RETHINK RETAIL

RETHINK RETAIL

RETHINK Retail - the evolution of retail in today’s connected world. Join us as we explore the most recent trends and innovations in commerce.

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May 3, 2021 22 min
In this episode we spoke with Christopher Breen, head of partnerships at Public Goods, a membership-based online home goods store offering consumers healthy everyday essentials straight to their door. Chris currently leads the B2B team at Public Goods, where he is focused on making simple, sustainable, and design-forward products accessible in the retail and hospitality industry. We spoke about the value proposition of a DTC br...
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Does your brand need a Chief TikTok Officer? Many retailers have been catching on to the TikTok craze, with some brands even hiring special teams to whip out viral campaigns. Late last month, toymaker Nerf announced that it would be hiring a Chief TikTok Officer to create new ways to connect with the TikTok community On today's episode, we spoke with Brandon Brown,?CEO of GRIN, an influencer marketing platform that helps DTC b...
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We’re kicking off another episode of RETHINK Retail with guest Charlie Chanaratsopon. Charlie is most known for building Charming Charlie to 5,000 employees, 350 stores globally, and $500M in revenue. Charlie recently launched Boosted Commerce, a leading consumer products platform that acquires, launches, and grows third-party sellers on Shopify and Amazon. Join us as Charlie shares his journey as an entrepreneur, his insights f...
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Gen Z, the portion of the U.S. population born around 1996 through roughly 2010, makes up for 40 percent of U.S. consumers and by 2026, Generation Z will surpass millennials as the largest consumer base in the U.S. In this episode, host Brandon Rael sat down with Andy Austin, president of The Industrious, a global design agency that specializes in creating unique in-store experiences. Together they discuss how a well-designed, i...
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Here's a staggering statistic to kick off your Monday morning: 77% of consumers say they have tried new brands since the beginning of 2020 In this episode, we sat down with Mark Smith, President of Kitewheel, a leading solution provider for customer journey orchestration and analytics, to discuss what's driving consumers’ willingness to try new brands. Kitewheel recently released a report titled “How to Survive The Lates...
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In this episode, RETHINK Retail advisor Ricardo Belmar sits down with guests Gautham Vadakkepatt and Jeff Roster to discuss the role of academics in retail and how they are helping to create "new knowledge" for the next generation of retail innovators. Gautham Vadakkepatt is the Assistant Professor in Marketing and the Director of the Center for Retail Transformation at the School of Business at George Mason University. ...
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Nearly four months into 2021 and retailers in the United States are on track to open more stores than they close this year. In this episode, guests David Wilkinson and Britt Mills join host Julia Raymond Hare as they examine the state of physical retail and opportunities for emerging DTC brands. David Wilkinson is the President and GM of NCR Retail Solutions, a leader in enterprise retail technology and the number one global P...
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March 22, 2021 21 min
Now a year into the COVID-19 crisis, the world has watched as the grocery industry continues to prove its resilience, most notably through the rollout and adoption of same-day pickup and delivery services. In this special episode of the Retail Rundown Podcast, we'll take a deeper look at the state of the grocery industry as we hear insights from Tony D'Onofrio, Marc Babin, Carl Boutet, Oliver Banks, and Ashley Dudarenok. ...
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On today's episode, we are joined by The Economist's Schumpeter columnist Henry Tricks to explore The Economist's special report “The Retail Renaissance: The Future of Shopping.” You'll hear insights on the new relationship between mass production and mass consumption; the use of data to bring producers and consumers directly together; customer choice and the ability to decide where and how to shop; and finally, th...
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In this episode, we caught up with Reality Interactive's Creative Director Jeremy Brazeal to learn how in-store touch technology thrived during a global pandemic. We also spoke about the ways consumers are changing, what retailers can do now to prepare them for the next 3-5 years, and what he thinks the ideal post-pandemic retailer will look like.  Episode 132 of the RETHINK Retail Podcast was recorded on March 02, 2021.  Ho...
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Is Target aiming to reinvent the mall? Target announced it would be launching Apple mini shops in 17 of its stores in 2021 with more to come in the near future. Target's sales also grew by more than $15 billion in 2020, which was greater than the company's total sales growth over the last 11 years. So, what can small and mid-size retailers glean from Target's success? Guests Justin Abrams and Raymond Riley explore thi...
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In this episode, Forrester Research's Sucharita Kodali sits down with Mina Fader, Managing Director of the Baker Retailing Center at the University of Pennsylvania. They discuss recent allegations that Amazon favored big sellers on its India platform, as well as Standard Cognition’s recent round of funding and, finally, Facebook’s current news debacle in Australia. - - - - - - Hosted by Sucharita Kodali Written and produced...
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Are you ready for the Roaring Twenties? On today's episode, we discuss Best Buy's digital transformation, retail's new physical estate and the post-pandemic retail landscape. Featuring guests Peter Cohan and Andrew Smith. Peter Cohan is the president of Peter S. Cohan and Associates, a management consulting and venture capital firm. He is also a Forbes contributor and columnist at Inc. Magazine. You can find his new ...
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Did you know 73% of Gen Z consumers have increased the time they spend shopping online? In this episode, we explore this digitally native generation as we take a deeper look at their purchases, preferences, and the retail campaigns making waves on TikTok. Joining us today are Dara Busch, president of 5WPR’s consumer practice, and Trinity Wiles, co-founder and director of product development at Where & Share.
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Today’s episode is hosted by the incredible Carol Spieckerman. Carol expert on global retail trajectories and transmedia brand platforms. Carol is also an author and contributor to leading media outlets, such as NPR, Reuters, and Forbes, as well as our very own RETHINK Retail advisor and the host of the Spieckerman Speaks Retail Podcast. In this episode, Carol sat down with Simbe Robotics CEO Brad Bogolea, to discuss what’s ahe...
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Feb 01, 2021: Join us as we explore actionable insights retailers can gain from their consumer and sales data. Featuring Eric Nykamp and Jay Klauminzer. Eric is the Chief Executive Officer of Raange, a mobile marketing space helping brick and mortar turn visitors into digital customers. Jay is the Chief Executive Officer of Raise. It's a website and an app where shoppers can purchase discounted gift cards from over 4,000 b...
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January 27, 2021 17 min
Did you know Americans spend roughly 37 billion hours each year just waiting in lines? We didn't either until we caught up with AiFi's Chief Technology Officer, João Diogo Falcão, in this intriguing episode on autonomous stores. Join us as João reveals AiFi's advances in checkout free technology, how autonomous stores will transform the retail landscape and why, in the not-so-distant future, shopping brick-and-morta...
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Join us as we dive into key takeaways from NRF Chapter One as we chat with retail technology experts about this year’s Big Show.  In this episode, you'll hear from thought leaders from Nedap Retail, a global leader in RFID solutions; Oracle, an integrated cloud applications and platform services provider; Quorso, a software company providing retailers with applications to become more agile; and Reality Interactive, an agency s...
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The world is changing all around us — and retail is too. In this episode of the Retail Rundown, we talk to e-commerce expert and President of Profitero Sarah Hofstetter on the big opportunities for digital retail. - - - - - - Hosted by Julia Raymond Written and produced by Gabriella Bock Edited by Trenton Waller
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Welcome to the Retail Rundown, your go-to weekly podcast where RETHINK Retail teams up with industry experts to discuss the news and trends defining the world of retail. Jan 11, 2021: With a return to stores on the horizon, guests Ricardo Belmar and Trevor Sumner discuss how retailers can reinvent their store experience beyond curbside pickup. - - - - - - Hosted by Julia Raymond Written and produced by Gabriella Bock Edited by ...
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