49 episodes

The Safari is a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape. We interview the brightest and most innovative industry leaders who share how they are shaping and evolving the industry in the years to come. Guests come from all corners of the industry from retail, beauty, fashion, CPG, academia, agencies, real estate, investing and more. At Traub we have the privilege of working broadly across these numerous fields and collaborating with these talented leaders. We are delighted to introduce you to them via the Safari.

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Safari is a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape. We interview the brightest and most innovative industry leaders who share how they are shaping and evolving the industry in the years to come. Guests come from all corners of the industry from retail, beauty, fashion, CPG, academia, agencies, real estate, investing and more. At Traub we have the privilege of working broadly across these numerous fields and collaborating with these talented leaders. We are delighted to introduce you to them via the Safari.

    The Branded Environment and Retail Design Original: JGA’s, Ken Nisch

    The Branded Environment and Retail Design Original: JGA’s, Ken Nisch

    Ken Nisch is the Chairman of JGA and has focused his efforts developing branded environments and consumer strategies for clients around the world including Sundance, Hershey’s, Sleep Number, Signet, H&M, Shinola, Whole Foods Market and El Palacio de Hierro. His consumer knowledge and entrepreneurial insights have been an integral part of the conceptual development and strategic image positioning for many retail operators, manufacturers and brand marketers in entertainment, hospitality and traditional retail for more than 40 years. Ken is an inductee of the Retail Design Institute Legion of Honor, the Shop! Hall of Fame and serves on the board for Shop Association as well as private and public retail companies. We talk about: the importance of content and storytelling in all his projects, the conceptual development of retail brands, sustainability in design, and more.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer

    • 36 min
    The Fitness Phenomenon: Physique 57’s, Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi

    The Fitness Phenomenon: Physique 57’s, Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi

    Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Physique 57, an innovative and modern take on fitness that offers a fresh new boost to barre workouts. She is an accomplished entrepreneur and thought leader with more than 20 years of success across the health and wellness, fitness, and financial services industries. We talk about: the inspiration behind Physique 57, the expansion process of her studios, the move to hybrid fitness, the idea of a health quotient, the convergence of media and wellness and more.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

    • 38 min
    Luxury Goods Insights: Bernstein’s, Luca Solca

    Luxury Goods Insights: Bernstein’s, Luca Solca

    Luca Solca is the Senior Research Analyst at Bernstein covering European Luxury Goods. With over 25 years of experience, his research has been consistently recognized by industry organizations as trusted research that cuts through complexity with independent clarity, generating exclusive insights that reframe perspectives and strategies. Earlier in his career, Luca served as the Executive Vice Chairman of a publicly traded, medium-sized fashion and luxury Italian conglomerate. Luca was also a partner at the Boston Consulting Group focusing on the retail and consumer goods sectors. We talk about: his approach to uncovering insights, what’s next for retail and luxury fashion, shifts in the travelling luxury consumer, and more.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer

    • 40 min
    The Diamond Jewelry Trailblazer: Signet Jewelers’, Bill Brace

    The Diamond Jewelry Trailblazer: Signet Jewelers’, Bill Brace

    Bill Brace is the EVP Chief Marketing Officer and Executive General Manager of Jared of Signet Jewelers, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Bill previously served nearly 30 years at Procter & Gamble, Co., most recently as VP of Global Antiperspirants and North American Skin and Personal Care, where he drove billion-dollar brands through consumer-centric strategies and successful execution. He brings to Signet a history of turning around complex, underperforming businesses through high-impact marketing, unified brand strategies and breakthrough innovation. We talk about: expanding the digital experience in the jewelry industry, the visualization of jewelry, how the consumer has evolved throughout the pandemic, and more.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

    • 32 min
    The King of Christmas: Mr. Christmas’, Evan Berkley

    The King of Christmas: Mr. Christmas’, Evan Berkley

    Evan Berkley is the CEO of Mr. Christmas, the industry leader in creating, designing and marketing innovative seasonal decorations. For over 85 years, this multi-generational family owned business has been a constant during the holiday season by delighting families with memorable and treasured gifts. We talk about: the nostalgic component of the holiday season, the product iteration process, brand partnerships, psychology of the consumer today, and more.
     
    Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

    • 30 min
    The SPF Revolutionizer: Supergoop!’s, Amanda Baldwin

    The SPF Revolutionizer: Supergoop!’s, Amanda Baldwin

    Amanda Baldwin is the President of Supergoop!, the sunscreen and beauty brand driven by the purpose to change the way the world thinks about sunscreen through its clean, protective, and highly innovative products. This philosophy has propelled Amanda and her team to constantly imagine ways to help people wear SPF every day. We talk about: Supergoop!’s brand DNA, her experience in the beauty industry, product innovation and brand expansion, the future of the brand, and more.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

AJ Casavant ,

My favorite podcast for retail RE updates during pandemic

Please keep the content coming these are amazing.

ZontheScene ,

Masterclass in all aspects of managing modern consumer businesses

Morty really nails it. His combination of consumer sector knowledge and positive approach brings the most out of his guests. From management, to consumer trends, to life hacks. A must for anyone selling products and services to the consumer.

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