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A deeply informative bi-weekly podcast by Proxima360 on New Normal in Retail Industry. We cover current retail landscape, best of breed products and retail business best practices. Tune in to listen to retail experts and community thinkers on retail industries current trajectory as well as future projections.

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A deeply informative bi-weekly podcast by Proxima360 on New Normal in Retail Industry. We cover current retail landscape, best of breed products and retail business best practices. Tune in to listen to retail experts and community thinkers on retail industries current trajectory as well as future projections.

    Nurturing Inclusivity and Trust: A Tale of Two Blind Brothers and Accessible Retail - Bradford & Bryan Manning

    Nurturing Inclusivity and Trust: A Tale of Two Blind Brothers and Accessible Retail - Bradford & Bryan Manning

    In this episode of Retail Corner, listen to Bradford and Bryan Manning, Co-founders of Two Blind Brothers, as they share their life stories and discuss their philanthropic entrepreneurial journey while being blind. Their mission is to help the blind community by donating 100% of their profits back to research for eye disease through the Foundation Fighting Blindness. You will listen to our host talking with Bradford and Bryan on the following points:
     
    Could you provide some insight into your personal backgrounds and what motivated you guys to establish the company, Two Blind Brothers?
    Can you share an overview of your company's mission and the approach you are taking to cure blindness?
    What are some of the biggest challenges or obstacles your team has encountered since the company was founded in 2015?
    What kind of support or partnerships do you seek from the public, government bodies, or philanthropic organizations to further advance your mission?
    Can you share any inspiring stories or testimonials from individuals who have benefited from your company's efforts to restore vision?
    About our guests, Bradford and Bryan Manning:
    Bradford and Bryan Manning are two blind brothers on a mission to cure blindness. At a young age, they were diagnosed with an eye disease that causes blindness over time. To fight back, they left their former careers to start Two Blind Brothers, a small charitable clothing and accessories company that donates 100% of its profits to drive life-changing research for a cure for blindness. Their condition inspired a special attention to details, a passion that carries over into the construction of their products. Two Blind Brothers focuses on quality, comfort, and "sense of touch."
    Linkedin:
    Bryan Manning: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-manning-0b390070/
    Bradford Manning: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradford-manning-0b7b3139/
    Website: https://twoblindbrothers.com/
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Host: Carlos Diaz
    Producer: Sachin Kumar Bhate
    Podcast Sponsor: Proxima360
    Listen to other podcasts at: https://proxima360.com/retail-corner.podcast or https://retailcorner.live
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    • 29 min
    Threads of Change: How Sustainable Fashion is Shaping the Industry’s Future. Audrey Tourangeau

    Threads of Change: How Sustainable Fashion is Shaping the Industry’s Future. Audrey Tourangeau

    In this episode of Retail Corner, listen to Audrey Tourangeau, Director of Planning & Allocation at Frank And Oak, who focuses on sustainable retail and how the fashion industry is adopting this change for the betterment of the world. You will listen to our host talking with Audrey on the following points:
    What is sustainability for a fashion brand? What does it entail?
    How does your role as Director of Planning help with that?
    Did you see the same engagement at the other companies you worked for?
    What can we do to help, as consumers of the fashion industry?
    About our guest, Audrey Tourangeau:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/audrey-tourangeau/
    Website: https://ca.frankandoak.com/
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Host: Carlos Diaz
    Producer: Sachin Kumar Bhate
    Podcast Sponsor: Proxima360
     
    Listen to other podcasts at: https://proxima360.com/retail-corner.podcast or https://retailcorner.live
    Subscribe our Podcast: Apple iTunes: https://apple.co/3eoeUdT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dvjpDJ
    Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/3DFHXHw
    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3tkbhk1
    Interested in being on our podcast?
    Submit request at: podcast@retailcorner.live
     
     

    • 19 min
    Sustainable Retail: The Future of Shopping with a Conscience. Maria McDonald, United By Blue

    Sustainable Retail: The Future of Shopping with a Conscience. Maria McDonald, United By Blue

