The Retail Focus Podcast
By Retail Focus Podcast
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Each week, we release a new podcast covering the world of retail, including business developments, trends, and historical perspectives. Podcasts feature news summaries, interviews, and previews of industry goings-on, intended for a wide variety of listeners.
||CleanRetail Focus 12/15/17 – Target Makes A Last-Mile Play; Dynamics Behind E-Commerce Glitches||The big retail news this week is Target’s agreement to purchase grocery delivery service Shipt, and we discuss the knowns and the yet-unknowns from the ...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 12/8/17 – AutoZone Continues New Initiatives; the Reputation of Retail Brands||Although we begin our show looking at Big Lots’ latest earnings results and finish with Teavana and Duluth news, we spend time glancing at AutoZone’s ...||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 12/1/17 – Kroger’s New Policy & an Earnings Beat; Micro-Influencers & Retail||We not only summarize early data from Thanksgiving weekend retail sales on this podcast, but we look at two strategic changes at Kroger and how ...||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 11/24/17 – Thanksgiving Weekend Sales, Dollar Tree Improves Across the Board||In this Black Friday edition of the Retail Focus Podcast, we begin by discussing both survey data and anecdotal accounts in attempting to determine just ...||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 11/17/17 – Walmart, JCP, Home Depot Crush Expectations; A Different E-Commerce Perspective||It’s a podcast of optimism and positivity, as three major retailers all beat analyst expectations during earnings calls this week. JCP reduces the burden of ...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 11/10/17 – Pharmacy Grows, Front-Store Shrinks at CVS; Unifying Customer Data||We begin with CVS, as the pharmacy giant’s earnings call gave us several things to ponder. Additionally, we look at the gradual improvement plan and ...||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 11/3/17 – Under Armour Scuffles, Customer Engagement in Grocery||Our lead is Under Armour, who for the first time as a publicly traded company showed shrinking sales in their most recent quarter. We also ...||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 10/27/17 – Big News for Walgreens & CVS; JCP Revises Estimates Downward||The retail pharmacy sector plays heavily in the Retail Focus Podcast this week, with Walgreens showing a large bump in pharmacy sales, and rumors swirling ...||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 10/20/17 – eBay Draws Mixed Reviews; Use of Holograms in Retail Stores||After eBay released earnings this week, analysts and retailers seemed mixed in reaction, with no one quite sure what lies ahead for the e-commerce giant. ...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 10/13/17 – To C-Store Or Not To C-Store; E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Dynamics||Once again, Kroger is back in the news—this time, as they ponder the possible sale of their convenience store holdings. From there, we move on ...||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 10/6/17 – Acquisitions for Walmart and Office Depot; Retail Tech at Adobe and LogMeIn||Walmart is back into the acquisition game, picking up potential last-mile service Parcel, while Office Depot builds their portfolio by seeking to acquire CompuCom and ...||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 9/29/17 – Live From Shop.org: Connecting Physical & Digital, Holiday Promotional Initiatives||In a podcast recorded live at Shop.org in L.A., we lead with former Macy’s CMO Martine Reardon, who discusses merging the physical and the digital ...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 9/22/17 – Finally, Walgreens-Rite Aid Clarity; Seeking a Better E-Commerce Gifting System||We lead with the clarity everyone’s been waiting for regarding the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal, as it storms towards the final stages. Also discussed are tepid ...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 9/15/17 – Kohl’s Latest to Strike Amazon Partnership, Target Plans Hiring Spree||Kohl’s got a nice boost this week, after it was announced that they would enter a limited partnership with Amazon to sell the e-commerce giant’s ...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 9/8/17 – Amazon Seeks Home for HQ2, Buying Habits of Greek Organizations||Amazon once again dominated retail headlines this week, as they announce their intention to open a second headquarters. Meanwhile, Duluth Trading Co and Restoration Hardware ...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 9/1/17 – Best Buy Urges Caution After Success, Ollie’s & Five Below Flex Muscles||Despite an excellent quarter, Best Buy implores analysts to proceed with caution as they see the potential for shrinking margins in the future. No such ...||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 8/25/17 – Whole Foods Price Cuts, Sears Struggles, How Mom-&-Pops Use E-Commerce||We begin by discussing Michaels’ recent earnings beat, and how vertical integration in their picture framing efforts has helped them along. Then, obligatory coverage of ...||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 8/18/17 – Target & Walmart Surge; How Digital Tools Assist Retail Buyers||Both Target and Walmart see massive increases in e-commerce sales, but also increases in store traffic; we discuss how each retailer is managing to grow ...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 8/11/17 – Finding Optimism for Kohl’s & Macy’s; Branding of E-Commerce Lifestyle Startups||While most news outlets have come down pretty hard on department stores, we take deep looks into earnings calls from Kohl’s, Macy’s, and JC Penney ...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 8/4/17 – Lumber Liquidators & Boot Barn Rebound, the Story of Saddleback Leather||We start by discussing Lumber Liquidators’ return to profitability, as they stun the industry with stellar earnings. Then, on to western wear retailer Boot Barn, ...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 7/28/17 – Kimco’s Portfolio Shines, Pet Supplies Boost Tractor Supply||Kimco earnings lead off our show, and for good reason—not only do their financials underscore a successful brick-and-mortar retail portfolio, but they also give us ...||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 7/21/17 – Jana Partners Earns Big Payday, the Role of the Dietitian in Grocery Retail||After first discussing Lidl’s response to Kroger’s trademark infringement lawsuit, we turn our attention to activist investor Jana Partners, who sells off their stake in ...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 7/14/17 – Obligatory Prime Day Coverage, the “French Girl” Trope in U.S. Retail||Aside from looking into numbers from Amazon’s most recent Prime Day, we take a glance at the ripples it made throughout the e-commerce world, boosting ...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 7/7/17 – Quiktrip Expands, Kroger’s Lawsuit, Drawing Families Back to the Mall||Convenience store operator Quiktrip announces their largest round of expansion in some time, entering into the Austin and San Antonio markets. We discuss this and ...||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 6/30/17 – Clarity on Rite Aid-Walgreens, Building an Energy-Positive Retail Store||After over 18 months of waiting, we finally get a new Rite Aid-Walgreens deal altogether--and fred’s gets left out of the mix. We discuss Target’s ...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 6/23/17 – Walmart & Amazon Duke It Out, The State Of Retail Labor in U.S||Walmart and Amazon appear to be at odds again, as Walmart reportedly places pressure on vendors to move away from AWS platforms. We discuss that, ...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 6/16/17 – Pundits Lose Minds Over Amazon-Whole Foods, Another Walmart Acquisition||We lead off our show with perhaps the biggest story in retail so far in 2017, as Amazon acquires Whole Foods in a $13.7 billion ...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 6/9/17 – Why Market May Be Misguided On Duluth, At Home Blitzes Expectations||Although the stock market hammered Duluth Trading Co. earlier this week, we take a deep glance into why there are still plenty of reasons for ...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 6/3/17 – Walmart’s Bold New Last-Mile Plan, the Dollar Express Saga Continues||Ollie’s Bargain Outlet leads our show as they once again surpass expectations in many financial categories. We then explore Sycamore Partner’s claims against Family Dollar ...||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetail Focus 5/27/17 – New Strategy Produces Positive Results at The Container Store & Best Buy||We begin the show by addressing notable earnings from The Container Store, as they beat analyst expectations on the back of strategic changes. The same ...||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a good recap of retail news. Very down to earth.
The Retail Focus podcast is full of useful good to know information for retail professionals. I enjoy listening.
There's some decent information here. Pretty much retail permabulls, so take things with a grain of salt.
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