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The data-driven retail podcast you can't miss.

Join Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research as she hosts discussions on a range of topics at the intersection of retail and technology.

Subscribe to our emails to receive exclusive related content.

Today's trends

Deborah covers live, evolving trends in today's retail industry. Episodes focus on key topics that are currently top of mind among retail executives.


Each episode's discussion is driven by insights from current industry data and retail performance provided by Coresight Research. 

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Listen now to E117

E117 - April 10, 2024

Sticking to Success: The Perkies Story

On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, join us as we uncover the entrepreneurial journey behind Perkies, the revolutionary sticky bra. Rosie Mangerrotti shares her story, from college inspiration to product launch, revealing the innovation and dedication that shaped the brand. Discover the adhesive revolution in intimate apparel that's changing the game.

Don’t forget to RSVP for the AI Council Summit on April 15th in Paris, France, ahead of the World Retail Congress, for more insights on retail innovation. RSVP here:

Listen now to E116

E116 - April 3, 2024

Beyond the Aisle: Transforming Retail Operations

Join us on this week’s episode of the Retaili$tic podcast as we explore the future of retail operations with special guest Brad Bogolea, CEO and Co-Founder of Simbe. Discover how innovative solutions, such as Simbe’s Tally robot, are revolutionizing store intelligence. From reducing out-of-stocks to optimizing workforce management, the solutions discussed in this week’s episode are poised to transform the retail industry. 
For more insights, head to to download our recent report, “The State of In-Store Retailing: Opportunities To Redefine Operations,” produced in partnership with Simbe. And be sure not to miss our upcoming webinar with Simbe, taking place on April 9, 2024!

Listen now to E115

E115 - March 27, 2024

Shoptalk 2024: Innovations Unleashed

This week on Retaili$tic, join host Adeline Devers, Digital Content Manager, and John Harmon, Associate Director or Technology Research, as they dissect the groundbreaking ideas and key themes unveiled on days three and four of Shoptalk 2024. From transformative trends to innovative strategies, get an insider's perspective on the future of retail in this insightful recap. Don't miss out on the retail revolution!

Coresight Research is an official research partner of Shoptalk 2024. Head to to check out our free coverage of the event.

Listen now to E114

E114 - March 20, 2024

Shoptalk 2024: Retail Reimagined

On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, we dive into insights from days one and two of Shoptalk 2024. From the role of AI (artificial intelligence) in personalizing customer experiences to revamped loyalty programs, explore game-changing strategies shaping the future of retail. Join us as we unravel key takeaways and trends from industry leaders.

Read our full, free coverage of Shoptalk 2024 here.

Listen now to E113

E113 - March 13, 2024

Generative AI Updates: From Gemini to Mind Control

On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, dive into the dynamic realm of generative AI (artificial intelligence), also known as GenAI, with host Adeline Devers, Digital Content Manager at Coresight Research, and guest Philip Moore, Head of Market Research. Unpack recent industry headlines, from Google Gemini's release to Elon Musk's OpenAI lawsuit. Explore future horizons, including the potential for mind-controlled interfaces.

Stay informed and engaged in this rapidly evolving field. Visit for in-depth coverage of GenAI.

Listen now to E112

E112 - March 6, 2024

Tech Talk: GenAI, Copilots & Cutting-Edge Chips

Dive into the latest tech trends with Retaili$tic! In this episode, host Adeline Devers and John Harmon, Associate Director of Technology Research, explore groundbreaking AI (artificial intelligence) developments, from GenAI (generative AI) applications to Salesforce Einstein Copilot. Discover the impacts of Google Gemini and OpenAI Sora, fierce AI chip competition, and the revamped MacBook Air with Apple's M3 chip. Subscribe now for a tech-filled journey!

Head to to access more expert insight on critical topics in retail and related markets.

