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Join Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet and author of Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World as he explores the fascinating trends, technologies and behaviors shaping the future of retail and commerce.

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Join Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet and author of Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World as he explores the fascinating trends, technologies and behaviors shaping the future of retail and commerce.

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18 Ratings
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Excellent Insight into Retail

By theorem7 - Feb 28 2018
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This podcast provides a great, strategic look at the ever-changing retail landscape and well worth a listen.

If future episodes are as good as the first one, I’m in.

By chrislstark - Nov 30 2017
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Audio quality is good. Speaking is concise almost to be point of being scripted but without sounding that way. Introduction isn’t way too long or bogged down with ads. Most importantly, the message (while slightly doomsday) seems to be pretty accurate.

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
2
2
0
0

Excellent Insight into Retail

By theorem7 - Feb 28 2018
Read more
This podcast provides a great, strategic look at the ever-changing retail landscape and well worth a listen.

If future episodes are as good as the first one, I’m in.

By chrislstark - Nov 30 2017
Read more
Audio quality is good. Speaking is concise almost to be point of being scripted but without sounding that way. Introduction isn’t way too long or bogged down with ads. Most importantly, the message (while slightly doomsday) seems to be pretty accurate.
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Retail Prophet

Latest release on Jan 01, 2020

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Join Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet and author of Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World as he explores the fascinating trends, technologies and behaviors shaping the future of retail and commerce.

Rank #1: The Store Is Media

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In 2013 I wrote an article called The Store is Media where I projected a new era of retail where the primary purpose of physical stores would cease to be to sell products but rather to create and monetize customer experiences.  Today, a new class of pioneering retailers and industry players are bringing this concept to life. In this episode, I caught up with several of them to tap their thoughts on this seismic shift and what it means for the future of retail. 

Aug 17 2018

20mins

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Rank #2: Why Paid Membership Is the New Loyalty

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Each year the retail industry invests billions of dollars in customer loyalty programs but do they actually make customers more loyal?  In this episode Doug explores the surprising truth about our loyalty to retailers and why a new breed of program is turning the industry on its head. 

Feb 28 2018

9mins

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Rank #3: In Brands We Trust

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The global decline of religion and eroding faith in government is creating a societal vacuum where trust in conventional institutions once existed.   It's a vacuum that some brands are daring to fill. But can brands succeed in instigating lasting social and environmental good and, if so, at what cost? 

In this, the premiere episode of 2020, Doug explores the human need for community, purpose and belonging and how astute consumer brands are turning corporate activism into an competitive advantage. 

Jan 01 2020

9mins

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Rank #4: Retail's Most Important Metric

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In this episode Doug argues that the most important metric in retail is something that most retailers aren't even measuring. 

Aug 08 2019

13mins

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Rank #5: The Future of Luxury is Freedom

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For centuries luxury brands appealed to our sense of status to sell their goods.  But for a new generation of western consumers, the notion of what defines status is changing.  The question is can luxury brands change with it.

May 07 2019

6mins

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In Brands We Trust

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The global decline of religion and eroding faith in government is creating a societal vacuum where trust in conventional institutions once existed.   It's a vacuum that some brands are daring to fill. But can brands succeed in instigating lasting social and environmental good and, if so, at what cost? 

In this, the premiere episode of 2020, Doug explores the human need for community, purpose and belonging and how astute consumer brands are turning corporate activism into an competitive advantage. 

Jan 01 2020

9mins

Play

Retail's Most Important Metric

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In this episode Doug argues that the most important metric in retail is something that most retailers aren't even measuring. 

Aug 08 2019

13mins

Play

The Future of Luxury is Freedom

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For centuries luxury brands appealed to our sense of status to sell their goods.  But for a new generation of western consumers, the notion of what defines status is changing.  The question is can luxury brands change with it.

May 07 2019

6mins

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Every Company Is NOT A Data Company

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In this episode, Doug explores the current battle cry in retail that "every company is a data company". 

Mar 14 2019

5mins

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Is This the Department Store of the Future?

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Amidst what most agree is a virtual collapse of the department store model for retail, one entrepreneur in Texas is aiming to redefine the channel. In this episode I speak with Matt Alexander, founder of Neighborhood Goods, a new-concept department store in Plano Texas. 

Dec 11 2018

18mins

Play

The Store Is Media

Podcast cover
Read more

In 2013 I wrote an article called The Store is Media where I projected a new era of retail where the primary purpose of physical stores would cease to be to sell products but rather to create and monetize customer experiences.  Today, a new class of pioneering retailers and industry players are bringing this concept to life. In this episode, I caught up with several of them to tap their thoughts on this seismic shift and what it means for the future of retail. 

Aug 17 2018

20mins

Play

Why Paid Membership Is the New Loyalty

Podcast cover
Read more

Each year the retail industry invests billions of dollars in customer loyalty programs but do they actually make customers more loyal?  In this episode Doug explores the surprising truth about our loyalty to retailers and why a new breed of program is turning the industry on its head. 

Feb 28 2018

9mins

Play

Start With Free

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In a world where radical business innovation is now a matter of survival, many companies are held back by the very thing they care most about. In this episode, Doug shares one simple way of instigating breakthrough creativity in any business. 

Jan 09 2018

7mins

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Forget Omnichannel. The Future of Retail is Omnipresence

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While the retail industry grapples to play checkers, Amazon has become a Grandmaster of chess, quietly drawing retailers into the ultimate technological checkmate. 

Nov 23 2017

7mins

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iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
2
2
0
0

Excellent Insight into Retail

By theorem7 - Feb 28 2018
Read more
This podcast provides a great, strategic look at the ever-changing retail landscape and well worth a listen.

If future episodes are as good as the first one, I’m in.

By chrislstark - Nov 30 2017
Read more
Audio quality is good. Speaking is concise almost to be point of being scripted but without sounding that way. Introduction isn’t way too long or bogged down with ads. Most importantly, the message (while slightly doomsday) seems to be pretty accurate.