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On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss what AI can do for retail, who the biggest players are, and if hyperpersonalization is something people even want. Then, for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank four promising examples of AI in retail. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analyst Carina Perkins.

On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how buying alcohol online is different, what Uber’s shutdown of Drizly means for its retail media business, and how consumption habits are changing. Then for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us four spicy predictions about the future of alcohol. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Blake Droesch and director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how much Amazon's new shopping chatbot can move the needle, what Planet Fitness' out-of-home ad network looks like, becoming a digital mannequin to see what clothes look like on you, whether minutelong soap operas will catch on, who the smartest people in the world are, and more. Tune into the discussion with vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.

On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss why folks are shopping more on their mobile devices and the role of mobile in-store. Then, for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us some spicy predictions about the future of mobile shopping. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Carina Perkins and Yory Wurmser.

The “The Sopranos” turns 25 this year, and the “mob wife” look—big hair, fur coats, animal prints, and lots of gold jewelry—is back and trending on TikTok.

It’s easy to understand the appeal of brand extension: Carhartt, lululemon, and Christian Louboutin are among the brands pushing into new markets to accelerate growth.

On today's podcast episode, we launch our inaugural 'The Unofficial Most Interesting Retailers List' for January. Arielle, Becky, and Sara (a.k.a. The Committee) have put together a very unofficial list of 8 retailers they're watching right now, based on which retailers are making the most interesting moves this month. Who's launching new initiatives? What partnerships move the needle? What stand-out marketing campaigns are there? On future episodes, we’ll have analysts dispute this power rankings list, but on today's show we layout our top 8 for January. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Arielle Feger and director of content Becky Schilling.

It’s hard to deny social media’s influence on how consumers discover and even sometimes purchase products. But there are other platforms out there besides Instagram and TikTok that can help brands engage with consumers, especially when it comes to fashion.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how Walmart plans to use AI to enhance the customer shopping experience, Instacart pushing smart carts into in-store retail media, why consumers are dissatisfied with their in-store shopping experience, how best to reduce clothing returns, the rise—and potential fall—of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analysts Blake Droesch and Carina Perkins.

On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Awards" segment, we discuss the retailers to watch out for in 2024 (superlatives edition). Find out which retailer will win most likely to need a makeover, most likely to reinvent itself, most likely to go viral, and more. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Arielle Feger and Zak Stambor.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss this year's National Retail Federation event—the main takeaways, the best side conversations and booths, and the discussed trends we don't see coming to fruition. Join guest host Marcus Johnson as he speaks with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, who was at this year's conference.

On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how the 2023 holiday shopping season really went, whether we've shaken the feeling that we're in a recession, and what this means for the start of this year. Then for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us two spicy predictions about the 2024 holiday season and two about what they would like to see from retailers. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman and analyst Zak Stambor.

71% of US adults prefer to take their time while shopping online for clothes and shoes, according to November 2023 Kearney data.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss the most important retail trends we're watching in 2024: How retailers will try to compete less with Amazon online, how China's influence will shake up online shopping in the US, and buying retail media networks. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analysts Sky Canaves and Blake Droesch.

Providing a glimpse into the strategies behind a year marked by economic uncertainty, ecommerce disruptors, and rising competition for consumer loyalty, our “Behind the Numbers: Reimagining Retail” podcast’s unofficial retail awards offer lessons for brands to make more informed decisions in 2024. Our analysts discuss the winners that caught their attention—for better or worse.

On today's podcast episode, we give out some 2023 retail awards for the most must-visit store, the company that came the closest to crashing and burning—only to course-correct at the last minute, the retailer you need to know, and the comeback story of the year. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analysts Blake Droesch and Sky Canaves.

On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how purchase data can inform campaigns, the importance of real-time information, and what retail media networks are missing. Then, for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the most exciting retail media tech advances happening right now. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Arielle Feger and Damian Garbaccio, chief business and marketing officer at Affinity Solutions.

Shein is moving ahead with its public debut, taking on some competitors (like Amazon and Temu) while teaming up with others (like Forever 21). Though a brick-and-mortar footprint doesn’t seem to be a part of Shein’s plan yet, it could take a cue from other fast-fashion brands, like H&M and Zara, and establish a physical presence to engage with offline shoppers.

While in-store is the No. 1 way Gen Z discovers clothing, 39.0% of US Gen Z clothing buyers have used social media to discover new apparel brands or products over the last six months, according to our September 2023 survey.

On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how the Thanksgiving numbers look, why folks are online shopping more this season, and where the ecommerce ceiling is. Then for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us four spicy predictions about the remaining few weeks of holiday shopping. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman and analyst Zak Stambor.