Retail Rundown

Retail Rundown: Groceryshop 2021

In this episode, we dive in to top grocery news and share our recently published 2021 Grocery Report.

Retail Rundown: China and the Shifting Global Supply Chain | Rosemary Coates

In this episode, we chat with author and supply chain expert Rosemary Coates about China’s role in the global supply chain shift.

Retail Rundown: Airport Retail and the Changing Traveler | Marie Driscoll and Chad Hooker

Host Marie Driscoll sits down with Fluent Commerce’s Chad Hooker to discuss the future of airport retail, the changing traveler, and how OMS is changing the way people shop for products on the ground and in the sky.

Retail Rundown: All About Crypto | Chris Ressa, Matt Maher and Ben Weiss

In this episode, host Chris Ressa leads a discussion on cryptocurrency with guests Matthew Maher and Ben Weiss

Second Chances, DTC, and Redefining Social Commerce | Brandless CEO Cydni Tetro

In this episode, host Cate Trotter sits down with Brandless CEO Cydni Tetro. Brandless is one of the world’s fastest-growing omnichannel commerce platforms offering, like its name suggests, brandless DTC consumer goods.

Retail Rundown: COVID Update — Mask and Vaccine Mandates In Retail

In this episode, host Marie Driscoll and guests Paula Rosenblum and Bob Phibbs discuss mask and vaccine mandates in retail.

Retail Rundown: Back-to-School Special – With Mina Fader, Mary Rodgers and Ron Thurston

In this episode, host Mina Fader discusses this year’s back-to-school shopping season with guests Mary Rodgers and Ron Thurston

Retail Rundown: The Making of a Successful Brand Stunt – With Margo Kahnrose

In this episode, Margo Kahnrose joins us to discuss Panera’s swim suits along with the brand stunts that have seen real results—and the ones that have fallen flat.

Retail Rundown: The Value of Engaged Associates | Cathy Hotka, Jack Bennett & Connie Cartmill

In this episode, guest host Cathy Hotka discusses the changing role of the in-store associate with guests Connie Cartmill and Jack Bennett

Retail Rundown: The Formula For a Successful Retail Turnaround – With Marc Babin and Ricardo Belmar

In this episode, guests Marc Babin and Ricardo Belmar discuss Bed, Bath & Beyond’s recent turnaround efforts and break down the key characteristics of successful physical retailing in the post-COVID future

Retail Rundown: The New Retail Culture of Innovation – With Tom Litchford and Jeff Roster

In this episode, host Jeff Roster is joined by Tom Litchford, Global Head of Retail at AWS. Together they explore the current state of retail and the critical role of cloud technology, understanding the post-pandemic shopper, and the new retail culture of innovation

Retail Rundown: The Future of Store Management – With Cathy Hotka and Julian Mills

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

Retail Rundown: The Road to Supply Chain Agility – With Paula Rosenblum, Gary Newbury, Liza Amlani

In this episode, we examine the unpredictability of the supply chain and the actions businesses must take to become more efficient and agile

Retail Rundown: SMBs and the Democratization of Commerce – With Sara Hicks and Christine Russo

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

Retail Rundown: Outlook for Summer 2021 – with João Diogo Falcão and Jeff Roster

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

Retail Rundown: Shoptalk and the Future of Female Leadership – with the Women of RETHINK Retail

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

Retail Rundown: Amazon, Walmart and the Case for Headless Commerce – with Faisal Masud and Jeff Roster

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

Retail Rundown: The Value of Simplicity – with Chris Breen, Head of Partnerships at Public Goods

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

Retail Rundown: TikTok, Gen Z and the Future of Influencer Marketing – with GRIN’s Brandon Brown

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

Retail Rundown: Gen Z and the Retail Middle Class – with Brandon Rael and Andy Austin

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

Retail Rundown: Surviving the Latest Retail Apocalypse – with Kitewheel’s Mark Smith

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”

Retail Rundown: Academics and the Next Generation of Retail – with Ricardo Belmar, Gautham Vadakkepatt & Jeff Roster

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

Retail Rundown: Signs of Life for Physical Retail – with David Wilkinson and Britt Mills

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

Retail Rundown: Big Grocery Special

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

Retail Rundown: Special Report – The Retail Renaissance with The Economist’s Henry Tricks

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”

Retail Rundown: Target and the ‘Detail of Retail’ – with Justin Abrams and Raymond Riley

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

Retail Rundown: Preparing for the ‘Retail Renaissance’ – with Peter Cohan & Andrew Smith

