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About Doug Stephens

Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of North America’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Home Depot, Disney, Microsoft, WestJet, Citibank, Razorfish, Intel and WestJet.  In 2013 Doug was voted one of retail’s top global influencers by Vend.com.

Prior to founding Retail Prophet, Doug spent over 20 years in the retail industry, holding senior international roles including the leadership of one of New York City’s most historic retail chains.

Doug is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism. He is also the consumer technology contributor on the acclaimed international television series App Central, as well as the retail contributor for CBC Radio. Doug also co-hosts the popular web series, The Future In Store and sits on the advisory board of the Dx3 Digital Conference.

He speaks regularly to major brands and organizations across North and South America, Europe and Australia.

Retail Prophet in the Media

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Missing the Mark: Target Reports 941M Canadian Loss

Doug Discusses Retailer Earnings Reports

Doug Discusses Retailer Earnings Reports

Canada AM

Canada AM

Doug Speaks about how innovation needs adversity

Innovation Needs Adversity

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Bloomberg News

Are Canadian Retailers Missing the Cyber Monday…

Are Canadian Retailers Missing the Cyber Monday…

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Doug Stephens In The Future…

App Central Ep. 3

App Central

Doug Stephens

Business News Network

Articles & Podcasts

Fresh Air with Mary Ito: <br />Shopping 101

Fresh Air with Mary Ito:
Shopping 101

CBC Radio: Retail Trends for 2013

CBC Radio: Retail Trends for 2013

Reuters:<br/>Coffee’s Third Wave

Reuters:
Coffee’s Third Wave

Reuters:<br/>Holiday Discounting Practices

Reuters:
Holiday Discounting Practices

CNBC:<br/>Wal-Mart Gets More Personal

CNBC:
Wal-Mart Gets More Personal

Forbes.Com:<br/>Wal-Mart’s Big Idea for Small Stores

Forbes.Com:
Wal-Mart’s Big Idea for Small Stores

Canadian Business Magazine: <br/>The Rise of Walmart’s Small<br/>Box

Canadian Business Magazine:
The Rise of Walmart’s Small
Box

Profit Magazine: What to Sell in a Sluggish Economy

Profit Magazine: What to Sell in a Sluggish Economy

Canadian Business Magazine:<br/>The Rise of Walmart’s Small Box

Canadian Business Magazine:
The Rise of Walmart’s Small Box