Tuesday, June 4, 2019

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Registration and Store Safari Overview

Join us for the most well-received and exciting part of any Future Stores event: the store tours! Head out for an afternoon packed with tours to renowned retailers in Seattle’s retail core. This is your chance to see retail innovation in action from some of the world’s most admired brands. Sign up for a tour that interests you and spend the afternoon exploring new in-store trends. (Pre-registration is required for all tours).

Seattle Store Safaris Begin (pre-registration required)

Store Tour A

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm The Starbucks Reserve Roastery Featuring Princi Bakery
Tour the beautiful Starbucks Reserve location and discuss history, concept and design of the building, roasting plant operations,
Roastery Café operations. Plus, check out their new Italian bakery concept, Princi and enjoy a coffee and pastry pairing.

Host: Maxime Clabaut, Event Specialist, Starbucks

Store Tour B

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm The Lounge By AT&T
Part coffeehouse, part co-working space, part retail store and part learning center…Check out AT&T’s new lounge concept in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood.

Host: Rebecca Petersen, Sales Program Execution Manager, AT&T
Evereve is a casual contemporary boutique curated for the fashion-loving mom. Join a guided tour of the inviting, simple in-store experience that supports their 3-ways to shop (, Trendsend, In-store) and see how they have used design to bring authentic customer relationships to life.

Hosts: Katie Whyde, Director, Visual Merchandising, Evereve
Kari Ihle, Director, Environmental Design, Planning and Maintenance, Evereve
(plus walking tour of other retailers in University Village)
Katie Whyde, Director, Visual Merchandising at Evereve

Katie Whyde

Director, Visual Merchandising

Kari Ihle, Director, Environmental Design, Planning and Maintenance at Evereve

Kari Ihle

Director, Environmental Design, Planning and Maintenance

Store Tour D

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tuft & Needle
Tuft & Needle is the pioneer and leader among direct-to-consumer mattress startups. The company has changed the way we buy mattresses, and its retail experience, which currently boasts a 90 Net Promoter Score, exemplifies the company's pragmatic, customer-first approach. Its Seattle retail location in the heart of Belltown is the largest location to date at 6000+ sq. ft., and the space is divided using a light, airy semi-obscuring privacy screen fabric to surround five mattress displays, a flex-use space and an innovative product lineup. 

Host: Nick Arambula, COO, Tuft & Needle
Nick Arambula, Chief Operating Officer at Tuft & Needle

Nick Arambula

Chief Operating Officer
Tuft & Needle

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm Conclusion of Store Tours