Startups

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. 

Walmart Acquires Virtual Reality Company
February 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm

Walmart has acquired virtual reality (VR) company Spatialand, which will act as the centerpiece of the retail giant's VR efforts. Spatialand makes software tools that let creators transform content into immersive VR experiences. The startup worked with Walmart’s technology incubator, Store No. 8, on a project last year, and has now been acquired by that group,…

Subscription Commerce + Sock Fancy = A Winning Pair
November 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

In episode 120 of Total Retail Talks, Stefan Lewinger, co-founder and CEO of sock subscription box service Sock Fancy, shares insights into the growth of the startup business, including why he believes in the future of subscription commerce.

DynamicAction Named Retail’s Digital Startup of the Year
September 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Data analytics company DynamicAction was named Digital Commerce Startup of the Year yesterday at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Shop.org conference in Los Angeles. The Digital Startup of the Year award recognizes the industry’s most innovative and creative startup that experts agree will significantly improve or alter the retail industry. Companies must be U.S.-based retail or technology firms…

Everlane to Be Featured in the Latest Pop-In@Nordstrom
September 26, 2017 at 10:54 am

Adding to an already successful year, Everlane, a startup selling high-quality clothing basics, just announced a partnership with Nordstrom. From Sept. 29 through Nov. 12, Everlane will be available in department store locations in California, Washington, Canada, Dallas and Chicago, and also on Nordstrom's website. The partnership is part of Pop-In@Nordstrom, a shop-in-shop initiative that…

Game Changers: Jen Rubio and Stephanie Korey, Co-Founders, Away
September 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm

This article originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. Total Retail is the sister publication of Women in Retail Leadership Circle. Total Retail: Where did you get the inspiration to launch your company? Jen Rubio: My old suitcase broke during a trip, and while looking for a replacement, I…