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  1. Shopper & Customer
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by James H. Dickerson, PhD, former Chief Scientific Officer at Consumer Reports. Follow James on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-h-dickerson-phd/ James answers these questions: Would you walk our audience through some of the pivotal professional experiences in your career that have led you to AMTIL? Can you share your […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
In episode 441 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Yikun Shao, head of supply chain, North America at Alibaba.com, a leading platform for global B2B e-commerce. Listen in as Shao discusses his professional background and current role at Alibaba.com (0:55), leveraging the organization’s supply chain capabilities to empower small businesses (3:45), the adoption […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
This week we’re reprising our November 2022 interview with Hal Lawton, President & CEO of Tractor Supply Co, a truly remarkable retailer that has delivered some of the strongest results of any brand during the past five years.   We explore Hal’s diverse journey from McKinsey, to Home Depot, to eBay, to Macy’s and on to Tennesee-based […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Stitch Fix has access to rich data and insights to understand consumers’ wants, needs and behaviors. Additionally, it harnesses the unique knowledge and expertise of its styling and merchandising teams to ensure it is striking the right balance between personalized service and surprise and delight.  During this episode of Retail Remix, Loretta Choy, Chief Merchandising […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Few technologies have excited as much hype (or promised as must change) as artificial intelligence (AI). However, many brands are still determining exactly what the role of AI in ecommerce is — or should be. There are several potential answers to that question, and many brands and retailers have already found uses for certain types […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Following its first livestream event last fall, discount shopping platform Shein is planning a second shoppable livestream event Sunday, Feb. 25 to showcase its spring and summer fashions. The three-hour “Shein Live: Front Row” event will begin at 12 p.m. PT on the company’s official channels on Facebook, X, YouTube and Instagram. Fans who want […]
  1. Data & Insights
The CPG Guys welcome Daniella Harkins from LiveRamp to discuss the clean room revolution in identity – for both company-company and internal data connectivity.  We specifically focus on LiveRamp’s recent acquisition of clean room specialist Habu and what that means for the future of identity-driven marketing.  LiveRamp enables companies and their partners to better connect, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Our guest this week is Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, VMLY&R who joins us to talk about the ever changing landscape of retail and consumer branding, customer engagement, and loyalty. In particular with dip into what defines high performance retail and the emerging world of “creative commerce.”  We also get a sneak preview of her […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In episode 440 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Ariela Nerubay, chief marketing officer and digital transformation evangelist at Curacao, a department store chain and retail lender that services underserved U.S. communities on the West Coast. Listen in as Nerubay provides an overview of the company (0:50), discusses the services and products provided […]
  1. Data & Insights
Up to 81% of consumers say they prefer to shop with brands and retailers that have both online and offline channels, according to CI&T’s latest Connected Retail Report.  This data point may not be surprising most, but it’s the underpinning of a lot of new trends around how consumers browse, compare and purchase products across […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys are joined by Craig Dubitsky, a serial entrepreneur who created Eis Lip Blam, Hello oral care products and now happy Coffee (along with actor Robert Downey Jr.) Follow Craig on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-dubitskyFollow happy on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/we-are-happy-products/Follow happy online at: https://www.happyproducts.com/ We ask Craig these questions: Why don’t we start with […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Today, Mark Greaney – author of The Gray Man series of novels – returns to MNB for a conversation about his newest book, “The Chaos Agent.” I’m a big fan of Greaney’s work, and I found “The Chaos Agent” to be one of his best, a page turner that focuses on nefarious uses for AI […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Claire’s evolution from retailer to lifestyle brand continues with the appointment of IMG as its global licensing partner to create a range of Claire’s-branded products. Under the multi-year agreement, IMG will bring to market complementary products that support Claire’s brand purpose of inspiring self-expression and individuality, in categories including apparel, fashion accessories and room décor […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Joining us for a deep dive on creating remarkable brand stories and driving powerful customer engagement are two industry veterans who will also be gracing the stage at next month’s Shoptalk event in Las Vegas. Christiane Pendarvis, co-CEO of Pattern Beauty, Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair care brand, and Andrea Moore, Chief Digital Officer of NEST […]
