Disruptors & Innovators in Retail Top 30 report launches

Retail Insider is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Disruptors & Innovators in Retail Top 30 report produced in partnership with the Retail Technology Show.

The 30 visionaries celebrated in the report are highlighted for the change they are driving within the retail sector. Topping the publication’s first list is James McMaster, CEO of Huel, who is followed by Ianina Lucca, chief growth officer of Depop, in second place, and Pete Butler, Co-Founder and CEO of Dishpatch, the high-end meal delivery kit business.

The Top 10 Disruptors & innovators in the report are:

James McMaster, CEO, Huel

Ianina Lucca, Chief Growth Officer, depop

Pete Butler, Co-Founder & CEO, Dishpatch

Clare Hornby, Founder & CEO, ME+EM

Laura Harricks, Chief Customer Officer, Ocado Retail

Charlotte Morley, Founder & CEO, The Little Loop

Sophie Trueman, MD for UK & Ireland, Too Good to Go

Charlotte Langley, Chief Customer Officer, Bloom & Wild

John Douglas, CTO, Gymshark

Krista Nordlund, Chief Digital Product Officer, Marks & Spencer

This new annual report seeks out the industry’s pace-setters who are redefining the retail landscape. From large retail organisations to disruptive start-ups, new formats and innovative business models, along with circular economy initiatives, the report shines a light on these pioneers who are shaking up the sector in these tough times. They are making a difference amid a post-pandemic environment with economic headwinds from the cost-of-living crisis.

In putting together the report we have canvassed opinion from across the retail industry and the sector’s broader eco-system to find the most progressive individuals, highlighting some real stars of the retail sector who are really disrupting and innovating. There has certainly been great change and turmoil of late as a result of the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis but against this backdrop some rising stars have emerged who we’re delighted to champion within this inaugural report.

Matt Bradley, Event Director for the Retail Technology Show, commented: “Glynn and his team at Retail Insider have put together a real ‘who’s who’ of the industry trailblazers from retail and tech who are leading the charge on innovation. These include best-in-the-business examples of the ideas, formats and shopping concepts, as well as the tech powering them, which will shape the future of retail and how consumers shop.”

Integral to the creation of the report is Retail Insider’s Advisory Panel, which comprised an impressive group of people from across the retail industry: David Walmsley, chief digital & technology officer – Pandora; Jeremy Pee, chief digital and technology officer – Marks & Spencer; Aron Gelbard, co-founder & CEO – Bloom & Wild; Steve Robinson, founder & CEO – Omnicommerce; Paul Hornby, digital customer experience director – The Very Group; Melissa Reed, managing partner, H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C); Simon Leesley, chief operating officer – Too Good To Go; David Kohn, e-commerce investor & advisor; and Orlando Martins, founder & CEO – ORESA.

Retail Insider would like to thank this grouping for their much valued input and also much appreciation to the Retail Technology Show for their support and partnership that has enabled this report to come to life.

To Download the report.

Glynn Davis, editor, Retail Insider