Season 2 Episodes:
How Showfields Leverages Experiences to Expand
Retail Leader spoke with Tal Zvi Nathanel, the co-founder of Showfields, just after the opening of its latest location in Washington, D.C. The new store, called House of Showfields, is the fifth location for the department store that was founded in New York City in 2019. We dive into experiential retail, why most retail isn’t “democratized” and how in-store technology is key to Showfields’ strategy.
Why Retailers Should Innovate Despite Economic Pressures
As the holiday shopping season comes to a close, consumers are facing mounting economic challenges. On this episode of "Trend Talk," we talk to Carman Allison, NielsenIQ's vice president of thought leadership for North America, who explains how retailers can still meet customers.
How Ulta Beauty is Rethinking In-Store Experience
This week on Retail Leader Trend Talk, we sit down with Paul Loux, the vice president of store design and experience at Ulta Beauty. We chat about the new design at Ulta Beauty, the retailer's growing omnichannel efforts, Gen Z consumers and more.
Season 1 Episodes:
How Orbit Baby Launched a Digital Showroom
In this week of Trend Talk, we catch up with Braden Jones, CEO of Orbit Baby, to learn how the e-commerce company enhanced its omnichannel strategy with livestreaming, virtual demos and a new digital showroom.
How Starday Foods' Data-Driven Approach Landed at Kroger
This week on Retail Leader Trend Talk, we catch up with Caroline McCarthy, co-founder and vice president of growth of Starday Foods, a modern food startup, to discuss the art and science of the food and beverage industry, plus how Starday cut a deal to be on Kroger shelves just weeks after launching.
Understanding Retail Trends like the Metaverse and Social Commerce
This week on Retail Leader Trend Talk, senior editor of Consumer Goods Technology Lisa Johnston, joins to dive into the top retail trends that are hot in the minds of executives.
How Pacsun is Breaking into the Metaverse with Pacworld
This week on Retail Leader Trend Talk, we chat with Pacsun co-CEO Alfred Chang to hear more about the retailer's moves in the metaverse and meeting Gen Z consumers where they play.
How Grove Collaborative is Breathing Sustainability into the CPG Industry
This week on Retail Leader Trend Talk, we chat with Danielle Jezienicki, director of sustainability for Grove Collaborative, about ongoing sustainability trends and challenges in the CPG industry.
Why Net-Zero is the Next Big Buzz Word
This week on Retail Leader Trend Talk, we tackle sustainability with Scot Case, vice president of sustainability at the National Retail Federation. Tune into the interview as Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter and Case discuss sustainability trends in retail, how retailers are crafting a new sustainability language and why net-zero is about to be huge.
Understanding the Unique World of Gen Z
Dive into the world of Gen Z in this episode of Trend Talk, with Hana Ben-Shabat, author of Gen Z 360: Preparing for the Inevitable Change in Culture, Work and Commerce.
The Evolution of the Retail Associate
Tune into another Trend Talk with Regina Aiello, vice president of sales innovations and sales partnerships at Ben Bridge Jeweler, and Oscar Sachs, CEO of Salesfloor, about the evolving role of the retail associate.
Misfits Market Expands Nationwide
We catch up with Kai Selterman, chief strategy officer at Misfits Market, to learn about the online grocery retailer's latest expansion to all the lower 48. Tune into the interview, where Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter and Selterman discuss pandemic grocery trends, supply chain challenges and more.
Apple Rose Beauty’s Journey Into Retail
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter catches up with Kristy Alexander, founder and chief big heart of Apple Rose Beauty, about the skincare brand's journey in retail.
Gorjana’s Retail Expansion is Underway
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Jason Griffin Reidel, CEO of Gorjana, to learn about the jewelry brand's ongoing retail expansion.
Breaking Down the Soul of Business with Rishad Tobaccowala
We caught up with Author, Speaker and Visionary Rishad Tobaccowala, who clued us in on the emerging trends and best practices for business leaders.
How to Sell Apples (Yes! Apples) Online
We spoke with Yes! Apples, a consumer-first apple brand that recently opened up an e-commerce shop to bring New York apples directly to consumers. Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sat down with Tenley Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing at Yes! Apples, to learn more about the rebrand and the nuances of marketing apples.
