Doug Stephens

Doug Stephens

Founder of the global advisory firm Retail Prophet, Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, thought leaders, and business influencers. His intellectual work and creativity have shaped the strategies of many of the world’s best-known retailers, agencies, and brands, including IKEA, Walmart, Estée Lauder, BMW, and Google.

With over twenty-five years in the retail industry, Stephens has unique perspectives on retailing, business, and consumer behavior, which have been featured in many of the world’s leading publications and media outlets including The New York Times, BBC, Wired, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.

He is the author of Resurrecting Retail: The Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World, The Retail Revival: Reimagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism and the international best seller Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World.

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The origins, past and present, of the retail sector
Doug Stephens joins Jim Blasingame to define the concept of retail, how it began, what it looked like for generations, and how it’s morphing in the digital age.
Doug Stephens joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what Main Street retailers have to do to achieve and maintain relevance when customers need them only for what they want – customization – and no longer to purchase merely what they need.
Doug Stephens joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the role the pandemic played in accelerating ecommerce at the expense of Main Street retail, and the future of retail with a dominant Amazon.