29 episodes

"Retales from the Frontline" features insights from some of the most well-known voices and thought leaders that retailers, brands and media have come to rely on to better understand the retail industry, consumer behavior and which commerce strategies are most effective. These thought leaders, experts and gurus are shaping retail globally and have been recognized as top business influencers. Hosted by Matt Rubel.
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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

"Retales from the Frontline" features insights from some of the most well-known voices and thought leaders that retailers, brands and media have come to rely on to better understand the retail industry, consumer behavior and which commerce strategies are most effective. These thought leaders, experts and gurus are shaping retail globally and have been recognized as top business influencers. Hosted by Matt Rubel.
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    Revlon and the Power of Beauty: Authenticity in the Age of TikTok

    Revlon and the Power of Beauty: Authenticity in the Age of TikTok

    The beauty industry has become one of the retail world’s biggest success stories of the past two years. Beauty continues to empower with its transformational abilities while remaining a multi-billion-dollar industry. The evolution of the business makes it one of the most dynamic and fast-paced in the business world today. With indie and celebrity brands proliferating and wellness becoming front and center, Big Beauty is no longer just about selling the hottest lipstick color of the season.
     
    In this episode, Matt Rubel interviews Debbie Perelman, President, and CEO of Revlon—the first woman to lead this iconic brand in its 89-year history. Debbie is leading Revlon’s profound transformation while driving diversity, sustainability, and speed to market. Matt and Debbie talk about authenticity, digital transformation, mental health—and the evocative power of a particular pink lipstick.


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    • 27 min
    Pfizer’s Sally Susman on How the Retail Industry Can Support Vaccine Efforts

    Pfizer’s Sally Susman on How the Retail Industry Can Support Vaccine Efforts

    The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in 100 years, but transparency and overcommunicating about its safety and efficacy will be key to making millions of people feel confident enough to get the vaccine. That’s why President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence both got vaccinated on camera this week—to stress that the science is sound and the vaccine is safe. In this episode, host Matt Rubel interviews Sally Susman, EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Pfizer, which received the first emergency use authorization in the US for a COVID-19 vaccine, to talk about the important role the retail industry has in building confidence through transparency. Listen to the full episode to hear what specific steps retail leaders can take to support the vaccination efforts that will hopefully lead to a full economic recovery.
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    • 28 min
    Why Brands Need to Own Their Resale Channels or Risk Losing Out to Third-Party Resellers Like The RealReal and ThredUp

    Why Brands Need to Own Their Resale Channels or Risk Losing Out to Third-Party Resellers Like The RealReal and ThredUp

    Recommerce is growing as more consumers look to “shop their values” and buy fewer, better things in order to lessen their consumption footprint. For brands, taking control of their own resale operations is one key to not being left behind. In this episode, host Matt Rubel interviews Andy Ruben, CEO of Trove—a company that powers circular shopping for Levi’s, Patagonia, REI, Eileen Fisher and others—to find out how branded resale will figure into holiday shopping this year and in the future.
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    • 20 min
    New Retail Realities: How COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Behavior, Supply Chains and AI

    New Retail Realities: How COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Behavior, Supply Chains and AI

    With retail stores beginning to reopen, everyone wants to know what the new retail reality will look like. In this episode, guest host Marigay McKee of Fernbrook Capital interviews EVRYTHNG CEO Niall Murphy, Lafayette 148 CEO Deirdre Quinn and Harvard Business School Professor Jeffrey Rayport about the impact the pandemic will have on the consumer mindset and the supply chain—and what retailers and brands need to do now to prepare for the post-COVID future.
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    • 22 min
    Face Masks and COVID-19

    Face Masks and COVID-19

    Governor Cuomo and several other governors have now made wearing face masks in public mandatory. Meanwhile, essential retailers such as Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club have announced that all employees will be required to wear masks. Now that masks are compulsory for so many of us, everyone needs to know what makes one mask safer or better than another. In this episode, guest host Melissa Gonzalez interviews Angela Chan of Chargeurs and Christy Raedeke of Noble Biomaterials to find out what retailers and consumers should know about masks. Chargeurs and Noble have recently joined forces to create washable, reusable cloth face masks with an antimicrobial filter, which will be available to consumers in the US within weeks.
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    • 18 min
    The Stimulus Package

    The Stimulus Package

    We’re pleased to share this exclusive Retales From the Frontline interview with NRF CEO Matt Shay, who joins our host, Matt Rubel, and retail influencer Steve Sadove to examine the impact of the recently passed stimulus package and its likely long-term effects on retail. Listen now to learn about these thought leaders’ key insights on the topic.
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Omnitail ,

At last. A retail podcast that tells me things I didn’t know!!

As a retail/ eCommerce executive, I need to gain insights from people who know more than I do. This new Podcast has taught me something important and actionable with each new episode.
Please keep making these!!
Cynthia Hollen
President
eShopWorld

J Bladh ,

Great content!

Loved the first episode! Was recommended by someone I trust in the retail industry and can’t wait for more! Great content about the macro and how it relates to the micro of our industry. So many more ripple effects that people don’t think about. Thank you for starting this! Looking forward to more

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