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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 #89 Holiday Special: Thanksgiving weekend and beyond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:48

Learn how the holiday shopping season is changing with consumer behaviors and technology.

 #88 Zenni Optical’s vision for change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:04

Zenni Optical has sold 20 million pairs of glasses online, producing 15,000 pairs every day. With a new facility capable of making 100,000 pairs every day and a focus on making affordable prescription eyewear accessible to all, it’s poised for explosive growth.

 #87 Neighborhood Goods: The department store of the future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:05

Learn how Matt Alexander, co-founder and CEO of Neighborhood Goods, is turning the department store concept on its head.

 #86 Blockchain: Building a chain of trust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:09

What is blockchain and why does it matter for retail? Scott Likens of PwC joins us to explain the buzzword and why retailers should care.

 #85 Tariffs: What retailers need to know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:59

Business owners share their concerns about the administration’s new and proposed tariffs and NRF’s Jon Gold explains what retailers need to know about the topic.

 #84 How CVS is redefining convenience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:18

President of CVS Pharmacy, Kevin Hourican, shares how this purpose-driven company is using technology and culture to better serve the changing needs of customers.

 #83 How Spa Destinations built a thriving small business on Amazon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:51

Theo Prodromitis, the owner of Florida-based small business Spa Destinations, shares how leveraging Amazon’s platform helped her recreate the business and thrive.

 #82 Digital meets physical in the retail experience of the future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:56

Healey Cypher, CEO of ZIVELO, shares his vision for the future of retail, where the best of the digital world meets the in-store experience.

 #81 Sur La Table: From cooking class to loyal customer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:02

Sur La Table’s CEO Billy May talks about how culinary classes help the company acquire customers and keep them coming back for more.

 #80 The Brass Owl: Rallying the local business community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:23

Nicole Panettieri, owner of The Brass Owl, a boutique in Queens, New York City, discusses why it’s important to rally her small business owner peers to advocate for their business – and their community.

 #79 The evolution of retail with the host of MSNBC’s “Your Business” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:37

Learn about the evolving future of retail with financial reporter JJ Ramberg, the host of MSNBC's “Your Business” and the Been There. Built That. podcast.

 #78 Creating the retail experience at PGA TOUR Superstore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:21

How a golf-focused store is winning over customers by focusing on providing the best customer experience rather than selling product.

 #77 Retail trends that will gain traction in 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:03

From 2018: Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg, SVP of commerce and content at SapientRazorfish, chats about the tech trends that will shape the holiday season and 2019.

 #76 For the Pin: Discovery and the Pinterest shopper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:32

What does Pinterest have to do with retail? Ample data on consumer behavior makes Pinterest “the world’s largest focus group” for retailers of any size.

 #75 ThirdLove: Using data to create the perfect bra | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:13

An interview with Ra’el Cohen, chief creative officer of ThirdLove, about how data informs every decision of this design-driven company.


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