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May 2, 2021

Retailers are demanding more industrial real estate to store and ship online orders. Can we turn empty retail buildings into industrial ones to meet that demand? James joined a panel of experts to dig into the weeds. Kris Bjorson has spent 27 years working with industrial occupiers; Seth Geldzahler spent most of his...


Apr 21, 2021

Bar Louie CEO, Tom Fricke joined the company to lead a turnaround strategy with no idea that the national chain of gastrobars would be exiting bankruptcy in the middle of a pandemic. But Fricke explains that there was a silver lining and in some ways the transformation plan was actually accelerated by the pandemic.

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Apr 11, 2021

Geno Coradini has worked in retail real estate for companies like Advance Auto Parts, FedEx Office and Family Dollar.  He talks about how retailers are now using existing store fleets for last mile delivery, the challenges those retailers face, and which American retail companies are doing it best.

This is a crossover...


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...