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Mar 22, 2021

Volumental CEO Alper Aydemir talks about making a 3D model of your feet. The company uses machine learning based on data from millions of feet in order to make shoe recommendations. Shoppers get their feet scanned at retail stores like New Balance and Bauer. Ben Cooke of Fleet Feet talks about how the outfitting process...


Mar 15, 2021

Alex Delotch Davis is spreading the word about Black luxury fashion, fine art & design through her digital media company Gallerie 88. She talks about the critical role that boutiques play in the fashion world and reveals some artists and designers that you should know about.

James Cook is the director of retail research...


Mar 7, 2021

Ron Thurston's first retail job was at age eighteen, selling men's suits at a Broadway department store in San Francisco. Since then, he's worked in leadership roles at Gap, Apple and Bonobos. Today he's the Vice President of Stores at Intermix. In his book Retail Pride, Ron explores and celebrates retailing. A job that...


Feb 21, 2021

Little more than a year ago, food and fun seemed to be the future of bricks-and-mortar retail. But today, chains like Punch Bowl Social are in bankruptcy. What happens when social gathering becomes public enemy number one? For Joshua Rossmeisl, Founder & CEO of AMP Up1 Hospitality, a year of distancing gave his team the...


Jan 29, 2021

Picking up an online order can be the fastest and easiest way to buy something. Or it can be a huge pain.  Carlos Aragon with Ipsos talks about how the spike in demand for online orders has been experienced by consumers. How retailers are doing a good job and where they could be doing better.

James Cook is the director...