The go-to expert in merchandising, product creation,
and accelerating speed to market
for retailers and global brands.

Who are we and what do we do?


We work with retailers and brands to help them accelerate their speed to market, preserve gross margins and deliver products that their customers truly want.

The Merchant Life Newsletter

Retail media curated by a Retailer Interviews, Thought Leadership, Opinions and Talking Shop.

Our History

With over 25 years of experience in retail, we take pride in knowing we can make a difference.

A Message from the Founder

“Retailers face several hurdles as they bring products to market. That’s exactly why companies partner with us on specific, in-depth projects or to engage us as a trusted advisor. We enable retailers, brands and retail tech companies to achieve dramatic growth and experience breakthrough results.

Our thought leadership is showcased in our monthly newsletter, The Merchant Life. Over 800 founders, VP’s and C-Suite executives subscribe to the newsletter to gain valuable insights and discover best practices.

We welcome the opportunity to connect and see how we can help you. Contact us to start the conversation.”

Liza Amlani – Principal, Retail Strategy Group

The Company We Keep

As Seen In

Trusted By Your Peers

She is truly an innovative and positive harbinger of the change and growth that are critical to the success of any organization.

Sandra WilliamsDirector of Materials - Columbia Sportswear/Mountain Hardwear

Her deep experience in the world of retail combines with exceptional communication and collaboration skills to make her an incredibly valuable partner. And on top of all that, she is always an absolute joy to work with.

Dave BrunoDirector of Retail Industry Insights, Aptos

She went above and beyond what we originally mandated her to do and was instrumental in the overall success of the program. I am looking forward to seeing how the industry continues to evolve, but Liza will always be my go-to resource for anything retail!

Safia Morsly-FikaiHead of Information & Communications Technology, Consulate General of Canada in NYC

Liza is a seasoned Buying/Assortment Planning professional and one of the most driven people I’ve worked with. She consistently dedicates herself to the team or project. Her insights and passion towards her role is equally contagious. I’ve always experienced Liza as a positive influence on the team and was a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse Liza in any Merchandising / Buying or Assortment Planning role or project.

Patrick ChopinVP Merchandising, Planning & Sales Operations, Ralph Lauren

Liza is such a pleasure to work with. She exhibits the rare combination of professionalism, sound knowledge, and great interpersonal skills. She is a true strategic thinker who knows retail in-depth. She offers unique and practical insights that will help businesses improve their processes, resulting in bottom-line gains.

Arlene AllenCOPA (Canadian Office Products Association)

I have relied on Liza to support a myriad of projects -- speaking sessions, podcast episodes, as a source in trend-focused features. She has a way of breaking down the complexities and nuances of merchandising in a new era of retail, while also considering branding, inclusivity and other crucial trends.

Alicia EspositoVP of Content, Retail TouchPoints

The second we have a merchandising project, I am messaging Liza to loop her in, as she is THE merchandising expert. I am forever impressed by her.

Melissa MinkowDirector of Retail Strategy, CI&T

Liza is a retail expert in her field, I would bring Liza in on a project when working with retailers to help them with supply merchandising and leadership. Her extensive experience is a source of knowledge to me as an operator. I’ve been on panels and podcasts with Liza and can say she is one of the best in retail.

April SabralCEO & Founder, retailu

Liza Amlani is one of the emerging global retail merchandising thought leaders. I am honored and privileged to be on the RETHINK Retail Top 100 Retail Influencers list with Liza. Every time I collaborate with Liza on a podcast or other events, I walk away learning something new.

Brandon RaelStrategy & Operations Lead, Capgemini Invent

Send us a note

A Google Search, A Referral, Other? Let us know.