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New experts support the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit

Four experts on e-commerce marketing and sales have agreed to join the advisory council of the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit. Scott Benedict is Groupon Goods' Divisional merchandising manager and has held leadership positions with Walmart and Sam's Club. Ryan DeChance is director of discovery at The Grommet, which identifies innovative products across more than 20 categories to launch on its consumer and wholesale web platforms. In 2017, Ace Hardware invested in The Grommet. Elizabeth Ragone has been working in digital merchandising since 1998. She was head merchant at and is currently senior vice president - direct to consumer for Lenox.

Curt Vitale is account manager for Firefly Buys, an e-commerce retailer that sells on such channels as Amazon,, eBay, and Google, as well as through its own website. His background includes stints with Armstrong World Industries and Nordstrom. Each of the four new council members had been previously involved in the summit, either as an attendee, panellist, or speaker.

The next Home Improvement eRetailer Summit is scheduled for 6 - 8 November 2019 in Chicago.

|15 January 2019


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