March 17, 2023 EV charging stations represent the most electrifying new opportunity for retailers, restaurants, and service providers in generations. Over 1.3 million charging stations are coming online within the next decade, and they bring with them a consumer who will have some time to kill – or make their charging needs into retail destinations. Join TRR reporter Warren Shoulberg with Robin Lewis and Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist as they discuss why EV charging stations could be the next big opportunity to make some additional revenue and why those that jump on it first will reap the benefits.
March 10, 2023 What’s up about leading U.S. retailers as serial failures in other countries? Join Robin Lewis and Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist, with special guest Mark Cohen, Director of Retail Studies at Columbia Business School and former chairman and CEO of Sears Canada, for some straight talk about why so many retailers fail to succeed internationally. After investing billions of dollars to plant roots across borders, most retail brands experience disastrous results … unless you are Costco. Listen in to this provocative, opinionated three-way conversation about why retail brands don’t translate across borders.
March 3, 2023 A&F is making a dramatic comeback after its misstep in marketing exclusively to their definition of young, cool kids …which then plagued the brand with a slew of bad news and lawsuits. In one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the industry, the company is positioned to take market share away from competitors. Join Robin Lewis and Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist as they reveal how new CEO Fran Horowitz is the real deal in transforming A&F into a welcoming, inclusive brand. Since she’s been at the helm, she’s been revamping both the Abercrombie and Hollister brands and driving real growth.
February 24, 2023 What do you do when you’re an innovator that has reached its prime and is no longer disrupting the marketplace? If you’re Andrew Jassy, you redefine your company from the inside out. Amazonians are in for a rocky ride recasting their company, forced to come back to the office, and challenged to meet their boss’s mandate to succeed (at all costs) going forward. Join Robin Lewis and Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist, as they take a deep dive in the current state of Amazon and deconstruct why it’s not business as usual in Seattle.
February 17, 2023 There are many companies out there that can eat up and acquire struggling brands just to push them into oblivion — while taking a quick profit. However, it is a rare talent to know when to acquire a brand and build it into a powerhouse. Join guest star Yehuda Shmidman, Chairman & CEO of WHP Global in a conversation with Robin Lewis and Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist, as they discuss the challenge of growing global consumer brands in a disruptive marketplace. Listen and learn from a visionary who approaches the business by developing partnerships, not transactions.
February 10, 2023 All the world’s a stage, and this year’s World Retail Congress in Barcelona, April 25-27 gathers some of the top international retail executives who are leading with resilience, purpose, customer focus, and with the goal of transformation. Join Robin Lewis, Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist and special guest Ian McGarrigle, Chairman of WRC as he previews how this year’s global conference will cut to the core of key issues facing retail leadership, bringing together the brightest minds inside retail and out. WRC is the trusted place to learn from best practices of well-respected retailer executives, thought leaders, and solution providers. Register today for WRC!
February 3, 2023 Inventory overload is clogging retail systems and straining profits. A new paradigm requires retailers to react quickly in real-time to constantly changing shifts in customer demands. It’s becoming a game of beat the clock when product requests need to be matched with ready to purchase product in near real time. Join Robin Lewis and Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist, as they explore solutions including concession, pop-up store and online marketplace models, which require a more complex system for distribution, fulfillment, marketing, and assortment planning.
January 27, 2023 What lies ahead? Post-pandemic, current economic disruption, an ongoing war, and a pervasive sense of global anxiety: what will be the new normal for retail? Three key factors will shape the future – the economy, shifting consumer behavior, and a renewed focus on the customer. Above all, it will require agility to thrive and prosper. Join Robin Lewis and Shelley E. Kohan, TRR’s chief strategist as they discuss 2023 mandates to better manage inventory, improve the shopping journey, and level up store design. And the good news: Physical retail is alive and well!