The Modern Retail Podcast

By Digiday

The Modern Retail Podcast is a weekly show that hears from executives in the retail space, from legacy companies to the buzzy world of DTC startups. Cale Weissman, editor of Modern Retail, hosts.

  1. 1.
    ‘This is a land grab’: Vivino CEO Heini Zachariassen on the growing wine e-commerce market
    27:34
  2. 2.
    ‘We never had to pivot our message’: Lands’ End’s Sarah Rasmusen on comfort coming back in style
    31:27
  3. 3.
    ‘Game-like experiences have just exploded’: Tophatter’s Andrew Blachman on the future of entertainment-based commerce
    31:34
  4. 4.
    ‘Grocery will maintain positive growth’: King Arthur Baking’s Bill Tine on the new CPG landscape
    29:00
  5. 5.
    BenchMade Modern’s Edgar Blazona on getting customers to buy high-end furniture online
    31:18
  6. 6.
    ‘A slightly different voice’: Casper’s Emilie Arel on how its branding and product line has evolved
    32:41
  7. 7.
    ‘We break down those barriers’: How Lightship Capital’s Candice Matthews Brackeen has grown her fund
    30:17
  8. 8.
    “An unspoken understanding between our customers and our brand”: Fly By Jing founder Jing Gao on how to build community
    42:16
  1. 9.
    ‘The beginning of a new era’: How Zenni harnessed its vertically integrated business model to reach record heights
    33:44
  2. 10.
    ‘DTC companies were late to the omnichannel game’: Untuckit’s Aaron Sanandres on leading a dress shirt brand during a pandemic
    37:39
  3. 11.
    ‘The purchase cycle is very considered’: Carvana’s Ryan Keeton on how the pandemic changed used car sales
    34:14
  4. 12.
    ‘Big companies are not as good at innovation’: Canteen Spirits CEO Brandon Cason on disrupting the hard seltzer industry
    34:04
  5. 13.
    ‘An experience that’s bad, or at least a little weird’: Alto Pharmacy’s Matt Gamache-Asselin on why he entered the space
    32:24
  6. 14.
    Cure Hydration's Lauren Picasso on growing a beverage brand and utilizing micro-influencers
    29:26
  7. 15.
    A legal challenge for Amazon, and boom times for TikTok: Modern Retail's top trends for 2021
    35:10
  8. 16.
    'A proxy for independent retail': Shopify President Harley Finkelstein on how retail was revolutionized in 2020
    33:35
  9. 17.
    Herman Miller Retail president Debbie Propst on 'softening' Design Within Reach's image in tough times
    30:39
  10. 18.
    'It's never easy': Clorox's Jackson Jeyanayagam on hiring DTC talent in a post-pandemic world
    37:36
  11. 19.
    Cuyana co-founder Karla Gallardo on how the pandemic strengthened the brand's mission statement
    31:26
  12. 20.
    Adore Me's Camille Kress on accompanying a woman's journey through life with satellite brands
    30:43
  13. 21.
    Waze's Suzie Reider on the return of road traffic and the retailers that depend on it
    29:37
  14. 22.
    Semihandmade's John McDonald on hitching his wagon to Ikea, and then competing with it
    32:46
  15. 23.
    How Blk & Bold capitalized on Target and Amazon's coffee shortcomings
    23:07
  16. 24.
    'We're always watching the competition': Farfetch's Kelly Kowal on Amazon's growing luxury presence
    29:51
  17. 25.
    Mattel COO Richard Dickson on entertaining young consumers everywhere they are
    31:44
  18. 26.
    Bloomscape founder Justin Mast on shipping living things and why it acquired a plant care app
    30:06
  19. 27.
    Thrive Market CTO Sasha Siddhartha on supercharged growth and the grocery website's future
    31:53
  20. 28.
    'We want you to like our brand': Truff co-founders Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni on making their TikTok channel a destination
    29:42
  21. 29.
    'A little bit of a rocket ship': Abbio co-founder Jonathan Wahl on growing a kitchenware brand during a pandemic
    29:35
  22. 30.
    'A perfect storm': Article Director of Marketing Duncan Blair on cornering the furniture market
    33:26
  23. 31.
    Strong Roots founder Sam Dennigan on the growing popularity of vegan food
    36:54
  24. 32.
    GT Dave on the challenges of being a kombucha leader
    32:41
  25. 33.
    Blueland CEO Sarah Paiji Yoo on how the pandemic changed the cleaning supplies aisle
    22:31
  26. 34.
    Pop Up Grocer founder Emily Schildt on rethinking the grocery experience
    32:36
  27. 35.
    'We're humans, we're aspirational by nature': Reel CEO Daniela Corrente on what consumers are saving money for
    29:36
  28. 36.
    Bacardi CMO John Burke on e-commerce and at-home drinking
    31:39
  29. 37.
    Cleo Capital's Sarah Kunst on scouting for business ideas in unlikely places
    33:42
  30. 38.
    'It's completely inverted': Sanzo founder Sandro Roco on the coronavirus's effect on DTC demand
    35:36
  31. 39.
    How Brightland founder Aishwarya Iyer fashioned an olive oil company after beauty brands
    38:44
  32. 40.
    'An incredible return to activity': StockX CMO Deena Bahri on how sneakerheads are still spending
    40:54
  33. 41.
    Trade Coffee CMO Melissa Spencer Barnes on capturing the at-home brewing market
    41:21
  34. 42.
    Cat Person co-founder Jimmy Wu on how the pet supplies industry could be pandemic-proof
    38:15
  35. 43.
    'This year you won't be buying DTC suitcases': The Inside founder Christiane Lemieux on why home brands are seeing a boom
    36:18
  36. 44.
    Homebrew's Hunter Walk: The current crisis is a second punch for DTC, not the first
    41:46
  37. 45.
    Grove Collaborative CEO Stuart Landesberg: A culture of expense discipline is key
    35:19
  38. 46.
    Coefficient Capital co-founder Franklin Isacson on investing in times of crisis
    35:44
  39. 47.
    'I don't think anyone will ever be able to pay what they were paying before': Lunya founder Ashley Merrill on the future of real estate
    31:30
  40. 48.
    Pattern co-founder Nick Ling: Marketing investments now can have very uncertain outcomes
    33:39
  41. 49.
    Burrow CEO Stephen Kuhl: 'We're re-forecasting on a weekly basis'
    32:15
  42. 50.
    Parachute founder Ariel Kaye: 'Great businesses do come from difficult moments'
    28:56

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