Listen now to E111

E111 - February 28, 2024

Shein and Temu: The Fast-Fashion Faceoff

On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, join Adeline Devers and Philip Moore as they examine the competitive realm of fast fashion and dissect the trajectories of industry leaders Shein and Temu. From market strategies to consumer trends, join us on a journey exploring these companies’ global impact and disruptive innovations, as well as their effect on the future of the fast-fashion landscape.

For more in-depth research on the topic, head to and dive into our recent report, "Industry Insights: Decoding Shein and Temu," found here.

Listen now to E110

E110 - February 21, 2024

Shoptalk 2024: The Insiders Guide

On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, join us for an exclusive preview of Shoptalk 2024 with expert insights from Philip Moore. Explore key themes such as AI, brand trust, seamless journeys, unified experiences, and industry innovation. Get a sneak peek into retail's future, covering media networks to data monetization. Discover groundbreaking startups at the Shark Reef Pitch. Tune in for the ultimate retail insights and visit to read the full Shoptalk 2024 Preview Report!

Listen now to E109

E109 - February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day Spending Trends

Join host Adeline Devers and special guest Philip Moore on Retaili$tic as they unravel the intricacies of Valentine's Day spending. From trends to insights, explore the evolving landscape of love and economics. Gain valuable perspectives on how relationships impact spending habits, offering a unique blend of romance and retail insights. Tune in for an enlightening discussion and visit to read the US Consumer Survey Insights Extra report discussed in this week's episode.

Listen now to E108

E108 - February 7, 2024

Rx Revolution: Decoding the Future of Pharmacy Retail

This week on Retaili$tic, embark on a journey into the future of pharmacy retail! Join your host, Deborah Weinswig, as she delves into the transformative trends, cutting-edge technologies and innovative strategies shaping the landscape. Listeners will uncover the secrets of the evolving drugstore experience, placing them at the forefront of the integration of health and retail.

Check out a preview of our upcoming Market Navigator report on US drugstore and pharmacy retailers, here.

Listen now to E107

E107 - January 31, 2024

The Future of the Mall Experience

On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, explore the rebirth of US malls as host Adeline Devers interviews Philip Moore of Coresight Research. Listeners will dive into the innovative strategies reshaping mall-based retail, the role of mixed-use elements and predictions for the mall of 2030. Listen today to discover how malls are defying the odds and evolving into vibrant community hubs!

Coresight Research Premium Subscribers can check out the first report in our three-part "Future of Malls" series here.

Listen now to E106

E106 - January 24, 2024

NRF 2024: Decoding Retail Tech Trends

On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, we unveil tech trends from NRF 2024! Join John Harmon and Sunny Zheng for a riveting conversation as they explore key insights covering AI (artificial intelligence), generative AI, sustainability, talent management and marketplace models. Stay ahead in the dynamic world of retail with this must-listen podcast!

And do not forget to check out our NRF 2024 coverage here.

Listen now to E105

E105 - January 17, 2024

Tech Trends at CES 2024: A Retaili$tic Recap

On this episode of Retaili$tic dive into the cutting-edge world of CES 2024 as we unpack the latest in AI co-pilots, retail innovations and automotive tech. Your host, Deborah Weinswig, is joined by special guest John Harmon as we explore the future of technology through this CES 2024 recap.

Listen now to E104

E104 - January 10, 2024

CES 2024 Preview: AI, Sustainability and Gaming

On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, join host Deborah Weinswig for a preview into the exciting world of CES 2024 with industry expert Steve Koenig. From AI trends and sustainability to the evolving landscape of gaming, discover the key highlights and innovations that will shape the tech universe. Get ready for an immersive CES experience like never before!

Check out our CES preview report here.

Listen now to E103

E103 - December 27, 2023

Inclusivity in Action: Navigating the Holiday Job Market with GoodTemps

On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, dive into the heart of the holiday job market with host Adeline Devers and special guest Derek Bowers of Good Temps. Explore inclusive hiring strategies, seasonal workforce insights and the impactful work of connecting top talent to competitive opportunities. Join the conversation and unravel the dynamics of an inclusive holiday employment landscape.

