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Retail is constantly moving and adapting as consumer behaviour changes. The Retail Wrap-Up Podcast is dedicated to just this. Join us as we interview some of the world's best retailers to understand how they are succeeding and then draw insights into the changing world of retail. RetailOasis is Australia's leading consumer facing retail consultancy, and a registered B-Corporation. Our mission is to co-create the future of sustainable retail, whilst using business to positively impact the environment and society. We aim to inspire every retailer to do better and be better.

The Retail Wrap-Up RetailOasis

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Retail is constantly moving and adapting as consumer behaviour changes. The Retail Wrap-Up Podcast is dedicated to just this. Join us as we interview some of the world's best retailers to understand how they are succeeding and then draw insights into the changing world of retail. RetailOasis is Australia's leading consumer facing retail consultancy, and a registered B-Corporation. Our mission is to co-create the future of sustainable retail, whilst using business to positively impact the environment and society. We aim to inspire every retailer to do better and be better.

    Ep. 79 - Jess & Stef Dadon, Co-Founders of TWOOBS

    Ep. 79 - Jess & Stef Dadon, Co-Founders of TWOOBS

    Welcome back to the last episode of the RetailOasis 'Retail Wrap-Up Podcast' for Season 3. We're extremely proud to have been the podcast for retailers since 2020!

    Joining us today is the dynamic duo behind one of Australia's most innovative and eco-conscious footwear brands, Jess and Stef Dadon, the Co-Founders and Co-CEO’s of TWOOBS.

    In 2016, when using the word "vegan" in fashion wasn’t mainstream, these two sisters decided it was time for a change. They created a brand that's not just about shoes but a whole new kind of fashion philosophy. They consciously combined their focus on sustainability and ethics to create a fashionable, yet comfortable shoe.

    In today's episode, we unravel their incredible journey, exploring how they turned a damaged stock shipment into a marketing boon, how they navigate the challenges of sustainability in the fashion industry, and what exciting things have they in the pipeline for the remainder of 2023 and 2024.

    We'll also dive into their exciting collaborations, including a recent one with First Nations artist Glenda McCulloch, where they seamlessly blend Indigenous art with their shoe designs, creating not just fashion but art for your feet.

    And as if that's not enough, we discuss their commitment to giving back, from supporting local kindergartens to inspiring other women to start their own businesses.

    So, if you're curious about how two sisters managed to create a brand that's challenging the world of fashion and sustainability, you're in for a real treat. Jess and Stef are here to share their insights, experiences, and a whole lot of inspiration.

    Stay tuned as we journey through the world of TWOOBS and uncover the secrets to their remarkable success. Without further ado, let's get started with Jess and Stef, the Co-Founders and Co-CEO's of TWOOBS!

    A HUGE thank you to Stef & Jess for joining us, we hope you enjoy this conversation!

    For more information on TWOOBS or our guests today, please see the episode links below.

    Don't forget to subscribe to The Retail Wrap-Up podcast to receive insightful fortnightly episodes that delve into the stories, strategies, and visions shaping the retail industry. Click here to subscribe.

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    TWOOBS Website
    Stef Dadon on LinkedIn
    Jess Dadon on LinkedIn
    TWOOBS on LinkedIn
    TWOOBS on Facebook
    TWOOBS on Instagram
    TWOOBS on TikTok

    To learn more about your podcast hosts, please see the links below:
    Maddy Kulmar
    Emma Easton

    • 47 min
    Ep. 78 - Nadia Lotter, CEO fo AJE ATHLETICA

    Ep. 78 - Nadia Lotter, CEO fo AJE ATHLETICA

    Welcome back to the RetailOasis 'Retail Wrap-Up Podcast' - the podcast for retailers.

    Joining us today is Nadia Lotter, the CEO of Aje Athletica – an offshoot of Aje, focussing on the fusion of both activewear and loungewear. It's the brainchild of co-founders Adrian Norris and Edwina Forest, and since its inception in 2021, the brand has rapidly expanded with 16 retail locations and a global online presence, shipping to over 70 countries.

    A just 38, Nadia has worked across an incredibly successful array of retail businesses; on both the agency side and eventually moving to client side in 2014 joining one of Australia’s most iconic brands, Sass & Bide. Since then, she has worked hard to advance her career, cementing herself as a leader in the retail space.

    In today's episode, we're diving deep into the world of retail with Nadia. We'll be discussing:
    - How Aje Athletica is redefining activewear, blending style and performance with sustainability in mind
    - How the brand is adapting to the trend of activewear becoming lifestyle wear while maintaining a focus on functionality and style
    - Understanding the customer goes beyond demographics; it's about connecting on a deeper level to serve their unique needs
    - Extraordinary in-store experiences are vital in the era of online shopping dominance
    - How sustainability is integrated into Aje Athletica's DNA, aligning with their values and customer base
    - Nadia's impressive career journey and how these experiences have offered insights into the retail industry's evolution
    - Aje Athletica's future plans promise exciting developments and innovations
    - And what effect current events and societal shifts have on product collections and colour choices and Aje Athletica

    A HUGE thank you to Nadia for joining us, we hope you enjoy this conversation!

