In this episode, we discuss what it means to be an agile store. We also examine some of the biggest pressures facing retailers when it comes to operational agility and why is it so difficult for some retailers to make quick shifts
In this episode, we examine the unpredictability of the supply chain and the actions businesses must take to become more efficient and agile
In this episode, we discuss the evolution of retail over the last year and how the move to digital has led to the democratization of commerce
In this episode, we discuss our outlook for summer + news on stores dropping mask mandates, sports venues opening back up and how AiFi is bringing autonomous stores to the Indy 500
In this episode, we discuss our key takeaways from the Shoptalk Meetup for Women and share results from a survey we conducted with women in business
In this episode, we spoke with Faisal Masud and Jeff Roster about Amazon’s revenue growth during the pandemic as well as the rise of headless commerce and how it can help retailers level the playing field with Amazon
We spoke with Christopher Breen about the value proposition of a DTC brand in retail, why merchandising is so important and how it helps brands like Public Goods own their narrative. You’ll also hear about Public Goods’ new wholesale store and what it’s trying to accomplish by working directly with retail and hospitality buyers
In this episode, we spoke with Brandon Brown about building and managing influencer relationships on social platforms including TikTok. You’ll hear what Brandon thinks of Nerf’s new “CTO” role and his key tips for running viral influencer campaigns
We discuss how a well-designed, innovative customer experience can be transformative for retailers and the ways in which aligning the customer’s personal brand with the retailer’s brand can engage shoppers and build lasting relationships with the next generation of consumers
In this episode, we sat down with Mark Smith, President of Kitewheel, to discuss the company’s recently released report titled “How to Survive The Latest Retail Apocalypse”
Guests Gautham Vadakkepatt and Jeff Roster join host Ricardo Belmar to discuss the role of academics in retail and how they are helping to create “new knowledge” for the next generation of retail innovators
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
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
We’re joined by The Economist’s Schumpeter columnist Henry Tricks to explore The Economist’s special report “The Retail Renaissance: The Future of Shopping”
Is Target aiming to reinvent the mall? In this episode, Guests Justin Abrams and Raymond Riley discuss Target’s 2020 gains and what small and mid-size retailers glean from their success
In this episode, we discuss Best Buy’s digital transformation, retail’s new physical estate and the post-pandemic retail landscape
In this episode, we explore Gen Z as we take a deeper look at their purchases, preferences, and the retail campaigns making waves on TikTok
Carol Spieckerman sits down with Simbe Robotics CEO Brad Bogolea, to discuss what’s ahead for retail robotics
Join us as we explore actionable insights retailers can gain from their consumer and sales data
RETHINK Retail’s NRF: Chapter One Special: Featuring insights from Nedap Retail, Oracle, Quorso, and Reality Interactive
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.
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.
RETHINK Retail’s 2021 Predictions Special: Featuring insights from John Boline, Dan Goldman, Courtney Hawkins, Wolfgang Hoffmann, and thought leaders from AiFi, Level 10, and Zebra Technologies
RETHINK Retail’s Year in Review Special. Join us as we rundown the year with clips from episodes past. Featuring commentary from Ricardo Belmar, Carol Spieckerman, AJ Mak and Chris Ressa.
Dec 07, 2020: BFCM results, Neiman Marcus launches virtual gift finders/curbside Santa, Sephora and Kohl’s partner up
November 23, 2020: Gen-Z upgrades for Nike, Bebe enters the furniture vertical, Group Nine Media launches Swipe.Shop.
November 16, 2020: Ulta and Target team up, keeping tabs on holiday inventories, China’s Singles Day breaks new records.
November 09, 2020: Primark remains firm on brick-and-mortar, Walmart ditches the robots, Amazon enters the Nordic market
November 02, 2020: Gap to exit traditional malls, Bed Bath & Beyond scales back coupons, Postmates explores retail delivery
October 26, 2020: Retailers prepare for ‘shipaggedon,’ Buy now, pay later services on the rise, holiday mall predictions.
October 19, 2020: Dollar General unveils its Popshelf concept, Walmart rolls out new tech-desk service, and Aldi tests bigger box format
October 12, 2020: H&M trims global fleet, Levi’s launches second-hand e-commerce shop, grocers prepare for second round of product shortages
October 5, 2020: Amazon introduces palm scanners, MAC Cosmetics unveils new store concept, Target and Amazon go head-to-head on holiday sales
The Body Shop turns dirty trash into product packaging, European retail sales on the rise, Nike’s digitization efforts pay off
Amazon launches luxury shopping, fashion houses find a new home on TikTok, Twitch, micro-fulfillment centers pop up around the globe.
2020 holiday shopping predictions, several off-price retailers continue physical expansion, Michaels unveils ‘test and learn’ concept.
IBM breaks down its 2020 US Retail Index findings, Best Buy pushes ahead with its store hub model, Nike to close major wholesale accounts
Payless re-enters the playing field, e-commerce sales growth, Tapestry to re-evaluate need for brick-and-mortar
Walmart partners with Instacart, what to do with mall anchors, the global state of luxury
Tractor Supply Company wins big, Buzzfeed launches its Shopping platform, CVS rolls out Paypal/Venmo payments
The new Back to School season, Rite Aid and facial recognition, SPARC group eyes several struggling brands
State of the global retail market, Google launches Shoploop, Walmart announces plans to close on Thanksgiving.
