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Covering the ins and outs of all things footwear, from sneakers to heels, loafers to slippers and every type of shoe in between. Brought to you by the FDRA and FFANY, the footwear industry’s associations focused on retail, trade, politics and fashion…helping create and enhance conversations on all things footwear.

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Covering the ins and outs of all things footwear, from sneakers to heels, loafers to slippers and every type of shoe in between. Brought to you by the FDRA and FFANY, the footwear industry’s associations focused on retail, trade, politics and fashion…helping create and enhance conversations on all things footwear.

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By Drock77777 - Jan 03 2019
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You guys rock. I hope 2019 treats you well!!! An overall resource guide for different topics small retailers could access as a podcast would be a good resource!

Awesome!

By vivalaudrup - Jun 20 2017
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Love the Shoe-In Show. Fast, fun, and super insightful. Never a dull moment. Enjoy!

iTunes Ratings

25 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
1
1
1
0

Very Helpful

By Drock77777 - Jan 03 2019
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You guys rock. I hope 2019 treats you well!!! An overall resource guide for different topics small retailers could access as a podcast would be a good resource!

Awesome!

By vivalaudrup - Jun 20 2017
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Love the Shoe-In Show. Fast, fun, and super insightful. Never a dull moment. Enjoy!

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Shoe-In

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Covering the ins and outs of all things footwear, from sneakers to heels, loafers to slippers and every type of shoe in between. Brought to you by the FDRA and FFANY, the footwear industry’s associations focused on retail, trade, politics and fashion…helping create and enhance conversations on all things footwear.

#107 The Art of Footwear Craftsmanship with Marcell Mrsan

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Esteemed cobbler and master shoemaker Marcell Mrsan joins the show to discuss the importance of the craftsmanship of shoemaking and the opportunities he provides aspiring shoe producers at his shop in Savannah, GA. Jasmine jumps in to highlight the top two shoes from Yeezy Season 6 - Flatform Slides and Mudrat Dad Sneakers in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment. For more info about Marcell's courses, check him out here - https://www.shoemakingcourse.com

May 28 2018

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#177 The Founding of Hoka and Lessons on Innovation Leadership

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How did Hoka grow into a top brand? What innovation lessons can we learn from its story and how can we apply those lessons today? Industry legend Stuart Jenkins joins us to share stories and insights never heard before, and a new project he is working on that may change the industry!

Sep 30 2019

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#170 How Sustainable Is the Footwear Industry Really? We Discuss Real Data and Resources on this Episode!

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1 in 3 shoe companies have no sustainability program in place and 67% of footwear professionals say they lack education to make forward progress on sustainable shoes. On this episode we break down all the data and stats from FDRA's recent survey and share new ideas, tools and resources to help brands get more sustainable!

Aug 12 2019

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#150 Shoe Brands Talk Design and Development Transformations Thanks to Material Exchange

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Listen to a fun conversation of directors of materials and innovation at Wolverine Worldwide, Ariat and Deckers talk about current design and development challenges and how they are transforming internal processes thanks to the new Material Exchange platform. ME is helping brands increase speed-to-market, cut costs, and increase sustainability.

Mar 25 2019

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#181 Retail Insights with Footwear Industry Legend Andy Gilbert!

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The Shoe-In Show team is honored to have Andy Gilbert, President of Genesco Licensed Brands back in the studio. We get a chance to discuss retail transitions, holiday retail forecast, Genesco's most recent performance, and how Journeys is leading the much of their current success.

Oct 28 2019

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#112 Inside Wolverine Worldwide: footwear development innovation and production transformation to increase their speed to market

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Andy and Matt take a deep dive into how a footwear leader is scrapping old development processes and digitizing their design and development programs. Listen to hear how Wolverine Worldwide is using 3D technologies and new workers to significantly cut down on development times so shoes go from concept to shelf faster and have a greater chance of success.

Jul 02 2018

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#176 A Discussion of Key Innovations Changing Shoe Development

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Chris Hillyer of Deckers Brands and Nicoline van Enter of the Footwearists join us to talk about some key tech and tools changing how brands are designing and developing footwear. This fun and insightful discussion covers a wide range of issues and is sure to make you think differently about the future of footwear!