    For more information on Aje Athletica or our guest today, please see the episode links below.

    Don't forget to subscribe to The Retail Wrap-Up podcast to receive insightful fortnightly episodes that delve into the stories, strategies, and visions shaping the retail industry. Click here to subscribe.

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    Aje Athletica Website
    Nadia Lotter on LinkedIn
    Aje Athletica on LinkedIn
    Aje Athletica on Instagram

    To learn more about your podcast hosts, please see the links below:
    Maddy Kulmar
    Steve Kulmar

    • 41 min
    Ep. 77 - Kennedy Crinchlow & Mary Ralph Lawson, Co-Founders of Daily Drills

    Ep. 77 - Kennedy Crinchlow & Mary Ralph Lawson, Co-Founders of Daily Drills

    Welcome back to the RetailOasis 'Retail Wrap-Up Podcast' - the podcast for retailers.

    We're excited to bring you another inspiring episode of The Retail Wrap-Up podcast. In this edition, we're diving into the dynamic world of retail entrepreneurship with two remarkable individuals who've truly left their mark on the industry.

    Meet Mary Ralph Lawson and Kennedy Crinchlow, the Co-Founders of the LA-based direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand, Daily Drills. Their journey is nothing short of incredible, starting with a shared vision and a mere $10,000 investment each. Fast forward to today, and Daily Drills is rewriting the rules of the fashion game, setting trends, and leaving competitors in the dust.

    In this episode, you'll discover:

    1. The Power of Customer Loyalty: Learn how Mary Ralph and Kennedy have forged an unbreakable bond with their audience, turning Daily Drills into more than just a brand—it's a movement.

    2. Strategies for Rapid Growth: Uncover the secrets behind Daily Drills' rapid success, with insights into the strategies that propelled them to an impressive projected revenue of US$8 million this year.

    3. Customer Feedback as a Compass: Gain insight into how customer feedback has played a pivotal role in shaping Daily Drills' products and overall brand experience.

    So, whether you're a seasoned retail aficionado or just starting to explore the world of fashion entrepreneurship, this episode promises to deliver insights, inspiration, and a glimpse into the magic that's turning Daily Drills into a household name.

    Thank you for being a valued part of The Retail Wrap-Up community. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did creating it. Stay inspired!

    A HUGE thank you to Kennedy & Mary Ralph for joining us, we hope you enjoy this conversation!

    For more information on Daily Drills or our guests today, please see the episode links below.

    Don't forget to subscribe to The Retail Wrap-Up podcast to receive insightful fortnightly episodes that delve into the stories, strategies, and visions shaping the retail industry. Click here to subscribe.

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    Daily Drills Website
    Kennedy Crinchlow on LinkedIn
    Mary Ralph Lawson on LinkedIn
    Daily Drills on LinkedIn
    Daily Drills on Instagram
    Daily Drills on TikTok

    To learn more about your podcast hosts, please see the links below:
    Maddy Kulmar
    Emma Easton

    • 29 min
    Ep. 76 - Dani Pearce, CEO & Founder of Merry People

    Ep. 76 - Dani Pearce, CEO & Founder of Merry People

    Welcome back to the RetailOasis 'Retail Wrap-Up Podcast' - the podcast for retailers.

    Joining us today is Dani Pearce, the remarkable Founder & CEO of Merry People, aka the creators of the worlds best Ankle Gumboot with over 13,000 5 star reviews! These guys are redefining the world of retail with a unique blend of style, sustainability, and adventure.

    In this episode we chat to Dani about...

    🌟 Embracing Unpredictability: We explore Dani's journey from corporate life to entrepreneurship, driven by a need for stylish and reliable boots, even in Melbourne's ever-changing weather.

    🌟 The Power of Creativity: We hear about how a few sketches and a leap of faith led to the birth of Merry People, a brand that celebrates creativity and determination.

    🌟 Sustainability Commitment: We dive into Merry People's dedication to sustainability, from using recycled materials to ethical production practices.

    🌟 Values-Driven Brand: We uncover how Merry People's core values of happiness, kindness, authenticity, and adventure shape every aspect of their business.

    Remember to hit that "Subscribe" button to never miss an inspiring episode. You won't want to miss Dani's insights and the remarkable journey behind Merry People.

    A HUGE thank you to Dani for joining us, we hope you enjoy this conversation!

    For more information on Merry People or our guest today, please see the episode links below.

