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The Parker Avery Group is a boutique strategy and management consulting firm that is a trusted advisor to leading retail brands. We combine practical industry experience with proven consulting methodology to deliver measurable results. We specialize in merchandising, supply chain and the omnichannel business model, integrating customer insights and the digital retail experience with strategy and operational improvements. The Parker Avery Group helps clients develop enhanced business strategies, design improved processes and execute global business models.

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Parker Avery to Sponsor Oracle Retail Cross Talk

ATLANTA, GA – May 29, 2019 – The Parker Avery Group, a strategy and management consulting firm, will be sponsoring the Oracle Retail Cross Talk conference, to be held June 10 through 12 at the JW Marriott in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cross Talk is a  unique, executive conference, focusing on retail and connecting brands from verticals around the world to share lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas about the future of modern retail.

Parker Avery President & Managing Partner, Clay Parnell, and Associate Partner, Amanda Astrologo, will be attending the conference. Astrologo is teaming with Stein Mart leadership during a session focused on the retailer's experience with migrating retail planning to the cloud.

With nearly 30 years of experience in leadership retail positions, Parnell is a respected advisor to the retail industry, specializing in transformational initiatives across merchandising, planning, fulfillment, and supply chain. Astrologo has held key positions in merchandising, replenishment, and forecasting, and her experience spans retailers from a wide variety of geographies and segments, including apparel, department store, specialty, and value, among others.  Parnell and Astrologo have worked individually and collectively with major retailers such as Advance Auto Parts, Bealls, Inc., Belk, Cabela’s, Crate & Barrel, Dollar Tree, Kirkland’s, Limited Brands, Orvis, Party City, Publix, Stein Mart, T-Mobile, and Walmart, among many other brands.

“We are excited to participate as a 2019 Cross Talk sponsor,” Parnell says, “The conference environment gives all attendees a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand innovative functionality that can support a variety of retail initiatives and solve real challenges.” He continues, “As a firm focused on bridging the gap between solutions and the business users, we look forward to strengthening our knowledge and relationships to ensure our clients ultimately select and implement systems that best suit their requirements and result in meaningful change.” [learn more]