  1. Retailer Media
“This whole concept of ‘do your job and stay in your lane’ doesn’t exist anymore … all of these walls that existed are being broken down.” – Samir Bhavnani, VP of Sales, CommerceIQ The ecommerce boom of the pandemic has wound down, and growth is no longer guaranteed. In this slower environment, brands need to […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
In episode 439 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Alissa Ahlman, chief merchandising officer, home segment at Franchise Group, Inc., a world-class franchising platform for a diverse collection of market-leading and emerging brands, including American Freight, a retail furniture chain. Listen in as Ahlman provides an overview of both companies (0:45), how the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Ron Thurston turned his passion for retail into the book Retail Pride and podcast series Retail in America. Now, he’s turning his learnings speaking with retail leaders, associates and emerging talent alike into a new company: OSSY.  During this episode of Retail Remix, he reflects on how his career pivot over the past three years […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The CPG Guys welcome Cyndi Loza, Managing Editor – Member Content at Path to Purchase Institute, which offers consumer product marketing executives and brandmanagers a holistic, 360-degree view of the shopper journey. Follow Cyndi on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyndiloza/Follow Path to Purchase Institute on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-path-to-purchase-institute/Follow Stride consumer partners online at:  https://p2pi.com/ Here’s what we […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, VA. — NACDS has announced the Business Program speakers for the 2024 NACDS Annual Meeting, which will be hosted April 27-30 in Palm Beach, FL. Author, journalist and professor Walter Isaacson will speak during the Sunday Business Program on April 28. Author and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks is set to speak at the […]
  1. Data & Insights
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 317 is deep dive into Amazons Q4 2023 results. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Episode Summary: In this episode, Jason Goldberg and Scot Wingo dive deep into Amazon’s fourth-quarter results […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Scott shares his thoughts on Byron Allen’s $14.3 billion offer to buy Paramount, and identifies who would be a better acquirer. He also breaks down the latest earnings from luxury powerhouse LVMH, explains why its stock has underperformed, and discusses the problems with family businesses. Finally, he takes a look at the outcome of the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Our guest this week is Jane Ewing, SVP, Sustainability at Walmart* recorded live at last month’s NRF “Big Show.” In a wide-ranging interview we discuss how Walmart is putting people and planet at the heart of all of its decisions. We explore Walmart’s sustainability journey and go into details on their key initiatives, the challenges […]
  1. Corporate Finance
In episode 438 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jarett Levan, president and CEO of BBX Capital, a diversified holding company and parent of IT’SUGAR, the largest specialty candy retailer in the U.S. Listen in as Levan provides an overview of IT’SUGAR (1:00), discusses its brick-and-mortar locations (2:30), and how it’s balancing its e-commerce […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
I put on Apple’s Vision Pro headset for the first time this weekend. The technology was even better than I expected. The device’s mixed reality passthrough was near-perfect, blending the physical and digital worlds seamlessly. And it wasn’t too heavy either. If I hadn’t found the $3,500 price tag impossible to justify, I might’ve just […]
  1. Data & Insights
“As [retailers] are seeing more business shift to ecommerce, that’s a more expensive channel for them, so they are really becoming dependent on the retail media revenue. So I think that the manufacturer or the advertiser holds the cards a little bit more than maybe they did in the past.” — Andrea Leigh, Founder and […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Although generative AI has the power to shake up all retail functions, early use cases and success stories suggest that marketing, content and ecommerce teams have the most to gain. These teams are feeling more pressure to create relevant, impactful and on-brand content. Gen AI will allow them to accomplish all of this — and […]
  1. Retail Operations
The CPG Guys were joined for this episode by Karan Girotra, the Charles H. Dyson Family Professor of Management at Cornell University’s SC Johnson School of Business, Dan Hooker, Senior Lecturer & Executive Education Program Director at the Cornell Johnson School plus Clare Galvão, Vice President of Customer & Channel Strategy at Kellanova. This episode […]
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Testing for Ships in Product Packaging compatibility often involves “a series of drops and vibrations,” a packaging innovation team leader said. Sellers can expect fee discounts for program participation. Amazon is pulling back the curtain on how it’s teeing up more packages to arrive on doorsteps without Amazon logos. Last week, the Ships in Product Packaging program expanded by […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]

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