Sep 23 2019

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#160 Corporate Evolution 140 Years in the Making—a Conversation with Caleres’ Fearless Leader

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Direct from FDRA's 2019 Footwear Executive Summit, Matt catches up with Diane Sullivan, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board at Caleres, to explore the many ways she has transformed the iconic footwear company through thoughtful acquisitions and strategic decisions.

Jun 03 2019

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#140 Let's talk footwear production - a conversation straight from the experts!

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In this episode, we play clips from FDRA’s 2018 Sourcing Summit featuring a panel discussion exploring footwear sourcing themes from domestic production to sustainability issues and more. This diverse panel is composed of different professionals within different areas of the footwear industry to provide a full conversation around footwear production. Panelists include representatives from the Portuguese Footwear Association, Elevate, SGS, and Okabashi.

Jan 14 2019

43mins

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#154 Shoe-In Show Live with Tiffany Beers!

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FDRA's Footwear Innovation Advisor Tiffany Beers joins Shoe-In Show for this live edition as the crew discusses Foot Locker's recent innovative investments, the latest updates on renewable materials, and the rise of automation and its impact on the American workforce.

Apr 22 2019

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#166 An Interesting Discussion on Supply Chain Disruptions with Kerry Rassmussen of Farrow

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Supply chains and trade are getting harder and harder, but there are new tips and tricks that can help. Our favorite Canadian Kerry Rassmussen of Farrow joins us on this episode to discuss successful strategies on navigating the new trade normal as well as insights into customs issues and how you could avoid a higher duty bill!  Jasmine takes a second to highlight Rihanna's new luxury line with LVMH. Rihanna has had a lot of success with past footwear collaborations, Jasmine believes her apparel and footwear line will do very well. We also get Kerry's opinion on a new footwear trend!

Jul 15 2019

30mins

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#158 Transformative Leadership in These Monumental Times—a conversation with Columbia Sportswear’s Chief Advocate

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Straight from FDRA's 2019 Footwear Executive Summit, listen in as Matt speaks with Tim Boyle, President and CEO of Columbia Sportswear, on his values, the importance of advocacy and engagement, and his plans to grow Columbia's footwear business in the coming years.

May 20 2019

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#142 The Latest on Vietnam Footwear Sourcing with the Innolux Group

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Matt and Andy welcome Davide Degano, Vice President at the Innolux Group to Shoe-In as they explore the ongoing growth and dominance of footwear production in Vietnam. What makes Vietnam such a desirable place to source footwear and how long will the magic last? Listen in to find out! Jasmine jumps in on the fun with her rundown of go-to shoes for bad weather in her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Jan 28 2019

22mins

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#114 Lightin' it up with Chris Burns

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Footwear industry analyst and commentator extraordinaire Chris Burns rings up Shoe-In to provide his many thoughts on the Puma/Jay-Z collab, the cooling off at adidas, the dominance of NIKE, the importance of the resale market in tracking athletic brand trends, and everything in between. Jasmine jumps in with her world famous Fashion Footwear in Focus segment as she explores the prevalence of mismatched shoes. For more on Chris and his footwear thought leadership, check him out here: Thoughts on Puma Thoughts on adidas Track him here: ARCH CBP YouTube Facebook Twitter

Jul 16 2018

45mins

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#168 Sustainable Consumer Insights with NPD Group

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Beth Goldstein from the NPD Group comes on the Shoe-In Show to discuss how consumers view sustainability and the business and marketing opportunities it creates for brands!

Jul 29 2019

33mins

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#136 The Inside Scoop on How Allbirds Built their Brand with a Total Focus on Sustainability

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In this episode, the team talks about 2018 trends and shares audio clips from FDRA's Sourcing Summit featuring Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger. Joey explains how they started their brand with a sustainability first mindset and how they strategically built their brand into a rising all start in the fashion industry.

Dec 17 2018

40mins

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#162 Consumer Retail Experience Transformation—Increasing Foot Traffic and Conversion Rates

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Join Matt as he discusses the current state of footwear retail with a panel of experts at FDRA's 2019 Footwear Executive Summit. Tackling the questions if brick and mortar retail is dead and ways to enhance experiences and drive foot traffic, Ed Rosenfeld of Steve Madden, Mitch Harvey of Deckers, Carren Morris of LaunchPad Services, and Moritz Schiebold from Volumental all bring their unique perspectives to the conversation.