Listen now to E102

E102 - December 20, 2023

Redefining Retail Spaces: The Power of AI Integration

In this week's episode of Retaili$tic, join host Adeline Devers for a compelling Q&A session with special guest Meredith Darnall, Principal of Darnall RetailIntel. Listeners will explore the revolutionary impact of AI (artificial intelligence) on real estate as they navigate the dynamic intersection of technology and retail innovation. Immerse yourself in this insightful conversation for a deeper understanding of the retail landscape's future.

Listen now to E101

E101 - December 13, 2023

Tech and Trends: Navigating Retail's AI Revolution

On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, explore the intersection of retail and AI (artificial intelligence) with host Adeline Devers and special guest Matthew Adam Smith, CEO of MAS Commerce, live from the floor of NextGen Commerce, Coresight Research’s recent AI conference.

The episode delves into the transformative impact of technology on the customer experience, data analytics and retail strategy innovation. Listen today to uncover insights on omnichannel dynamics, sustainability practices and the future landscape of the retail industry!

Listen now to E100

E100 - December 6, 2023

AI in Retail: Balancing Innovation and Implementation Challenges

On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, join your host Adeline Devers and special guest Philip Moore from Coresight Research as they unravel the dynamic realm of AI. Delve into the revolutionary STAR transformation, Q Star breakthroughs, and the ever-evolving AI landscape in retail. Uncover challenges, seize opportunities, and explore groundbreaking innovations shaping the future of commerce.

Premium Subscribers can check out our Generative AI Playbook here.

Listen now to E99

E99 - November 29, 2023

Black Friday 2023: Pricing Strategies and Beyond

On this weeks episode of Retaili$tic, Adeline Devers welcomes Philip Moore, Head of Custom Research at Coresight Research to recap Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. The discussion covers pricing strategies, the evolving retail landscape, and the impact of AI on decision-making. Don't miss the latest on retail trends and strategies.

Premium subscribers can read our full recap reports here.

Register for NextGen Commerce: A Coresight Research AI Conference here.

Listen now to E98

E98 - November 22, 2023

Decoding Target's Q3 Earnings: A Microcosm of Retail Realities in 2023

On this weeks episode of Retaili$tic, join host Adeline Devers for an exploration into Target's Q3 2023 earnings. Unravel the financial threads as we discuss key highlights, including the stock's surprising surge, and delve into challenges such as declining sales, organized retail crime, and the profound impact on investor sentiment. Discover Target's strategies, positive strides, and the outlook for navigating the evolving retail landscape. Don't miss our call to action, inviting you to explore further insights on and join our upcoming AI Conference. Tune in, stay informed, and navigate the holiday season with us.

Listen now to E97

E97 - November 15, 2023

Navigating the Startup Landscape: Common Mistakes and Strategies for Success

On this week's episode of Retaili$tic, join host Deborah Weinswig and special guest Scott Eneje as they dissect the nuances of startup success and share invaluable insights. From hiring pitfalls to the importance of focus, they explore lessons they have learned, spotlighting the unique dynamics of global ecosystems. Tune in for practical advice and candid conversations about the journey to entrepreneurial triumph!

Check out our recent Generative AI coverage here.

Register for our upcoming NextGen Commerce: A Coresight Research AI Conference here.

Listen now to E96

E96 - November 8, 2023

Bridging the Gap Between Retail and Tech: A Conversation with Alexei Agratchev

In this episode of Retaili$tic, your host Deborah Weinswig welcomes special guest, Alexei Agratchev, Co-Founder and CEO of RetailNext. Together, they embark on a captivating journey through the dynamic world where retail meets technology. Dive deep into cutting-edge innovations, industry trends, and gain valuable expert perspectives. Uncover the profound impact of tech in reshaping our shopping experience, from immersive AI-driven encounters to groundbreaking e-commerce strategies.

