Deborah covers live, evolving trends in today's retail industry. Episodes focus on key topics that are currently top of mind among retail executives.
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AI in Healthcare: Opportunities and Obstacles
In this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, we explore the dynamic intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare. Adeline Devers, Digital Content Manager at Coresight Research, welcomes Swaroop Muralidhar, Director of Research at Coresight Research, to discuss the groundbreaking ways AI is transforming the healthcare landscape, from diagnosis and treatment to ongoing wellness.
Listeners will discover the immense potential and challenges faced by this evolving technology, as well as the data quality, privacy and ethical considerations surrounding AI in healthcare. Muralidhar also provides insights into the future of patient care in the age of AI.
Premium Coresight Research subscribers can read our report, “Generative AI for US Retail Pharmacies and Healthcare,” here.
MyFace: Building A Community and Changing Perceptions
On this episode of Retaili$tic, host Deborah Weinswig welcomes Stephanie Paul, Executive Director at MyFace. They explore how MyFace evolved from a New York-focused operation to a nationwide initiative supporting individuals and families with craniofacial differences. Listen to learn about the non-profit’s virtual resources, community-building events and efforts to change societal perceptions. You will also discover inspiring stories of resilience and how you can support MyFace’s mission for greater acceptance and understanding.
Join us in celebrating the incredible work of this organization! For more information and how you can get involved, head to www.myface.org.
Revolutionizing Retail: The Power of Digital Twins
On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, Natasha Franck, Founder and CEO of Eon, joins host Deborah Weinswig to explore the game-changing technology of product digital twins. Together, they discuss how Eon’s innovative approach is reshaping the retail space, from authenticating luxury items to enhancing sustainability and customer engagement. Listeners will also discover how digital IDs are revolutionizing the industry and bridging the gap between physical and digital realms. Join us for a deep dive into the future of retail, where products become powerful data-driven assets!
Retail Disruption and the Power Players: A Conversation with Scott Friend
On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, explore the cutting-edge world of retail technology and innovation with special guest Scott Friend, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures, and your host, Deborah Weinswig. The pair discusses the genesis of the CommerceTech Power List, spotlighting transformative companies and rising stars in the retail sector. Scott and Deborah also delve into the evolving landscape of retail tech, providing listeners with valuable insights into the role of these innovative startups, the significance of scale and the direction the industry is heading in. Join the conversation to stay informed about the latest trends shaping retail’s future!
Check out the CommerceTech Power List 2023.
Crafting a Megabrand: Lovesac's Journey from Scrappy Startup to Furniture Powerhouse
On this episode of Retaili$tic, join host Deborah Weinswig for an insightful conversation with Shawn Nelson, Founder of Lovesac, a unique furniture company that is revolutionizing the industry. Shawn discusses how Lovesac's "Design for Life" philosophy drives its sustainable growth, why scrappy individuals are key to the brand's success and how a focus on emotional branding sets the company apart. Discover Lovesac's journey from startup to megabrand, all while gaining valuable insights into how to build a business that makes an enduring impact.
Looking for more information on how to set yourself apart from the competition? Check out our recent report, "Rising Above the Competition: Playbook for Emerging Brands To Succeed in a Crowded Market.
Find out more about Lovesac.
Sustainable Success: The Good Charcoal Company's Retail Journey
On this weeks episode of Retaili$tic, we dive into a journey of innovation, sustainability, and community impact with Ben Jablonski, co-founder of The Good Charcoal Company. Join host Deborah Weinswig as she chats with Ben about his mission to transform the grilling experience, starting a movement towards healthier and eco-friendly alternatives. From creating a passionate community of grill enthusiasts to providing hot meals for those in need, discover how the Good Charcoal Company is not just revolutionizing the grilling industry but also igniting change on a global scale. Tune in to explore the power of purpose-driven branding, the challenges of distribution and funding, and the heartwarming stories that have fueled this remarkable journey. If you're intrigued by the intersection of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social responsibility, this episode is a must-listen. For more information on this topic, you can read our recent report, Rising Above the Competition: Playbook for Emerging Brands To Succeed in a Crowded Market here.
The Commerce Tech Power List: Exploring Retail's Leading Innovators
On this episode of Retaili$tic, we explore the dynamic world of commerce and marketing tech. Join your host Deborah Weinswig as we delve deep into the Commerce Tech Power List. Crafted through meticulous research and collaboration between Coresight Research, BCV (Bain Capital Ventures), and Bain, this list showcases the industry's brightest stars. Discover the power players and rising stars in the commerce and marketing tech landscape, from established giants to innovative newcomers and stay tuned for a special appearance from a rising star on this years list! For an exclusive look at the minds behind the innovation driving retail and technology forward, check out the report here.
