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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June 29, 2022 38 min
In this episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast, Gabriella Bock sits down with Diane Primo, CEO of Purpose Brand Agency, an award-winning, Chicago-based public relations, branding and digital marketing firm. Diane is also the author of several books including the recently published, “ADAPT: Scaling Purpose in a Divisive World,” which provides a framework for mastering corporate purpose and offers readers guidance on how to achieve...
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In this episode, Gabriella Bock sits down with Tal Rotman and Kunal Puri to discuss the increasingly complex customer journey and why retailers today should shift their focus on creating human-centric experiences both in-store and online. About the guests: Tal Rotman is the Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at Namogoo. Kunal Puri is the Vice President and Head of Customer Success at Infosys Equinox. Namogoo offers eCom...
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This episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast with recorded live at Shoptalk Europe on June 8th, 2022. Host Gabriella Bock sits down with Megan Maley, general manager for the UK, Benelux and Ireland at Zalando, one of Europe's leading fashion platform offering a broad assortment from over 5800 international brands across 25 countries During their conversation, Megan shared her journey to Zalando after 16 years at Nike and reveal...
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This episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast with recorded live at Shoptalk Europe on June 8th, 2022. This episode features RETHINK Retail Top Retail Influencer Haixia Yu as our host and Roland Palmer, general manager for the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, and Nordics at Alibaba Group. During their conversation, Haixia and Roland discuss livestreaming trends as well as how European brands can unlock the China export opportunity. Roland ...
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This episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast was recorded live at Shoptalk Europe. On June 8, 2022, Nicky De Simone, Vice President of Enterprise Marketing, Data and Creative Studios for the Estee Lauder Companies UK & Ireland, stopped by the RETHINK Retail podcast booth to chat with host Gabriella Bock ahead of her session at the show. During the conversation, Nicky and Gabriella spoke about omnichannel and the role of stores...
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This episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast was recorded live at Shoptalk Europe. On June 8, 2022, Parag M. Parekh, co-Chief Digital Officer at Ingka Group, the largest IKEA franchisee, stopped by the RETHINK Retail podcast booth to chat with host Gabriella Bock about IKEA's rapid digital transformation since the COVID-19 pandemic as well as why "being good is good business." If you enjoyed this episode, please let us...
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In this episode of the RETHINK Retail podcast, host Julia Hare sits down with The Vitamin Shoppe CEO Sharon Leite. During their conversation, Sharon shares stories from her recent appearance on Undercover Boss and reveals some pretty interesting findings from The Vitamin Shoppe's 2022 Health and Wellness Trend Report. Julia and Sharon also discuss TikTok and how businesses can best prepare for viral social media trends. If...
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Host Melissa Minkow sits down with Bridget Dolan, Global Managing Director of Shopping Partnerships at Youtube. During their conversation Bridget shares her journey to Youtube after spending 20+ at Sephora and dives deep into how she is helping bring Youtube's shopping vision to life for retailers and brands. About the guest: Bridget Dolan is the Global Managing Director of Shopping Partnerships at Youtube where she has ...
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CBRE Vice President and CRE Fast Five Host Karly Iacono is here to share good news for retail! According to Karly, we have flipped the script of brick-and-mortar doom and gloom, and are seeing double the number of announced store openings vs closings for 2022. On this episode, we discuss all things retail real estate including consumer trends, BOPIS and how migration during the pandemic has impacted the markets, as well as Karly&...
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Hello RETHINK Retail listeners! Today we are celebrating our 200th podcast episode. Joining the show is our producer Gabriella Bock, Natalie Arana, our brand marketing manager and Paul Lewis, RETHINK Retail’s co-founder and managing director.   Join us as we reminisce on why we launched the show and how it set the foundation for RETHINK Retail as an entity. We also answer your audience-submitted questions and play a few rounds of ...
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On this episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast we are joined by guest Oliver Brunschwiler. Oliver is a board member and former Lead Link of FREITAG, a global brand that creates one-off bags and accessories made from used truck tarps and fully compostable textiles. We discuss the story behind the FREITAG brand, the similarities between snowboarding and business leadership, and how the pandemic reframed the future of sustainable reta...
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The Metaverse certainly seems to be on everybody’s mind this year but, so far, everyone we’ve spoke to seems to have a different definition of what the Metaverse actually is. On this episode, we go straight to the source as Julia Hare sits down with Eva Press, vice president of the global business group at Meta. During their conversation, Eva reveals how social commerce has evolved during her time at Meta, the role technology w...
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Hello and welcome back to the RETHINK Retail Podcast. On today’s episode we are revisiting a discussion from the RETHINK Retail archives. Recorded in November 2019, Julia Hare sits down with Alexander Genov, head of customer experience research at Zappos. A pioneer in human-centric experience, Zappos differentiates itself through its top-tier customer service—a strategy that Genov says helps the brand create a lasting emotional c...
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Host Gabriella Bock is joined by Leilani Han, executive director of commerce at Wirecutter, a New York Times-owned product review publication that attracts an average of 12 million readers a month. During their conversation, Leilani discusses the evolution of affiliate marketing as well as how Wirecutter tests products, identifies strategic partnerships and earns the trust of its readers.  About Leilani Han: In her role at Wirecut...
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In this episode, host Gabriella Bock catches up with Marie Driscoll, Coresight Research's Managing Director of Luxury and Retail, to discuss Marie's experience and observations from World Retail Congress where she moderated a panel on seizing opportunities within new markets and channels. Marie and Gabriella also discuss the state of retail, Gen Z and opportunities for luxury in the metaverse. If you enjoyed this episode,...
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On this episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast, Marni Schapiro, the Head of Global Advertising & Affiliate Partnerships at Afterpay, shares some interesting financial insights on Gen Z consumers and reveals why it's critical for retailers to seek new platforms to market and advertise themselves on. Prior to joining Afterpay, Marni built her career with editorial companies like Marie Claire and Cosmo and tech giants like Go...
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In this episode, host Carl Boutet sits down with guests Megan Lunde and Rasmus Hyltegard to discuss digital transformation and bust a few myths about customer data and marketing. They’ll also weigh in on a few recent digital transformation stories that have been making headlines in the news. Megan Lunde is a Solutions Consultant at Amperity, an Enterprise CDP trusted by the world’s most loved brands to accelerate their shift to fi...
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In this episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast, host Trevor Sumner sits down with Shrenik Sadalgi, director of research and development at Wayfair Next. During their conversation they discuss Shrenik’s professional journey to Wayfair and dive deep into fascinating topics like immersive technology, the Metaverse and the future of 3D search. Shrenik Sadalgi is an ideator, a futurist, a thinker-doer and a technologist. As head of Wa...
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In this episode, host Haixia Yu sits down with Better Choice Company’s EVP of Strategy Rob Sauermann, to discuss the company’s expansion into international markets and how the company considers factors like cultural nuances when entering a new market. Rob Sauermann is the Executive Vice President of Strategy at Better Choice Company, a rapidly growing pet health and wellness company that owns premium brands like Halo and Trudog. I...
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In this episode, host Julia Hare sits down with Parachute Home Founder and CEO Ariel Kaye. A rising star among the house and home category, Parachute Home makes premium quality home essentials rooted in minimalist décor, a neutral color palette, and natural materials. The brand, which is in a period of rapid growth, saw almost $150M in revenue in 2021, and is thriving through the power of social media and collaborations with soug...
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