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SRR Hosted Dinner on Opportunities and Challenges in the Retail Industry

EACC member Stout Risius Ross, Inc [SRR]  (www.srr.com) recently hosted fellow EACCNY members and industry executives to a unique “Food for Thought Dinner Event.” The theme of the evening was Opportunities and Challenges in the Retail Industry. Guests included executives in the retail industry, lenders, investors, lawyers and advisors.

The dinner was an intimate setting with conversation initiated by Dan Lowenthal of Patterson Belknap.

Participants had the opportunity to discuss changing consumer spending habits which have led to the recent bankruptcy of retail chains such as Borders, RadioShack, Coldwater Creek, Wet Seal, and Delia’s. In additions, the conversation delved into the developing omni-channel strategy of many retailers and where future opportunities may be arising in the retail industry – and how to take advantage of those opportunities.

Participants also certainly discussed the challenges and nuances of retail distress and bankruptcy and the significant implications for landlords, tenants, creditors, and other stakeholders.

MATERIALS PROVIDED AT THE DINNER CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE:

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