Is the Metaverse Dead?
This week on Retaili$tic, join guest host Adeline Devers, Digital Content Manager at Coresight Research, and special guest John Harmon, Managing Director of Retail and Technology at Coresight Research, as they tackle rapid-fire questions about the metaverse. Namely: is the metaverse dead? Listeners will also discover the metaverse’s current state and the outlook for cryptocurrencies, NFTs, virtual worlds and Meta. Plus, get the latest insights on the Quest 2 and 3 and the Apple Vision Pro headsets. You do not want to miss this short-but-sweet episode! For more research on the metaverse, head to coresight.com or check out our most recent report here.
Visualizing Success: The Power of AI and CGI in E-Commerce
Join host Deborah Weinswig as she sits down with Alexandre De Vigan, Founder and CEO of Nfinite, for a dynamic conversation on the growing significance of compelling product imagery in e-commerce. This episode of Retailistic explores the challenges brands and retailers face when managing and producing product visuals, as well as how CGI and 3D rendering can revolutionize the industry. Head to coresight.com to read the full report, “CGI and 3D Product Imagery: The Future of Visual Merchandising in E-Commerce.”
Sustainable Pathways: Extended Producer Responsibility and Circular Marketplaces
This week on Retaili$tic, Deborah is joined by Peter Evans, Chief Strategy Officer at McFadyen Digital; the episode also features a special appearance from Haider Irshad, a Research Intern at Coresight Research!
Deborah and Peter continue their conversation from the MIT Platform Strategy Summit around circular platform opportunities, extended producer responsibility laws and much more! As always, head to coresight.com for more information!
Back to School Retail Trends and Strategies - How to Score an A+ this Shopping Season
Join retail tech analyst Primel Konok and fellow analyst Owen Riley on this latest episode of Retaili$tic as we uncover the retail dynamics, trends, and strategies for the back-to-school season. Explore the macro trends driving consumer spending, the evolving shopping channels, and insights into consumer behavior. Discover which retail categories are expected to see a surge in spending and gain an understanding of the competitive advantages of top retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Target. With engaging discussions and data-driven insights, this podcast is your go-to resource for navigating the exciting world of back-to-school retail. Tune in and get ready for a captivating and informative journey! Read the full report, US Back to School 2023, here: https://coresight.com/research/us-back-to-school-2023-channels-and-retailers-who-is-set-to-capture-share/
The Art of Cultivating Company Culture
Join Deborah and special guest Mortimer Singer, Co-Managing Partner at Traub Capital Partners, on this captivating episode of Retaili$tic. Gain invaluable insights into the world of consumer tech investments and discover how Traub's background has influenced their investment approach. Hear Singer's evolving outlook for the latter half of 2023 and explore the concept of measuring return on culture and learn practical methods for developing a thriving company culture. Tune in to this engaging discussion with a seasoned industry expert and embrace the future of investing and culture-building.
The Past and Future of Retail Loss Prevention
On this episode of Retaili$tic, join Deborah Weinswig and Professor Charles Haseman, Director of RISE at UT Dallas, as they delve into the past and future of retail loss prevention, exploring various topics, including organized retail crime, brand protection, cyber protection and fraud. Discover how retailers are adopting generative AI (artificial intelligence) and loss-prevention strategies while remaining focused on emerging technologies and the evolving shopping habits of different generations, particularly Gen Zers. Tune in for a captivating discussion on securing the future of retail. Looking for more information on retail loss prevention? Follow the link here to read our most recent reports on the topic: https://coresight.com/research/loss-prevention/
Retail Theft Unveiled: RFID, Video Surveillance & Beyond
On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, Deborah Weinswig and John Harmon, CFA, Managing Director of Technology Research at Coresight Research, dive deep into the world of retail theft and explore the cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing loss prevention. They are joined by Ned McCauley, Director of Sales, IoT and Smart Sensors, at Sensormatic Retail Solutions, to discuss the latest trends in loss prevention, the transformative role of item tags, such as RFID tags, and how video surveillance complements emerging technologies. Do not miss this insightful exploration of loss prevention strategies and the future of retail security. For more information, read the full report, "RetailTech: Leading-Edge Loss Prevention—Tackling Theft and Fraud Through RFID, Video Surveillance and More," on coresight.com.
The State of Retail Loss Prevention and the Path to a Better Future
On this episode of Retaili$tic, Deborah is joined by Read Hayes, Director of the Loss Prevention Research Council and Research Scientist at the University of Florida, for an enlightening discussion on the current state of retail loss prevention and its future. They cover a wide range of topics, including a recap of the NRF Protect conference, the role of facial recognition technology, the best technologies for loss prevention and how to effectively utilize them, the dynamics of the landlord-tenant relationship and strategies for driving positive change in the world of loss prevention. For more insights into the world of retail loss prevention, head to coresight.com.
