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Retail TouchPoints

Retail TouchPoints and design:retail are in search of the top young professionals in the retail industry for the next class of the 40 Under 40 — the top 40 up-and-coming industry leaders under the age of 40. This year, the publications have expanded nominations to include all roles and job functions in the retail ecosystem — from e-commerce and marketing to innovation and store design.

We are in search of the top young professionals in the retail community who meet the following criteria:

  • Shining stars in their company and in the industry;
  • Have completed innovative and remarkable work; and
  • Contribute greatly to education or associations supporting the retail community.

Winners will be profiled in Retail TouchPoints in May 2021 and recognized at an awards celebration, tentatively planned to take place during retailX in Chicago, which runs Aug. 24-25, 2021.


  • Nominee must be nominated by a colleague or industry peer. No self-nominated submissions will be accepted.
  • Nominees must be 39 years of age or younger on May 31, 2021.
  • Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 5, 2021.

March 5th, 2021



Nominations have concluded.


I nominate the following person for the 2021 40 Under 40:

Nomination details:

Describe in 200 words or less why this person is a remarkable contributor to the retail industry.
List any notable achievements of the nominated individual.

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