Dionco: Delivering Technologies That Provide Competitive Advantages And Dramatic Sales Increases

James Dion, CEO & Founder
"Retail Selling ain’t Brain Surgery, it’s Twice As Hard", says James Dion, Founder and President of Chicago-based Dionco, an advisory and solutions provider firm. As retailing gets tougher, Dion believes his company can provide merchants with the right insights to up their business growth.

Founded in 1996, Dionco’s primary focus is keynote speeches, seminars and workshops, as well as corporate and individual retail, consulting and training. They specialize in retail selling skills, store operations, merchandising, retail technology, consumer trends and store optimization strategies. With expertise in interpreting the retail marketplace, the firm has the ability to convert insights into successful strategies for retailers. The firm has guided their clients through the tough competitive retail world after doing extensive research as well as gaining information from some of the largest corporations in the world.

Dionco has worked and built strategic partnerships with several companies in the field of technology applied to retail. These are companies that have either relied on Dionco’s retail expertise to build solutions or have been recognized as having breakthrough technologies that deliver competitive advantages and dramatic sales increases.

Dionco’s consulting portfolio contains over 30 of the Fortune 500, plus hundreds of mid-size corporations and small companies.Dionco's consulting and speaking clients span six continents and come from many different industries and product categories. Well established organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Bata, Aldo, Philips, Ritz-Carlton, Swarovski and Lindt have upped their businesses with Dionco’s consulting services.

Dionco's consulting and speaking clients span six continents and come from many different industries and product categories. Well established organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Bata, Aldo, Philips, Ritz-Carlton, Swarovski and Lindt have upped their businesses with Dionco’s consulting services.
A psychologist by education, and a retailer and marketer by experience, James Dion has delivered information and solutions on all facets of the retail industry while providing key insights on consumer, market, economy and other hot issues affecting the retailers. Harley-Davidson Motor Company wanted to deliver to their dealer network; a hands-on merchandise management skills program covering the fundamentals of merchandise management. The course had to be comprehensive and meet the needs of both beginners and more advanced Managers. It also had to incorporate basic principles as well as more advanced and state-of-the art practices to help increase sales and customer satisfaction. Dionco designed, developed and delivered a state-of-the art merchandise management course for General Merchandise Managers.

Ruth Crowley, Vice President of Harley-Davidson Motor Company praises Dionco’s services and says, "James Dion has a diverse skill set and he has worked with retail, manufacturing and operations. In his consultancy he has had invaluable experiences and exposure to a variety of business sectors. He is a genuine retail expert with a big interest in systems. This is invaluable in establishing credibility as he understands the complexities of business and can relate to the challenges of his audiences. We have worked together in creating and crafting several programs where flexibility and adaptability is the key to success.”

The firm has been implementing its services towards corporations of all sizes to help them develop, compile, update and effectively communicate and implement operational policies and procedures. All of Dionco’s clients have received proven recommendations by the leaders in store evaluations and solutions which are guaranteed to bring immediate and long-lasting results. The company believes it can deliver modern information and solutions on all facets of the retail industry as well as provide insights on future trends.

Company
Dionco

Headquarters
Chicago, IL

Management
James Dion, CEO & Founder

Description
Founded in 1996, Dionco’s primary focus is keynote speeches, seminars and workshops, as well as corporate and individual retail, consulting and training. They specialize in retail selling skills, store operations, merchandising, retail technology, consumer trends and store optimization strategies. With expertise in interpreting the retail marketplace, the firm has the ability to convert insights into successful strategies for retailers.