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Jan 17, 2019

Candytopia is a traveling interactive installation with candy art galleries, flying unicorn pigs and a marshmallow tsunami swimming pool. It's an Instagram hot spot. It's a utopia for candy lovers. And its gift shop is doing gangbuster sales. 

 

John Goodman, Candytopia CEO, talks about how Candytopia came about, its...


Jan 10, 2019

It seems like every retailer is experimenting with pop-ups. But Guesst wants them to forget pop-ups and instead pop-share. CEO Jay Norris explains how his company acts as a matchmaker between stores like FAO Schwarz and Steven Alan, and brands that want to sell on their shelves. 

This episode was recorded in front of a...


Jan 3, 2019

Mark Germezian,  founder and CEO explains that Fourpost is not just a single store, but rather  a collection of stores, an event space and an eatery. He talks about how Fourpost works with individual brands to create a physical venue in which to sell goods and tell their brand stories. With locations at Mall of America...


Dec 27, 2018

Natalie Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Winky Lux, creates "lux cosmetics at drugstore prices." She talks about the growth of Winky Lux and the burgeoning "masstige" beauty segment. Bricks-and-mortar retail is playing an increasing role in Winky Lux's growth strategy. The retail research team also gets a tour of the...


Dec 20, 2018

Ben Fishman, founder and CEO of M.Gemi, talks about how the retailer partners directly with small Italian workshops to quickly produce high quality shoes. He also details how permanent and temporary bricks-and-mortar shops fit into its growth strategy.

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the...