MERCHANDISING EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-050861
This expert graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Apparel Design & Merchandising, and she has 10+ years of experience in fashion merchandising. She began her career at Freeze CMI and then held increasingly senior merchandising roles at Cole Haan for nearly five years. The expert also served as the Director of Women's Merchandising for Handbags and Small Leather Goods at Kate Spade for a brief period in 2014 before becoming an independent product ...
Expert Witness: E-013176
This expert has more than 20 years of experience as a retail executive (Senior VP, Executive VP, Merchandise VP, and President) with Macy's, Bloomingdales, the U.S. division of a major dutch retailer Steinbach, and more. He has also spent 18 years as a financial advisor, equity analyst, and investment banker. He earned a BS in Retail Management/Marketing from Drexel University and has authored multiple publications in the retail finance space.
Expert Witness: E-060461
This visual merchandising professional recently served as the Vice President of Visual Merchandising & Store Design for all Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh stores. He held this role from 2007 until 2016 and was responsible for the design and visual merchandising in 400 new stores. He also developed and trained field leaders in store merchandising standards. Previously, the expert served as an Associate Vice President of Visual Merchandising for Victoria's Secret and as the ...
Expert Witness: E-023913
This highly qualified expert has been responsible for hiring and training thousands of people and dozens of service providers for the companies that he has been in charge of and he has 20+ years of experience with big box retail establishments. He has been trained at Stanford University and at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and is a Director at the National Retail Federation. He is the former CEO at United Retail Group and the former Executive Vice President and Chief ...
Expert Witness: E-007221
This expert has been in the action sports industry for 30 years. A former National Sales Manager with Local Motion Inc., he has been operating his own action sports consulting firm for more than a decade. He consults on brand marketing, new product analysis, and market and trend research for specialty retailers, action sports brands, and sportswear manufacturers around the world. He also serves as an industry analyst for various financial and venture capital groups.

MERCHANDISING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Home Improvement Store Customer is Seriously Injured by Falling Merchandise MERCHANDISING Expert Case

This case involves a male customer of a big-box home improvement store in Missouri who suffered severe injuries when a package of bathroom tiling fell from a high shelf. At the time of the incident in question, the man was passing underneath shelving that  …

Customer Slips on Spilled Merchandise in Big-Box Retail Store MERCHANDISING Expert Case

This case takes place in North Carolina and involves a slip and fall at Costco, a big box retail store. The plaintiff had taken her young daughter grocery shopping in the store, and was browsing an aisle which contained canned and jarred foods. Due to an e …

Shopper is Permanently Injured by Falling Merchandise MERCHANDISING Expert Case

Shopper is Permanently Injured by Falling Merchandise

This case takes place in Texas and involves a man who was injured while shopping in the electronics department of a major retail chain. At the time of the accident, the plaintiff had been attempting to remove a boxed flat screen TV from its shelf. As the m …

Falling Merchandise Causes Permanent Injuries MERCHANDISING Expert Case

Falling Merchandise Causes Permanent Injuries

This case takes place in Texas and involves a woman who was shopping at a grocery store and was severely injured by a falling display of  boxes. The stack of boxes was located on a pallet, and not properly stacked or secured on a shelf. When the woman re …

Falling Merchandise Injures Customer In Big Box Retail Store MERCHANDISING Expert Case

This case takes place in Michigan and involves a woman who was shopping in a wholesale store for restaurant supplies and food packaging. She was attempting to buy a large supply of takeout containers when a stack of supplies adjacent to her containers fell …

Falling Merchandise at Big Box Retail Store Injures Customer MERCHANDISING Expert Case

Falling Merchandise at Big Box Retail Store Injures Customer

This case involves a man who was injured by a hanging steel wrench in a retail hardware store located in Tennessee. While the plaintiff was shopping, he walked by a steel wrench that was hanging from the ceiling as a display item. The steel wrench fell a …

Man Injured by Falling Merchandise in Retail Setting MERCHANDISING Expert Case

Man Injured by Falling Merchandise in Retail Setting

This case involves a man who was injured while shopping at a furniture store. The man was struck by a rolled carpet that had been leaning against the wall, which allegedly fell due to improper stacking / storage of merchandise. The man sustained serious in …

Falling Merchandise in Hardware Store Causes Broken Foot MERCHANDISING Expert Case

Falling Merchandise in Hardware Store Causes Broken Foot

This case involves a forty-year-old man that visited a “big box” hardware store in order to purchase supplies for building a tree house for his children. The man first visited the lumber section of the store in order to buy wood for the project. Securi …

Retail Expert Witness Opines on Falling Merchandise Case MERCHANDISING Expert Case

This case involves a personal injury claim against a large retail store due to merchandise falling on a customer. The plaintiff was browsing the paint section of a retail store. The store had numerous shelves, each sitting five feet above the previous shel …