10 episodes

Join Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet and author of Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World as he explores the fascinating trends, technologies and behaviors shaping the future of retail and commerce.

Retail Prophet Doug Stephens

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

Join Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet and author of Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World as he explores the fascinating trends, technologies and behaviors shaping the future of retail and commerce.

    The Radical Strategy That Drove Nike's Pandemic Success

    The Radical Strategy That Drove Nike's Pandemic Success

    Amid the sea of turmoil in the retail sector at least one brand is not merely staying afloat but thriving. Nike has not only endured the crisis but also managed to accelerate through it. But far from being the result of a desperate pandemic-induced pivot or some happy accident, the seeds of Nike’s current resilience were planted deep into its strategy several years ago. 

    • 18 min
    In Brands We Trust: Why Companies are the New Communities

    In Brands We Trust: Why Companies are the New Communities

    The global decline of religion and eroding faith in government is creating a societal vacuum where trust in conventional institutions once existed.   It's a vacuum that some brands are daring to fill. But can brands succeed in instigating lasting social and environmental good and, if so, at what cost? 

    In this, the premiere episode of 2020, Doug explores the human need for community, purpose and belonging and how astute consumer brands are turning corporate activism into an competitive advantage. 

    • 9 min
    Retail's Most Important Metric

    Retail's Most Important Metric

    In this episode Doug argues that the most important metric in retail is something that most retailers aren't even measuring. 

    • 13 min
    The Future of Luxury is Freedom

    The Future of Luxury is Freedom

    For centuries luxury brands appealed to our sense of status to sell their goods.  But for a new generation of western consumers, the notion of what defines status is changing.  The question is can luxury brands change with it.

    • 6 min
    Every Company Is NOT A Data Company

    Every Company Is NOT A Data Company

    In this episode, Doug explores the current battle cry in retail that "every company is a data company". 

    • 5 min
    Is This the Department Store of the Future

    Is This the Department Store of the Future

    Amidst what most agree is a virtual collapse of the department store model for retail, one entrepreneur in Texas is aiming to redefine the the channel. In this episode I speak with Matt Alexander, founder of Neighborhood Goods, a new-concept department store in Plano Texas. 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

theorem7 ,

Excellent Insight into Retail

This podcast provides a great, strategic look at the ever-changing retail landscape and well worth a listen.

chrislstark ,

If future episodes are as good as the first one, I’m in.

Audio quality is good. Speaking is concise almost to be point of being scripted but without sounding that way. Introduction isn’t way too long or bogged down with ads. Most importantly, the message (while slightly doomsday) seems to be pretty accurate.

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