Generative AI in Retail: Exploring Innovations and Use Cases
Join Primel Konok, a retail technology analyst at Coresight Research, in this episode of Retaili$tic as we explore the captivating world of generative AI and its impact on the retail industry. Discover diverse generative AI applications beyond ChatGPT, from creating realistic images with DALL·E 2 to building personalized recommendations with NeMo. The episode also touches on updates in the field, evolving consumer attitudes and the potential for automated customer service and 3D product visualization. For more information on the latest innovations shaping the future of retail, head to coresight.com.
Embracing Transformation: The Shifting Dynamics of Entertainment, Retail and Office Spaces
On this episode of Retaili$tic, host Deborah Weinswig is joined by James Cook, Americas Director of Retail Research at JLL. The pair begin the episode with a brief recap of ICSC Las Vegas 2023 before diving into the impact of streaming platforms on movie theaters, the future of malls in the digital age and the evolving nature of office environments, including remote work trends and innovative workspace designs. For more information and research on these topics, head to coresight.com!
Unleashing the Potential of Retail Media
Join host Deborah Weinswig on this episode of Retaili$tic as she explores the captivating world of retail media with RJ Hottovy of Placer.ai and Daniel Rodden of Coresight Research. In this episode, they explore the booming realm of retail media networks (RMNs) and their profound impact on digital advertising. Discover how first-party consumer data serves as the foundation for retail media, and learn how to navigate the changing RMN landscape. Tune in to this episode to unlock the potential of retail media for your business.
Unforgettable Moments and Expert Insights: Shoptalk Europe 2023 Recap
On this episode of Retaili$tic, Deborah welcomes Ben Miller, Director of Original Content at Shoptalk, for an engaging and insightful recap of Shoptalk Europe 2023. Together, they delve into their most impactful takeaways from the event, highlight their favorite sessions and share intriguing stories of unexpected encounters. Don't miss out on this captivating discussion! Head to coresight.com to read our Shoptalk Europe 2023 recap reports.
Unlocking the Power of CDPs in Retail
On this episode of Retaili$tic, Deborah is joined by Amit Venugopal, MD at VASS, to discuss customer data platforms (CDPs) and how they are revolutionizing retail. CDPs are the ultimate tool for understanding and engaging customers, but how can retailers utilize their capabilities? Deborah and Amit discuss data clouds, retail media and everything in between! Head to coresight.com for more information.
Ageless Beauty: How the Beauty and Wellness Industry Can Better Serve the 50+ Woman
The Retaili$tic podcast is back this week with another episode hosted by Primel Konok, who is joined by Marie Driscoll, Managing Director of Beauty and Luxury at Coresight Research. The pair discuss the impact of recent economic conditions on the beauty industry, as well as industry trends and the rise of self-care and product personalization and customization. The data discussed in this episode comes from our recent report, "The 50+ Woman: What She Needs from the Beauty and Wellness Industry." Read the full report on coresight.com.
Earth Day and Sustainability in the Retail World
On this episode of Retaili$tic, Primel Konok hosts Coresight Research Senior Analyst Sunny Zheng for a conversation on Earth Day and sustainability. The pair discuss the significance of Earth Day, how brands and retailers can increase their sustainability efforts and the potential benefits of corporate social responsibility in terms of top- and bottom-line growth. For more information, head to coresight.com.
Dressing for the Future: Navigating the Evolving US Dresswear Market
On this episode of Retaili$tic, Sunny Zheng, a Senior Analyst at Coresight Research, discusses the future of dresswear, smart-casual and occasion-based apparel in the US after a year of strong demand revival. This episode is based on a recent report, US Dresswear Retailing: Sales To Dwindle in 2023 as Pent-Up Demand Fades, which you can find on coresight.com.
Generative AI and ChatGPT: A Retaili$tic Perspective
On this episode of Retaili$tic, Primel Konok, a retail technology analyst at Coresight Research, explores the topic of generative artificial intelligence (AI), discussing how retailers can utilize ChatGPT and other generative AI platforms to improve business efficiency, innovation and creativity. Head to coresight.com to read the full report, ChatGPT and Generative AI: Five Things Retailers Should Know.
Shoptalk 2023 Recap: Key Insights, Surprising Discoveries and What’s Next
Deborah is joined by Shoptalk's Director of Original Content, Ben Miller, and Coresight Research analyst Primel Konok in this episode of Retaili$tic. Together, they recap the highlights of Shoptalk 2023, including keynote presentations and a couple surprising twists, as well as what attendees can expect from upcoming events, such as Shoptalk Europe and Shoptalk Chicago. For more research on Shoptalk 2023, visit coresight.com.