As always, head to for more research at the intersection of retail and technology.

Listen now to E95

E95 - November 1, 2023

Consumer Insights Unwrapped: Q4 2023 Holiday Preview

Join host Adeline Devers and Analyst William Ruocco in this episode of Retaili$tic as they uncover the latest insights into US consumer spending trends and offer an exclusive preview of the holiday outlook for Q4 2023.

Discover what's on the horizon for Holiday 2024 and gain valuable insights into the factors shaping the retail landscape. Premium subscribers can access the full report and key insights video on for a deeper dive:

Listen now to E94

E94 - October 25, 2023

Cracking the Code of Retail Pricing with AI and Deep Learning

On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, Deborah delves into the dynamic world of retail pricing with Alex Galkin, Founder and CEO at Competera. Listeners will discover how AI (artificial intelligence) and deep learning are transforming traditional pricing strategies and gain insights into the future of pricing for retailers. Join us for a captivating discussion on predictive AI, generative AI and what is in store for the retail industry!

Listen now to E93

E93 - October 18, 2023

Generative AI Unveiled: An Introduction to Our Exclusive Council and Industry Updates

Explore the dynamic world of generative AI (artificial intelligence) with host Primal Konok, a retail technology analyst at Coresight Research. Listeners will discover the latest on our exclusive Generative AI Council and explore industry updates, key takeaways from recent conferences, and promising startups and trends reshaping the retail landscape. You do not want to miss this insightful episode!

Click here for more research on generative AI.

Listen now to E92

E92 - October 11, 2023

Retail Reshaped: A Conversation with Industry Disruptors

On this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, your host, Deborah, welcomes special guests from—the Judges’ Choice Award winner at the Groceryshop 2023 Startup Pitch Competition—Yegor Anchyshkin, Co-Founder and CEO, and Rebecca Dyer, COO. Together, they discuss the ever-evolving world of e-commerce, so tune in for an enlightening conversation you will not want to miss!

Check out our full coverage of Groceryshop 2023 here.

Listen now to E91

E91 - October 4, 2023

Revolutionizing Supply Chains for Revenue Growth with Flexport

On this episode of Retaili$tic, join Deborah as she sits down with Parisa Sadrzadeh, Executive Vice President of SMB & Fulfillment Services at Flexport, a trailblazer in the logistics and supply chain space. Together, they navigate the future of commerce and next-gen supply chains, delving into topics such as dynamic delivery promises, the critical role of data in decision-making processes and the importance of collaborative efforts in reshaping traditional supply chains.

Listeners will explore how mature companies and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can scale and ignite revenue growth through a reimagined approach to logistics, especially with the launch of Flexport’s new end-to-end platform via their Shopify acquisition. Whether you are a business owner, a supply chain pro or simply curious about the ever-evolving commerce landscape, this episode offers invaluable insights and cutting-edge concepts—do not miss out on gaining fresh perspectives and actionable strategies for the future! For more information, visit

Listen now to E90

E90 - September 27, 2023

Groceryshop 2023: Navigating the Future of Retail

In this week’s episode of Retaili$tic, we bring you an exclusive conversation with Ben Miller, Director of Original Content at Groceryshop and Shoptalk, that delves into the thought-provoking discussions held at Groceryshop 2023. Listeners will discover the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the world of retail, from the evolution of retail media to the impact of sustainability and community-building in grocery stores. Be sure to tune in for valuable insights on the trends that are reshaping the future of retail as we know it!

For free, in-depth coverage of Groceryshop 2023, visit or follow this link

Listen now to E89

E89 - September 20, 2023

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.

Listen now to E88

E88 - September 13, 2023

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

Listen now to E87

E87 - September 6, 2023

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!

Listen now to E86

E86 - August 31, 2023

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.

Listen now to E85

E85 - August 23, 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.

Listen now to E84

E84 - August 16, 2023

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.

Listen now to E83

E83 - August 9, 2023

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.

