Kalypso and Kelly: A Fresh Perspective on Retail Excellence
Partner and Retail Practice Lead, Kalypso
“Our real world experience combined with the Center’s robust industry knowledge and research firepower will help us jointly produce content with significant value for retail industry executives.”
Kalypso is a management consulting firm exclusively focused on innovation, product development and product lifecycle management (PLM). As a new sponsor of the Center for Education and Research in Retailing, we are excited to work together to develop fresh research and thoughtware that helps retailers maximize the value of their innovation and product development efforts.
“Kalypso is known for our original and pragmatic thought leadership pieces,” said Steve Riordan, partner at Kalypso. “Our real world experience combined with the Center’s robust industry knowledge and research firepower will help us jointly produce content with significant value for retail industry executives.”
Kalypso serves eight unique industry sectors, including food & drug retailing, general merchandise, apparel footwear & accessories retailing, automotive retailing, direct marketing and food services. Across these sectors, the firm focuses on innovation for all three types of merchandise; formulated innovation for food & drug sectors, engineered innovation for hardlines sectors and crafted innovation for fashion and softlines.
“We expect today’s challenging environment to persist as consumers deal with limited budgets due to rising taxes, lack of retirement assets and increasing healthcare spend,” said Riordan. “To differentiate themselves and succeed, retail companies will need to take share from traditional and non-traditional competitors. Innovation is the key, and the thought leadership we develop with the Center will offer retailers practical guidance to get started.”
Kalypso also looks forward to opportunities to build a presence in the classroom and take advantage of the Center’s proven ability to produce top young professionals.