Retail Remix

Retail Remix

The rules of retail are constantly changing. Today, we're in an exciting new era where brands can differentiate through experience and use technology to connect with customers in new and exciting ways. Retail Remix is a new podcast series brought to you by Retail TouchPoints, the industry's leading source for news, insights and research for all things customer experience. Bi-monthly, we sit down with someone who is helping put a new spin on the retail experience. Hear from the top practitioners, analysts and innovators in retail, and see what new engagement opportunities await.

Latest Episodes

Episode 19
Featuring: Barbara Kahn, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Kahn is the Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of her career, Barbara has kept a close watch on the evolution of retail and key economic and social trends that are impacting it. In recent weeks,…
Episode 18
Featuring: Andrew Blachman, Tophatter
Sure, the Internet has given us undeniable power, connecting us to millions of sources of information, inspiration and commerce. But when we take a closer look at most e-Commerce experiences, Andrew Blachman, who is the President of Tophatter, believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. Specifically, he believes that many brand…
Episode 17
Featuring: Dan Eblagon, Bond
Last Mile has evolved from an operational concern, to a core component of the customer experience. Essential retailers have successfully pivoted to offer flexible fulfillment options, such as curbside pickup, while e-Commerce giants like Amazon are bolstering their workforce and partnerships to fulfill their delivery promises. These initiatives leave…
Episode 16
Featuring: Vanessa Cartwright, Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is a digital commerce company that has worked with top brands, including L’Oréal, Under Armour and Jimmy Choo. To understand how these and other brands must adapt and evolve in light of the pandemic, the company studied consumer sentiment and shifting habits during the crisis. During this…
Episode 15
Featuring: Philippe Lanier, Eastbanc
As a principal at Eastbanc, a prominent retail landlord in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC, Philippe Lanier has been having a lot of conversations with retail partners. Through steady communication, Philippe and his tenants are determining the best way to navigate current realities, and develop a forward-looking plan for success that…
Episode 14
Featuring: Bob Phibbs & Carol Leaman
During the National Retail Federation’s 2020 BIG Show, host Alicia Esposito had the chance to sit down with Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor, and Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify. While the conversation was insightful, zeroing in on the fact that associates were tasked to do more than ever, the current situation has…
Episode 13
Featuring: Sam Zietz, GRUBBRR
As retail stores begin to reopen, business leaders are thinking more critically about the future of the in-store experience. What is the best way to build consumer trust and make them feel at ease about going into a store? How can brands creatively bring the best of digital and…
Episode 12
Featuring: Cameron Worth, SharpEnd
For many years, the Internet of Things (IoT) got a lot of buzz. Smart home and store technology illustrated the value of connecting devices and data. However, most IoT use cases have revolved around improving efficiencies, reducing energy consumption and tracking inventory throughout the store. Experience use cases are…
Episode 11
Featuring: Elizabeth Elliott, Columbus Consulting
Testing, learning and pivoting haven’t necessarily been retailers’ strong points. Right before COVID-19 hit, many businesses were still struggling with legacy infrastructures and disjointed processes. These legacy qualities inhibited them from responding swiftly to new consumer behaviors and competitive forces. That is why Elizabeth Elliott, who is a managing partner…
Episode 10
Featuring: Nicola Smith, REBEL & REASON
Now more than ever, consumers want brands to stand for something. They want authenticity and meaning. But what’s the best way for retailers to stand for something when they’re facing ongoing uncertainty? Nicola Smith, Founder and CEO of REBEL & REASON, believes that now is the time for business leaders to…
Episode 09
Featuring: Joe Jackman, Jackman Reinvents
Some people run away from change. Others run towards it. Joe Jackman is in the latter group. As the president and CEO of Jackman Reinvents, he helps transform brands, unlock new business value and frankly, make change less scary. And with his latest book, The Reinventionist Mindset, he’s providing guiding principles to help retail executives…

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