In this week’s podcast, sponsored by Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen and Emma the Intern are together again to discuss the end of Brandless and Fourpost, Pinterest upping its e-commerce game, Starbucks’ new plans for airports, and the one of the biggest WTF’s of all time — Dirty Lemon is now in Walmart?
In this week’s episode of the Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and Emma the Intern are all together to discuss Macy’s impending store closures and layoffs, a Target & Casper deal gone bad, the new Amazon Echo Show, Staples’ new store, and 7-Eleven opening a new checkout-free concept store.
Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga sit down with PackIt Founder & CEO, Melissa Kieling to discuss how her company plans to make last-mile order picking and delivery more cost efficient through the use of its patented reusable and refreezable storage totes. Give this podcast a listen and you will immediately say to yourself, “Gosh, everything Melissa just said makes so much sense!”
In this week’s episode of the Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern debate the merits of J.Crew’s new CEO hire, the sexiness of Amazon’s new pop-up stores, Carvana’s expansion, Vitamin Shoppe getting hot and sweaty with LA Fitness, and a random story Anne loves about a Fleet Farm in Wisconsin.
Alicia Howell is well-known for her position as Chief Accounting Officer at 7-Eleven, but after hearing this podcast, you’ll see the critical role she plays in helping innovation teams there get the financial backing and continued support to keep their industry-first concepts coming to market. In this podcast Alicia shares her career journey, what it takes to manage the books of thousands of 7-Eleven franchisees, plus the song she puts on in the car to get her motivated to come to work every morning.
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, Chris Walton, Carter Jensen, and Emma the intern discuss the top weekly headlines from the world of retail, while Anne Mezzenga is on vacation in sunny Florida. This week the gang talks Google’s new shopping features, Intel and Area 15, CVS expanding its health hubs, Walgreens getting even more hot and heavy with Kroger, and a controversial headline from H&M regarding high-tech recycling bins.
Carlos Castelan and Toopan Bagchi of the Navio Group are back for 2020 to discuss the Gap/Old Navy spin off being cancelled, respond to a fictional letter to them from Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass, muse about the Sleep Economy, as well as give their take on Bed Bath & Beyond’s latest results.
In their final NRF podcast, sponsored by LISNR, Anne and Chris take a look back at all the topics and the people who made NRF 2020 the frenetic event that it was. From Michelle Gass’s “Greatness Initiative” to John Furner putting “people first” and sustainability messages stealing the spotlight at nearly every stage, you’ll be up to speed and in the know after giving this recap a listen.
Women’s Retail Collective Podcast: Gap Inc. Sr. Director Customer Experience & Innovation Heidi Isern
In this episode of the Women’s Retail Collective Podcast, from NRF sponsored by LISNR, we meet Heidi Isern Sr. Director Customer Experience & Innovation for Gap, Inc. Heidi’s career has been quite a unique one. She’s traveled around the world interviewing women about their careers and led teams in design thinking for several retailers while at IDEO. You’ll also want to hear how she landed her current gig, creating a position for herself to lead the charge to perfect the customer experience for all Gap Inc. Brands.
Listen for her full story, live from the LISNR podcast booth at NRF 2020.
In our latest NRF Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by LISNR, Chris Walton sits down with Walmart VP Monetization & Chief of Staff to CTO, Anshu Bhardwaj, to discuss her career background, especially her previous work leading innovation at Sam’s Club and the Sam’s Club Now concept, and what it has been like for her to transition into her new role supporting Walmart’s CTO and monetization efforts. You definitely won’t want to miss Anshu’s favorite family social app either in “How Millennial Are You?”
The Omni Talk team catches up with LISNR Founder and Head of Innovation Chris Ostoich, live from their show booth at NRF. They talk about everything from the future of drive-thru and QSR experiences to order pickup at retail, all without ever having to take your phone out of your pocket or car ever again.
As part of Omni Talk’s live podcast coverage from NRF, sponsored by LISNR, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga sit down with Canada Goose omnichannel expert, Justin Ing, to discuss omnichannel theory, the sights, sounds, and smells of retail, and his company’s new experiential store in Toronto.
To kick off our live NRF coverage, sponsored by LISNR, Chris Walton sits down with Market Beyond CEO Yuval Yifrach to discuss his company’s full holiday season report of how Walmart stacked up against Amazon from an e-commerce market share perspective. We also even throw Target into the mix, as a special thank you to our loyal followers.
In this week’s episode, sponsored by Trigo, Chris geeks out over Alexa and Gift Cards to the chagrin Anne and Carter, plus other top headlines like JioMart, ‘Public Venmo’ and more!
Abbe’s career in retail has been nothing short of inspiring – from her determination to be the best bagger at Big Bear all the way up to her current role as Chief Human Resources Officer of Ahold-Delhaize. With the grocery industry changing quickly, so is the future of grocery work. For Abbe, that means having a finger on the pulse of everything from emerging technology to evolving customer expectations and building a workforce who is ready to support it all.