Our favorite podcasts

  1. Channel: Mass
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Whitney Cooper, Senior Director of Omnichannel Transformation & Commercialization Follow Whitney Cooper on LinkedIn at: Follow Walmart on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart/ Follow Walmart Connect on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart-connect/Follow Walmart online at: http://walmart.comFollow Walmart Connect online at: http://walmartconnect.com This episode is sponsored by NielsenIQ […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Host Samantha Dover leads a discussion about the multifaceted definition of value. Joined by Rebecca Vella, Director of Food & Drink Insights at Mintel, and Andrea Payne, Head of Marketing at Kraft Heinz, the trio debates what creates brand value for consumers and how perceptions have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Brands and marketers should […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Forecasted to Exceed $2B in 2022 and Over $4B by 2024 NEW YORK – May 9, 2022 –The explosive revenue growth of podcast advertising reached a new high in 2021, racing well past the $1B mark to $1.4B. Podcast advertising grew 2X faster in 2021 (+72%) than the total internet ad market according to the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The retail and commerce industries are emerging from COVID-19 radically altered. These changes stem not only from the pandemic and its rippling after effects, but also from the rapid shifts in consumer dynamics, behaviors, and desires. In this altered economy, millennials and Generation Z are steadily becoming dominant demographics. And businesses need to completely rethink […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Seth Dallaire, the Chief Revenue Officer at Walmart where he oversees Walmart Connect, Walmart Luminate & Walmart +. Follow Seth Dallaire on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethdallaire/Follow Walmart on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart/ Follow Walmart Connect on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart-connect/Follow Walmart online at: http://walmart.comFollow Walmart Connect […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In episode 349 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Shawn Nelson, founder and CEO of Lovesac, the ultimate modern furniture store featuring high-quality bean bag chairs, sectionals and accessories. Nelson shares Lovesac’s origin story, how the brand’s products and business has evolved over time, and some of the factors that have fueled its […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re back from Chicago after a whirlwind few days at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo!   Our heads are still reeling from all of the incredible content and conversations that took place, so we’re going to break down everything we learned on the podcast.   Join Alicia Esposito and content specialist Erica Vallecorsa as they discuss: […]
  1. Data & Insights
Hybrid work has existed long enough, and in large enough numbers, that researchers have identified why some organizations are more successful with it than others. It comes down to three things: tools, training, and team building.  Pre-pandemic, only 8% of the 60 million U.S workers whose jobs could be done remotely worked exclusively at home, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“I believe this is where the internet is heading and it’s where commerce is heading.” — Justin King, Chief Evangelist, Salsify When you hear the terms cryptocurrency, blockchain, Web3, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), they may almost sound like words from a foreign language. But these phrases could actually reshape the future of ecommerce. “In 1997, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Nich Weinheimer, GM of Strategy and Commerce at Skai (fka Kenshoo). Skai is an AI-powered suite of technologies for brands and retailers including consumer and market insights, strategic planning, omnichannel media activation, testing and measurement. Skai’s solutions all share a uniquely comprehensive data […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Photo by Obi – @pixel6propix on Unsplash When Oscar Orozco, the director of forecasting at eMarketer, set forth to model TikTok’s growth for 2021, he thought it had to slow down. People used TikTok for 38.6 minutes each day in 2020, approximating Facebook’s all-time high of 39.8 minutes. That was a year of lockdowns. And […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
During a pandemic that drove millions indoors, and in front of screens, a funny thing happened with podcasts: audience engagement increased. And in addition to the wealth of new listeners, engagement among listeners is growing. While the rise in engagement is somewhat contrary to what might be expected amid the many consumer changes over the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In today’s episode, host Samantha Dover is joined by two retail experts to discuss the direct-to-consumer (DTC) business model by defining what it is and making sense of what all the hype is about. They address the key benefits for brands, how to scale, who the best-in-class disruptors are, and what future opportunities exist in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Many titans of the Web 1.0 and 2.0 eras have been relegated to the dustbin of history, rendered irrelevant or knocked out altogether for failing to evolve and give consumers what they want. As we sit on the precipice of the more decentralized and immersive Web 3.0, more commonly known as Web3, today’s companies need […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“We’ve already established what you are, now we’re just haggling over price.” – A less than PC old joke It’s hardly news that the retail industry is responsible for too many self-inflicted wounds. At the top of this list, perhaps, is many retailers’ long-term reliance on aggressive discounting to drive top-line sales. This has taught many […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
