Recently I attended a program run by the Retail Marketing Society in which Robin Lewis, (a great retail thinker, prognosticator, publisher of The Robin Report and occasional contributor to Forbes.com) interviewed Steve Sadove. Sadove is an unusual person in the retail business. He doesn’t just have a perfectly impressive resume, he is a proven leader and thinker in retail.
Among other things, Sadove has been President of Clairol, President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Worldwide Beauty Care, CEO and Chairman of Saks Fifth Avenue, Chairman of the National Retail Federation and Chairman of Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. He is currently Director of Colgate-Palmolive, Ruby Tuesday, Aramark and Park Hotels and Resorts, as well as the Chairman of Hamilton College.
No one is always right but when someone with that kind of experience and reputation opines on the industry he’s spent many years in, it’s worth listening to. Read more at Forbes