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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.

    Visual Merchandising: The Aesthetics of Retail Sales. - Kacey Bengtson

    Visual Merchandising: The Aesthetics of Retail Sales. - Kacey Bengtson

    In this engaging podcast episode, Kacey Bengtson, the esteemed Director of Retail at Cheekwood, offers invaluable insights into the dynamic world of visual merchandising in tourism retail. With her wealth of experience, Kacey delves into the art of crafting compelling retail displays that captivate customers and drive sales. She discusses the importance of strategic placement, cohesive themes, and storytelling through product arrangement to create immersive shopping experiences.
    About our guest, Kacey Bengtson:
    Kacey Bengtson has been the Retail Director at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens since 2020. Prior to working at Cheekwood, she managed Retail Operations at two other major Nashville tourist destinations - The Hermitage Hotel and Hatch Show Print (inside the Country Music Hall of Fame). Kacey was also a Visual merchandiser at Magnolia, in Waco, Texas. Working in tourism-retail for over 10 years has made Kacey an expert on experiential retail and customer connection, as well as product curation and visual merchandising.
    As a member of the Museum Store Association, Kacey shares her skills and unique perspective on visual merchandising with other Museum Retail professionals as a speaker at multiple MSA conferences. Her passion for designing well-curated retail spaces with unique products is something she enjoys sharing, and she continues to train others on the best buying and merchandising practices.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaceyafd/
    Website: https://cheekwood.org/
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Guest Host: Cole Koumalats
    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
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    Interested in being on our podcast?
    Submit request at: retailcorner@proxima360.com

    • 20 min
    Retail Frontline: AI Wearables and the Future of Customer Service. -Chris Todd

    Retail Frontline: AI Wearables and the Future of Customer Service. -Chris Todd

    With a career dedicated to revolutionizing the retail experience, Chris Todd, CEO of Theatro, is here on the Retail Corner Podcast to discuss the groundbreaking advancements in AI-driven wearable technology for frontline staff. As the head of Theatro, a leading innovator in this field, Chris brings unparalleled insights into how AI is not just transforming operations but also elevating customer engagement to new heights.
    About our guest, Chris Todd:
    Chris is responsible for leading Theatro’s overall direction, strategy, and growth. Chris is a “roll up your sleeves” type of leader who is passionate about the strategy of a business. Chris believes that most every idea can be a winner. It’s all about figuring out the strategic angles to drive success! As a co-founder, Chris has been instrumental in guiding Theatro from an early innovative concept into a fast-paced growth company.
    Chris has 25+ years of experience in senior executive positions with small start-ups and large multinationals in a diverse array of industries, including software, networking, and apps for leading hardware and software companies including Cisco Systems, AppTrigger, Metaswitch, Extreme Networks, and Newbridge Networks.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-todd-98b134b/
    Website: https://www.theatro.com
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Guest Host: Cole Koumalats
    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: retailcorner@proxima360.com
     

    • 32 min
    The Heart of Retail Leadership: Cultivating a Philosophy of Empowerment - Ram Venkataraman

    The Heart of Retail Leadership: Cultivating a Philosophy of Empowerment - Ram Venkataraman

    Tune in to the Retail Corner Podcast for an enlightening discussion featuring Ram Venkataraman, CEO of Kibo, as he delves into the essence of effective retail leadership and strategies to empower teams for success. Ram explores the pivotal roles of reward-centric and responsibility-centric individuals within companies, highlighting their potential to either elevate or hinder organizational outcomes.
    About our guest, Ram Venkataraman:
    Ram has spent more than 25 years of his career working in software companies that range from bootstrapped startups to public companies. He has held senior executive positions for more than a decade, driving product and technology functions. Prior to Kibo, he was at NCR, where Ram was the CTO of the NCR payment platforms. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramvenkataraman/
    Website: https://kibocommerce.com/
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Guest Host: Cole Koumalats
    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: retailcorner@proxima360.com
     

    • 26 min
    Pay By Bank: Savings for Retailers, Easy for Customers. - Eric Shoykhet

    Pay By Bank: Savings for Retailers, Easy for Customers. - Eric Shoykhet

    Tune in to hear Eric Shoykhet, CEO of Link Money, discuss the groundbreaking "Pay by Bank" payment method. Discover its distinctions from conventional options like credit cards and e-wallets, and explore the benefits it brings to merchants and consumers alike.
    About our guest, Eric Shoykhet:
    Eric Shoykhet is the founder of Link Money and Atom Finance, venture-backed software companies that collectively have raised $100 million. Link Money is focused on scaling its bank-based payment method in the US that allows merchants to dramatically cut processing costs, reduce fraud, and drive down churn.
    Previously, he was an investor at Governors Lane, an event-driven hedge fund. Prior to this, he worked in the restructuring and reorganization group at Blackstone. Eric graduated from the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania with degrees from both the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericshoykhet/
    Website: https://link.money
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Guest Host: Cole Koumalats
    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: retailcorner@proxima360.com
     

    • 29 min
    Retail Forensics: Art of Investigative Techniques. - Tony Paixao

    Retail Forensics: Art of Investigative Techniques. - Tony Paixao

    Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind the scenes of the retail world and gain valuable insights into the crucial role of investigative platforms in maintaining integrity and security within the industry. Tune in to the Retail Corner podcast for an enlightening discussion with Tony Paixao, VP of Investigative Platforms at Verensics, on the forefront of retail forensics.
    About our guest, Tony Paixao:
    Tony has over 14 years of experience working in the investigative space within the public and private sectors. Passionate about raising standards by leaning into evidence-based practices.
    Education: MS in Forensic Psychology from ASU
    BS in Justice Studies from JMU
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonypaix%C3%A3o/
    Website: http://www.verensics.com
     
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Guest Host: Cole Koumalats
    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: retailcorner@proxima360.com
     

    • 30 min
    Strategies for Success: Innovations in Omnichannel Order Fulfillment. - Darpan Seth

    Strategies for Success: Innovations in Omnichannel Order Fulfillment. - Darpan Seth

    In the latest episode of our podcast, we delve into the world of omnichannel order fulfillment in retail with a special guest, Darpan Seth. Darpan is the CEO & co-founder of Nextuple, a visionary leader at the forefront of retail innovation. In this episode, Darpan shares invaluable insights and innovative strategies for optimizing omnichannel order fulfillment processes. Whether you're a seasoned retailer or an aspiring entrepreneur, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge to help you navigate the complex landscape of modern retail.
    About our guest, Darpan Seth:
    Darpan Seth is the co-founder and CEO of Nextuple. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience in optimizing omni-channel fulfillment networks to the retail and grocery industries.
    At Nextuple, he has led the company’s vision and strategy since 2017. Nextuple, a cloud-native order & inventory management firm, empowers brands, retailers, grocers, convenience store chains, and B2B businesses to optimize omnichannel fulfillment networks and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
    Darpan previously held executive and leadership roles at Expicient, Publicis, Sapient, and Sterling Commerce (an IBM company). As the founder of Expicient, a globally recognized omni-channel services firm specializing in inventory and order management systems (OMS), Darpan's leadership led to its acquisition by Publicis.Sapient. He played a pivotal role in helping clients achieve accelerated global growth by realizing their omnichannel business and IT vision.
    Darpan holds a Bachelor of Education (BE) in Computer Science and a Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategy and Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darpanseth
    Website: https://www.nextuple.com/
    About Retail Corner Podcast:
    Guest Host: Cole Koumalats
    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: retailcorner@proxima360.com
     

    • 28 min

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