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Retail impacts everyone, everywhere, every day. Join the National Retail Federation for authentic, insightful conversations with the industry's most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future of retail. Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

Retail Gets Real National Retail Federation

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    • 4.6 • 84 Ratings

Retail impacts everyone, everywhere, every day. Join the National Retail Federation for authentic, insightful conversations with the industry's most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future of retail. Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

    Untuckit founder Chris Riccobono on persevering through challenges

    Untuckit founder Chris Riccobono on persevering through challenges

    Untuckit was born when Chris Riccobono couldn’t find a shirt that looked good when he wore it untucked. Riccobono founded the American casual men’s apparel company in 2010; today the brand is about to sell its 12 millionth shirt. Now Riccobono has launched a new venture: Greatness Wins was created as a response to Riccobono’s dissatisfaction with athletic and performance wear. Chris joins us to talk about his entrepreneurial background, the growth strategies for his two brands, the importance of stores and his advice for young entrepreneurs and retailers.
    Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

    • 27 min
    Telling the retail story: Live from the Council of State Retail Associations

    Telling the retail story: Live from the Council of State Retail Associations

    If the adage “All politics are local” is true, then state retail association executives really are the first line of defense for retail public policy and government relations activity in state capitols across the nation. On today’s special episode, recorded live at the Council of State Retail Associations meeting, three state retail association executives, including Gordon M. Gough of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, Rachel Michelin of the California Retailers Association and Scott Shalley of the Florida Retail Federation, talk about the important role state retail associations play in state legislatures and local government, what SRA executives are doing on the issues of organized retail crime and credit card swipe fees, and how they draw on their membership to build relationships with policymakers that create impact.
    Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

    • 29 min
    Retail advocacy update with NRF’s David French

    Retail advocacy update with NRF’s David French

    As Congress returns from August recess, it will be considering policies that could have a profound impact on retailers, their employees and their communities. David French, NRF’s senior vice president of government relations, returns to the show to provide an update on important policy issues and legislation currently making its way through Congress, including bills to fight organized retail crime and tame excessive credit card swipe fees, as well as the prospects of immigration reform and the looming threat of a potential government shutdown. Get involved at nrf.com/takeaction.
    Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

    • 21 min
    The path to unified commerce with The Vitamin Shoppe’s Andrew Laudato

    The path to unified commerce with The Vitamin Shoppe’s Andrew Laudato

    For 46 years, The Vitamin Shoppe has been helping customers be their best selves, however they define it. Innovation and technology have played a major role in the company’s growth, and on today’s episode, Andrew Laudato, EVP and COO of The Vitamin Shoppe, talks about that growth and adding stores through franchises, today’s definition of omnichannel and why technology is just a tool for creating better customer experiences. 
    Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

    • 21 min
    LePrix is reinventing how retailers source pre-owned luxury

    LePrix is reinventing how retailers source pre-owned luxury

    Emily Erkel, Co-Founder and CMO and LePrix, talks about the resale landscape, starting and evolving her unique business for today's demands, her team's focus for the coming year and what the future of retail really looks like. 
    Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

    • 19 min
    The back-to-school shopping habits of Gen Z and the parents of Gen Alpha

    The back-to-school shopping habits of Gen Z and the parents of Gen Alpha

    Back-to-school spending is expected to reach an unparalleled $41.5 billion, up from $36.9 billion last year; back-to-college spending is expected to hit $94 billion, about $20 billion more than last year’s record. On today’s show, Rachel Bonsignore, vice president of GfK Consumer Life, talks about what’s driving back-to-class shopping this season, how Generation Alpha’s Millennial parents are being influenced, and what’s motivating consumer behavior among the generations. Dig into the data at nrf.com/backtoschool.
    Learn more at retailgetsreal.com.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

mksherrrr ,

Great content!!

I’m an insights professional and have found the content and guests on this podcast to be excellent!! The content is super interesting and really goes into informative trends and research from some of the best in the industry. I learn so much from every single episode. Keep up the good work!

Arlie K ,

Real-ly great!

Retail Gets Real has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!

queengina4 ,

THANK YOU!!

Hello! I recently graduated from FIT and am currently in an entry level position in retail. Listening to this podcast is the perfect way to keep up with what’s going on in retail. It’s an easy listen and very entertaining and informative. Please don’t stop recording!! This is great for all listeners of all ages to stay updated. Thank you so much!

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