, optimized labor scheduling, and employee empowerment.