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The Backroom with Retail Dive: Page 2

What you read on Retail Dive is only part of the story. Our reporters and editors are constantly researching, reading and talking about the retail industry. Here’s a peek behind the curtain to what we are discussing in our newsroom. Welcome to the Backroom. Stay tuned for more episodes by following us on iTunes or on Stitcher.


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    The Backroom: Retail responds to the coronavirus

    On this episode, the team spoke with guest Jeff Wells of Grocery Dive, to discuss how the pandemic is changing all sectors of the industry.

    By April 30, 2020
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    The Backroom: Pier 1's road to bankruptcy

    Senior Reporter Ben Unglesbee and Associate Editor Caroline Jansen discuss what the company's future may look like.

    By Feb. 27, 2020
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    The Backroom: Trends to watch in 2020

    On this episode of the podcast, the team breaks down everything that happened at the NRF's Big Show in New York, and what to watch this year.

    By Liza Casabona • Jan. 23, 2020
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    The Backroom: 2019 in review

    From Party City's helium shortage to Patrick Byrne's abrupt departure from Overstock, the team discusses all of their favorite stories from the year.

    By Retail Dive Team • Dec. 19, 2019
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    The Backroom: The last Blockbuster

    On this episode of The Backroom with Retail Dive, Reporter Ben Unglesbee and Editor Cara Salpini discuss what the video store's demise means for retail.

    By Nov. 21, 2019
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    The Backroom: The looming threat of retail bankruptcies

    On this episode of The Backroom with Retail Dive, reporters Ben Unglesbee and Daphne Howland discuss how 28 retailers could soon go bankrupt. 

    By Oct. 24, 2019
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    The Backroom: Riding the tariff rollercoaster

    On this episode of The Backroom with Retail Dive, our team talks with Supply Chain Dive Senior Editor Shefali Kapadia about "tariff whiplash."

    By Liza Casabona • Sept. 26, 2019
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    The Backroom: What happened with Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale?

    Last month, the retailer's annual event encountered some hiccups. On this episode of The Backroom with Retail Dive, our team talks about how it unfolded.

    By Liza Casabona • Aug. 29, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: Bonobos CEO shares the secret to building a connected workforce

    The digitally native men's clothing brand is known for a tight-knit network that keeps colleagues connected, even when they start their own businesses.

    By Corinne Ruff • June 20, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: Inside the rise of clicks to bricks at Indochino

    From the store level to the C-suite perspective, hear how the digitally native brand polished a tech-infused approach to showrooms.

    By May 20, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: How one digitally native brand baked sustainability into its DNA

    An environmental focus doesn't have to come at the cost of profitability, says Grove Collaborative CEO Stu Landesberg.

    By April 22, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: Here's what retailers are talking shop about in 2019

    Here's our take on everything you need to know about Shoptalk and how those conversations will shape the rest of the year.

    By March 11, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: Why everyone is talking about women in retail

    Executives from the Female Founders Fund and MM.LaFleur weigh in on what needs to be done to close the gender gap.

    By Feb. 25, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: 5 trends to watch in 2019

    Here's everything you need to know about NRF's Big Show and what it signals for the year ahead.

    By Jan. 18, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: 8 predictions that will shape 2019

    Retail futurist Doug Stephens breaks down why manufactured scarcity, sustainability and the beginning of the end of Amazon will dominate the industry this year.

    By Jan. 10, 2019
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    Conversational Commerce: 10 bold 2018 predictions revisited

    Retail futurist Doug Stephens returns to the podcast to talk through how his predictions on Amazon Go, malls, bankruptcies and more really played out.

    By Dec. 17, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: How one apparel startup aims to spark a size revolution

    Universal Standard is fed up with the fashion industry's extensive sizing problem. Partnerships with J. Crew and Nordstrom are allowing it to reshape how retailers approach plus-sizes.

    By Nov. 19, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: Why stores are key to Walmart's online grocery plan

    With a store within 10 miles of 90% of the population, services like in-store pickup and home delivery sit at the center of the big-box retailer's plan to challenge Amazon.

    By Oct. 22, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: Inside the mindset of the next wave of digitally native brands

    AYR CEO Maggie Winter learned retail basics from Mickey Drexler and started a brand with the backing of Bonobos founder Andy Dunn. Here's how she channeled that knowledge into a modern DTC brand.

    By Sept. 24, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: Nike, women and retail's big corporate culture problem

    The athletics brand is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit at a time when culture is becoming closely intertwined with branding.

    By Aug. 20, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: Amazon Prime Day cues up the holidays

    Over the course of 36 hours, brands and competitors learned a lot about what Amazon may be plotting for the rest of the year — and how they can win too.

    By July 19, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: How good retail jobs boost business

    Bad jobs are bringing down retailers like Toys R Us, but it doesn't have to be that way says Zeynep Ton, president of the Good Jobs Institute.

    By June 25, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: As Amazon expands, how should brands react?

    It's impossible to out-Amazon Amazon, but you can out-brand the e-commerce giant. Cooper Smith of Gartner L2 breaks down how.

    By May 21, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: At Lowe's, digital development isn't all about that tech

    Augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are all defining the home improvement retailer's future. But there's one thing that's more important.

    By April 23, 2018
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    Conversational Commerce: How a fashion tech startup is tackling some of retail's big problems

    Rian Buckley founded Fitcode four years ago with the goal of using data to reduce online returns.

    By March 19, 2018