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Judy Bell

Judy Bell

CEO, Energetic Retail
Judy Bell is the founder and CEO (Chief Energetic Officer) of Energetic Retail.
In her half-day workshops, retailers and design firms envision a fresh perspective on retail
environments, leading to novel and eloquent ways to engage and inspire shoppers. Formerly at Target for 22 years, she specialized in innovation and traveled the US and Europe in search of unique visual merchandising trends. She offered her photographs and commentary to 3000 team members annually in colorful and often humorous presentations. Judy served on several national retail design boards, and received numerous awards including the coveted Markopoulos Award, “in recognition of extraordinary achievements and outstanding contributions in the visual merchandising and store design industry.” Other recipients include past design executives at Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and design firms nationwide. Judy is the author of Silent Selling, a college textbook on visual merchandising published by Bloomsbury, and is on the freelance team at design:retail magazine. She is a member of FGI, (Fashion Group International), and RDI, (Retail Design Institute). Learn more at

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