HFPA seminar slated for October
September 24, 2001,
The Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) will present a seminar on consumer and competitive trends in retailing on Oct. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Special Events Room of the 225 Fifth Avenue building here. Thomas Rubel, president, Retail Forward, Inc., Columbus, OH, will address the topic.
Rubel specializes in helping clients change themselves in response to or in anticipation of market and technological change. By focusing on customer expectations and market opportunities, he looks to help companies develop comprehensive and integrated strategies to achieve long-range performance goals. His objective is to tailor and redesign business processes and organizations to improve customer satisfaction, lower costs, improve quality, create greater effectiveness and generate greater profitability.
Rubel is often a featured speaker at industry conventions, including Food Marketing Institute, The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Grocery Manufacturers of America, International Mass Retailing Association, and the National Association of Convenience Stores. Some of Rubel's recent clients include Procter and Gamble, Pepsi, Sears, Kmart and Gillette.