Arnold Aronson

last updated 11/22/2016

Arnold H. Aronson

Partner, Managing Director Retail Strategies at Kurt Salmon

Location:
1355 Peachtree Street NE Suite 900, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Company:
Kurt Salmon
HQ Phone:
(404) 892-3436

General Information

Experience

Chairman of Governors - Parsons School of Design

Partner - KSA

Assistant - Bloomingdale's

Chief Executive Officer - Saks Fifth Avenue

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Bullock

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker

Education

Master of Business AdministrationColumbia University

bachelor's degree cum laudeHarvard College

Affiliations

Board Member - Ralph Lauren Corporation

Board of Trustees Member - Social Research

Board of Trustees Member - The New School

Board of Trustees Member - Canon Magazine

Recent News  

J. Crew wins big in its partnership with Nordstrom

Others, including Arnold Aronson, partner and managing director of retail strategies at Kurt Salmon, a management consulting firm, believe the two brands are compatible, so it's a win-win.
Moreover, this creates an opportunity for Nordstrom and J. Crew to walk the line of adding just enough fresh merchandise without "oversaturating the market," said Aronson. "Now [retailers] are backing off and creating much more intelligent assortments and making sure they get quality sales, not just quantity of sales," said Aronson, emphasizing the need for more items to leave the store at full price rather than at a discount. See also: 13 retailers that are not only surviving but thriving Beyond just adding stacks of cardigans and racks of dresses, this partnership is one that will get a lot of attention and could work well in the long run if handled strategically. "I don't think this is a one-time opportunistic marriage that they've made," Aronson said.

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Corporate Governance - Corporate Overview - Ralph Lauren Investor Relations

Arnold H. Aronson
Principal Director, Retail Strategies Mr. Aronson has been a director of the Company since November 2001. Since November 2016, he has been a Principal Director of Retail Strategies of Kurt Salmon, a part of Accenture plc's retail industry consulting practice, specializing in providing consulting services to retail and consumer products companies. Prior to that, he had served as Managing Director, Retail Strategies at Kurt Salmon since 1997. In his career, Mr. Aronson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, Inc., The Batus Retail Group (the then parent entity of, among others, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Fields and Kohl's) and subsequently, Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker. Mr. Aronson currently serves as a member of the board of trustees, and its executive committee, of The New School University and is a member of the board of governors and former Chairman of its Parsons School of Design.

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Corporate Governance - Corporate Overview - Ralph Lauren Investor Relations

Arnold H. Aronson
Principal Director, Retail Strategies Arnold H. Aronson Principal Director, Retail Strategies Mr. Aronson has been a director of the Company since November 2001. Since November 2016, he has been a Principal Director of Retail Strategies of Kurt Salmon, a part of Accenture plc's retail industry consulting practice, specializing in providing consulting services to retail and consumer products companies. Prior to that, he had served as Managing Director, Retail Strategies at Kurt Salmon since 1997. In his career, Mr. Aronson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Fifth Av...

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