Mar 23, 2021
Lawrence Hoffman, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing at Marvy Uchida, cut his teeth in retail when he was 12
years old, working for Michael Dupey/MJ Designs. Lawrence and
Clint discuss what it's like to work with world
class retailers and manufacturers.
Dupey, was the father of Arts & Crafts Retail - one key to his
success was putting a team together with the right people in the
right seats on the team.
impacted many people and companies on his journey.
- Howard Hoffman, Lawrence’s dad, was the chief
merchant for Mike Dupey’s organization. He would see anyone,
because he knew he could learn something from anyone and never knew
where the next big opportunity was going to come from.
Dupey team worked hard, but had a lot of fun also.
in the road may not always seem positive, but whatever path you’re
on, learn as much as you can because you never know when that
knowledge will help you.
- Lawrence’s faith has shaped the direction of
lesson from a trend fashion retailer that failed - test concepts in
multiple markets on a small scale for major shifts in strategy to
confirm results before rolling it out to a full chain. Crawl. Walk.
To contact Lawrence Hoffman you
can reach him at email@example.com or find him on
If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast, reach out to Clint
O’Rear at Clint@CreativeRetailTalks.com.
Learn how Clint and his team at Creative Sales Consulting connect suppliers &
retailers in the creative arts industries to build stronger
relationships and strategic sales growth, in order to bring joy to
consumers through artistic creative and decorative products.
"Carpe Diem" Kevin MacLeod
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