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Once a week, Essential Retail sits down with a leading expert in retail deploying the latest technology solutions changing the face of shopping.

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Once a week, Essential Retail sits down with a leading expert in retail deploying the latest technology solutions changing the face of shopping.

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

By JoshCrist - Mar 09 2020
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Whether you’re well established as a retailer, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Caroline does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving retail organization, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

By JoshCrist - Mar 09 2020
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Whether you’re well established as a retailer, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Caroline does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving retail organization, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
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Retail Ramble

Latest release on Mar 30, 2020

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Once a week, Essential Retail sits down with a leading expert in retail deploying the latest technology solutions changing the face of shopping.

Rank #1: Adore Me on in-store technology - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 85

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Essential Retail sits down with lingerie retailer Adore Me at NRF 2019 to chat about its work to innovate its store technology with StoreAdvise.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Jan 28 2019

14mins

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Rank #2: Accenture chats cutting-edge store tech - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 84

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Essential Retail catches up with Accenture at NRF 2019 to discuss innovative use of in-store technology.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Jan 21 2019

27mins

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Rank #3: Vineyard Vines on unifiying customer data - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 95

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Essential Retail chats to US fashion retailer, Vineyard Vines, about business analytics and the power of harnessing customer data.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Apr 08 2019

15mins

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Rank #4: Omnishambles a Christmas edition 2019 - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 128

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Essential Retail sits down with Graze to discuss the most irritating buzzwords in the retail technology industry.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Dec 16 2019

35mins

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Rank #5: Wayfair on AR - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 54

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Essential Retail chats to the head of next-gen experiences at Wayfair, Shrenik Sadalgi, who explains how the online furniture retailer’s mobile shopping app can turn virtually every home into a furniture showroom.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Mar 25 2018

18mins

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Rank #6: The 3 Rs of Retail Robotics - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 67

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Essential Retail chats with George Lawrie, analyst at Forrester, to chat about how retailers can capitalise on the rise of the robots.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Aug 25 2018

18mins

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Rank #7: Is the high street dead? - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail- Episode 69

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2018 hasn’t been the best year for the high street, with store closures and CVAs aplenty. Essential Retail sits down with Rob Barnes, MD, retail technology advisory at Accenture, to discuss what retailers need to do to ensure they are not the next casualty of the high street.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Sep 23 2018

27mins

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Rank #8: Introducing the Start-up Safari - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 55

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Essential Retail sits down to discuss the newest addition to the RBTE show – the Start-up Safari. Lucy Larkin, partner in the consumer products and retail practice at Baringa Partners, joins Essential Retail’s editor, Caroline Baldwin, to talk about the hand-picked selection of start-ups who will feature in the Start-up Safari at RBTE on 2 & 3 May. Listen to them discuss the benefits of working with start-ups and why retailers should check out the array of innovative technologies that will be on offer.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Apr 09 2018

23mins

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Rank #9: D2C stores in San Francisco - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 126

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Essential Retail chats with retail expert at Salesforce, Jamie Merrick, about the direct-to-consumer store trend in San Francisco.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Dec 02 2019

23mins

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Rank #10: Supporting retail revolution - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 74

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Essential Retail chats to furniture retailer The Cotswold Company and Rackspace to discuss the changing shape of retail and how eCommerce can support the future of the high street.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Oct 28 2018

24mins

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Rank #11: Alipay on gaining access to Chinese tourists - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 124

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Essential Retail chats with Roland Palmer, head of Europe at Alipay, to talk about leveraging technology and new payment methods to increase access to the Chinese visitor market.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Nov 18 2019

20mins

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Rank #12: Mixing food with retail - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 62

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Essential Retail sits down with Darren Williams, former international country director of T2, now CEO of DW Exec. We chat about the increasing trend of merging food and retail, as customers are voting for customer experience with their taste buds.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Jul 22 2018

21mins

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Rank #13: TouchNote and the power of personalisation - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 116

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Essential Retail speaks to postcard app TouchNote about the importance of offering customers personalisation. Editor of Essential Retail, Caroline Baldwin, and CEO of TouchNote, Dan Ziv, discuss that while our smartphones allow us to take trillions of photos every year, sending a photograph through the post makes a big statement in a digital world.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Sep 23 2019

24mins

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Rank #14: Swoon on shaking up the supply chain - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 89

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Essential Retail chats to online furniture retailer Swoon (www.swooneditions.com) about how it has changed traditional business models in order to speed up the supply chain, while using customer data to predict demand and eliminate waste.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Feb 25 2019

18mins

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Rank #15: Feelunique on international growth - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 121

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Essential Retail sits down with Feelunique’s COO, Jim Buckle, to discuss how the beauty e-tailer has expanded so successfully overseas.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Oct 28 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: New Era on the modern CIO - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 73

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Essential Retail speaks to Lorenz Gan, CIO at New Era which produces the iconic New York Yankies fitted baseball cap. Catching up at SAP’s Customer Experience Live event in Barcelona, editor, Caroline Baldwin, chats to Gan about what it is like to be a CIO in 2018.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Oct 17 2018

21mins

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Rank #17: The building blocks of exciting retail - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 133

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Accenture retail chats to Essential Retail to discuss how the industry may be talking about the exciting future of retail, but data is the key to building these new digital experiences.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Feb 10 2020

23mins

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Rank #18: 100th episode – an omnishambles celebration - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 100

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Essential Retail brings to you the 100th episode of the Retail Ramble with two very special guests: Cheryl Calverly, CMO at Eve Sleep, and Craig Crawford, former VP at Burberry. Along with regular host, Caroline Baldwin, they discuss the annoying buzzwords circulating the retail technology industry. Ever heard of “hindsighting”? Nope, us neither, until today…