In this episode, we discuss Best Buy’s digital transformation, retail’s new physical estate and the post-pandemic retail landscape

Retail Rundown: The Power of Gen Z Social With Trinity Wiles & Dara Busch

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

Retail Rundown: Carol Spieckerman Talks Retail Robotics With Brad Bogolea

Carol Spieckerman sits down with Simbe Robotics CEO Brad Bogolea, to discuss what’s ahead for retail robotics

Retail Rundown: Actionable Insights for the Agile Retailer

Join us as we explore actionable insights retailers can gain from their consumer and sales data

Retail Rundown – NRF Chapter One: Best in Tech

RETHINK Retail’s NRF: Chapter One Special: Featuring insights from Nedap Retail, Oracle, Quorso, and Reality Interactive

Retail Rundown: The Evolution of E-Commerce with Profitero’s Sarah Hofstetter

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.

Technologies for the Post-Pandemic Store – with Ricardo Belmar and Trevor Sumner

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.

Retail Rundown – Welcome to 2021: Predictions for the Year Ahead

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

Retail Rundown – Year in Review 2020

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.

Retail Rundown – Dec 07, 2020 – with Ricardo Belmar and Tony D’Onofrio

Dec 07, 2020: BFCM results, Neiman Marcus launches virtual gift finders/curbside Santa, Sephora and Kohl’s partner up

Retail Rundown – Nov 23, 2020 – with Debjani Deb and Alex Genov

November 23, 2020: Gen-Z upgrades for Nike, Bebe enters the furniture vertical, Group Nine Media launches Swipe.Shop.

Retail Rundown – Nov 16, 2020 – with Bob Phibbs and Christine Russo

November 16, 2020: Ulta and Target team up, keeping tabs on holiday inventories, China’s Singles Day breaks new records.

Retail Rundown – Nov 9, 2020 – with Jesse Wragg and Melodie van der Baan

November 09, 2020: Primark remains firm on brick-and-mortar, Walmart ditches the robots, Amazon enters the Nordic market

Retail Rundown – Nov 2, 2020 – with Rick Watson and Mike Shapaker

November 02, 2020: Gap to exit traditional malls, Bed Bath & Beyond scales back coupons, Postmates explores retail delivery

Retail Rundown – Oct 26, 2020 – with Carol Spieckerman and Ricardo Belmar

October 26, 2020: Retailers prepare for ‘shipaggedon,’ Buy now, pay later services on the rise, holiday mall predictions.

Retail Rundown – Oct 19, 2020 – with Ron Thurston and Shawn Harris

October 19, 2020: Dollar General unveils its Popshelf concept, Walmart rolls out new tech-desk service, and Aldi tests bigger box format

Retail Rundown – Oct 12, 2020 – with Guy Bloch and Joey Petracca

October 12, 2020: H&M trims global fleet, Levi’s launches second-hand e-commerce shop, grocers prepare for second round of product shortages

Retail Rundown – Oct 5, 2020 – with Courtney Hawkins and Andrea Lisbona

October 5, 2020: Amazon introduces palm scanners, MAC Cosmetics unveils new store concept, Target and Amazon go head-to-head on holiday sales

Retail Rundown – Sept 28, 2020 – with Julia Raymond

The Body Shop turns dirty trash into product packaging, European retail sales on the rise, Nike’s digitization efforts pay off

Retail Rundown – Sept 21, 2020 – with Richard Kestenbaum and Aman Khurana

Amazon launches luxury shopping, fashion houses find a new home on TikTok, Twitch, micro-fulfillment centers pop up around the globe.

Retail Rundown – Sept 14, 2020 – with Laura Heller and Sucharita Kodali

2020 holiday shopping predictions, several off-price retailers continue physical expansion, Michaels unveils ‘test and learn’ concept.

Retail Rundown – Aug 31, 2020 – with Karl Haller and David Hemmat

IBM breaks down its 2020 US Retail Index findings, Best Buy pushes ahead with its store hub model, Nike to close major wholesale accounts

Retail Rundown – Aug 24, 2020 – with Ricardo Belmar and Brandon Rael

Payless re-enters the playing field, e-commerce sales growth, Tapestry to re-evaluate need for brick-and-mortar

Retail Rundown – Aug 17, 2020 – with Miya Knights and Brian Shimmerlik

Walmart partners with Instacart, what to do with mall anchors, the global state of luxury

Retail Rundown – Aug 10, 2020 – with Bob Phibbs and Tony D’Onofrio

Tractor Supply Company wins big, Buzzfeed launches its Shopping platform, CVS rolls out Paypal/Venmo payments

Retail Rundown – Aug 3, 2020 – with Paula Rosenblum and Carl Boutet

The new Back to School season, Rite Aid and facial recognition, SPARC group eyes several struggling brands

Retail Rundown – July 27, 2020 – with Bobby Marhamat and Greg Sterling

State of the global retail market, Google launches Shoploop, Walmart announces plans to close on Thanksgiving.