A Pea in the Pod Returns to Brick-and-Mortar
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter caught up with a maternity brand that returned to physical stores after going fully digital in 2019. A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity's Marla Ryan tells us about two new concept stores, 2022 goals and more.
How DSW is Taking on Men's Shoes
With new partnerships and added product assortment, DSW's Chief Marketing Officer Julie Roy discusses why the retailer is making its move to capture male customers in an interview with Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter.
Indochino Takes on 2022
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Drew Green, CEO and president of Indochino, about the custom suit retailer’s entry into women’s wear, reaching 100 retail locations and plans to capture a larger share of the booming wedding market in 2022.
Looking Back at the Year in Resale with Chairish
This week on Retail Leader Trend Talk, Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Gregg Brockway, CEO and co-founder of resale marketplace Chairish to look back at the year in resale. Tune in to hear the two discuss the rising interest in resale, why millennials are so engaged in furniture resale and the role of the circular economy.
The Evolution of Shoppable Media with Blue Chip
On this episode of Retail Leader Trend Talk, sponsored by Blue Chip, we discover the best brand opportunities in shoppable media. Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Erich Parker, vice president of integrated media at Blue Chip, to discuss the latest innovations, how brands can find the right platforms and what the future of shoppable media holds.
The Role of Retail in the Cannabis World
As executive vice president of retail operations at Jushi Holdings, Brendon Lynch is leading retail strategy for the multi-state cannabis operator. We caught up with Lynch in this week's Trend Talk to discuss how his extensive retail background with major brands (Anthropologie, TOMS, David Yurman and more) has prepared him for the cannabis industry. Plus, Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter and Lynch get to the bottom of the role of retail in the industry and take a stab at defining the future.
Curating Sustainability for Millennials
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Jaclyn Tracy, CEO and founder of Sistain, about how Sistain is curating sustainable brands for millennials and how consumers may be falling for greenwashing by the big retailers.
The Top 2021 Holiday Digital Shopping Trends
The 2021 holiday season is well underway, and we’re breaking down some of the top digital shopping trends with Stacy DeBroff, CEO and founder of Influence Central. Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter dives in with DeBroff to discuss overarching trends for the season, how supply chain challenges are influencing shoppers and if retailers should be worried if consumers plan to spend less.
Taking Care During the Pandemic
In this episode of Retail Leader Trend Talk, we dive into how retailers have taken care during the pandemic, from how the industry adapted to how workers were treated. Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Deb Gabor, CEO of Sol Marketing, to discuss the best - and worst - examples.
How Parachute Expanded into New Categories
In the latest episode of Retail Leader Trend Talk, Editor Amy Baxter caught up with Ariel Kaye, CEO and Founder of Parachute, about the brand's expansion into new categories and its latest foray into furniture.
Changing Up the Beauty Retail Experience
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter chats with with Amanda McAllister, creative director of ChangeUp, and Kana Panchmatia, co-founder and vice president of design of Revea, about Revea's unique retail store. As a precision skin care company, Revea launched a retail store that doesn't carry inventory.
Zero Waste Retail and the Drive Toward Sustainability
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter caught up with Ali O'Grady, CEO and founder of greeting card company Thoughtful Human, to talk about all things sustainability and zero waste retail.
The Rise of In-App Shopping and Social Commerce
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Eric Dahan, CEO and co-founder of social commerce company Open Influence to discuss the rise of the social commerce market and in-app shopping.
Back to School and Grocery Sector Data Trends
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Inna Kuznetsova, CEO of 1010data, to discuss data trends from the back-to-school shopping season and the latest changes in the grocery sector.
The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Designs
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Melissa Gonzalez, CEO of The Lionesque Group and Principal at MG2, to dig into the future of brick and mortar.
Breaking Into Big Retailers with Montee Holland
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sits down with Montee Tayion Holland, President and CEO of Tayion Collection, to discuss how his men's suit brand has made its way into major retailers like Macy's and Men's Warehouse.
Vera Bradley's New Store Concept Does Good
Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter caught up with Harry Cunningham, vice president of retail brand experience at Vera Bradley, to discuss the iconic brand's latest store concept, goodMRKT.
Rethinking the Service Station
In the inaugural episode of the Retail Leader Trend Talk podcast, Editor Amy Baxter speaks with Tom Edington, creative director and head of experience at design agency YourStudio, about an innovative service station retail design in the U.K.