Is it just me, or are podcasts the new Netflix? Gone are the days of "what are you watching?"—now the only question is what you're listening to. It took me a minute, but I've finally jumped on the bandwagon, and I'm not the only one who's caught the fever around here. Whether we're on the hunt for retail news, insight, or just want some fresh inspiration, our team loves kicking back with a good podcast. Perfect resources for growing independent retailers, here are five of the best retail podcasts we've tuned into this year:
Tell Me Something Good About Retail | Between Bob Phibbs's blog and newsletter, we have a hard time not picking up some new retail tips with each additional issue and post—I have an entire bookmarks bar filled with his how-to articles! The Retail Doctor's podcast is no different; his interviews with retailers, consultants, and influencers have had me taking notes on everything from visual merchandising to digital marketing.
Being a Socially Responsible Retailer
Building a Vast Online Following for Your Store
Conversational Commerce | When I want a side of retail news to go along with my morning commute, I tune into Conversational Commerce. Host Corinne Ruff covers trends like digitally native brands moving to brick-and-mortar, AR, VR and AI in retail, and the changes in corporate culture through interviews with retail executives and thought leaders.
How a Fashion Tech Startup is Tackling Some of Retail's Biggest Problems
How Good Retail Jobs Boost Business
Retail Gets Real | Hosted by the National Retail Federation, Retail Gets Real features conversations with innovative retailers, influencers, and other industry experts, covering their career experience, trends, and the future of retail.
Retail Trends That Will Gain Traction in 2019
How Warby Parker and Story Approach Innovation
TotalRetail Talks | TRT hosts some of the biggest players in the industry: Neiman Marcus, Express, DSW, and Godiva execs have all chatted with TotalRetail executive editor Joe Keenan recently. Talk about some inspiring movers and shakers! The interviews are snappy—most under 10 minutes—so it's easy (and addicting!) to binge listen a few in a row.
Personalized Emails Help Shoe Carnival Drive Customer Loyalty
Digitally Native Brand Marine Layer Embraces Brick-and-Mortar for Growth
The Retail Exchange | This UK-based podcast offers some fresh insight into what's going on in the retail industry on the other side of the pond. A few episodes in, it's easy to tell that no matter where your store is, some values are universal, namely creating a memorable in-store experience, constantly collecting and acting on data to keep things fresh, and using cross-collaboration marketing to elevate your brand and reach an entirely new audience.
Neal's Yard Remedies Interview
What are we missing?! Let us know your favorite retail podcasts in the comments.
Topics: Business of Retail