    In this episode of Retail Corner, listen to Maria McDonald, Director of Sustainability at United By Blue, who focuses on the circular economy, sustainable retail, responsible consumption, and ethical shopping. You will listen to our host talking with Maria on the following points:
    Could you tell me about your professional journey to where you are today?
    What motivated or inspired you to pursue involvement in sustainability?
    What are some of the initiatives that United by Blue is taking in order to reduce its environmental impact
    What are some of the responsibilities that you have in your current position as sustainability director?
    What is your approach to prioritizing your work?
    For those who don't know, could you fill us in on what a B-corp is and what it stands for?
    Can you tell me about how the company was founded? It is my understanding that the founders have close ties to the ocean.
    What key message do you hope our listeners will take away from this conversation?
    About our guest, Maria McDonald:
    Maria McDonald is a sustainability professional on a mission to transform business models to prioritize people and the planet alongside profit. Maria comes from a background in helping small and medium-sized businesses achieve innovative sustainability goals.
    Maria currently serves as the Director of Sustainability for United By Blue, leading their entire sustainability footprint, from their B Corp certification to their product sustainability, and their one-for-one business model. She has also consulted for businesses of all sizes on cutting-edge sustainability plans through her private consulting practice and with leading sustainability consultancy, the Anthesis Group. She is well versed in sustainable business tactics, such as B Corp certifications, sustainability reporting metrics, product and supply chain management, climate target setting, impact reporting, and sustainability communications.
    She holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and a Master's in Sustainability Planning and Management from the University of Colorado Boulder. Maria resides in Boulder, CO, and enjoys hiking, camping, and music.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-mcdonald-41986363/
    Website: https://unitedbyblue.com/
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Host: Carlos Diaz
    Producer: Sachin Kumar Bhate
    Podcast Sponsor: Proxima360
     
    Listen to other podcasts at: https://retailcorner.live
    Subscribe our Podcast: Apple iTunes: https://apple.co/3eoeUdT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dvjpDJ
    Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/3DFHXHw
    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3tkbhk1
    Interested in being on our podcast?
    Submit request at: podcast@retailcorner.live
     

    • 24 min
    Babylist: A Growth Mindset Journey to Inspired Success - Lee Anne Grant, CGO, Babylist

    Babylist: A Growth Mindset Journey to Inspired Success - Lee Anne Grant, CGO, Babylist

    In this episode of Retail Corner, listen to Lee Anne Grant, Chief Growth Officer at Babylist, talk about how Babylist has been successful in simplifying baby registries with an inspired growth mindset. You will listen to our host talking with Lee Anne on the following points:
    Seeing Babylist’s growth in the past couple of years, it is obvious it is inspired by a growth mindset.
    How do you foster that kind of environment and take advantage of the momentum?
    How agile would you consider your team when it comes to change?
    Do you think your team adopts ideas faster than the industry, and is there anything that really excites you about what's coming down the line?
    How has eCommerce evolved in the past decade, and what do you see as the most significant trends shaping its future?
    Babylist is primarily an eCommerce business. What are some of the biggest challenges that eCommerce businesses like Babylist face today, and how can you overcome them?
    Does Babylist have brick-and-mortar locations? If so, what are the key challenges in creating a successful phygital strategy, and how can businesses overcome them?
    How do you see the role of technology evolving in the phygital space, and what impact do you think this will have on consumer behavior?
    About our guest, Lee Anne Grant:
    Lee Anne Grant is the Chief Growth Officer at Babylist – the leading vertical marketplace and commerce destination for babies, driving purchase decisions for more than 9 million people each year – responsible for driving profitable revenue through growing our community, deepening merchant and brand partnerships, and developing new product and partnership businesses.
    Previously, she was the vice president of marketing and revenue. She manages the sales and marketing team and is responsible for driving profitable revenue through growing the community, deepening merchant and brand partnerships, and developing new businesses. She uses her deep experience in performance and brand marketing to optimize an eight-figure marketing budget with content and brand strategies that support an industry-leading NPS score.
    Babylist is the generational brand in baby, leading the $88 billion baby products market as the trusted go-to solution for growing families, driving $900 in attributable commerce in 2022. Before Babylist, Lee Anne held executive roles at fast-growing media and consumer brands such as ShopStyle (acquired by Rakuten Inc), POPSUGAR (acquired by Group Nine Media), and Brandless.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeannegrant/
    Website: https://www.babylist.com/
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Host: Carlos Diaz
    Producer: Sachin Kumar Bhate
    Podcast Sponsor: Proxima360
     
