NEST joins executives from Ross Stores, Ascena Retail Group, Boot Barn, and Lush to discuss “What’s Next” in Retail Operations on May 11-12 | News Direct

NEST joins executives from Ross Stores, Ascena Retail Group, Boot Barn, and Lush to discuss “What’s Next” in Retail Operations on May 11-12 Select attendees will nominate charities to receive donations from NEST Nurtures

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon PHILADELPHIA | May 05, 2021 11:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEST, the leading integrated facilities management company, will host a two-day webinar series with national retail executives on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12. The three 1-hour segments will dive into the future of retail operations following the pandemic. Select attendees will be chosen to nominate charities that will receive monetary donations from NEST Nurtures. Attendees can sign up for the “What’s Next” webinar via NEST’s website.

Schedule to include:

Session 1 on Tuesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. ET – “How is Post Pandemic Operations Really Different from Business-as-Usual?” Featured speakers:

  • Russell Arbuthnot, Retail Maintenance Coordinator, Lush
  • Josh Witte, Director, Store Operations, Brand Maintenance and Repair, Ross Stores
  • Moderated by Kara Cutino, Vice President, Store Development, Facilities Services, Asset Protection & Store Purchasing, Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

Session 2 on Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. ET – “You Heard It from the Experts.” Featured speakers:

  • Stacy Brown, Vice President of Customer Success, SiteCompli
  • CJ Jernigan, Chief Revenue Officer, BFC Solutions
  • Rob Almond, CEO, NEST
  • Moderated by Alana F. Dunoff, ProFM, FMP, IFMA Fellow, Consultant/Instructor, AFD Professional Services, LLC Adjunct Professor, Temple University

Session 3 on Wednesday, May 12 at 1 p.m. ET – “Operational Success Goes to New Heights”

  • Randy Rokosz, Boot Barn’s Director of Procurement
  • Rob Almond, CEO, NEST

Since the pandemic hit the U.S. and Canada, NEST has played an important role to keep retailers’ doors open and maintain consumer confidence. From implementing new janitorial procedures to decreasing facility management expenses through an integrated approach, NEST is developing industry-leading facility management strategies for more than 40 retail clients. NEST manages approximately 60,000 individual retail locations in North America.

NEST is the pioneer of the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) industry in the United States and Canada since 1994. NEST’s Integrated Facilities Management solution pairs financial acumen and business analytics with a strategic consultative approach. Real-time data, reporting, and analytics technology empower business leaders and facility management teams with the informed insights that enable them to make smarter decisions. To learn more about NEST, visit or follow NEST on LinkedIn.

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