Stephanie Pugliese, President, Duluth Trading Co.

In 2008, Duluth Trading Company recruited Stephanie Pugliese to oversee new product development – including the introduction of a women’s apparel line. The former merchandiser for Ann Taylor and Lands’ End took on the challenge, resulting in high double-digit growth in women’s business.

At the presentation, she discussed the biggest challenges that retailers like Duluth Trading face and shared what they are doing to address that challenge and engage the customer.