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Top Retailers and Jesta I.S. to Take Center Stage at NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show to Share Their Strategies for Defeating Global Disruption


Montreal, QC, Canada (January 10, 2023) – The countdown is on. NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show, January 15-17 in NYC, begins in five days and this year Jesta I.S., a leading developer of modular cloud solutions and unified ERP for retailers, e-tailers, wholesalers and brand manufacturers, is thrilled to be hosting a Big Ideas session on Monday, January 16th at 11AM on Level 1, Stage 2. The session is entitled “Turning Disruption Into Opportunity: Global Retailers Weigh-In” and will feature executive leaders from Careismatic Brands, Designer Brands Inc. and Harry Rosen as guest speakers.

The annual NRF tradeshow is retail’s most important event consisting of three days of educational programming and an enormous Expo featuring the latest retail solutions. The show draws about 40,000 industry professionals and 18,000 global retailers each year.

Those who attend Jesta’s Big Ideas session will hear first-hand how Careismatic Brands, Designer Brands Inc. and Harry Rosen are successfully navigating universal retail challenges and leveraging technology to transform underlying opportunities into growth and profit. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into managing supply chain disruption, demand dislocation, inventory overhang, inflation, labor shortages, and ESG compliance. Arvind Gupta, President, Jesta I.S., will moderate the Big Ideas Session. The speaker lineup includes:

David Lee, CIO, Careismatic Brands. Founded in 1995, Careismatic Brands is a world leader in medical apparel and school uniforms. Careismatic Brands design, manufacture and market Cherokee® Uniforms, Dickies® Medical, Infinity by Cherokee® and more.

Ervan D. Rodgers II, SVP, CIO, Designer Brands Inc. Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Their primary concept is DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse.

Stephen Jackson, EVP, CIO, Harry Rosen. Harry Rosen is the leading luxury menswear retailer in Canada. In business for over 65 years, Harry Rosen has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Managed Companies in Canada.

Arvind Gupta, President, Jesta I.S., said: “I’m excited to share the stage with our amazing guest speakers for Jesta’s NRF Big Ideas session and discuss their insights on key challenges faced by brands and multi-brand retailers. I’m looking forward to learning from their experience and success, and giving attendees proven strategies that they can apply to their business.”

Jesta I.S. will be exhibiting at NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show, January 15-17, 2023 in New York City, Booth #4765. To learn more about Jesta’s end-to-end Vision Suite, request a meeting here.

About Jesta I.S.: Trusted by major brands for over 50 years, Jesta I.S. is a global developer of enterprise and ERP software for retailers, e-tailers, wholesalers and brand manufacturers. Customers like Cole Haan, DSW, Harry Rosen, Perry Ellis and Puma use Jesta’s integrated Vision Suite solutions to optimize end-to-end product journeys from concept to consumer: sourcing and procurement, supply chain, logistics, demand planning, merchandising, inventory management, store operations, and direct-to-consumer deliveries. Learn more at


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