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To create an ecosystem that connects leaders of all kinds – industry, community, student, educational, civic, investment and entrepreneurial – to help overcome Omnichannel Retail barriers through exclusive, insight-rich content.

The Doing Business in Bentonville Podcast Doing Business in Bentonville

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To create an ecosystem that connects leaders of all kinds – industry, community, student, educational, civic, investment and entrepreneurial – to help overcome Omnichannel Retail barriers through exclusive, insight-rich content.

    Ep. 52 - Scott Benedict and Andy Wilson on Leveraging Customer Reviews for Retail Success

    Ep. 52 - Scott Benedict and Andy Wilson on Leveraging Customer Reviews for Retail Success

    Send us a Text Message.What if genuine consumer reviews could be the game-changer your retail strategy needs? Two of Doing Business in Bentonville's regular hosts debate, as Scott Benedict and Andy Wilson unlock the secrets behind harnessing the true power of user-generated content in this episode of "Digital Front Door." Join the two retail veterans as they explore the journey of UGC from simple product ratings to becoming an invaluable feedback engine that influences both online and in-stor...

    • 37 min
    Ep. 51 - Walmart's Evolutionary Saga Told by Insider John Reeves

    Ep. 51 - Walmart's Evolutionary Saga Told by Insider John Reeves

    Send us a Text Message.Step into the world of retail mastery as John Reeves, former Walmart executive and president of consulting firm JOHA, joins Andy to map out his 22-year journey with a corporate giant. The two reminisce about the glory days of Walmart as they share tales of sales promotions, menswear buying, and the global expansion that took John's career to Canada. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone curious about the inner workings of the retail industry, complete with persona...

    • 41 min
    Ep. 50 - Transforming Retail: Walmart’s Path to Success with Kim Souza

    Ep. 50 - Transforming Retail: Walmart’s Path to Success with Kim Souza

    Send us a Text Message.Discover the secrets behind Walmart's continued success and innovation with seasoned journalist and senior analyst Kim Souza on this episode of "Doing Business in Bentonville." From the cultural significance of Walmart's shareholders and associates event to the visionary leadership of CEO Doug McMillon, Kim provides an insider's view of how strategic moves—such as the acquisition of Jet.com and the tapping of global insights—are propelling the retail giant forward.&nbsp...

    • 32 min
    Ep. 49 - From Military Precision to Retail Innovation with JD Hayes

    Ep. 49 - From Military Precision to Retail Innovation with JD Hayes

    Send us a Text Message.From the disciplined cadence of military life to the dynamic pulse of the retail world, JD Hayes of the Traverse Group exemplifies transformation. His story, woven from the thread of his grandfather's dealings with a pre-Walmart Sam Walton, is a tapestry of enterprise and ambition. Join Andy Wilson as JD, in a tale that could rival any entrepreneurial legend, recounts his journey through the ranks of the armed forces to the forefront of business innovation. His backgrou...

    • 29 min
    Ep. 48 - Beards, Business, and Breakthroughs: Disrupting Logistics with Spencer Ware and Repower

    Ep. 48 - Beards, Business, and Breakthroughs: Disrupting Logistics with Spencer Ware and Repower

    Send us a Text Message.Ever wondered how a full beard might correlate with business savvy? Laugh along with Josh Saffran and Harvey Williams, as they kick off the latest Business Accelerator Podcast episode with some light-hearted banter with Spencer Ware. What starts with playful beard envy soon transitions into an exploration of Bentonville's role in fostering startup innovation, sharing how accelerator incubator Plug and Play, of which Josh is a part, is guiding trailblazers like Spencer's...

    • 41 min
    Ep. 47 - Exploring the Intersection of Gaming, Branding, and Culture with Joel Ponce

    Ep. 47 - Exploring the Intersection of Gaming, Branding, and Culture with Joel Ponce

    Send us a Text Message.Embark on a transformative journey through the digital landscape where gaming, branding, and culture collide, as Andy Wilson sits down with the innovative mind of Joel Ponce, CEO of Hashku. Joel and Andy chart the course of gaming's meteoric rise to the pinnacle of media, rivaling the giants of traditional sports viewership, and examine how this phenomenon is rewriting the playbook on youth engagement.Joel's own tapestry of experiences, from Honduras to Northwest Arkans...

    • 32 min

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