Retail Rundown – July 20, 2020 – with Ethan Chernofsky and Christina Cooley

Home improvement sector sees sales boost, Amazon unveils its Dash Shopping Cart, American Eagle launches ‘Unsubscribed’ brand

Retail Rundown – July 13, 2020 – with Emily Pfeiffer and Shannon Ryan

Walmart’s unexpected initiatives, digital shoppers flock to new retailers, Pier 1’s interested buyer

Retail Rundown – July 6, 2020 – with Scott Robertson and Ricardo Belmar

Consumers hesitate on non-essentials, Fit:Match brings virtual fitting rooms to U.S. malls, Walgreens tests small-format

Retail Rundown – June 29, 2020 – with Kevin Graff and Anne Beall

The state of luxury, the staying power of secondhand retail, Amazon’s Dash Wand is officially dead

Retail Rundown – June 22, 2020 – with Oscar Sachs and Vicki Reyzelman

Starbucks to focus on ‘to-go’ model, Walmart and Shopify announce e-com partnership, Carrefour and Google launch voice shopping in France

Retail Rundown – June 15, 2020 – with Thiago Garcia and Erik Saltvold

Coresight Research’s prediction for U.S. malls, retailers double down on e-commerce, Big Lots partners with Instacart

Retail Rundown – June 8, 2020 – with Sucharita Kodali and Shannon Ryan

Retailers respond to nationwide protests, thredUP’s partnership with Walmart, and the future of digital innovation

Retail Rundown – June 1, 2020 – The Big Innovation Episode

We hear from top industry thought leaders about the power of innovation during tough times.

Retail Rundown – May 25, 2020 – with David Lemley and Shilpa Rao

JCPenney in talks with Amazon, the fate of small business, and the future in-store experience.

Retail Rundown – May 18, 2020 – with David Adelman and Tony D’Onofrio

Traditional malls reopen, live streaming and the shift to digital, PepsiCo’s move into DTC

Retail Rundown – May 11, 2020 – with Stacy DeBroff and Trevor Sumner

Major retailers file for bankruptcy, Walmart’s Express Delivery service, changes in consumer behavior

Retail Rundown – May 04, 2020 – with Ilan Tito and George Minakakis

Curbside pickup surges 208%, online fashion sales rebound, Google makes Shopping listings free for merchants

Retail Rundown – April 27, 2020 – with Ricardo Belmar and Gautham Vadakkepatt

Off-price retailers stay offline, COVID-19 and the adoption of new tech, retail working conditions and the branding of a hero

Retail Rundown – April 20, 2020 – with Ashley Dudarenok, Dave McCaughan and Shaun Rein

We hear from three retail thought leaders with their fingers on the pulse of the APAC market.

Retail Rundown – April 13, 2020 – with Gary Newbury, AJ Mak and Ricardo Belmar

Amazon struggles to keep up with demand, what’s to come for supply chains, updates from Asia

Retail Rundown – April 06, 2020 – with Jason McNary and Steven Dennis

Grocery stores and delivery/pickup adoption, the fate of the traditional shopping mall, retail speculations/predictions

Retail Rundown – Mar 30, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates and the State of Retail

Coronavirus and its impact on the global retail market. We hear from Tony D’Onofrio, Paula Rosenblum, Ian Shepherd, Carol Spieckerman and Joseph Yakuel.

Retail Rundown – Mar. 16, 2020 – with Chris Ressa and Shep Hyken

Coronavirus and its impact on the U.S. market, Burlington eliminates its eCommerce platform, Amazon to license its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology.

Retail Rundown – Mar 9, 2020 – with Sandy Stein and Bob Phibbs

Panera Bread’s monthly coffee subscription, Amazon Go Grocery, Target to test c-store sized format.

