43 episodes

Retail is constantly moving as consumer behaviour changes. This is a podcast dedicated to just this. Join us each week as we interview one of Australia's best retailers to understand how they are succeeding and then draw insights into the changing world of retail. RetailOasis is Australia's leading retail consultancy, and a registered B-Corporation. Season 2 is proudly sponsored by Afterpay.

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    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

Retail is constantly moving as consumer behaviour changes. This is a podcast dedicated to just this. Join us each week as we interview one of Australia's best retailers to understand how they are succeeding and then draw insights into the changing world of retail. RetailOasis is Australia's leading retail consultancy, and a registered B-Corporation. Season 2 is proudly sponsored by Afterpay.

    Ep. 43 - Nicole Liu, Founder of Kin Fertility

    Ep. 43 - Nicole Liu, Founder of Kin Fertility

    In today’s episode we talk to Nicole Liu, the Founder of Kin Fertility.

    Kin are Australia’s first subscription-based delivery service for the contraceptive pill. Essentially, they’ve taking what used to be a service where you had to take an hour or so out of your day for a two-minute consult with a doctor, all of that can now be done from the comfort of your couch. Their services don’t stop there – Kin also specialise in Fertility, Conception, Pregnancy and Postpartum…so really, they’re part of a women’s entire reproductive journey.

    During our conversation with Nicole, we discuss:
    The motivation behind the creation of Kin and how the new patient process works;Why customers are taking their reproductive journey into their own hands and choosing Kin over visiting their GP;How Kin chose their specialist medical team of practitioners;The stigma attached to women’s reproductive health and how Kin are normalising this conversation;And, finally, what the future holds for Kin.
    A big thank you to Nicole for joining us. We hope you enjoy this conversation!


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    Kin Fertility
    Nicole Liu (LinkedIn)
    Kin Fertility (LinkedIn) 
    Kin Fertility (Instagram)
    Kin Fertility (Facebook)

    • 37 min
    Ep. 42 - Ryan Edelmuth, General Manager at Stylerunner

    Ep. 42 - Ryan Edelmuth, General Manager at Stylerunner

    In today’s episode we talk to Ryan Edelmuth, the General Manager at Stylerunner.
    Founded in 2012, Stylerunner was the first online retailer of its kind globally, and it helped pioneer the category of premium, luxe activewear that has become a worldwide sensation.
    Underpinned by a love of fashion and fitness, Stylerunner brings a curation of top tier sportswear from the world’s biggest brands, as well as the latest, most stylish emerging sportswear labels from around the globe.
    Whilst the brand was founded by sisters Julie and Sali Stevanja, Stylerunner was acquired by Accent Group in November of 2019, making it part of one of Australia’s largest and most awarded retail groups, dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience.
    After 8 years offering online only, Ryan and Julie have worked together to launch 3 bricks and mortar stores across Australia, with more than 11 in the pipeline!
    During our conversation with Ryan, we discuss:
    How the Stylerunner brand went from going into administration to turning things around so successfully in 3 years;The launch of their private label, named Stylerunner the label, and how their customers reacted;Their push into physical retail and plans to open 11 more stores across Australia and New Zealand;The importance of ‘stores as an experience’ to the Styelrunner brand and how their new stores embody this;How Stylerunner acquires new international and up-and-coming brands and the role of customer feedback;The significance of social media and influencers;New strategies COVID forced upon to the Styelrunner business and the success they saw through 2020 due to the rise in loungewear;And finally, what the future holds for the Stylerunner brand. A huge thank you to Ryan for joining us. We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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    If you would like to learn more about Ryan and Stylerunner
    StylerunnerRyan Edelmuth (LinkedIn)Stylerunner (LinkedIn)  Stylerunner (Instagram)Stylerunner (Facebook)

    • 30 min
    Ep. 41 - Roman Jewell, CEO and Founder of Fix & Fogg

    Ep. 41 - Roman Jewell, CEO and Founder of Fix & Fogg

    In today’s episode we talk to Roman Jewell, the CEO and Founder of Fix & Fogg.
    Fix & Fogg began around 7 years ago when Roman and his wife, Andrea, decided to swap the corporate lifestyle for a labour of love– creating and selling a product they had a real passion for – nut butter. They had the vision of creating something meaningful and sustainable, all while being seriously delicious!
     Fast forward to today where Fix & Fogg have 3 physical “retail windows” in Auckland, Welling and Houston (Texas), they’re stocked in America’s second largest natural grocer, Spouts Farmers Market, and this week, they’re launching in Australia’s very own Woolworths.
    During our conversation with Roman, we discuss:
    His motivation for creating the company and how it began;Their successful distribution deal with Sprouts Farmers Market and further plans for expansion into the US;Opening “retail windows” as a pose to full physical retail offerings and the purpose behind this move;Their latest distribution deal with Woolworths in Australia;Fix & Fogg’s journey to becoming NZ’s first certified food B Corp;And finally, what the future holds for his business. A huge thank you to Roman for joining us. We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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    If you would like to learn more about Roman and Fix & Fogg:
    Fix & FoggRoman Jewell (LinkedIn)Fix & Fogg (LinkedIn)  Fix & Fogg (Instagram)Fix & Fogg (Facebook)Get your hands on some Fix & Fogg here or head in to your closest Woolworths store!

    • 34 min
    Ep. 40 - Adam Gam, CMO & VP at Perfect Corp.

