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A Tale of Two Retails – Apocalypse or Renaissance?



EDITORS NOTE: This is first of a multi-part series – Retail Therapy – that focuses on the past, present, and future of the retail sector. The series will conclude on October 2, 2019 with a live stream panel discussion.

Charles Dickens opened his classic A Tale of Two Cities with a description of society leading to the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 

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Retail Therapy: A Tale of Two Retails



It was the worst of times. It was the best of times. Well, for retailers, which one is it? Is the industry in a tug of war of experiencing both? Mark Mathews, VP of Research Development & Industry Analysis at the National Retail Federation sits with us to shed some light on today’s retail.

We have your retail industry news here. Be sure to join us on the Better Series for the next three episodes as we demystify the future of retail.


The Consumerism of Retail



On this episode of The Bistro, host Elaine Espinola and Project Director of BBB National Programs Podcasts dive deeper into the conversation surrounding the retail industry by revisiting three previous episodes that each introduced a layer to the discussion: Women’s Purchasing Power, BlackFriday.com, and A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping. Check out this episode to learn more about who is driving consumer spending, what we spend our money on, and how the marketplace is adjusting.


A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping



Summer has just begun but there is no time to waste in thinking about one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year. Katherine Cullen, Director of Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation joined us last summer to provide in-depth insights and advice on how to navigate the halls of back to school shopping. Happy listening!


Retailers Gear Up For The Holidays



Retailers, are you ready for the 2018 Holiday Season? The National Retail Federation is our guest for this episode of Better Series. Director of Industry and Consumer Insights, Katherine Cullen stops by to provide some helpful tips on consumer expectations this holiday. Tune in to getting ready for what the association describes as a shopping season on the “up”.