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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.

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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 E73

E72 - 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. 

Listen now to E63

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

Listen now to E62

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

Listen now to E61

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.

Listen now to E60

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

Listen now to E59

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

Listen now to E58

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.

Listen now to E57

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!

Listen now to E56

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

Listen now to E55

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

Listen now to E54

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

Listen now to E53

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!

Listen now to E52

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.

Listen now to E51

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.

Listen now to E50

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.

Listen now to E49

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.

Listen now to E48

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.

Listen now to E47

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.

Listen now to E46

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.

Listen now to E45

E45 - November 7, 2022

Special Guest Sophie Abrahamsson

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

Listen now to E44

E44 - October 31, 2022

An Andrew Rant Halloween Special

Happy Halloween! Andrew is rolling solo this week to rant about spooky topics like frontline team member pay versus CEO pay, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Kanye and more.

Listen now to E43

E43 - October 24, 2022

Holiday Season Begins

Deborah and Andrew are back and it’s time to talk holiday season and more!

Listen now to E42

E42 - October 17, 2022

Special Guest Liza Amlani

This week Andrew speaks to the impressive Liza Amlani about the six core principles of "Product Creation By Subtraction" and all things merchandising.

Listen now to E41

E41 - October 10, 2022

Special Guest Philip Smiley

Deborah and Andrew speak to Phil Smiley to get a cross-border retail perspective, especially focused on China, as well as some bonus guinea pig content.

Listen now to E40

E40 - October 3, 2022

Special Guests Nick McHenry and Adam Davis

Andrew discusses retail startup technology with Nick McHenry and Adam Davis.

Listen now to E39

E39 - September 26, 2022

Groceryshop 2022

Deborah is flying solo this week after four days in Las Vegas with Groceryshop going through some of the highlights, lowlights, and everything in between.

Listen now to E38

E38 - September 19, 2022

Tech, Retail and Design come together at New York Fashion Week

Deborah and Andrew discuss how tech, retail and design come together at New York Fashion Week, as well as sustainability and Australian innovation.

Listen now to E37

E37 - September 12, 2022

Special Guests Ned Hayes and Ashley Coates

Andrew Smith is joined by Ned Hayes and Ashley Coates from SnowShoe. They are also co-hosts of the podcast Spark Plug where they talk about the intersection of business and technology.

Listen now to E36

E36 - September 6, 2022

Live Streaming and Payments

Deborah is solo this week breaking down live streaming and payments in the current retail landscape.

Listen now to E35

E35 - August 29, 2022

Special Guests April Sabral and Ron Thurston

Andrew is solo this week and joined by fellow retail influencers April Sabral and Ron Thurston to talk about their current happenings and past experiences on the retail front line.

Listen now to E34

E34 - August 22, 2022

Earnings Reports, Meme Stocks, and beyond

Deborah and Andrew cover an action packed week in retail news including earnings reports, supply chain, stock market volatility, and more.

Listen now to E33

E33 - August 15, 2022

Sustainability and Special Guest Steve Statler

Deborah and Andrew tackle retail news of the week, chat sustainability, and check in with Steve Statler, SVP of Marketing at Wiliot, to talk about new tech in the supply chain.

Listen now to E32

E32 - August 8, 2022

Special Guest Lori Schafer

Deborah and Andrew are joined by Lori Schafer, CEO of Digital Wave to talk retail tech, multichannel, metaverse, and beyond.

Listen now to E31

E31 - August 2, 2022

Special Guests Ray Riley and Rob Hoehn

Andrew is solo this week and is joined by friends from around the internet including Ray Riley, CEO at Progress Retail, and Rob Hoehn, CEO of IdeaScale to talk about innovation and events of the week.

Listen now to E30

E30 - July 25, 2022

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.

Listen now to E29

E29 - July 18, 2022

CPG and Beauty Trends

Deborah is solo this week chatting about global CPG trends, things happening in the Beauty world, and what to expect this year in e-commerce and live streaming.

Listen now to E28

E28 - July 11, 2022


Deborah is joined by Gabriella Bock and Natalie Arana from RETHINK Retail to talk retail influencers and the future of what RETHINK has to offer.

Listen now to E27

E27 - July 7, 2022

Special Guest Maju Kuruvilla

Deborah is joined by CEO at Bolt Maju Kuruvilla to talk about the future of payments and one click checkout. Coresight analysts John Harmon and Primel Konok also join with questions from the field.

Listen now to E26

E26 - JUNE 27, 2022

Payment Protocol

Deborah and Andrew dive into the many ways consumers are paying for things online and IRL.

Listen now to E25

E25 - JUNE 20, 2022

Retail Reckoning

Deborah and Andrew talk about uncertainty in the current retail space amidst inflation and a post pandemic landscape.

Listen now to E24

E24 - JUNE 12, 2022

Levelization, retail media, and metaverse

Deborah and Andrew return to form, catching up on their recent trips abroad and what they learned about the retail desire to innovate.

Listen now to E23

E23 - JUNE 6, 2022

Special Guest Charlene Lu

Deborah and Andrew are joined by Charlene Lu, specialist in all things metaverse, to talk about current trends for consumers and retailers entering the space.

Listen now to E22

E22 - MAY 30, 2022

Special Guest Vincent Yang

Deborah and Andrew are joined by Co-founder and CEO at Firework, Vincent Yang, to talk about the current and future state of live streaming in the retail space.

Listen now to E21

E21 - MAY 23, 2022

Special Guest Ron Thurston

Andrew Smith is joined by special guest Ron Thurston, currently on his Retail in America tour. Together they talk about the stories Ron is uncovering on the front lines of retail spaces around the county.

Listen now to E20

E20 - MAY 17, 2022

Bonus Episode: Live at RICE

Recorded live from the floor of RICE22 on May 11th, Deborah and Andrew are joined by special guest Cynthia Hollen to talk about all things going on at the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo.

Listen now to E19

E19 - MAY 16, 2022

RICE Roundup

Fresh off Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, Deborah and Andrew reconnect to talk about what happened there, and what's happening next.

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Deborah Weinswig

CEO and Founder
Coresight Research


Andrew Smith

Co-founder & Managing Partner