Retail Rundown – Feb 24, 2020 – with Tony D’Onofrio

Brandless shutters, Coronavirus has retailers on edge, 7-Eleven tests unmanned store concept

Retail Rundown – Feb 17, 2020 – Future Stores Miami Special

Ricardo Belmar, Jennifer Williams, Gene Lunger, Gustavo Romero and Jason McNary share their key takeaways from the 2020 Future Stores Miami retail conference.

Retail Rundown – Feb 10, 2020 – with guests Brandon Rael and Carl Boutet

Macy’s to shutter 120 U.S. stores, Sephora to open 100 new off-mall locations, Forever 21 seeks fresh start with retail group

Retail Rundown – Feb 3, 2020 – with guests Laura Heller and Ricardo Belmar

The fall of Lucky’s Market, Coke keeps its plastic bottle, will Walmart’s $1 wage increase boost employee morale?

Retail Rundown – Jan 27, 2020 – with guests Carol Spieckerman and Haniff Brown

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?

Retail Rundown – Jan 20, 2020 – Retail’s Big Show Special

We hear from Tony D’Onofrio, Ricardo Belmar, Paul Lewis and Doug Stephens about their key takeaways from this year’s Big Show.

Retail Rundown – Jan 13, 2020 – with guests Mina Fader and Sucharita Kodali

Amazon widens it’s global reach, Pier 1 Imports store closings, 2020 brand predictions

Retail Rundown – Jan 6, 2020 – New Year’s Special

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

Retail Rundown – Dec 16, 2019 – with guests Paula Rosenblum and Brandon Rael

Rent the Runway arrives in select W Hotels, Old Navy leans on Postmates for same-day delivery, Kroger and Walgreens explore a purchasing alliance

Retail Rundown – Dec 9, 2019 – with guests Bob Phibbs and Mike Wittenstein

Black Friday Cyber Monday breakdown, retail winners and losers, will BOPIS be the next mass retail adoption?

Retail Rundown – Nov 25, 2019 – with guests Laura Heller and Trevor Sumner

Teen’s luxury wishlists, Warby Parker’s move into contacts, Tupperware and holiday pop ups.

Retail Rundown – Nov 18, 2019 – with Tony D’Onofrio and Carol Spieckerman

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales, Amazon’s upcoming grocery store, Nike cuts ties with Amazon.

Retail Rundown – Nov 11, 2019 – with guests Nicole Leinbach Reyhle and Ricardo Belmar

Starbucks’ Mobile Pick Up stores, JCPenney’s experience-focused strategy, and what’s in store for the future of Black Friday.

Retail Rundown – Nov 4, 2019 – with guests Charlie Cole and Shep Hyken

Nordstrom’s New York flagship, LVMH’s Tiffany proposal, Amazon drops grocery delivery fees for Prime members

Retail Rundown – October 28, 2019 – with guests Sucharita Kodali and Shannon Ryan

Five Below’s got games, Barneys’ uncertain fate, prescription drone delivery

Retail Rundown – October 21, 2019 – with guests Peter Fader and Sanford Stein

Kohl’s new store concepts, Ross’ brick-and-mortar growth, Aldi’s grocery disruption

Retail Rundown – October 14, 2019

Subscription services’ unclear future, Walmart sells Modcloth, retail jobs on the decline

Retail Rundown – October 07, 2019

Amazon Go arrives in airports, Forever 21 store closings, Marshalls’ move into e-commerce

Retail Rundown – September 30, 2019

Apple’s new and improved flagship, sustainability trends, and holiday season shopping projections

Retail Rundown – September 23, 2019

Walmart’s Delivery Unlimited, Gap-Old Navy breakup, and Gen-Z shopping habits.

Retail Rundown – September 16, 2019

Target’s new loyalty program, JCPenney’s category moves, Nordstrom Local comes to NYC.

Retail Rundown – September 9, 2019

Best Buy to offer next-day shipping, the rise of retail-care, Walmart moves on gun reform.

Retail Rundown – September 2, 2019

Disney micro-shops coming to Target, Barneys store closings, retailers’ struggles with consumer app usage

Retail Rundown – August 26, 2019

Wayfair’s first full-service flagship, Walgreens-Kroger partnership expansion, big boxer updates, Amazon Antitrust Probe

Retail Rundown – August 19, 2019 – with Lionel Binnie and Carol Spieckerman

Macy’s Pairs Up with thredUP, USTR’s Tariff Delay, Good News for Brick-and-Mortar

Retail Rundown – August 12, 2019

US-China Trade WarCVS’s CarePass, Amazon-Fed-Ex Split, new Lululemon Restaurant



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