• 2019 Retail Innovator Award nominations are now open!

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  • In its sixth year, the Retail Innovator Award program is recognizing retail executives who are focused on driving change and positive disruption using innovative strategies and technologies.

    A few of 2018’s winners included:

    • Clay Johnson, CIO, Walmart
    • Chris McCann, President, 1-800-Flowers.com
    • Aaron Sanandres, CEO & Co-Founder, UNTUCKit
    • Romain Liot, COO, Adore Me

    View the entire list of winners below and download the full report to learn more about the winners’ achievements!

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2018 Award Winners

Tech Innovators

  • Charles Brown

    President
    The Source

  • Clay Johnson

    CIO
    Walmart

  • Chris McCann

    President
    1-800-Flowers.com Inc.

Data Gurus

  • Shane Sampson

    Chief Marketing &
    Merchandising Officer
    Albertsons

  • Aaron Bernstein

    Senior Director,
    Insights & Advocacy
    Walmart

  • Luke Chatelain

    VP of Innovation
    West Elm

  • Erin Estelle

    Marketing Director
    99 Cents Only Stores

  • Ian Marquis

    E-Commerce Manager
    Stonewall Kitchen LLC

  • Aaron Sanandres

    CEO & Co-Founder
    UNTUCKit

Operations Operatives

  • Alexandre Hubert

    Senior Director, IT
    Strategy & Logistics
    Browns Shoes

  • Sahal Laher

    Chief Digital Officer & CIO
    Destination XL Group, Inc.

  • Romain Liot

    COO
    Adore Me

  • Deb Roth

    Sr. Director for Process Improvement, Retail Systems & Omni Channel
    Office Depot

  • Mike Shaffer

    Executive Vice President, Chief Operating & Financial Officer
    PVH Corp.

  • Julie Wainwright

    CEO & Founder
    The RealReal

Disruptors

  • Eugene Alletto

    CEO & Quarterback
    BEDGEAR

  • Miki Berardelli

    CEO
    KIDBOX

  • Manish Chandra

    CEO & Founder
    Poshmark

  • Eric Lichtmess

    VP Advertising &
    Integrated Media
    Tommy Hilfiger

  • Natalie Mackey

    CEO
    Glow Concept

  • Jesse Montano

    VP of Marketing &
    E-Commerce
    Coyuchi

  • Monique Salvador

    CEO & Founder
    Blushup

  • Shivika Sinha

    CEO
    The Veneka Group

  • Heidi Zak

    Co-CEO & Co-Founder
    Integrated Media
    ThirdLove

Loyalty Leaders

  • Alicia Anderson

    Marketing Manager
    Zumiez

  • John Wompey

    Vice President,
    Customer Experience & Connectivity, North America
    Foot Locker

Mobile Moguls & Influencer Marketing Pros

  • Kimberly Williams-Czopek

    Vice President of Digital Commerce
    Lilly Pulitzer

  • Julie Campbell

    VP of Marketing
    Astral Brands