COVID-19 has changed the way we shop. In this episode, we talk to XRC Labs founder Panos Anthos about the pandemic’s impact on the retail industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced consumers to adjust to a new normal in shopping. Demand for retail options like curbside pickup and online ordering has skyrocketed. How are retailers adapting to these new consumer shopping behaviors? In this episode, Pano Anthos, founder of XRC Labs, a retail-focused accelerator, discusses COVID-19’s impact on the retail industry.
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About Pano Anthos
Pano Anthos leads XRC Labs as its Founder and Managing Director. Having founded four startups around key platform shifts, he saw the seismic shift coming to retail, and with the right vision and timing, recruited Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon as part of Accenture Strategy to be founding sponsors. Now with 80 accelerated startups, 10 active world-class retail sponsors, 250+ business mentors, Pano has built a world-class ecosystem for retail and consumer goods innovation at XRC Labs. He speaks regularly at NRF national and regional meetings, Shoptalk, and RILA executive conferences. He leverages a deep startup network in Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston to fuse leading technology, e-commerce and user experience innovations to existing customer-oriented businesses.
About Pano Anthos
Pano leads XRC Labs as its Founder and Managing Director. Having founded 4 startups around key platform shifts, he saw the seismic shift coming to retail and with the right vision and timing recruited Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon a part of Accenture Strategy to be founding sponsors. Now with 80 accelerated startups, 10 active world-class retail sponsors, 250+ business mentors, Pano has built a world-class ecosystem for retail and consumer goods innovation at XRC Labs.
About Reid Jackson
As Vice President, Corporate Development, Reid Jackson helps leads the investigation of new technologies, partnerships and business opportunities to increase the relevance and reach of GS1 Standards. Drawing on his extensive IT background and experience implementing solutions for both large and small corporations in retail, grocery, healthcare and manufacturing, Mr. Jackson helps lead the exploration of collaboration opportunities to help businesses leverage emerging technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision.
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