The Backroom with Retail Dive

The Backroom with Retail Dive

Podcast by Retail Dive

Episodes

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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A follow-up discussion with retail prophet Doug Stephens, who has been mulling the disease outbreak's implications for a forthcoming book.
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The shopping holiday was defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its defining trends and repercussions will likely follow the industry into the next year.
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November 19, 2020 25 min
The department store's deal to sell itself to landlords Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management is in its final stages. But its struggles are far from over.
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As the season kickstarts earlier than ever, the industry braces for a fourth quarter plagued by uncertainty.
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September 24, 2020 30 min
Why did Walmart launch a membership service, and how can it compete with Amazon Prime? Senior Reporters Daphne Howland and Ben Unglesbee break it down.
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August 27, 2020 23 min
Mall owners are snapping up distressed retailers as years of operational pressures and a pandemic combine to take down anchors and their neighbors.
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Without federal face mask guidelines, retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy have had to introduce their own measures.
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In this episode, the team talks about how Retail Dive reports monthly sales numbers from the Commerce Department and what those figures signal about the industry's future.
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On this episode of the podcast, senior reporters Daphne Howland and Ben Unglesbee discuss how the pandemic pushed distressed retailers to file.
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April 30, 2020 27 min
On this episode of the podcast, the team spoke with special guest Jeff Wells of Grocery Dive, to discuss how the global pandemic is changing all sectors of the industry.
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February 27, 2020 16 min
Senior Reporter Ben Unglesbee and Associate Editor Caroline Jansen discuss what led to the retailer filing last week, and what its future may look like.
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January 23, 2020 33 min
On this episode of the podcast, the team breaks down everything that happened at the NRF's Big Show in New York, and what to keep an eye on in the year ahead.
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