Helping retailers lead through knowledge and collaboration.

Join our community of the most creative, inspired retail minds in the world and help shape the future of global commerce.

Learn best practices to sell into Brazil, China, Canada, Australia or beyond...

Get connected with our members and contribute to the community. The GRIN is made up of in-country experts that share a passion for expanding and improving the global commerce space.

Visit The GRIN Labs in San Francisco and strengthen your global position.

Critical to the success of any global team is developing a model of open innovation.
Come collaborate with our team on your company’s global ambitions.

Retailers

Learn, share, and collaborate with the best global commerce pros out there.

Vendors

Showcase your expertise and connect with the GRIN community.

  • The GRIN is our global task rabbit. The community and coaching helped provide clarity as to which countries to target, how to evaluate our global partners and provides ongoing perspective to our most challenging questions.
  • The GRIN connected us with the right solution partners in Brazil. These connections will help us improve the service to our customers and enable us to better compete with the top ecommerce companies.
  • The GRIN workshop provided real world insight to the problems that all retailers face when going global. The GRIN community provides meaningful connections.
  • As a Chinese retailer, we made several connections in the United States that are helpful while learning the importance of brand to my growing business.
  • Best full day workshop I have attended on going global - a real eye opener.
  • I love the GRIN community. I walked away with an understanding of how to develop a business case for my C-level team to help fund my global initiatives.

What we have an opinion about

Thought Leadership

A bit of an overused term. At the GRIN, we focus on reputational leadership – the new measure of true vendor leadership. The GRIN community provides feedback as to the unique strengths and knowledge of the global vendor community.

Conferences

Are great. The GRIN is focused on making them a whole lot better. Join us at GRIN recommended conferences to meet global leaders, have a bit of fun and expand your core knowledge.

RFPs

They just don’t focus on the right things. Global RFPs are successful when they shine a bright light on the strategic vision and local knowledge of the vendor. The GRIN will help you perfect your RFP process.

Business Plans

Throw them out right now. Develop an iterative business model when first going global. It’s the only way to stay in the game. At the GRIN we create programs to make your business part of a useful, living plan – not a dead and irrelevant piece of paper.

Vendors

The best vendor knowledge is often locked in a vault. The GRIN lets vendors showcase their unique strengths and expertise. Retailers have the opportunity to engage directly with those experts which accelerates the path towards true partnership.

Collaboration

All successful cross-border retailers have a culture of open collaboration and innovation. The GRIN will help you grow the massive global engine of creativity at your company.

Retailers

Top retailers we have met with identify localization as their greatest global challenge. The GRIN has an easy fix - learn from others how they tackle this issue and then develop your own process around localization.