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Fast Five: This Week Was a Total ClusterTruck | Podcast

Carter’s out on assignment so Chris, Anne, and Emma the Intern in this week’s Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, talk Kroger’s new Delivery Kitchen, more coolness (literally) from the new Canada Goose store, Casper’s stacking the deck with its recent executive hires, Glossier’s dip into Nordstrom’s waters, and the impact Returnly’s Instant Gift Exchange will have on post-holiday returns.

A Candid Debate with b8ta CEO and Co-Founder Vibhu Norby | Omni Talk Podcast

Chris Walton sits down one-on-one with b8ta CEO Vibhu Norby to discuss the history and business model of b8ta, “Retail-as-a-Service” theory and practice, and his company’s new partnership involving Toys R Us.

The conversation is frank, spirited, and left the Omni Talk team with even more unanswered questions about the long-term value of what we have seen so far from b8ta’s first footnotes on the chart of retail history.

The Women’s Retail Collective Podcast with Shipt CEO Kelly Caruso | Podcast

On this episode of the Women’s Retail Collective Podcast, Anne Mezzenga meets with Shipt CEO Kelly Caruso. Kelly gives Anne her full career story from her days as a McDonald’s fry cook in Fargo to her most recent role as CEO of Shipt. She tells how she plans to take Shipt from start-up to thriving last-mile delivery provider for one of the largest retailers in the country.

This podcast is done in partnership with the Network of Executive Women (NEW) To become a member of NEW, visit

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McKinsey Launches a Flashy New Store | The Robin Report

The experience of losing one’s innocence is a perfect analogy to describe the Modern Retail Collective. Here you have a first-time retailer, McKinsey. Sure, they have talked a lot about and consulted about retail in locker rooms with their colleagues, but McKinsey has never actually done it before. Then, when McKinsey tries to do it for the first time, it comes out looking like a great idea without enough there.