Startups

Game Changers: Scot and Jacq Tatelman, Co-Founders, STATE Bags
October 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm

This is an excerpt from an interview conducted with Scot and Jacq Tatelman, co-founders of STATE Bags, a New York-based startup that sells high-end bags and backpacks for men, women and children, while practicing a get one, give one model — for every STATE bag purchased, the company hand-delivers a backpack filled with school supplies and…

Retail Game Changers’ 2019 Industry Forecasts
October 9, 2018 at 10:29 am

The answers featured below come from Total Retail's fourth annual Game Changers issue, sponsored by Emarsys. The goal of this issue is to highlight the entrepreneurs and startup businesses that are disrupting the traditional retail industry, whether it be it through digital innovation, unique product, enhancements to the supply chain, or a multitude of other ways. We…

What Retailers Can Learn From Our 2018 Game Changers
October 5, 2018 at 9:10 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss Total Retail's 2018 Game Changers list, which highlights the entrepreneurs and startup businesses that are disrupting the retail industry. Six digital-native brands have been named this year's Game Changers, and this resource provides exclusive insights into the company founders’ business acumen…

Game Changers: Stephen Hawthornthwaite, Co-Founder and CEO; Roth Martin, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Rothy’s
October 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm

This is an excerpt from an interview conducted with Stephen Hawthornthwaite, co-founder and CEO, and Roth Martin, co-founder and chief creative officer, both of Rothy’s, a San Francisco-based startup that turns plastic water bottles into trendy women’s shoes, which it sells via its website and a brick-and-mortar store in its hometown. Hawthornthwaite and Martin were…

A Chat With Eric Tam, Head of Digital and Technology, Biossance
September 25, 2018 at 10:47 am

Eric Tam is the head of digital and technology at Biossance, a natural, squalane skincare line. He spoke with us about his career experience, from pioneering e-commerce to creating a successful workplace while planning for the future of digital branding. Holly Vander Wall: Tell us about your personal career path. What brought you to where…

Game Changers: Jeanne Foley and Diana Ganz, Co-Founders, The Groomsman Suit
September 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm

This is an excerpt from an interview conducted with best friends Jeanne Foley and Diana Ganz, co-founders of The Groomsman Suit, an online retailer that sells affordable groomsmen suits that cost less than a rental tuxedo. Foley and Ganz were recognized by Total Retail as entrepreneurs that are disrupting the traditional retail industry. For the…

Editor's Note: Check Out Total Retail's 2018 Game Changers!
September 11, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Total Retail is excited and proud to bring you its fourth annual Game Changers issue, sponsored by Emarsys. The goal of this issue is to highlight the entrepreneurs and startup businesses that are disrupting the traditional retail industry, whether it be it through digital innovation, unique product, enhancements to the supply chain, or a multitude of other…

How Burrow is Disrupting the Traditional Retail Furniture Business
July 2, 2018 at 9:34 am

In episode 152 of Total Retail Talks, Stephen Kuhl, co-founder and CEO of Burrow, discusses the startup furniture brand's approach to disrupting the traditional retail furniture business. Kuhl addresses how Burrow is differentiating itself in the increasingly crowded online category, why he believes the future of the furniture industry is direct to consumer, his top…

Social Good is Core to Leesa Sleep's Growth, Future
June 8, 2018 at 2:58 pm

In an interview this week at the Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition in Chicago, Nick Stafford, chief operating officer, Leesa Sleep, discusses the role social responsibility has had in the online retailer's growth as well as its impact on future success.

Trusst Lingerie Founder and CEO Shares Her Startup Story
May 23, 2018 at 2:28 pm

We're excited to present to you our newest installment of the Inner Circle Q&A, which features interviews with Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) members, advisory board members and ladies who lead. This week’s Q&A is with Sophia Berman, founder and CEO of Trusst Lingerie. Leveraging a degree in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon, Berman spent over two years developing and patenting a revolutionary wireless support system for fuller-busted, curvy women. Sophia and her all-women team in Pittsburgh are passionate about continuing to create new bra technologies and lingerie styles that improve the day-to-day lives of Trusst's customers.