40 Under 40 Awards - Brought to you by design:retail and Retail TouchPoints

The New Retail Leaders Driving Industry Progress

The retail industry is changing rapidly, and a new collective of leaders are helping shape the future of commerce and omnichannel experience. Meet the 40 professionals we believe are making a big impact within the four walls of their businesses...and beyond.


Retail TouchPoints and design:retail give all members of the retail world access to a vibrant community that combines insights, inspiration and opportunities to interact with their peers. We sit at the intersection of the art and science of retail strategy, providing granular data, high-value commentary, and aspirational success stories to help readers optimize customer experiences across all channels. Touching all facets of the retail ecosystem, including store experience and design, workforce management, digital marketing and engagement, and omnichannel optimization, our editorial content, multi-media resources and events take timely news and trends and transform them into tactical takeaways that meet the unique needs and priorities of our executive readers.


MG2/The Lionesque Group, is an award-winning retail strategy and experiential design studio within the global architecture and design firm MG2. The studio pioneered the integration of physical environments and cutting-edge technologies, producing more than 200 brick-and-mortar experiences across the country for both established name brands and DTC start-ups. The firm’s projects are dedicated to creating immersive brand moments in a way that drives ROI and helps clients convey compelling stories to their audience. lionesquegroup.com