Shop or Drop: Current Macroeconomics and Retail
On this episode of Retaili$tic, Primel Konok, Analyst at Coresight Research, sits down with John Harmon, Managing Director at Coresight Research, to discuss recent macroeconomic developments and their effect on the retail landscape. Topics include inflation, interest rates, the SVB collapse, retail sales data, consumer health and predictions for the future.
Shoptalk 2023: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future
This episode is a must-listen for anyone heading to Las Vegas for Shoptalk 2023 next week! Deborah is joined by Marie Driscoll, John Harmon, and Charlotte Rothschild, members of the Coresight Research team. Together, the group dives into all things Shoptalk, including our recent Shoptalk Preview report, out now on coresight.com.
US Grocery Retail: Recessions, Inflation and Supply Chains, Oh My!
In this episode of Retaili$tic, Deborah is joined by Andy Harig from food industry association FMI to discuss smart labels, personalization, sustainability, supply chains, loyalty and so much more! Read the full report, produced in partnership with FMI, on coresight.com.
Shein in Fast Fashion
Shein gained ground as a leading player in the fast-fashion market in 2022, and Coresight Research believes that the company is well positioned to expand in 2023. On this episode of Retaili$tic, Deborah dives into Shein with Coresight Research Analyst Anand Kumar and discusses the retail space in general.
Bed Bath and Gone
This week, Deborah is joined by two Coresight Research Associates, Royce Baretto and Daniel Rodden. Together, they dive into Bed Bath and Beyond’s recently announced store closures, the areas that will feel the greatest impact and which companies could benefit from the closures. For more details, head to Coresight.com.
The Innovator Matrix
On this week’s episode, Deborah is joined by Primel Konok and Steven Winnick of Coresight Research to discuss the recently launched, Innovator Matrix series. The first report, which explores US last mile delivery, evaluates obstacles retailers are facing in the last mile, and identifies the top private last-mile delivery technology providers based on Level of Innovation and Market Potential. Read the full report on Coresight.com.
Valentine's Day Special
John Mercer, Global Head of Research at Coresight Research, joins Deborah this week for a special Valentine’s Day episode! John and Deborah dive into consumer spending from 2022 and consumer plans for Valentine’s Day 2023. Head to Coresight.com to check out the full Consumer Tracker Report, along with other reports mentioned in this episode.
Next Generation Retail
This week on Retaili$tic, host Deborah Weinswig and special guest Renee Hartmann discuss their new book, Next Generation Retail. The co-authors dive into what inspired them to write the book, their favorite chapters and how the book can benefit you and your organization! Purchase a copy now via your retailer of choice!
CES 2023—All Wrapped Up
John Harmon, Managing Director of Retail Technology Research at Coresight Research, joins Adeline Devers for a series of rapid-fire questions about his CES 2023 experience in this short-but-sweet episode. To read John’s #free reports on CES 2023, head to Coresight.com.
Travel Retail and Beauty
Adeline Devers steps in for Deborah this week to interview Coresight's one and only Marie Driscoll. In this episode, Adeline and Marie chat about all things travel retail and beauty - inspired by Marie's recent report Three Things You Need To Know: Travel Retail and Beauty, live now on Coresight.com.
Special Guest Rory Cutaia from Verb
Andrew Smith gets a chance to catch up with Roray Cutaia, CEO at Verb Technology Company, to talk about their plans for the future of live streaming and video based sales. Deborah joins to recap and preview upcoming shopping festivals and events.
- E18 - Topics of the day with Andrew
- E17 - ULI Recap
- E16 - Happy Earth Day
- E15 - Andrew and Deborah Resync
- E14 - Shoptalk Las Vegas 2022
- E13 - Shoptalk, World Retail Congress, and ICSC on deck
- E12 - Online grocery and live streaming
- E11 - Colabs, introductions, and learning in the retail space
- E10 - Retail, real estate, and real people
- E9 - Metaverse and sustainability, accessibility, body positivity with Andrew Smith
- E8 - All things metaversian and sustainability with Andrew Smith
- E7 - The rapidly evolving cannabis market. Guest: Smoke Wallin
- E6 - Street fashion in the China market. Guest: Renee Hartmann
- E5 - AI and Retail in 2021. Guest: John Harmon
- E4 - Commerce in livestreams. Guest: Renee Hartmann
- E3 - The future of retail. Guest: John Harmon
- E2 - The Impact of Ali Baba's 11/11 Singles Day. Guest: Renee Hartmann
- E1 - New Opportunities in Retail. Guest: Justin Hochberg