In episode 348 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Ali Mize, director of environmental and social governance (ESG), belonging and corporate philanthropy at Neiman Marcus Group, the portfolio of luxury brands including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. Listen in as Mize discusses the release of Neiman Marcus Group’s first-ever ESG report, […]
  1. Department & Category
NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2022) The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has revealed the winners of its 50th Annual sofi™ Awards, a celebration of culinary excellence and creativity. Available only to product-qualified members of the SFA, the sofi Awards were judged at the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University (FIC), the SFA’s partner for the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
“That’s what we set out to do, is answer this question about Amazon maturity. And how we came to that was in thinking about ‘what do our most successful clients do differently?’ What we found was that these brands who are successful on Amazon that we work with just seem to behave differently. They approach […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by: Taj Peeran, VP of Digital, Commerce & Brand Engagement at Reckitt Rahul Kumar Singh: Co-Founder  at Sigmoid This episode is sponsored by Sigmoid. Follow Sigmoid online at: https://www.sigmoid.com/Follow Sigmoid on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sigmoid-analytics/Follow Sigmoid on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/sigmoidincFollow Rahul on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rksiit/ […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Biting into the Bytes with the Tech Chef The “Tech Chef” Skip Kimpel serves up a weekly menu of solutions to help restaurants and hospitality organizations leverage technology and data to make their companies more efficient and profitable. PAR Data Central General Manager Marcus Wasdin sat down with Skip in episode 53 to lend his […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Alex Wilhelm Contributor Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor Will the corporate venture boom lead to an M&A frenzy? As Dropbox heads into earnings, it desperately needs a win The leading story in technology-land this morning is the multi-billion dollar […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Mark Zuckerberg has teased a new smart glasses project in partnership with EssilorLuxottica, a report from Reuters says. The report says Zuckerberg teased it by posting a picture of the other company’s chairman wearing a prototype of a neural interface wristband which is designed for directing other devices. Zuckerberg, in the post, said Leonardo Del […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In episode 347 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Lori Conley, general merchandise manager at BHLDN, a thoughtfully curated wedding shop brought to you by Anthropologie, part of the URBN portfolio of global consumer brands. Conley discusses how the BHLDN brand is unique in the bridal industry, her professional background in retail and bridal, and the […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
It’s easy to declare yourself a purpose-driven organization. It’s much harder, however, to identify just the right purpose, and to activate it throughout the organization so it naturally elevates your business strategy and operations.  Driven by stakeholder demands for companies to stand for more than profits, and a belief that businesses are more capable than […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Sales people know that many of the best insights come from your peers. And social media is where some of the best sellers gather to push the community forward, sharing their challenges and successes along the way. To help you sift through the sea of talent, we curated a list of 16 sales influencers to […]

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  1. Channel: Delivery
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  3. Department & Category
  4. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  5. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Corporate Finance
  8. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  9. Department: Food
  10. Data & Insights
  11. International
  12. Shopper & Customer
  13. Technology & Innovation
  14. Trends & External Forces
  15. Merchandising
  16. Operations & Supply Chain
  17. Stores & Formats
Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
  1. Shopper & Customer
  2. Agencies & Vendors
  3. International
  4. Shopper & Customer
  5. Associates & Employees
A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
  1. Department & Category
  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  3. Channel: Restaurants
  4. Department: Food
  5. Media & Marketing
  6. Data & Insights
  7. International
  8. Shopper & Customer
  9. Trends & External Forces
Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]