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Freshly Squeezed: 15.11.19

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By Published On: November 15, 20190 Comments

Shoptalk 2020 features an all-woman lineup and Stylerunner has been acquired by Accent Group. Get a healthy dose of news as we uncover the day’s top stories in e-commerce and retail.

Shoptalk to Feature Women-Only Speakers

Shoptalk will feature a woman-lead lineup in an effort to showcase female-run businesses and leaders. “We have therefore decided that Shoptalk 2020 will feature an all-women speaker lineup. That includes track sessions and main stage keynotes alike. We believe this groundbreaking move–a first in events to our knowledge–is necessary to propel our industry forward and showcase many incredibly talented women who are working to transform retail in every way. Starting in 2021, Shoptalk will feature 50/50 male and female speakers every year,” a Shoptalk representative said.

“Gender parity in 2020 would have been relatively easy, but it would not have shifted the dialogue in the way that Shoptalk has done consistently. Is this all-female speaker approach extreme? Absolutely, but we think extreme problems require extreme solutions. Our goal has always been to drive the industry in the right direction, and we feel the time is long overdue for women to be leading the dialogue.” Shoptalk is entering its fifth year and will take place from March 22-25, 2020 in Las Vegas.

Stylerunner Acquired by Accent Group

Accent Group has announced the acquisition of Stylerunner – a leading activewear and lifestyle retailer. Dubbed the ‘world’s most coveted activewear’, Stylerunner entered voluntary administration last month. Accent Group’s acquisition involves the rights to the name, trademarks, customers and website.

“The Stylerunner acquisition represents an exciting opportunity for Accent Group to expand its reach into the growing women’s activewear and wellness market in Australia, and globally,” said Daniel Agostinelli, the CEO of Accent Group. “Activewear is a style trend that isn’t slowing down and we plan to encourage its momentum through strategic moves like this one.” You can find more details about the acquisition here.

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