The GRIN is dedicated to expanding global retail through knowledge and collaboration. As the premiere global community for commerce professionals, the GRIN fosters cross-border expertise, leadership and innovation.
The GRIN is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit membership organization. The GRIN is driven by one goal: to help global retailers and brands become leaders through collaboration and knowledge. Our member-based organization provides the data and insight needed to help brands benchmark their global performance, and take actionable steps to becoming a leading global player.
Successful cross border retailers have two elements in common; (1) they have a defined process around localization and (2) they have an open culture of collaboration. In the GRIN Getting Started Track we help put companies on the path of successful retailers by providing a simple system around these two elements while providing insight into best practices.
In the world of global everything comes down to being local. We introduce executives who are on tours of key markets like Brazil, China and the United States to in-country contacts so that they can learn about the markets they are targeting. Learn what peers who are running business in-country say about their challenges, sit with key local vendors to better understand how they work and observe the consumer journey in person. This is an essential journey for any executive pursuing business in any of the massive e-commerce markets.
Perk up your retail conference with the best retail and vendor partner experts from around the globe. Extend the conversation beyond your conference walls. The GRIN helps conferences develop global content, speakers and expertise. We come with a sense of fun and energy that won’t be forgotten. Keynote players: The GRIN has a list of top-notch keynote experts ready to provide a thought provoking, humorous look at going global for your corporate event or show.
The GRIN funds our own Global Voice projects and works with global think tanks and research firms to help provide perspective to the constant changes in global retail. Our emphasis is always on producing documents and data that have life beyond the page continuing the conversation so that the initial foundation of work remain relevant.
The power of connecting with others around the world is brought to your fingertips with our online platform that helps retailers answer their everyday questions and share best practices in our country wiki. The only platform that provides instant access to the best minds in global commerce.