Jun 17 2019

33mins

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#131 Let's Chat...The Current State of Footwear!

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Join the fun as Andy and Matt casually discuss the current state of footwear in this week's episode. Touching on everything from footwear retail to footwear innovation.

Nov 12 2018

35mins

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#116 Talking Independent Footwear Retail with Ted McGreer of Ted's Shoe & Sport

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Celebrating his store's 20th year, Ted McGreer of Ted's Shoe & Sport in Keene, New Hampshire shares his insights into successful footwear customer service in an ever-expanding e-commerce world. Investments in people, product, and his community are just a few of the keys to Ted's success and longevity.  Jasmine jumps in with her Fashion Footwear in Focus segment as she downloads on the rise of orthopedic shoes and the reemergence of closed-toe clear shoes.

Jul 30 2018

34mins

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#180 Celebrating a 30 Year Career at NIKE with Dan LeBlanc

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Global Customs Manager and 30-year NIKE veteran Dan LeBlanc sits down with the Shoe-In Show crew to reminisce about his time at the iconic footwear company and the role he plays in helping drive customs compliance and tariff understanding around new product launches. The crew unveils their current kicks (including Dan's new Joyrides) and what they plan to get in the "Whatcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'?" segment.

Oct 21 2019

26mins

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#187 Where to Begin When Launching Sustainable Product: A Keds Case Study

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The Shoe-In Show team listens in on a conversation Matt had with Tracy Graham and Suzie Glover of Keds as they explore the launch and learnings from the iconic brand's collaboration with ace&jig at the 2019 FDRA Sourcing Summit. Tracy and Suzie will walk you through the ups and downs of establishing a sustainable product for such a well-known sneaker brand in the dawn of "slow fashion" with ace&jig.

Dec 09 2019

18mins

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#186 Matt Powell is Back to Discuss Outdoor Trends Now!

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The NPD Group's Sneaker extraordinaire Matt Powell joins the Shoe-In Show team to discuss the latest in outdoor trends for Fall '19. Jasmine jumps in to discuss the NIKE x Jun Takahashi collaboration Undercover and the recent Jordan x Knicks drop in her world-famous Fashion Footwear in Focus segment.

Dec 02 2019

18mins

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#185 A Captivating Conversation About Shoe Education As Well As Insights Into Starting A Sustainable Shoe Brand in America!

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Professor Caroline de Baere joins us on this episode as she discusses her interesting work on testifying in court cases around shoe intellectual property issues as well as her current work to educate the next wave of shoe designers. She also shares her great 'shoe story' from Esprit to Ariat and many other top brands and how that led her to start her own brand in LA that focuses on sustainability!

Nov 25 2019

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#184 Increase your online footwear sales with Snap36's 360 product photography!

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Jeff Hunt, CEO & CoFounder of Snap36 joins us to discuss consumer shifts, the increase of footwear purchases online and the benefits of 360 product photography to give your customers an "in-store" experience!

Nov 18 2019

29mins

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#183 New Shoe Sourcing Strategies In the Age Of Trump and Digitization - Featuring Voices From Around the Industry

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Listen to one of the key panels at FDRA's 2019 Sourcing Summit discuss current shoe production challenges, strategy and new opportunities they see around the globe. The panel includes Cherie Blum of Adesso-Madden of Steve Madden, Matt Brown of Richlife Footwear, Jean-Marc Pedeboy of Romans CAD, and Luis Humberto Vela, of the Mexican Footwear Chamber & Gösh Footwear.

Nov 11 2019

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#182 Getting Technical! Talking compliance with experts from BBC International & TÜV SÜD

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Product safety, quality and compliance should be at the top of the list when selling to consumers! Josue Solano, BBC International & Kapil Bansal, TÜV SÜD are experts in the industry and give us best practices to make product safety cost-efficient, avoid product recalls, and much more.

Nov 04 2019

29mins

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#181 Retail Insights with Footwear Industry Legend Andy Gilbert!

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The Shoe-In Show team is honored to have Andy Gilbert, President of Genesco Licensed Brands back in the studio. We get a chance to discuss retail transitions, holiday retail forecast, Genesco's most recent performance, and how Journeys is leading the much of their current success.

