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.
Retail incubators need big investment in order to see big rewards, and the ones that have had the most success, like Walmart Labs, prove that. But without big investment and adequate support from upper management, these programs can fizzle out before they ever get the chance to make much of a difference.
Today’s Top Talk touches on a former Victoria’s Secret exec as the new J. Crew CEO and Home Depot’s new drive-up delivery & distribution center.
Chris Walton believes that the in-store experience is key to brick and mortar’s survival. But in order to succeed, stores will have to look very different than they do today.
The Starbucks Pickup Only store in NYC looks like a Starbucks, walks like a Starbucks, even quacks like a Starbucks, but there is one big difference — customers place their orders from their mobile phones.
Today’s Top Talk covers Vitamin Shoppe’s entrance into LA Fitness, Boot Barn’s planned expansion, and Casper’s funding goals.
Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s new pop-up formats, Meijer’s partnership with Hyer, and the strategy behind H-E-B’s supermarket commercials.
Today’s Top Talk covers NYC banning cashless stores and a collaboration between Zola and Macy’s.
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.
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Today’s Top Talk covers Topgolf’s new lounge concept and Area15’s partnering with Intel for retail experience testing.
Today’s Top Talk covers the expansion of CVS’ HealthHUB store concepts and H&M’s new “smart” clothing recycling bins.
Today’s Top Talk covers Walgreens moving products into select Kroger locations, Google adding a “shop while you search” feature, and the acquisition of the Joseph Abboud trademarks to an acquisition firm.
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.