Kalypso works with retail organizations to improve return on innovation investment and achieve measurable, sustainable results with industry-specific strategies.

We partner with companies to develop dramatically improved, scalable and sustainable capabilities throughout the merchandise and product development lifecycle in order to become more innovative and differentiated in the market. We do this by developing vision, strategy, justification and roadmaps, operationalizing these strategies into efficient processes and organizations, and enabling them through industry-leading technologies.

Our Retail team provides leading practices from years of experience as industry practitioners and consultants in the broadly defined retail industry, including food and drug retailing, general merchandise retailing, apparel footwear and accessories retailing, apparel footwear and accessories manufacturing, hardlines retailing, automotive parts retailing, direct retailers, and food services.

Industry Segments

  • Food & Drug
  • General Merchandise
  • Apparel, Footwear & Accessories
  • Hardlines
  • Automotive Parts
  • Direct Retailers
  • Food Services


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George Young

George Young

Food Retail

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Mick Broekhof

Retail - Europe