Listen now to E82

E82 - August 2, 2023

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 or check out our most recent report here.

Listen now to E81

E81 - July 26, 2023

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 to read the full report, “CGI and 3D Product Imagery: The Future of Visual Merchandising in E-Commerce.”

Listen now to E80

E80 - July 19, 2023

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 for more information!

Listen now to E79

E79 - July 12, 2023

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:

Listen now to E78

E78 - July 5, 2023

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.

Listen now to E77

E77 - June 28, 2023

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:

Listen now to E76

E76 - June 21, 2023

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

Listen now to E75

E75 - June 14, 2023

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 

Listen now to E74

E74 - June 7, 2023

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

Listen now to E73

E73 - May 31, 2023

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!

Listen now to E72

E72 - May 24, 2023

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 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.

Listen now to E71

E71 - May 17, 2023

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 to read our Shoptalk Europe 2023 recap reports.

Listen now to E70

E70 - May 9, 2023

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 for more information.

Listen now to E69

E69 - May 3, 2023

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

Listen now to E68

E68 - April 25, 2023

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

Listen now to E67

E67 - April 18, 2023

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

Listen now to E66

E66 - April 11, 2023

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 to read the full report, ChatGPT and Generative AI: Five Things Retailers Should Know.

Listen now to E65

E65 - April 4, 2023

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

Listen now to E64

E64 - March 28, 2023

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. 

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E63 - March 21, 2023

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

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E62 - March 14, 2023

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

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E61 - March 7, 2023

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.

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E60 - February 28, 2023

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

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E59 - February 21, 2023

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

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E58 - February 14, 2023

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 to check out the full Consumer Tracker Report, along with other reports mentioned in this episode.

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E57 - February 7, 2023

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!

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E56 - January 31, 2023

NRF 2023—Retail’s Big Show Recap

Sunny Zheng, Apparel and Footwear Analyst at Coresight Research, joins Adeline Devers for a deep dive into NRF 2023. To read the #free reports on NRF 2023 go to

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E55 - January 24, 2023

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

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E54 - January 13, 2023

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

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E53 - January 2, 2023

The Retailistic End of Year Extravaganza

Andrew welcomes four retail friends (April Sabral, Liza Amlani, Nick McHenry, and Ron Thurston) to the pod for an end of year extravaganza!

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E52 - December 26, 2022

Special Guest Kit Campoy

Andrew welcomes the fabulous Kit Campoy to the show to discuss being a retail leader during the busy season and appreciating and valuing the frontline workforce.

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E51 - December 19, 2022

Special Guest Justin Honaman

Deborah welcomes consumer goods consultant and fellow podcaster Justin Honaman to the show to discuss their unique stories and starting to address some big problems in the retail industry.

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E50 - December 12, 2022

Forces and Trends to Look Out for in 2023

Deborah and Andrew look at 5 forces and 5 trends ahead of the new year.

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E49 - December 5, 2022

Special Guest Oren Paran

Oren Paran joins Deborah and Andrew for a lively discussion on retail innovation solutions with a focus on Israel.

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E48 - November 28, 2022

A Look At The Year Ahead with Philip Moore

Coresight's Phillip Moore returns for a one-on-one chat with Deborah about the holiday season, sustainability, and 2023 prospects.

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E47 - November 21, 2022

Special Guest Assaf Baciu

Coresight's Philip Moore swaps in for Andrew this week to join forces with Deborah as they interview Assaf Baciu about what Persado is doing with generative AI and language.

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E46 - November 14, 2022

Special Guest Royce Baretto

Andrew is joined by Royce Baretto of Coresight Research this week to discuss the home and home improvement sector.

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E45 - November 7, 2022

Special Guest Sophie Abrahamsson

Deborah hosts solo this week and discusses livestreaming with Sophie Abrahamsson of Bambuser.

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E44 - October 31, 2022

An Andrew Rant Halloween Special