Retail Gets Real show

Retail Gets Real

Summary: Retail impacts everyone, every day, everywhere. Join the National Retail Federation for authentic, insightful conversations with the industry's most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future of retail. Learn more at

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 #171 How KiwiCo activity boxes became a lifeline for parents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:48

Retail Gets Real episode #171: CEO and founder Sandra Oh Lin on KiwiCo’s journey from garage startup to a thriving model for subscription box success. Originally released July 1, 2019.

 #170 Food52 grows community during the pandemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:20

Retail Gets Real episode 170: How Food52 is making cooking approachable, personal, and fun

 #169 Community first: Spotlight on retail innovation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:59

Retail Gets Real episode 169: How retailers are innovating to help communities in the midst of a pandemic.

 #168 How the health crisis has changed consumer behavior | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:22

Retail Gets Real episode 168: NRF’s Katherine Cullen talks about how consumer trends are changing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and how retailers can adapt to new behaviors.

 #167 Inside innovation at LEGO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:48

Retail Gets Real episode 167: Martin Urrutia, Head of Global Retail Innovation at LEGO, shares how the company is pushing innovation and fun in their retail experiences from their flagship stores down to mall locations.

 #166 Crazy dog people: How passion drives BARK (special rerelease) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:34

Retail Gets Real episode 166: Henrik Werdelin, co-founder of BarkBox maker BARK, discusses how the company’s dog-obsessed culture drives every facet of the business and attracts an army of similarly obsessed fans.

 #165 Innovating at the cutting edge of wellness with Sharon Leite of The Vitamin Shoppe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:24

Retail Gets Real episode 165: Sharon Leite, CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe, shares how the company continues innovate while focusing on individual wellness.

 #164 Passion, resilience and creativity with Jo Malone of Jo Loves (special rerelease) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:14

Retail Gets Real episode 164: Jo Malone, founder of Jo Loves, talks about what it took to become one of the most influential fragrance makers in the world and what it was like to start over again.

 #163 How Pinterest aids in shopping and discovery (special rerelease) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:18

Retail Gets Real episode 163: Amy Vener, the Head of Retail Strategy at Pinterest, talks about Pinterest’s value for retail, using the company’s ample data on consumer behavior to make Pinterest “the world’s largest focus group” for retailers of any size.

 #162 How Cotopaxi creates superfans through sustainability | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:32

Retail Gets Real episode 162: Annie Agle, Director of Impact and Brand at Cotopaxi, talks about the company’s sustainable fashion approach and how its do-good mission attracts a cult-like following.

 #161 Ensuring retail jobs are good jobs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:00

Retail Gets Real episode 161: Zeynep Ton, author of The Good Job Strategy, shares how creating good jobs leads to happier employees and improves the bottom line.

 #160 How Sephora evolves the in-store experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:59

Retail Gets Real episode 160: Alison Hahn, Sephora’s SVP of Merchandising for Color and Fragrance, talks disruption in the beauty industry.

 #159 Understanding the future consumer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:14

Retail Gets Real episode 159: Andrea Bell, Head of Insight for WGSN, on emerging consumer trends.

 #158 How data drives decisions at TechStyle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:30

Retail Gets Real episode 158: Laura Joukovski, president of global fashion brands for TechStyle, on the brand’s unique approach.

 #157 NRF Innovation Lab highlights and the future of AI in retail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:56

Retail Gets Real episode 157: Go inside the NRF Innovation Lab with Forrester’s Sucharita Kodali and the founder of Pathr, a startup from the lab.


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