Doug Stephens

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Doug Stephens
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Born (1964-04-17) 17 April 1964 (age 53)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Retail & Consumer Futurist, Speaker, Business Advisor, Author
Website Retailprophet.com

Doug Stephens (born April 17, 1964 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian futurist, keynote speaker, author and business advisor on the future of retailing and consumerism.[1]

Retail Prophet[edit]

Following a twenty-year career in retail, including the leadership of New York City’s iconic Janovic store chain, Stephens founded Retail Prophet, a consultancy specializing in the forecasting and articulation of future trends in retailing and consumer behavior.[2][3]

The Retail Revival[edit]

In 2013 Stephens authored the book The Retail Revival: Reimagining Business For The New Age of Consumerism.[4] The book presents the case that the unique social and economic conditions leading to unimaginable growth in the retail and consumer goods sectors through the latter part of the twentieth century are giving way to radically altered demographic, economic and technological realities, yielding a new, more demanding yet vastly more positive and sustainable retail landscape.[4]

Reengineering Retail[edit]

In 2017 Stephens authored his second book "Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World".[5] The book examines the rapid evolution of ecommerce and changing role of physical retail spaces in the future. The book also forecasts a new future economic model for the retail industry.[5]

Media[edit]

Stephens is a regular contributor on the CTV tech TV series App Central TV,[2] co-hosted by Amber Mac and a business contributor for CBC Radio.[6] He has written feature articles for Advertising Age and been quoted in Forbes, Profit Magazine, Canadian Business, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and a variety other U.S. and Canadian media [7][8] He speaks internationally to both private and public sector organizations, and is represented as a speaker by The Lavin Agency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doug Stephens". UNTETHER.talks. Archived from the original on 2012-12-25. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  2. ^ a b "App Central - Contributors - Doug Stephens - CTV". Ctv.ca. Archived from the original on 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  3. ^ "CSC 2011 - Keynote - Doug Stephens". Campusstores.ca. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  4. ^ a b Doug Stephens (11 March 2013). The Retail Revival: Reimagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism. Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-48967-3. 
  5. ^ a b Doug Stephens (11 April 2017). Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World. Figure1. ISBN 978-1-927958-81-0. 
  6. ^ "Audio". Cbc.ca. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  7. ^ Deborah Aarts (2010-12-06). "What to sell in a sluggish economy". PROFITguide.com. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  8. ^ Andrea Woo. "Why we spend and what makes us do it". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Doug Stephens (11 March 2013). The Retail Revival: Reimagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism. Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-48967-3. 
  • Doug Stephens (11 April 2017). Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World. Figure1. ISBN 978-1927958-81-0. 

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