Home improvement sector sees sales boost, Amazon unveils its Dash Shopping Cart, American Eagle launches ‘Unsubscribed’ brand
Walmart’s unexpected initiatives, digital shoppers flock to new retailers, Pier 1’s interested buyer
Consumers hesitate on non-essentials, Fit:Match brings virtual fitting rooms to U.S. malls, Walgreens tests small-format
The state of luxury, the staying power of secondhand retail, Amazon’s Dash Wand is officially dead
Starbucks to focus on ‘to-go’ model, Walmart and Shopify announce e-com partnership, Carrefour and Google launch voice shopping in France
Coresight Research’s prediction for U.S. malls, retailers double down on e-commerce, Big Lots partners with Instacart
Retailers respond to nationwide protests, thredUP’s partnership with Walmart, and the future of digital innovation
We hear from top industry thought leaders about the power of innovation during tough times.
JCPenney in talks with Amazon, the fate of small business, and the future in-store experience.
Traditional malls reopen, live streaming and the shift to digital, PepsiCo’s move into DTC
Major retailers file for bankruptcy, Walmart’s Express Delivery service, changes in consumer behavior
Curbside pickup surges 208%, online fashion sales rebound, Google makes Shopping listings free for merchants
Off-price retailers stay offline, COVID-19 and the adoption of new tech, retail working conditions and the branding of a hero
We hear from three retail thought leaders with their fingers on the pulse of the APAC market.
Amazon struggles to keep up with demand, what’s to come for supply chains, updates from Asia
Grocery stores and delivery/pickup adoption, the fate of the traditional shopping mall, retail speculations/predictions
Coronavirus and its impact on the global retail market. We hear from Tony D’Onofrio, Paula Rosenblum, Ian Shepherd, Carol Spieckerman and Joseph Yakuel.
Coronavirus and its impact on the U.S. market, Burlington eliminates its eCommerce platform, Amazon to license its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology.
Panera Bread’s monthly coffee subscription, Amazon Go Grocery, Target to test c-store sized format.
Brandless shutters, Coronavirus has retailers on edge, 7-Eleven tests unmanned store concept
Ricardo Belmar, Jennifer Williams, Gene Lunger, Gustavo Romero and Jason McNary share their key takeaways from the 2020 Future Stores Miami retail conference.
Macy’s to shutter 120 U.S. stores, Sephora to open 100 new off-mall locations, Forever 21 seeks fresh start with retail group
The fall of Lucky’s Market, Coke keeps its plastic bottle, will Walmart’s $1 wage increase boost employee morale?
Bose to shutter all stores in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia; Payless is planning a return to the U.S. market; how much do millennial, Gen-Z consumers actually care about privacy?
We hear from Tony D’Onofrio, Ricardo Belmar, Paul Lewis and Doug Stephens about their key takeaways from this year’s Big Show.
Amazon widens it’s global reach, Pier 1 Imports store closings, 2020 brand predictions
New Year’s Special: We hear from top thought leaders about the future of commerce and the impact technology, data and automation will have on connected shopping experiences
Rent the Runway arrives in select W Hotels, Old Navy leans on Postmates for same-day delivery, Kroger and Walgreens explore a purchasing alliance
Black Friday Cyber Monday breakdown, retail winners and losers, will BOPIS be the next mass retail adoption?
Teen’s luxury wishlists, Warby Parker’s move into contacts, Tupperware and holiday pop ups.
Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales, Amazon’s upcoming grocery store, Nike cuts ties with Amazon.
Starbucks’ Mobile Pick Up stores, JCPenney’s experience-focused strategy, and what’s in store for the future of Black Friday.
Nordstrom’s New York flagship, LVMH’s Tiffany proposal, Amazon drops grocery delivery fees for Prime members
Five Below’s got games, Barneys’ uncertain fate, prescription drone delivery
Kohl’s new store concepts, Ross’ brick-and-mortar growth, Aldi’s grocery disruption
Subscription services’ unclear future, Walmart sells Modcloth, retail jobs on the decline
Amazon Go arrives in airports, Forever 21 store closings, Marshalls’ move into e-commerce
Apple’s new and improved flagship, sustainability trends, and holiday season shopping projections
Walmart’s Delivery Unlimited, Gap-Old Navy breakup, and Gen-Z shopping habits.
Target’s new loyalty program, JCPenney’s category moves, Nordstrom Local comes to NYC.
Best Buy to offer next-day shipping, the rise of retail-care, Walmart moves on gun reform.
Disney micro-shops coming to Target, Barneys store closings, retailers’ struggles with consumer app usage
Wayfair’s first full-service flagship, Walgreens-Kroger partnership expansion, big boxer updates, Amazon Antitrust Probe
Macy’s Pairs Up with thredUP, USTR’s Tariff Delay, Good News for Brick-and-Mortar
US-China Trade War, CVS’s CarePass, Amazon-Fed-Ex Split, new Lululemon Restaurant