    Ep. 40 - Adam Gam, CMO & VP at Perfect Corp.

    In today’s episode we talk to Adam Gam, the Chief Marketing Officer and VP at Perfect Corp.
    Perfect Corp. is a technology business that aims to transform the beauty industry by marrying the highest level of augmented reality (“AR”) and artificial intelligence (“AI”) technology with the ultimate shopping experience, completely reinventing, and revolutionising the consumer beauty journey. 
    Their cutting-edge makeup technology allows for virtual makeup trials, hair colour and accessory try-ons, and skincare diagnostics, with over 900 million downloads globally to date.
    Perfect Corp. work with huge names across multiple industries, such as Estée Lauder, Benefit, Nude by Nature, Bobby Brown, Mineral Fusion, Amazon’s Wholefoods, Snap Chat, Paramount Pictures, Shopify, L’Oréal and many more.
    During today’s episode with Adam, we discuss:
    The advanced technology Perfect Corp. created, how it works and who benefits from integrating this try on technology;Their partnership with Mineral Fusion inside Wholefoods;Their longstanding partnership with Paramount Pictures and how they collaborated on the launch of the new Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run;COVID as an accelerator to customers using their technology;His advice for start ups in the technology space;And, finally, what the future holds for Perfect Corp.A huge thank you to Adam for joining us. We hope you enjoy this conversation!


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    If you would like to learn more about Adam and Perfect Corp.:
    Perfect Corp.Adam Gam (LinkedIn)Perfect Corp. (LinkedIn)  Beauty Tech: The Complete Guide 2021  

    • 31 min
    Ep. 39 - Hannah Mellsop, CEO at Real Rad Food

    Ep. 39 - Hannah Mellsop, CEO at Real Rad Food

    In today’s episode we talk to Hannah Mellsop, the CEO at Real Rad Food (RRF) – a New Zealand made and operated health food company.
    As a passionate plant-based creative, Hannah began making healthy treats as a creative outlet, and after gaining popularity, she began sharing these treats to Instagram as a way to meet more like-minded people.
    The more Hannah shared, the more she realised she was becoming part of a greater movement, a movement towards real food and conscious consumption. These two values became the foundation for Real Rad Food, which Hannah made an official brand in 2017. 
    Since then, Real Rad Food has grown from just Hannah selling her creations at local markets, to a team of 5 that provide for over 80 cafes and grocers around New Zealand, and an online store that delivers to the doors of Kiwis everyday. and more recently, Real Rad Food raw mixes are now sold in over 40 Supermarkets across New Zealand!
    During our conversation with Hannah, we discuss:
    The motivation behind creating RRF and what is like being a CEO at the ripe age of just 21;The role social plays within her business and just how important her online community is to the success and growth of her business;How RRF pivoted during NZ’s first level 4 lock down during 2020 and how she found opportunity in the chaos;Creating and formulating her own hormonal protein powder and the fantastic success stories she's had from her customers;RRF’s partnership with New World and how this opportunity came about;Brands she partners with personally, and how she chooses who to work with in line with her values;Her advice to start ups;And, finally, what the future holds for RRF and the importance of brand values. A huge thank you to Hannah for joining us. We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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    If you would like to learn more about Hannah and Real Rad Food:
    Real Rad FoodReal Rad Food (Instagram)Hannah Mellsop (Instagram)Real Rad Food (Facebook)

    • 40 min
    Ep. 38 - Elliot Midalia & Shaun Greenblo, Co-Managing Directors at Boody

    Ep. 38 - Elliot Midalia & Shaun Greenblo, Co-Managing Directors at Boody

    In today’s episode we talk to Elliot Midalia and Shaun Greenblo, the joint Managing Directors of Boody.
    Boody is an Australian owned and run business who design and sell soft and functional everyday essentials made from organic bamboo. They offer affordable and luxuriously soft basics, designed to stand the test of time and be worn often while treading as lightly as possible on the planet and its resources. 
    Through popularity and customer inspiration, the brand has continued to expand its offering. Their collections have expanded to the entire wardrobe; including socks, underwear, tops, and leggings, and recently, they launched their own activewear and lounge collections: Boody Active and Boody Lounge. 
    During our conversation today with Shaun and Elliot we discuss:
    The businesses creation and how the brand has grown with the customer and the changing of hands from the “Founder Father’s” to their sons;The importance and significance of using Bamboo as their material of choice, and the benefits this has on the planet;Their professional backgrounds and how past experience in business lead to their ongoing success at Boody;The challenges that Boody faced during 2020;Continued international expansion and the struggles in going global;And , finally, what The future holds for Boody.A huge thank you to Elliot and Shaun for joining us. We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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    If you would like to learn more about Shaun & Elliot and Boody:
    BoodyBoody (Instagram)Elliot Midalia (LinkedIn)Shaun Greenblo  (LinkedIn)Boody (LinkedIn)

    • 51 min

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AMAZING

The best retail podcast currently in Australia (and arguably the world), I love listening to each new episode. Really in-depth interviews with some of the greatest minds in retail. My only complaint was I wish there were more episodes I could listen too!

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Leading Retail Podcast - congrats!

Love this weekly Podcast with great Australian retailers (and now international too!).
This truly is the leading Australian retail podcast, can’t wait for more.
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You have amazing minds but please, let them talk more. Less of you, more of them

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