    Listen to other podcasts at: https://retailcorner.live
    Subscribe our Podcast: Apple iTunes: https://apple.co/3eoeUdT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dvjpDJ
    Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/3DFHXHw
    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3tkbhk1
    Interested in being on our podcast?
    Submit request at: podcast@retailcorner.live
     
     

    • 18 min
    Modern Retail: Effective Omnichannel Gameplan - Jim Loden, CRO, Mulligan

    Modern Retail: Effective Omnichannel Gameplan - Jim Loden, CRO, Mulligan

    In this episode of Retail Corner, listen to Jim Loden, Chief Research Officer at Mulligan, talk about effective omnichannel strategies in today's retail world. You will listen to our host talking with Jim on the following points:
    How has omnichannel become the hero of new sectors?
    How have you approached change—Amazon listings and shifting customer bases?
    What do you think is key when it comes to setting up solid partnerships with retailers?
    How have you overcome all the modern supply chain and multinational sourcing challenges?
    How have you had to adjust your practices to adapt to changing forecasts in the retail world?
    What is the key to managing the diversity of geography and favored tastes across the country in an omnichannel supply chain?
    About our guest, Jim Loden:
    A tenured executive who has worked for years in the retail and distribution industries, driving explosive growth over and over. Helped conceptualize and develop the Apple Store model. Have grown sales from $300M to over $1.5B in 30 months.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimloden/
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Host: Carlos Diaz
    Producer: Sachin Kumar Bhate
    Listen to other podcasts at: https://retailcorner.live
    Subscribe our Podcast: Apple iTunes: https://apple.co/3eoeUdT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dvjpDJ
    Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/3DFHXHw
    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3tkbhk1
    Interested in being on our podcast?
    Submit request at: https://www.retailcorner.live/guests/intake/ or email podcast@retailcorner.live
     
     

    • 21 min
    Revolutionizing Retail: The Power of Digital Marketing Strategies - Rosaland Jones, Rack Room Shoes

    Revolutionizing Retail: The Power of Digital Marketing Strategies - Rosaland Jones, Rack Room Shoes

    In this episode of Retail Corner, listen to Rosaland Jones, Director of Digital Marketing, at Rack Room Shoes, talk about the power of digital marketing strategies within the retail space. You will listen to our host talking with Rosaland on the following points:
    The source of PR and the voice that comes along with it, and how does Rack Room Shoes manage to guide that overall voice.
    With budgets tightening across the marketing space, how is Rack Room Shoes adapting to make the most of each dime?
    How does Rack Room Shoes balance the short-term results of “boosted posts” vs the long-term effect of brand building? SEO?
    How does the communication Rack Room Shoes produces affect its brand? The associate? The customer experiences?
    How does Rack Room Shoes keep track of all the different angles of its marketing effort?
    How is Rack Room Shoes using the data at hand to make the right decisions?
    About our guest, Rosaland Jones:
    Rosaland Jones leads the digital marketing team at Rack Room Shoes with a focus on paid digital, social media, SEO and marketing analytics. Rosaland has spent most of her career in eCommerce (Dillard’s, Timex, Rack Room Shoes) and non-profit digital fundraising (Save the Children). She holds a Master’s in Applied Mathematics.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalandjones/
    Website: https://www.rackroomshoes.com/
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Host: Carlos Diaz
    Producer: Sachin Kumar Bhate
    Listen to other podcasts at: https://retailcorner.live
    Subscribe our Podcast: Apple iTunes: https://apple.co/3eoeUdT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dvjpDJ
    Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/3DFHXHw
    Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3tkbhk1
    Interested in being on our podcast?
    Submit request at: https://www.retailcorner.live/guests/intake/ or email podcast@retailcorner.live
     
     

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