Brick-and-mortar shopping has changed a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. As retailers look to the future, they should expect many of those changes will likely be permanent. See comments from John Rohland, VP at Cambridge Retail Advisors.Continue reading
Less than two years into the opening of Hudson Yards, one of the most expensive real estate projects in the country, the development’s shopping center is losing its anchor tenant. See comments from Ken Morris, managing partner at Cambridge Retail Advisors.Continue reading
“Ken Morris is a retail industry thought leader and we are delighted to have his leadership on our team,” said Marty Whitmore, managing partner at CRA. “Ken’s retail expertise and leadership were instrumental in the success of Boston Retail Partners and CRA will benefit from his proven consulting model and project methodologies. We look forward to building the CRA team and improving the success of retail and restaurant organizations, especially during this challenging time.”
“I am excited to join the CRA team to continue the momentum they have established in the past nine months,” said Ken Morris, managing partner at CRA. “Leveraging CRA’s best practices for strategy, selection, and implementation projects, I look forward to seeing the success our clients achieve. I am passionate about making our clients’ success our mission.”
Prior to joining CRA, Ken was co-founder and principal at Boston Retail Partners (BRP) where his leadership rapidly scaled the team to help hundreds of retailers optimize their IT and operations. BRP was acquired by EarthLink in 2016, which was later acquired by Windstream in 2017. Previously, he was CEO and President of LakeWest Group and founder of CFT Consulting and CFT Systems, a retail software company. Earlier in his career, he held retail information technology executive positions at Lord & Taylor, Filene’s (Macy’s), Talbots, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, and Sears. His experience is with strategy, selection development and deployment of retail management systems and processes.
Cambridge Retail Advisors (CRA), founded in November 2019, announced today that Ken Morris, retail industry leader for more than 40 years, has joined its leadership team as a managing partner. Ken brings extensive retail operations and information technology (IT) experience to the team.Continue reading
Retailers are eager to reopen stores and recapture the lost sales from being closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Cambridge Retail Advisors has created a detailed “Store Restart Guide” that outlines everything retailers need to do to reopen stores quickly and safely.Continue reading