Our favorite podcasts

  1. Data & Insights
We are excited to release the second of two bonus episodes recorded live at the MarketDial podcast studio during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conference. Our guest is Stuart Taylor VP, Business Insights and Analytics at Kum & Go, one of the most successful convenience stores in the industry, operating over 400 stores. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Cie Nicholson & Lori Tauber Marcus, members of The Band of Sisters, join The CPG Guys in this podcast episode to discuss their new book “You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace.” The authors are part of a collective of former PepsiCo female executives that also includes Dawn Hudson, Mitzi […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Looking ahead to 2023, host Andrew McDougall and beauty industry experts Sarah Jindal and Vivienne Rudd share a preview of the three trends Mintel predicts will impact consumer demand for beauty in the coming year, including brand and product examples and recommendations for marketing strategy and product innovation development over the next five years. The […]
  1. Retail Operations
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Surabhi Pokhriyal Chief Digitl Growth Officer of Church & Dwight, a world leader in household and personal care products. Their global brands include ARM &HAMMER®, Batiste™, OxiClean™, Trojan™, XTRA™, Nair™, First Response™, Spinbrush™, Orajel™, vitafusion™,Li’l Critters™, Water Pik®, FLAWLESS®, Zicam® and TheraBreath®. Follow […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Our guest this week is Matt Alexander, co-founder and CEO of Neighborhood Goods, recorded live at GroceryShop in Las Vegas.  In a wide-ranging and thought-provoking interview, we first learn about the inspiration and evolution of Neighborhood Goods from a big picture vision to three physical locations (Dallas, New York and Austin, with more on the way). […]
  1. Channel: Home Improvement
In episode 376 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jenna Arca, director of workforce development at The Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the United States. Arca discusses the launch of The Home Depot’s Path to Pro job-seeker marketplace for skilled tradespeople and hiring trade professionals (0:47), the origin of the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Description: This week on Prof G Markets, Scott explains why Target and Walmart had such contrasting earnings reports for the third quarter, and offers his insight on Target’s brand strategy. He then shares his thoughts on why hedge funds might be buying up shares of Pinterest, and whether hedge fund disclosures are worth paying attention […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
“There are a lot of fancy tricks out there. I tend to ignore most of them. Half of the battle to 30% of the battle is about just making sure you have a good listing, that you’re telling the right message, [sharing] the benefits of the product, and that you’re actually searchable and available to […]
  1. Retailer Media
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Kristi Argyilan, SVP & Head of Albertsons Media Collective, the retail media arm for Albertsons Companies. Follow Kristi Argyilan on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristiargyilan/Follow Albertsons Media Collective on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/albertsons-media-collective/Follow Albertsons Media Collective online at: http://albertsonsmediacollective.com Part I with Evan Hovorka – http://cpgguys.com/amc-pacvue/Part […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
One by one, the tech CEOs apologized. They had failed to anticipate people’s behavior would return to normal once Covid restrictions lifted. So their projections for growth — in streaming, ecommerce, and the like — were way off. With expenses mounting and growth stagnating, they’d need to cut costs dramatically. Mass layoffs were coming. “This did […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We are excited to release two bonus episodes recorded live at the MarketDial podcast studio  at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conference in Las Vegas. Our first special guest is Lori Stillman, Vice President, Research for NACS, who helps us understand some of the fun facts and figures about the industry, before we […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
RETHINK Retail is pleased to announce the exclusive community of Global Retail Leaders. This collective is comprised of senior executives leading vision and transformation at the world’s top retail companies and the trajectory of the retail industry as a whole. The Global Retail Leaders (GRL) is a worldwide network of the most influential executives with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Megan Ramm, Head of CPG Partnerships of Uber advertising, a division of Uber Technologies. Follow Megan Ramm on LinkedIn at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganpetrie/Follow Uber on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uber-com/Follow Uber advertising online at: https://www.uber.com/us/en/advertising/ Megan answers these questions: 1) You have such a plethora of experiences […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Our guest this week is Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst at Insider Intelligence, recorded live at the recently completed GroceryShop event in Las Vegas.  