Retail Analyst Elizabeth Lafontaine to Talk Value Chain Trends at Inaugural Event

Liz Dominguez
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Elizabeth Lafontaine

This fall, RIS News together with sister brand Retail Leader are debuting Value Chain Tech, a unique new annual event focused on the technologies that power the key pillars of value chain success. 

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be featuring Elizabeth Lafontaine, Retail Leader’s chief retail analyst at EnsembleIQ. Lafontaine will be speaking at the event, which takes place September 25 to 27 in Seattle. The three-day experience will focus on the tools and strategies necessary to transform an organization's supply chain from a cost center into the backbone of value creation.

Elizabeth Lafontaine

About Elizabeth Lafontaine

Backed by nearly a decade of retail experience, Lafontaine uncovers emerging trends in consumer behavior to help retailers and brands tap into new insights and create winning strategies in the ever-evolving world of commerce. Her analyses and commentary help businesses deepen their industry knowledge while also identifying ways to win with an ever-evolving consumer.

Lafontaine’s previous experience in the broader retail industry included roles at The NPD Group, Stein Mart, and Macy’s. She helped to develop and grow NPD’s thought leadership offering, and most recently served as an industry analyst for its Juvenile Products, Toys and Entertainment division.

Lafontaine is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in retail management. She was a 2021 Legacy Award Honoree by Women in Consumer Technology.

Why Attend?

The Value Chain Tech event is unique in its unparalleled focus on the technologies that underpin and fuel the new value chain landscape. 

Over three days, we will:

  • Introduce you to industry experts who are paving the way
  • Share best-in-class case studies
  • Provide frameworks that help translate ideas into action plans
  • Introduce you to new solution providers who can accelerate your progress

From AI and automation, to last mile and delivery systems, to data-driven marketing efforts, and beyond, tech investments are key to unleashing success, and will remain at the heart of discussions throughout this collaborative three-day event.