Retail is exciting, fast-moving, and filled with opportunity, yet information overload is a constant challenge. Join retail strategist, speaker, and trainer Carol Spieckerman every other Thursday as she navigates past the noise to get to the heart of what really matters in retail. In every episode, Carol harnesses her latest retail trajectories and interviews with industry experts to distill tools, tactics, and takeaways for wherever you play in retail. If you’re ready to cut to the chase, or just want to be inspired about where retail is going next, this show is for you.
Retailers are investing in services as never before to keep shoppers engaged and explore new revenue streams. Forays into healthcare, advertising, and financial services are becoming commonplace as retailers like Walmart, Kroger, and Target take platform-building to the next level. But what happens when retailers begin to see themselves as services, not just companies that provide them?
In this episode, Carol reveals her latest retail trajectory, retailer-as-service, and details how it changes the game for the industry and retail suppliers of all stripes. She wraps up with a lightening round on the rush of brand introductions hitting retail right now and how it’s setting the stage for post-COVID profitability.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- The unexpected customer groups driving retailers’ growth strategies
- How retailer services will shift spending for brand marketers
- Why “if they build it, you must use it” should be suppliers’ new mantra
- Why retailers see portfolio-building as a post-COVID safeguard
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