B-to-B

Digital Strategy Questions to Ask Before Adding a D-to-C Channel to Your B-to-B Business
January 4, 2021 at 8:25 pm

As COVID-19 continues taking an immeasurable toll on our lives and businesses, wholesale vendors and retailers have had to shift sales strategies fast. The online channel, however, continues to see significant growth during the pandemic, positioning companies with existing e-commerce websites in better shape to weather the storm. In fact, McKinsey & Company reported how…

Michaels Supports Small Businesses With New MichaelsPro Program
November 2, 2020 at 5:06 pm

In episode 271 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Matthew Rubin, senior vice president of business development and growth at Michaels, North America's largest specialty provider of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise for makers and do-it-yourself home decorators. Listen in as Rubin discusses the launch of the new MichaelsPro…

Putting Customer Experience at the Forefront of Retail’s Digital Transformation
September 21, 2020 at 2:55 pm

The world has changed drastically in the last few months thanks to COVID-19, and the retail industry is no exception. In the B-to-B world, traditional modes of face-to-face selling have become impossible, and now it’s likely that much of what has changed for B-to-B sellers will never be quite the same. For many businesses around…

How to Adapt Your B-to-B Marketing Strategy to Unparalleled Societal Change
July 23, 2020 at 5:20 pm

Marketing in the midst of a global pandemic is far from business as usual. As social distancing and remote working have become the new normal, the world is experiencing a widespread societal shift that's impacting almost every aspect of our daily and business lives. In fact, Gartner predicts that more than 70 percent of companies…

Collaboration, Social Influencers Position Luxie Beauty for Growth
July 20, 2020 at 5:24 pm

In episode 256 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Conor Riley, CEO of Luxie Beauty, a luxury cosmetics company specializing in high-end, vegan, cruelty-free makeup brushes. Listen in as Riley discusses why the company was founded, how he ended up at the beauty brand, and the typical Luxie customer. He shares how the…

Why B-to-B E-Commerce Will Explode in Growth
July 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm

The transition to e-commerce is the most unique and welcomed change that has ever happened to trade. With it we saw the rise of online marketplaces and direct-to-consumer business models that provided incredible value to customers. However, it’s no secret that business-to-consumer (B-to-C) has been the main focus for entrepreneurship and innovation over the course…

Social Responsibility is Good for Your Bottom Line
July 8, 2020 at 7:14 pm

During these chaotic times, it’s tempting to view corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an optional extra — nice to have, but hardly a top priority for brands that are struggling to meet surging demand, or which are in the process of pivoting into new markets. Even amid the chaos of a global pandemic and widespread protests,…