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Our 5 Favorite Retail Podcasts

Posted by Emily Fanning on Sep 26, 2018
Emily Fanning

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:

retail doctor podcastTell 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 postI 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.
Recent Episodes:
Being a Socially Responsible Retailer
Building a Vast Online Following for Your Store


conversational commerceConversational 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.
Recent episodes:
How a Fashion Tech Startup is Tackling Some of Retail's Biggest Problems
How Good Retail Jobs Boost Business


RetailGetsReal_Logo_322x244pxRetail 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. 
Recent episodes:
Retail Trends That Will Gain Traction in 2019
How Warby Parker and Story Approach Innovation


TRTalks-e1440007290511TotalRetail 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 snappymost under 10 minutesso it's easy (and addicting!) to binge listen a few in a row.
Recent Episodes: 
Personalized Emails Help Shoe Carnival Drive Customer Loyalty
Digitally Native Brand Marine Layer Embraces Brick-and-Mortar for Growth


512The 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. 
Recent Episodes:
Neal's Yard Remedies Interview
L'Estrange Interview


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