Fashion Trends. Retail News. Tech Talk. Awarded the Best Branded Podcast by Quill, INSIDE RETAIL is a refreshingly fun and forthright look at the intersection of retail and technology. Hosted by Grace Hill, EDITED’s Retail Strategy Director, the show pulls back the curtain on the world of luxury brands, fast fashion and housewares. Each episode features conversations with industry leaders and fashion innovators to explore key trends and how brands solve the daily challenges facing the retail marketplace everyday.
Inside Retail: EDITIONS - The Future of Men's Beauty
Last week saw EDITED relaunch EDITIONS, a live evening of panel discussions on subjects surrounding the Art & Science of Retail.
One of our guests discussing Navigating Retail During Economic Uncertainty was Ed Healy, now the Chief of Commercial at VIEVE and formerly Commercial Director at L'Oréal.
We decided it was the perfect time to revisit his podcast with EDITED recorded during the height of the pandemic.
80s icons such as Boy George and Prince normalized the use of men’s beauty products and opened the doors to what we’re seeing today. Now the likes of Harry Styles and Jaden Smith are also seen frequently wearing makeup and supporting the use of beauty products. However, education in this area is still lacking in order to obtain wider adoption.
In our latest episode, Ed Healy, Commercial Director at L’Oreal, discusses the shift in attitudes as he sees a new digital and gender-neutral future for beauty. With over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, Ed has worked with a range of companies, including luxury brands within L’Oreal UK, startups and iconic beauty giants.
The New Era of Designer Bags: Redefining Leather Goods Report with Business of Fashion's Diana Lee
Handbags and small leather goods occupy a special place in the retail market. A recent report by the Business of Fashion, which EDITED was thrilled to provide data insight on has underlined this.
According to their recent company reports, 50% of Prada sales and as high as 72% of Bottega Veneta sales are attributed to handbag and small leather goods purchases.
To talk about this today on the podcast we’re joined by Diana Lee, the Director of Research and Analysis at The Business of Fashion, who was instrumental in delivering "The New Era of Designer Bags" report from BoF Insights.
We discussed how the report came about and what the key takeaways are for retailers and brands, who currently occupy the luxury space, as well as the challenger brands that aspire to get there.
If you want to find out more about the report and all the amazing changes in the handbag market click on this link.
Recession 2.0: Strategies to Help Your Retail Brand Navigate
On today’s episode of Inside Retail we’re joined by Chief Marketing Officer of Edited, Juliana Prather. She built her career in global retail and brand strategy, starting in worldwide sales for iconic accessory brands, such as Givenchy and Nine West Group; gaining expert knowledge of the global retail landscape through traveling extensively to Asia and Latin America, as the leader of Liz Claiborne’s portfolio brands.
In a wide-ranging discussion Juliana uses her three-decade long experience in the retail industry to shine a light on a variety of topics. Find out why embracing data can make your business more creative and how the retail industry can cope with an oncoming recession. We also discuss the crucial difference between the 2008 economic crisis and our current economic downturn and the one thing that could help brands stay competitive.
If you’re interested in the topic, check out this article that offers a playbook for dealing with a recession.
Tech Talks: How AI & Data Impact the Customer Experience
So far in this mini-series, we’ve looked at how AI and data are driving major change in the world of commerce and how that change is impacting customers' buying behavior. But what can business leaders do to use that data?
In this episode of Tech Talks, EDITED's Chief Retail Scientist, Michael Ross, and John Squire, Founder of Dynamic Action, offer recommendations for retailers looking to enhance customer experience by developing ways to reward their most loyal buyers but also properly manage their customer delivery on promise, so vital to winning and losing a sale.
They explain how the wrong data can lead you to misdiagnose a business problem, the role of marketplaces in this data-driven world and why technology can be an amazing facilitator but also be an obstacle in a retail environment.
If you’re interested in marketplaces and how they impact the world of retail, check out our conversation with Rebecca Lacerda, the head of digital marketplaces at Crocs.
Selling To Marketplaces with Rebecca Lacerda of Crocs
On today’s episode we are diving into the topic of digital marketplaces, these range from Amazon and Zalando in the west to JD and Alibaba in the Asia-Pacific. They make up 60 percent of all e-commerce sales across the globe according to Huge’s consumer research.
To discuss the topic of how brands can approach and maximize this channel, Grace Hill spoke to Rebecca Lacerda, Head of Digital Marketplaces at Crocs. She uses her experience at the iconic shoe brand to explain how brands can engage with marketplaces, what the pitfalls are that brands can avoid and where she sees the future of digital marketplaces going.
For more info on digital marketplaces check out our interview with Helen Riley from 2020, back when she was the fashion acquisition manager for eBay. https://blog.edited.com/blog/resources/podcast-unedited-inside-retail-etailers-and-online-marketplace
Tech Talks: How AI Can Improve Human Decision Making for Retailers
As technology continues to eliminate many of the tasks humans used to do manually, the question remains what can be fully automated and what is still best guided by a human hand. For some, it's all or nothing, man or machine. But what of a much more complex situation? To say go from a self driving car to one that no longer requires a steering wheel?
For retail executives the choice of what automation to use - and how much - is an especially intriguing question in an industry that has put best practices into place which have worked successfully for decades.
In this episode of Tech Talks, EDITED's Senior Vice President of Retail Science, Michael Ross, and John Squire, Founder of Dynamic Action discuss the human versus automation equation. What is the difference between humans making decisions and those where humans are in the loop, being assisted by a machine? From human in the loop with exceptions to human on the loop and finally to a world of full automation.
Data Scientist or Retail Strategist - this is the show for you!
Really informative podcast on the most relevant and interesting retail topics. Highly recommend for anyone in fashion!
Super relevant podcast
Topics are always on point to what’s happening across the industry. Must listen for anyone already in fashion & retail or those considering joining!