RETAIL PRIDE

WHEN WILL YOU GET A REAL CAREER? 

WHEN WILL YOU STOP WORKING NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS? 

WHEN DO YOU PLAN TO USE YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE? 

​If you work in retail, these are questions that you often hear. 

Ron Thurston wrote RETAIL PRIDE as the indispensable guide for every retail employee, manager, and multi-store leader looking to accelerate their potential and grow their career. It's filled with straightforward, practical tips for developing your talents, connecting with customers, and building your leadership skills. 

Based on more than twenty-five years of Ron's leadership experience, you'll discover a sense of belonging in the works of someone who as been your champion for the industry and shares your journey. 

Available in hardcover, paperback, and digital versions wherever books are sold. 

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Ron Thurston is in the Top 100 Retail Influencers List for 2021!

The RETHINK Retail Top 100 Retail Influencers is an annual list featuring the world’s most instrumental influencers in retail.

This list is comprised of retail experts, consultants, analysts, academics, journalists, and thought leaders who are making an impact in retail in 2021.

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JUNE 2021 NYC: The West Village retail community, in partnership with the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, launched "Shop the Village," an experiential  initiative designed to bring people back to the West Village including a live art installation and book signing with Ron Thurston and Marco Santini

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"I found it so inspiring I am purchasing for my entire regional team and business partners as we start proud and motivated in 2021!"

Billy Kissel, Regional Vice President Office Depot

״There is a special light that shines brighter in retail people. We have a natural sense of positivity, a constant drive to improve, to deliver the best results, to hustle, to connect."

 

Ron Thurston 

MORE ABOUT RON 

THE CHAMPION FOR STORE TEAMS

 

Ron Thurston loves retail. And he's proud of it. Ron has led the retail teams for some of America's most prominent brands, inspired thousands of store employees, and traveled relentlessly across the country to sit and listen to what they have to say.

    

From a part-time sales associate to a Vice President of Stores, Ron has put in the hard work that a retail career requires and wrote this book to share what he learned along the way.

In 2021, Ron was named one of the world's Top 100 most influential people in retail and is a featured keynote speaker, podcast guest, and in-demand industry expert. 

Ron most recently led the retail organization for INTERMIX, sits on the board of directors for GOODWILL NY/NJ, and is an advisory board member and mentor for several retail technology brands. 

AUTHOR SUCCESS STORIES

"Ron Thurston USED SCRIBE MEDIA TO CELEBRATE AMERICA'S UNSUNG HEROES" (and launched a new career along the way)

TAKE PRIDE TODAY™ is the umbrella brand that utilizes Ron Thurston's decades of retail experience and the key ideas from his best-selling book RETAIL PRIDE, The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career.

 

His platform includes strategic retail advising, speaking engagements, thought leadership, branded product, future books, and content production including RETAIL IN AMERICA in 2022. 

IN JUNE 2021, RON THURSTON LAUNCHED HIS OWN COMPANY, TAKE PRIDE TODAY™

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FIDM Grad and Former VP of Stores for INTERMIX Authors Retail Pride Book