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The Joy of Retail podcast is brought to you by Cake Agency, the e-commerce agency founded by retailers, for retailers.

Hosted by Chris Thomas, founder of Cake Agency, alongside agency director Kirstie Smith, retailers with years of experience will share their secrets, tips and pitfalls of all aspects of running a successful retail business.

We will find out how they find the joy in retail… From their greatest challenges to their biggest successes, they tell us what drives them to keep going, and how amazing it is when you get it right.

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The Joy of Retail Cake

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The Joy of Retail podcast is brought to you by Cake Agency, the e-commerce agency founded by retailers, for retailers.

Hosted by Chris Thomas, founder of Cake Agency, alongside agency director Kirstie Smith, retailers with years of experience will share their secrets, tips and pitfalls of all aspects of running a successful retail business.

We will find out how they find the joy in retail… From their greatest challenges to their biggest successes, they tell us what drives them to keep going, and how amazing it is when you get it right.

Please follow the podcast so new episodes automatically download when they’re available.

    Chris Thomas: Finding The Joy In Retail For The Last 20 Years

    Chris Thomas: Finding The Joy In Retail For The Last 20 Years

    Hello, and welcome to the Joy of Retail podcast. I'm Chris Thomas, Founder and CEO of Cake Agency.

    Although going forwards I will be the host of the podcast, In this first episode I am the guest. I’ve asked my agency director Kirstie Smith to interview me so I can tell you about my background in retail and what led me to where I am today.


    We talk about how retail was never in my life plan until I got a taste for it working for my Dad in the famous Oasis fashion store in Birmingham, the thrill of our first online sale at Cloggs right at the start of internet shopping, and how we eventually sold the business to JD Sports.


    We discuss what led me to set up digital marketing business Cake Agency and how I’m still finding the joy in retail 20 years later.


    The Joy of Retail podcast is brought to you by Cake Agency, the e-commerce agency founded by retailers, for retailers. If you enjoyed this podcast we’d love to you leave us a review, and please follow the show so you don’t miss an episode!

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    Trailer: The Joy of Retail

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