Consumer product retailers and wholesalers must rapidly transform their business models to keep pace with an extraordinary shift in power to consumers, says retail consultant and author Robin Lewis.

Lewis delivered the second Nixon Distinguished Speaker Series lecture Oct. 21. He is author of The Robin Report, an influential periodical for executives in the apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home industries, and a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The event was hosted by the College of Human Ecology and the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, and funded by a gift from Lea and John Nixon '53 to bring leading scholars and professionals in the fashion and apparel industry to campus every other year.

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