    Don't forget to subscribe to The Retail Wrap-Up podcast to receive insightful fortnightly episodes that delve into the stories, strategies, and visions shaping the retail industry. Click here to subscribe.

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    Merry People Website
    Dani Pearce on LinkedIn
    Merry People on LinkedIn
    Merry People on Instagram
    Merry People on Facebook

    To learn more about your podcast hosts, please see the links below:
    Maddy Kulmar
    Emma Easton

    • 39 min
    Ep.75 - Melissa Drennan, CEO of ReleaseIt

    Ep.75 - Melissa Drennan, CEO of ReleaseIt

    Welcome back to the RetailOasis 'Retail Wrap-Up Podcast' - the podcast for retailers.

    Joining us today is a true retail innovator, Melissa Drennan, the incoming CEO of ReleaseIt. From her early days at Debenhams to her impactful roles at David Jones, THE ICONIC, Catch of the Day, and now at the helm of ReleaseIt, Mel's journey through the retail landscape has been nothing short of inspiring.

    In this episode, we dive into how Mel's experiences across different sectors have shaped her unique perspective on the ever-evolving retail industry. From business transformation in large retail businesses to sustainability-driven missions, Mel has seen it all and today we’re lucky enough to hear her insights. We'll also be exploring the exciting world of Green Friday, a movement that's reshaping the way we approach sales events with a focus on sustainability and conscious shopping.

    Plus, Mel has a BIG announcement for us, and we’ll get a sneak peek into how this big announcement aligns with ReleaseIt's mission and what it means for the future of re-commerce.

    Key Takeaways:
    1. How diverse retail experiences shape a unique perspective on industry changes.
    2. The transformative power of the sustainability-focused Green Friday movement.
    3. Strategies for building meaningful partnerships that align with sustainability goals.
    4. The future of re-commerce and circular economy through ReleaseIt's vision.

    A HUGE thank you to Melissa for joining us, we hope you enjoy this conversation!

    For more information on ReleaseIt, Green Friday, Kindershare or our guest today, please see the episode links below.

    Don't forget to subscribe to The Retail Wrap-Up podcast to receive insightful fortnightly episodes that delve into the stories, strategies, and visions shaping the retail industry. Click here to subscribe.

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    ReleaseIt
    Green Friday
    Kindershare
    Melissa Drennan on LinkedIn
    ReleaseIt on LinkedIn
    ReleaseIt on Instagram

    To learn more about your podcast hosts, please see the links below:
    Maddy Kulmar
    Emma Easton

    • 37 min
    Ep. 74 - Nick Pearce & Marcus Crook, Co-Founders of HoMie

    Ep. 74 - Nick Pearce & Marcus Crook, Co-Founders of HoMie

    Welcome back to the RetailOasis 'Retail Wrap-Up Podcast' - the podcast for retailers.

    Coming up on today’s show we have an absolute powerhouse duo joining us, the Co-Founders of HoMie, Marcus Crook and Nick Pearce.

    HoMie isn't just your run-of-the-mill retail brand, these guys are fighting to break down stereotypes and empower young people affected by homelessness or hardship.

    It all started back in 2015 with a little Facebook page called "Homelessness of Melbourne." But Marcus and Nick wanted to do more than just post stories. They wanted to make a real impact, to give a voice to those who needed it most, and create a fashion revolution while they were at it.

    Fast forward to today, and HoMie has exploded onto the scene. From a humble pop-up store in Melbourne Central to their flagship location on Brunswick Street, these guys are redefining what it means to be fashion-forward. It's not just about looking good; it's about making a statement – a brilliant mix of purpose and creativity.

    But HoMie doesn't stop at killer fashion. Through the creation of their VIP Days and HoMie Pathway Alliance Program, they're all about arming young people with the skills, confidence, and experiences they need to take on the world.

    Sitting down with Marcus and Nick was an absolute blast. These guys are the real deal—visionaries, trailblazers, and just a sprinkle of mischief thrown in for good measure. We dug deep into their journey, their dreams, and, of course, had a few laughs along the way.

    So, buckle up, turn up the volume, and get ready to be blown away by the brilliance that is HoMie, as we dive into the minds of Marcus Crook and Nick Pearce.

    A HUGE thank you to Nick and Marcus for joining us, we hope you enjoy this conversation!

    For more information on HoMie or our guests today, please see the episode links below.

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    HoMie
    Marcus Crook on LinkedIn
    Nick Pearce on LinkedIn
    HoMie on LinkedIn
    HoMie on Instagram
    HoMie on YouTube
    HoMie on Facebook

    To learn more about your podcast hosts, please see the links below:
    Maddy Kulmar
    Steve Kulmar

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Gordon_Shumway22 ,

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!

MrBrownie9876 ,

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.
Cheers guys!

Cindy Butterfly ,

Great but let them talk

You have amazing minds but please, let them talk more. Less of you, more of them

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