Contributor Profile

Karen Bendell

Job TitleCo-Founder

Company NameRetail Collective


Karen Bendell is a brand expert with successful experience of rapid turnaround and growing businesses through retail, ecommerce and supply chain management. As a co-founder of Retail Collective, her aim is to help traditional retailers bridge an old with a new retail model and support digital brands in building their retail strategy and presence. 

As Head of Brands for Prominent UK, Karen was key in developing and executing a turnaround strategy for Chester Barrie. She has experience of mature and emerging markets and has worked for international luxury brands, (Christian Dior) and world class manufacturers in apparel and fashion.

With an entrepreneurial mind set she has run her own business, had permanent positions and consulted. Now responding to the changing markets, she works with experienced and forward-thinking practitioners to support businesses in navigating change, enabling them to adapt and grow in this new environment.

Conference Sessions

  • PANEL: Utilising technology to improve the in-store experience

    Thursday14:50 - 15:3002 May 2019
    Store Design & Experience Stage

    From virtual reality to facial recognition, RFID, beacons, digital signage and magic mirrors, IoT, tablets, wearables, and even customers own mobile phones, the...

    • Language: English

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