The Endless Aisle podcast takes an inside look at the world of retail from the people living and breathing it every day. You’ll hear from brand leaders, innovators on the tech side, store associates, and more. Endless Aisle is presented by NewStore.
Michelle Alter, NewStore
Michelle is a retail success manager at NewStore. Passionate, customer-focused, and collaborative retail leader she previously held management positions at Apple and Target.
Ron Thurston, Take Pride Today
As a retail leadership executive, board member, and Amazon best-selling author, Ron Thurston loves retail. And he's proud of it. Ron has led the retail teams for some of America's most prominent brands, inspired thousands of store employees, and traveled relentlessly across the country to sit and listen to what they have to say.
Ron was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Retail Influencers of 2021 by RethinkRetail and is the Founder of TAKE PRIDE TODAY™, his platform for consulting, speaking, books, and education. (https://www.retailpride.com/)
Ron is also on the Board of Directors for GOODWILL NY/NJ, and acts as an advisory board member for several retail technology brands including FlagshipRTL, Job Pixel, Reflex Careers and more.
2022 OLR | Amanda McLaughlin, NewStore
Amanda McLaughlin is the Sr. Manager, Content Marketing at NewStore. She led the launch of the 2022 Omnichannel Leadership Report, now in its sixth edition. The report analyzed over 250 brands and 50 omnichannel capabilities. www.newstore.com/resource/2022-omnichannel-leadership-report/
Dustin Jones, Unified Commerce Group
Dustin Jones is a retail leader and recognized omnichannel authority with expertise in directing global consumer-centric brand and retail strategies to drive the growth of major retail businesses, brands, and partners.
He's currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Unified Commerce Group, a company whose purpose is to acquire and operate the next generation of incredible Global Retail Brands. Unified Commerce Group targets brands who are driven by purpose, have strong digital characteristics and have proven data to support their global potential. (www.unifiedcommercegroup.com/)
Jeremy Levine, The Maze Group
Jeremy is a partner at The Maze Group. He is an accomplished omnichannel executive with more than 20 years of experience in digital and ecommerce balancing the art and science of branded commerce. He previously has held roles at The Vitamin Shoppe, Global Brands Group, Michael Kors, VF Corp, and more.
Emma Taylor, REISS and Shop The Village
Emma Taylor is the VP of North America for Reiss. She's also one of the organizers behind Shop the Village, an event designed to celebrate retail, local businesses, and to bring people back to the West Village during June 2021 and beyond.
You can find more information about Shop the Village here: https://www.shopthevillage.nyc/