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

May 13 2019

35mins

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Rank #19: Rediscovering the joy of work - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 102

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Essential Retail shares a cup of tea with Twitter’s European VP, Bruce Daisley, to talk about office culture and workplace health. Daisley, who has his own podcast, ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’, and a bestselling book called ‘The Joy of Work’, shares his thoughts on how companies can reinvigorate their workforce and improve productivity, because he believes it is impossible to be creative when we’re stressed.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

May 28 2019

27mins

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Rank #20: KitchenAid on going D2C - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 76

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Essential Retail speaks with Whirlpool-owned KitchenAid about the challenges of going direct-to-consumer (D2C)

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Nov 11 2018

16mins

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Fujifilm’s House of Photography - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 140

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Essential Retail visits Fujifilm’s House of Photography to talk tech and design strategy with the two business leads who are responsible for the brand’s experiential store in London’s Covent Garden.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Mar 30 2020

24mins

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Technology powering The Gym Group - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 139

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Essential Retail sits down with the CIO of The Gym Group to hear about the technology in place to help this 24-hour gym stay ahead in a fiercely competitive industry.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Mar 23 2020

26mins

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Food for thought on the high street - - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 138

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Essential Retail talks food and restaurants in this episode of the Retail Ramble. Joined by Bancone and the Angel CoFund, we discuss technology impacting the industry and how restaurants contribute to a vibrant high street.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Mar 16 2020

28mins

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CBD - a frustrating route to market - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 137

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Essential Retail speaks to Botanic Lab, the creator of the UK’s first Cannabidiol (CBD) soft drink, about how the industry is still struggling with red tape and regulation, despite CBD being a legal health food product.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Mar 09 2020

16mins

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20 years of Size? - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 136

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Essential Retail speaks to shoe retailer Size? to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Mar 02 2020

18mins

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Seekology – a new approach to health and beauty - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 135

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Essential Retail sits down with the CEO and founder of Seekology to talk about the new concept store which is constantly changing its health and beauty brands to keep customers interested in physical retailing.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Feb 25 2020

24mins

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Disrupting men’s fashion with UNTUCKit - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 134

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Essential Retail speaks to UNTUCKit’s founder to discuss the D2C brand’s rapid expansion and plans to disrupt the way men buy shirts.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Feb 17 2020

29mins

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The building blocks of exciting retail - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 133

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Accenture retail chats to Essential Retail to discuss how the industry may be talking about the exciting future of retail, but data is the key to building these new digital experiences.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Feb 10 2020

23mins

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2020 and Beyond - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 132

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We speak to two prominent retailers while attending NRF 2020 – Footasylum and Carters – who provide their thoughts on the next big trends to impact retail.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Feb 03 2020

19mins

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Spoke on D2C & data - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 131

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Spoke’s CEO and founder, Ben Farren, talks to Essential Retail about the D2C start-up’s recent growth in the UK.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Jan 27 2020

24mins

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NRF 2020 trends - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 130

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Extenda Retail sponsors this week’s episode of the Retail Ramble podcast which discusses the latest trends from NRF 2020 with chief revenue officer Mohit Paul.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Jan 20 2020

16mins

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Brewing up B2B innovation - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 129

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Essential Retail speaks with pub chain Fuller, Smith & Turner about its work with Magento to digitise its B2B business.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Jan 06 2020

12mins

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Omnishambles a Christmas edition 2019 - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 128

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Essential Retail sits down with Graze to discuss the most irritating buzzwords in the retail technology industry.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Dec 16 2019

35mins

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A look at FashTech with Stitchfix - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 127

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Essential Retail chats to Stitch Fix's chief algorithms officer, Brad Klingenberg, about using data and machine learning to create a customer-centric personalised experience.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Dec 09 2019

16mins

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D2C stores in San Francisco - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 126

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Essential Retail chats with retail expert at Salesforce, Jamie Merrick, about the direct-to-consumer store trend in San Francisco.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Dec 02 2019

23mins

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Grocery innovations at IGD Live - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 125

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Essential Retail speaks to a number of key influencers in the grocery and food space at the inaugral IGD Live event, including the Co-op and Deliciously Ella. Listen to this bumper episode of the Retail Ramble podcast to hear editor, Caroline Baldwin, quiz these brands about digital innovations and sustainability trends.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Nov 25 2019

55mins

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Alipay on gaining access to Chinese tourists - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 124

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Essential Retail chats with Roland Palmer, head of Europe at Alipay, to talk about leveraging technology and new payment methods to increase access to the Chinese visitor market.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Nov 18 2019

20mins

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Shopping inspiration with Pinterest - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 123

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Essential Retail chats with Amy Vener, retail vertical strategy lead at Pinterest, to learn more about using this social platform to inspire consumers.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Nov 11 2019

18mins

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TfL on retail innovation - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 122

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Essential Retail chats with Transport for London about its recent competition to find an innovative retail company to create an interesting shopping space on the TfL estate.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Nov 04 2019

23mins

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Feelunique on international growth - Retail Ramble from Essential Retail - Episode 121

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Essential Retail sits down with Feelunique’s COO, Jim Buckle, to discuss how the beauty e-tailer has expanded so successfully overseas.

Got something you want to tell us about the Podcast? Want to join us? You can get in touch on Twitter via twitter.com/essretail, or directly with Caroline at twitter.com/cl_baldwin

Oct 28 2019

26mins

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

By JoshCrist - Mar 09 2020
Read more
Whether you’re well established as a retailer, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Caroline does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving retail organization, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!