The Backroom with Retail Dive

The Backroom with Retail Dive

Podcast by Retail Dive

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July 28, 2022 27 min
Retailers know they have an important role in addressing climate change. But navigating sustainability is riddled with challenges.
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Led by former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson, the “commerce-at-home” company has suffered from constrained supply and high costs. Note: This conversation was recorded prior to Enjoy Technology's June 30 bankruptcy filing.
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Rising food and gas prices are causing consumers to pull back on discretionary spending. That hurt retailers in the first quarter.
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April 28, 2022 22 min
The e-commerce giant is grappling with many challenges, including union efforts and its Prime delivery promises.
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The consultant has spent decades working in and for the retail industry. We sat down with him this past February to get his take on where the industry is headed.
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February 24, 2022 21 min
Activist investors have pressured the retailer to divest assets and potentially even sell itself. Retail Dive reporters discuss the implications of such moves.
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The last two decades of retail disruption was supposed to mean the death of wholesale. But recent research shows that brands should think twice about that.
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While the pandemic isn't over, 2021 seemed to show that physical locations remain important to retail. But each store must have something to offer, Doug Stephens tells Retail Dive's Daphne Howland.
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November 25, 2021 23 min
Vaccines have changed the shopping landscape this year, as have supply chain bottlenecks. Retail Dive reporters look at how the season is playing out.
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Senior Reporters Daphne Howland and Ben Unglesbee discuss why Wall Street likes it, why others don't and how Sears' decline serves as a cautionary tale.
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Senior Reporters Ben Unglesbee and Daphne Howland talk about turmoil at the apparel e-retailer, DTC companies and online sales in general.
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August 26, 2021 17 min
On this episode, Retail Dive's Daphne Howland and Ben Unglesbee discuss the implications of the new variant on the industry.
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July 29, 2021 34 min
Retail Dive’s senior editor discusses the past and alternate histories of the brand that once topped even Nike.
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In the '80s, Reebok was the top sports brand for a time. Now it's dwarfed by Nike and Adidas. We take a look at the history of the brand, through the lens of the people who were there.
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In 2020, digital operations probably saved a lot of retailers when consumers were unable or unwilling to visit stores. But how sustainable is online retail in the long run?
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If you think Blockbuster is merely a story about technology, take a second look. Former franchisee Alan Payne discusses its long-deteriorating operations.
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A talk with author and antitrust expert Sally Hubbard about what shifts in competition policy and enforcement could mean for the retail industry writ large.
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At the federal level, the minimum wage has remained unchanged since 2009 at $7.25 an hour. The team discusses what an increase could mean for the industry.
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February 25, 2021 28 min
The Retail Dive team talks about how retailers have paved their own way, as Jeff Bezos prepares to hand over the CEO reins at the e-commerce giant.
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A look at what went wrong for the last video chain as well as the fates of other retailers of cultural products.
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