Oct 28 2019

37mins

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#180 Celebrating a 30 Year Career at NIKE with Dan LeBlanc

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Global Customs Manager and 30-year NIKE veteran Dan LeBlanc sits down with the Shoe-In Show crew to reminisce about his time at the iconic footwear company and the role he plays in helping drive customs compliance and tariff understanding around new product launches. The crew unveils their current kicks (including Dan's new Joyrides) and what they plan to get in the "Whatcha Got? Whatcha Gettin'?" segment.

Oct 21 2019

26mins

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#179 Knock it off! Insights and tips to protect your brand from shoe counterfeit to eComm scammers!

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Our good friend Bill Snowden flips the script and interviews us! We talk about the challenges of knockoffs to scammers and hackers in an eComm world and get some great insights into new tech tools Verisk is using to help their clients and can help you too!

Oct 14 2019

27mins

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#178 Breaking Into the China Online Retail Market with Frank Lavin

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Export Now Founder and CEO Frank Lavin walks us through the ins and outs of selling product in China on e-commerce platforms. If you're looking to sell product online to the expanding China consumer base but don't know how, Frank's your guy. He walks us through the process as only Frank Lavin knows how.

Oct 07 2019

32mins

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#177 The Founding of Hoka and Lessons on Innovation Leadership

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How did Hoka grow into a top brand? What innovation lessons can we learn from its story and how can we apply those lessons today? Industry legend Stuart Jenkins joins us to share stories and insights never heard before, and a new project he is working on that may change the industry!

Sep 30 2019

34mins

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#176 A Discussion of Key Innovations Changing Shoe Development

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Chris Hillyer of Deckers Brands and Nicoline van Enter of the Footwearists join us to talk about some key tech and tools changing how brands are designing and developing footwear. This fun and insightful discussion covers a wide range of issues and is sure to make you think differently about the future of footwear!

Sep 23 2019

35mins

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#175 Bloom's innovative and sustainable approach to shoe material development!

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Ryan Hunt of Bloom takes us on a journey of how they take algae from lakes, cleaning up the environment, and using that algae to make foam for shoes! We discuss material innovation and the development process in this unique and fun episode.

Sep 16 2019

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#174 The Last Is First! Jones & Vining drop by to talk about how innovation is changing how lasts are made.

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Last maker Jones & Vining explain how much innovation goes into last making, as well as new materials they are launching. We talk about the process of making lasts, how they are key to fit and comfort, and how one day data will allow us to match lasts data to consumer feet for a perfect fit!

Sep 09 2019

29mins

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#173 The Magic of the Materials Show - Where Design Inspiration Meets Material Execution!

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Taped at the NW Materials Show in Portland, we sit down with our friend Hisham Muhareb to discuss why designers and development teams love the shows, what new materials brands are finding at the show as well as innovations from foam to plastics!

Sep 02 2019

27mins

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#172 Live From Seaside - Let's Talk Footwear Summer Trends!

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The Shoe-In Show crew discusses all things footwear and summer from our favorite summer shoes, consumer favorites, best brands for the summer, and more!

Aug 26 2019

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#171 An Insider Look At How Selling Shoes Has Forever Changed

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Danny Muskat joins the show to talk about how selling shoes and branding has changed over the past few years. From selling on the internet to brick and mortar retailers, we talk about the evolution in relationships, requirements and how companies are changing their models to adapt to new consumer norms. Don't miss this insightful, thoughtful, episode!

Aug 19 2019

35mins

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#170 How Sustainable Is the Footwear Industry Really? We Discuss Real Data and Resources on this Episode!

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1 in 3 shoe companies have no sustainability program in place and 67% of footwear professionals say they lack education to make forward progress on sustainable shoes. On this episode we break down all the data and stats from FDRA's recent survey and share new ideas, tools and resources to help brands get more sustainable!

Aug 12 2019

41mins

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#169 Millennial Footwear Insights!

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FDRA's newest intern, Ashton Tucker sits down to give us his opinion on what brands high school and college students are loving right now, where they prefer to shop, ideal price points, and more.

Aug 05 2019

31mins

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#168 Sustainable Consumer Insights with NPD Group

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Beth Goldstein from the NPD Group comes on the Shoe-In Show to discuss how consumers view sustainability and the business and marketing opportunities it creates for brands!

Jul 29 2019

33mins

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