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True to our word we remained off air until retail rebounded. Actually we were just enjoying a longer than anticipated sabbatical.
Based on the attendance at the annual ICSC Recon in Las Vegas, the retail industry has made the turn and activity form both sides of the retail counter has been ferocious. What are some of the indicators? is this just a temporary rebound? Join the irrepressible Bob Dye and the overly analytical Jerry Anderson as they discuss, debate and investigate where all of this is going.
Downsizing is a dangerous term in today's economy as this country still tries to recover and too many are still out of work but there is a "downsizing" movement hitting retail. The best evidence is Walmart and their Neighborhood Market concept, bringing smaller footprint stores into areas they otherwise would not consider. Couple that with the JC Penney concept of developing small "stores within a store" and the downsizing of retail is on! Listen in as Bob and Jerry discuss this movement and whether it can save struggling retailers such as Best Buy while also giving the 800-pound gorilla that is Walmart an even bigger slice of the pie!
On Today's Episode, you will meet…(Anjolena North)
Anjolena North is A LIVING MIRACLE: in her early twenties she had a near death experience as a result of a clinic's accidental over dose of Penicillin that resulted in Anaphylaxis shock.
Inspired by her 2 1/2 year old daughter while watching her play dress up with her dolls, the birthing of a MULTI-Simplicity Fashion Design Concept called "MULTI" dress with MULTIPLE wares was born.
She shared her Multi-Simplicity Concept fashion with a major Department Store chain, which resulted in a modified version of her Multi-Simplicity Fashion Concept that helped to make Retail History and increasing the company's REVENUE SALES of OVER $150 million dollars which had never happened before as reported by NEWS Media.
The concept evolved and inspired products like: 3-in-1 use Mr. Coffee, 3-in-1 use video camera, 10-in-1 use Can Opener, a Fashion piece created by a Famous Celebrity having 13 styles, 18-in-1 use kitchenware blender, and many other personal and house hold multi use products...
http://youtu.be/x2GDpcXKq_0 (book trailer)
www.amazon.com/author/anjolenanorth (order book here)
Ken Kraetzer, vice president, at CBSIServices, "Talks Business" with Ryan Craver.
We will talk with digital retail expert Ryan about his January presentation in at the National Retail Federation, "The Big Show" conference in NYC, his recent trip to Asia, and 2015 trends and happenings in retail marketing.
Ryan’s fascination with the intersection of retail and technology has led to a career of inspiring and leading retailers to be on the forefront of the evolving "connected retail" environment. Most recently, Ryan was in charge of the core department store strategy at Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. Prior to joining Hudson’s Bay Company, the graduate of Arizona State University was a senior leader at Accenture, driving growth and profit improvement across multiple clients, including Virgin Media, FedEx and Best Buy. Reach Ryan on email@example.com or @ryanmcraver
Ken Kraetzer works with Harrison NY based CBSI on programs that provide loyalty and usage benefits to major credit and retail card brands aswell as providing contact center mangement behind programs. Prior to CBSI, Ken worked in card and financial marketing at Chase Manhattan Bank, Dean Witter, American Express, and Herbert Dunhill Associates. Reach Ken on kkraetzer@CBSIservices.com or 914-630-3457.
The use of flexible retail packaging continues to explode globally and in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) especially. In today's show we'll introduce our producer Jamie Berling, and some of our upcoming guests and their topics. Flexible retail packaging includes printed and plain stand up pouches, spouted stand up bags for liquids, and even flat barrier bags used for items such as beef jerky, cookies, and spices. There is so much more to this industry than anyone realizes, from matching colors to available materials and we hope to help companies large and small understand it a little better.
This show is perfect for:
New Product Development Managers
It’s been a year since Target was breached, the first in a series of infamous attacks that culminated in a watershed year of retail breaches. Over the past 12 months, retailer after retailer have disclosed that their systems had been infiltrated and customer payment information stolen. Now that the holiday season is about to begin both online and in stores, will this be yet another season of nonstop gifting to cybercriminals? We’ll take look at what to expect from attackers—and their retailer targets.
Ditch The Box welcomes our guest, Gary Bowen, from Shannon Packaging. We are extremely pleased to have Gary join us today to discuss packaging. Recently, Shannon Packaging moved to a new factory to better accommodate the company's needs. With the move, they added two stand up pouch packaging machines. Why? The demand asked for it. Gary Bowen and Shannon Packaging, along with many others, are placing their bet on flexible retail packaging for future industry growth. Tune in to hear Gary's insight, advice, and honest opinion about flexible packaging. From risk mitigation to utilizing packaging for marketing efforts, Gary offers outstanding insight on the flexible retail packaging industry and what we can expect to see in the future.
Pilot business reporter Carolyn Shapiro covers consumer affairs, the retail industry, utilities and telecommunications for The Virginian-Pilot's business desk.
She will share with us the inside scoop of some of the region's big retail projects, like the Dollar Tree/Family Dollar merger, the overhaul of Lynhaven Mall and the sale of McArthur Center, and the closing of Sears at Chesapeake Square. This is part two of our final conversation with Carrie about retail in Hampton Roads.
Tune in to Pilot Radio today at 3:00 p.m.
No group of clients are more whimsical, less loyal, more assaulted by and defensive against sales pitches, less definable, and just plain more unpredictable than Mr. and Ms. John Q. Public when they walk into a retail store. On the other hand, those few who can meet the public's elusive needs, and can craft wrap up the package just right are garnering boundless profits. Host Bart Jackson invites guest John Holub, President of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, to tell just what it takes to craft an effective retail enterprise. What items - and what people sell best? What are the trendy winds to watch for? What about online stores? What techniques are the really successful merchants using that you need to apply? Come gather a wallet full of sales wisdom.
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THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Roz Murray, 20 year retail and merchandising veteran, is the Managing Partner of RPM Management Services. Her experience expands NASD as a certified investment advisor on Wall Street to a Buyer.
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Since we just pulled back the layers and reconstructed ourselves on our last Retail Journeys show. It is now time to go back to the basics and make sure we are making calculated fashion moves this holiday season. Tune in to Retail Journeys this Tuesday night at 11pm est., when Syn and I talk about ways to jump start your wardrobe this Season!