We go deep into the burgeoning world of retail media networks, exploring what they are, how they work, and why they have become arguably the most exciting growth area for retailers in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In episode 375 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Samir Desai, chief digital and technology officer at Abercrombie Fitch & Co., a leading global, omnichannel specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for men, women and kids through five renowned brands, including Hollister Co. Listen in as Desai discusses the launch of its Share2Pay functionality […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Which is better for the brand? Asking users to pay for individual services? Or asking users to buy a bundle of services? There is a lot behavioral psychology involved in this choice that affects brand perceptions. There are inherent risks whichever approach a brand employs. Research shows that individual fees feel more personalized as a […]
  1. Department: HBC
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on how Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange FTX came crashing down like a house of cards. He then explains what Disney’s earnings reveal about a streaming market headed for consolidation, and why HBO makes for an appealing acquisition target. And in this week’s Unpack, we check […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hey, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we recap the top TechCrunch headlines from the past seven days. Get it in your inbox every Saturday AM by signing up here. Ready? Let’s go. most read Twitter had a week so strange that it could easily make up this entire newsletter, so […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by the co-hosts of the Fresh Four (Andrea Leigh & Melissa Burdick) and the CPG Scoop (Risa Crandall & Jennifer Silverberg). The episode was recorded at the Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas. We engage in a wide-ranging conversation about Digital Leadership in CPG/Retail. Follow […]
  1. Retail Operations
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Diana Haussling, VP & General Manager of Consumer Experience & Growth at Colgate-Palmolive Company.  Follow  Diana Haussling on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianahaussling/Find Colgate brand products at http://shop.colgate.comFind Co by Colgate brand products at https://co.colgate.com/Find Hello brand products at https://www.hello-products.com/Find Tom’s of Maine brand products […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Host Andrew McDougall is joined by the brilliant minds behind Mintel’s new 2023 Global Food and Drink Trends to discuss their predictions for the future of consumer behaviour and what that means for food and drink brands around the world. Centred around global crises, climate change, mental performance, the overwhelmed consumer and space, this year’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In episode 374 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Deb Hannah, senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications at Shoe Carnival, one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers and parent company of Shoe Station. Hannah discusses the integration of Shoe Station into the Shoe Carnival business following its recent acquisition (0:50), […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
I recently joined Julie Yoo on Bio Eats World, a podcast from legendary venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (also known as “a16z”). Julie is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We chatted about the current state of the U.S. drug channel, the roles and controversies around pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), GoodRx, Mark Cuban’s cost-plus pharmacy, […]
  1. CPG: HBC
Our guests this week are Cara Keating, Chief Customer Officer, Frito Lay-North America and Chad Matthews, Chief Commercial Officer, Pepsico Beverages-North America.  In a fast-paced conversation recorded live at the National Association of Convenience Stores’ annual conference in Las Vegas. we dig into what makes Pepsico unique on both the food and beverage side before […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
 PacSun is one of the most beloved brands among Gen Z consumers. Tyler MacDonald attributes the retailer’s longevity to its focus on being authentic and relevant across all channels.   As Senior Manager of Influencers and Social Media, Tyler leverages a core strategy that revolves around four core pillars:   Nostalgia;  Humor;   Being trend-focused; and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Hey, all — welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the past week. And oof, what a week it was. Want this newsletter in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Signed up? Let’s just dive right in. most read Mass layoffs at Twitter: […]
  1. Data & Insights
“Poetry is accelerated thinking.” “Poetry is the best words in the best order.” “Poetry is stored magic.” “Poetry restores us to what is deepest in us. It consoles us.” “The greatest poetry is written at the borders of what can be said. It makes a strong effort at expressing the unsayable.” “The meaning of poetry […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Rhonda Johnson, Lisa Ken & Rachel Tetreault from Market Performance Group, an innovative company that specializes in helping manufacturers and retailers define a better path forward to accelerate growth and profitability.  This episode is sponsored by Market Performance Group. Follow Rhonda Johnson on […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  2. Department: Consumer Durables
  3. Department: HBC
  4. Department: Nonfood
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]