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Advisory Board Member Spotlight: Meriyem Kaf

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Meriyem Kaf

Director of Merchandise

Strategy & Execution

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What is your favorite thing about working in Space Planning?

It’s hard to pick just one! Connecting with peers in the industry, learning from people as passionate about space planning as I am, and building materials and learnings to support the growth and the development of space planning.

What is the most exciting development you have seen in Space Planning since you started your career?

The emergence of new technologies allowing for a higher level of efficiency, which takes away most of the repetitive tasks from our day-to-day and allows for more time to focus on building strategic planograms and store layouts.

What advice do wish you could give to 25-year-old you?

Don’t overthink; if it’s 70% there, just go for it! You will figure out the rest during your journey.

What do you most want to get out of being a member of the Space Planning Community?

Support the growth and continuous development of space planning. Learn from other community members and share my experiences/support our community wherever I’m needed.

When you’re not at work, where are your favorite places to be?

With my two kids, or in the kitchen baking sweets.

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