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Retail Leader Trend Talk Podcast

Trend Talk

Trend Talk is a new podcast from Retail Leader, bringing you a fresh mix of perspectives and in-depth discussion of the latest trends that are driving innovation across all retail sectors.

Every week, we speak with retail experts and thought leaders who share their firsthand experiences and insights on the trends shaping retail today.

We’re staying on top of the trends so you don’t have to. Tune in for our weekly episodes so you don’t miss a thing.

 

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Latest Episodes:

Episode 11

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.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 10

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.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 9

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. 

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 8

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.

Listen to the episode here. 

Episode 7

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. 

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 6

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.

Listen to the episode here. 

Episode 5

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.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 4

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. 

Listen to the episode here. 

Episode 3

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.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 2

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.

Listen to the episode here.

Episode 1

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.

Listen to the episode here.