Toys"R"Us, Inc. Chairman And CEO, President Of Nordstrom Direct To Keynote Shop.org Annual Summit
Washington – Shop.org will welcome two of the industry’s most influential and prominent executives to its Annual Summit this September in Denver. Jerry Storch, chairman and CEO, Toys“R”Us, Inc., and Jamie Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Direct will both keynote at the event, which is the premier gathering for retail eCommerce, digital and multichannel retailers. The three-day Summit will take place September 10-12 at the Colorado Convention Center.
“This is truly a ‘win’ for our digital community and the thousands of retail executives who will take part in the Summit this year. We are thrilled to welcome both Jerry and Jamie to our stage,” said Vicki Cantrell, National Retail Federation senior vice president for communities and executive director of Shop.org “Both will be instrumental in elevating the dialogue at the Summit as they bring first-hand insight into the ever-changing world of retail and eCommerce. Our audience will greatly benefit from the expertise and insight of these retail visionaries.”
Jerry Storch joined Toys“R”Us, Inc. in February 2006 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for leveraging the strength of the Toys“R”Us brand and positioning the global franchise for growth over the long term. Storch has led the rapid growth of the Toys“R”Us eCommerce business on a global basis, and, in 2009, added to the company’s U.S. portfolio of online brands with the acquisitions of eToys.com, KBToys.com, Toys.com and FAO.com. The company’s eCommerce business reached $1 billion in sales in 2011. Jerry has championed the company’s omnichannel strategy, creating a seamless shopping experience for customers wherever, whenever and however they wish to shop.
Jamie Nordstrom is executive vice president and president of Nordstrom Direct for Nordstrom, Inc. Jamie supports Nordstrom.com, mobile, catalogs and fulfillment center operations and, together with the executive team, has helped lead the company’s efforts to improve the customer experience in store and online. Jamie and the Nordstrom Direct team have accelerated eCommerce growth by building upon the company's strong multichannel foundation and better defining service online through greater speed and convenience, a broader merchandise selection, and a richer, more personalized experience. Jamie began his career working in the stockroom, and went on to hold various positions in sales, store and buying management before receiving his current assignment.
Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, is the world's leading membership community for digital retail. Founded in 1996, Shop.org's 600 members include the 10 largest retailers in the US and more than 60 percent of the Internet Retailer Top 100 E-Retailers. It's where the best retail minds come together to gain the insight, knowledge, and intelligence to make smarter, more informed decisions in the evolving world of the Internet and multichannel retailing. Shop.org programs and activities include benchmarking research, events, and networking communities.
SOURCE: National Retail Federation