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Mar 27 ›› 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Coresight Research is pleased to announce the launch of the Legends of Retail series. Join Coresight Managing Director, Luxury & Retail, Marie Driscoll, and former CEO of Rue21, Michael Apple as they discuss his five-pronged strategy for leading turnarounds and what is applicable to today’s immediate coronavirus crisis and on the other side, how to prepare today for life after corona.

The five pillars to a sound retail/consumer goods business model are

  • Customer. Understand the consumer
  • Team. Surround yourself with the best people
  • Product. Fix it
  • Technology. Embed technology in business operations to make the organization smarter, quicker and more efficient
  • Liquidity. Operate for liquidity on every front, always, especially now.

About Michael Appel

Michael Appel, as CEO and Chairman, recently led the turnaround at fast fashion chain Rue21. Michael’s experience as a senior level executive spans department stores (Bloomingdale’s and Fortunoff), off-price (Loehmann’s) and multi- unit specialty retail (Laura Ashley, Lane Bryant, Caswell Massey, Wilkes Bashford, MacKenzie Childs, and Baccarat).


  • Marie Driscoll - Managing Director, Fashion & Luxury, Coresight Research
  • Michael Appel - Former CEO, Rue21
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