University of Florida’s Miller Center for Retailing Selects Jim Lewis of Enhanced Retail Solutions to be a Moderator at its 2014 Conference in Orlando, FL on June 19th

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

Enhanced Retail Solutions (ERS)[1], a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retail analytic and demand planning solutions to suppliers. licensors and their retail trading partners, today announced a speaking engagement at the 2014 Retail Smarter[2] conference.

The annual Retail Smarter Conference brings together a diverse group of retail and industry participants for two days of speakers, panels, roundtables and networking.

Jim’s panel discussion, entitled “Big Data: Finding the Needle in the Haystack” will explore how retailers, suppliers and licensors can form a strategy and implement resources to integrate different data points to open new opportunities and minimize liabilities. Common data points collected range from customer profiles and habits, point of sale, inventory, census data, social media, web data and more.

Recognizing a trend in 2002 that retailers were increasing their expectations of the supplier base, Jim founded ERS to help improve the retail business acumen of suppliers. Over the last decade ERS has vastly improved the decision-making capability of retailers, suppliers and licensors enabling them to increase their sales, profit and inventory productivity. As a former Buyer at JCPenney, he managed or bought key categories in Men’s, Children’s and Home Textiles throughout his 15-year career. He was honored several times with executive level projects and sat on varying key company initiative task forces. Jim has been featured in Apparel, Home Textiles and Licensing publications including License! and has conducted seminars at industry associations and trade shows including VCF, The Licensing Show, NEECOM and MAGIC.

“Retail Smarter is a conference dedicated to learning and idea sharing between industry veterans and students alike,” said Jim Lewis, Founder and CEO of Enhanced Retail Solutions. “We are excited to be part of this yearly event.”

About Enhanced Retail Solutions LLC:
Enhanced Retail Solutions is a software and consulting firm specializing in Retail Analysis and Demand Planning for manufacturers, licensors and their retail partners. ERS' state of the art software tools and consulting deliver critical data quickly, easily and cost effectively, adding over one hundred million dollars to their clients' bottom line. ERS' broad customer base includes industry leaders in the electronics, consumer products, apparel, footwear, home textile, toy, home décor, home improvement, housewares, jewelry and food industries. Headquartered in New York City, Enhanced Retail Solutions has offices in the Dallas, TX and development in the US, Cork, Ireland and Delhi, India. For more information, visit[3].

About The Retail Center:
The major objectives of the Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research are to stimulate student interest in pursuing careers in retailing, prepare students for entry level management positions, provide continuing education opportunities for individuals currently in retailing, improve communications between retailers and academics so that academics are more familiar with problems facing retailers, and so that retailers can take advantage of new perspectives and insights arising in the academic community, and undertake research on retailing issues, opportunities, and problems. For more information, visit[4].


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