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Graphic image with a headshot of Ron and language specifying: The Retail in America Tour at John Varvatos LA, October 27, 2022, 6-9 PM

Grad Ron Thurston's Retail In America Tour Arrives in Los Angeles

FIDM Alumnus Ron Thurston began his Retail in America Tour in NYC in March of 2022, traveling across America in an Airstream trailer “to find the untold retail success stories and the incredible people behind them,” according to his LinkedIn page. The bestselling author of Retail Pride will land in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 27, appearing at the John Varvatos store in West Hollywood from 6-8 p.m. He would love to see a strong FIDM turnout! You can find more information about the tour at retailpride.com, including his podcast, local city playlists, and more.

A fourth generation Californian, Ron hails from South Lake Tahoe and attended Cordova Senior High in Rancho Cordova. After studying Retail Administration (now Merchandising & Marketing) and Fashion Design at FIDM and graduating in 1985, Ron held top positions in the retail industry, including at Tory Burch, Bonobos, Saint Laurent, and INTERMIX. He is “on a lifelong mission to inspire you to take pride in your retail career.”

Learn more at retailpride.com and on Instagram @retailpride.

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