The LPRC Board of Advisors recently interfaced with select technical and academic partners at the annual IGNITE meeting to strategize research and launch the LPRC into 2019. This year’s planning meeting featured LPRC Innovate sessions, showcasing the new initiatives the LPRC will implement to support innovation in their research. The first official tours were also given of the LPRC NextRetail Center (NRC), a space dedicated to R&D, ideation, & realistic-training engagements to support retailers’ profit and growth strategies. The LPRC NextRetail Center will feature elite, independent, problem-solvers and simulation places/spaces that help enable cross-functional retailer teams to grow their business.