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RETHINK Retail - the evolution of retail in today’s connected world.
Join us as we explore the most recent trends and innovations in commerce.


    • Business
    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

RETHINK Retail - the evolution of retail in today’s connected world.
Join us as we explore the most recent trends and innovations in commerce.

    Joe O’Connor, President at Applegate

    Joe O’Connor, President at Applegate

    Rethink Retail Offstage at Expo West: A Special Episode with Top Retail Expert Matthew Adam Smith

    Join host Matthew Adam Smith and Joe O'Connor, President of Applegate, for an insightful discussion on integrating sustainability with AI in retail. Explore how strategic partnerships and advanced technologies are transforming business practices for sustainability. Gain insights from Joe's experiences at industry events like Expo West, Applegate's evolution under Hormel Foods, and their commitment to regenerative agriculture and sustainability.

    - Discover the impact of major industry events on your brand.
    - Learn about transitioning to regenerative agriculture.
    - Explore sustainable partnerships and their benefits in retail.

    • 27 min
    Accelerated Retail: Store Associate Empowerment

    Accelerated Retail: Store Associate Empowerment

    Tune into Episode 4 of our Accelerated Retail podcast mini-series. Together with Microsoft, we explore the benefits of leveraging cloud and AI technology in retail.

    In this episode, we unravel the modern challenges facing retailers in managing store associates and why empowering them with cloud-powered technologies is the way forward. We also look at how to best invest in your store associates to cultivate the best customer experience.

    Listen to what our top retail experts and thought leaders have to share, from optimizing employee training to improving inventory accuracy with real-time analytics.

    Visit this link to discover how Microsoft empowers retailers: http://microsoft.com/

    • 17 min
    Dara Meath, CTO of Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Dara Meath, CTO of Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Join Dara Meath, CTO of Build-A-Bear Workshop and host Casey Golden, CEO of Luxlock, as they explore the integration of technology in retail to create immersive and engaging customer experiences.

    In this episode, Dara discusses how Build-A-Bear uses innovative tech solutions to bring joy and memorable moments to consumers.

    Learn about their approach to touch and play technology, digital transformation, and creating personalized interactions in-store and online.

    • 29 min
    Kathryn Mazza, Senior Vice President at Hy-Vee RedMedia

    Kathryn Mazza, Senior Vice President at Hy-Vee RedMedia

    Explore the transformative power of retail media networks in this insightful episode of the RETHINK Retail podcast with Kathryn Mazza, SVP at Hy-Vee RedMedia, and Melissa Minkow, Director of Retail Strategy at CI&T. Kathryn shares her extensive experience, illustrating how these networks enhance customer connections and support strategic advertising. This episode is packed with expert insights on using technology to adapt to consumer expectations and refine retail strategies.

    Tune in to learn how to implement these advanced tools in your retail operations.

    The discussion is brought to you by Verint. Verint’s innovative tools like Retail Choreography and Voice of the Customer, showcasing how to harness omnichannel feedback to optimize customer experiences.

    • 9 min
    Retail Therapy: Fitness Brands

    Retail Therapy: Fitness Brands

    "Loyalty is the name of the game, and brands are pulling out all the stops to capture and retain their customers." - Andrea K. Leigh

    During #Shoptalk 2024, we had the pleasure of having Andrea K. Leigh, Michael Kline, Liza Amlani, and Neil Saunders on the Retail Therapy podcast!

    This episode, we chatted about everything happening in the athletic retail space! From Nike’s AI footprint to Lululemon’s partnerships, Adidas’ innovation, and so much more, these guests cover everything you need to know about fitness brands in a changing climate.

    Huge thanks to Blue Yonder and our other RCA members at Adobe, Icertis, and Microsoft for sponsoring this episode of Retail Therapy

    • 21 min
    Accelerated Retail: The Power of a Connected Supply Chain

    Accelerated Retail: The Power of a Connected Supply Chain

    In Episode 3 of the Accelerated Retail series with Microsoft, we will dive into "The Power of a Connected Supply Chain", exploring AI and cloud technologies in retail.

    With insights from Microsoft and our Top Retail Experts, discover how you can leverage supply chain optimization for your business through more accurate inventory tracking and cloud data migration.

    Tune into this episode and get to learn more about the future of retail supply chain!

    Find out on how Microsoft empowers retail businesses here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/industry/retail/microsoft-cloud-for-retail

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

BFD1986 ,

Best B2B retail podcast

Insightful and informative episodes that dig to the heart of retail transformation. A must listen for all retail executives and tech disrupters.

Aircraftspell ,

Great rotation of guests

Always love listening to the network of retail thinkers rethink has pulled together

Jr009900 ,

Great podcast

Most beautiful application. Good listen with inventive news

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