Startups

Game Changers: David Yeom, Co-Founder and CEO, Hollar
August 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm

This interview originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. In this excerpt from the cover story, David Yeom, co-founder and CEO of Hollar, an online dollar store, was interviewed.  Total Retail: Where did you get the inspiration to launch your company? David Yeom: The early inspiration for Hollar is…

Game Changers: Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO, KIDBOX
August 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

This interview originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. In this excerpt from the cover story, Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO of KIDBOX, was interviewed. Berardelli discusses why she believes in the future of subscription commerce, her style of leadership, and much more in this wide-ranging Q&A.

The End is Near: How Big Companies Win by Plotting Their Own Demise
July 14, 2017 at 9:51 am

In the real world, the big usually eat the small. The strong eat the weak. The fast outstrip the slow. But in startup culture, disruption and innovation are inextricably linked with smaller companies backed by private funding. In the typical narrative, large, publicly traded companies are cast as defenders of the status quo — and…

The Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers
May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

Total Retail is excited to present its seventh annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing publicly traded retailers. This year’s list, as in years past, is based on companies’ year-over-year net sales growth, comparing the 2016 fiscal year to the 2015 fiscal year.

Commerce Disrupted: The New Retail Reality
February 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm

This interview originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. In this excerpt from the cover story, David Yeom, co-founder and CEO of Hollar, an online dollar store, was interviewed.  Total Retail: Where did you get the inspiration to launch your company? David Yeom: The early inspiration for Hollar is […]

The Startup That's Disrupting the Bridal Gown Industry
January 3, 2017 at 11:15 am

In episode 67 of Total Retail Talks, Molly Kang, founder of Floravere, the first direct-to-consumer luxury bridal brand, discusses the story behind the company, how she plans to grow the business and compete with traditional bridal stores, and offers her advice for other entrepreneurs looking to break through in the retail industry.

Casper Plans to Open Physical Stores
November 22, 2016 at 11:31 am

Online mattress brand Casper has plans to open a fleet of physical stores, according to help wanted ads placed on its website. The two-year-old company has plans to sell its foam mattresses — which are currently delivered tightly folded in a box and inflate on their own when opened — in other stores, and to even…

Game Changers: Jodie Fox, Shoes of Prey
September 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

The last of our game changers is Jodie Fox, co-founder and chief creative officer, Shoes of Prey, an on-demand customized women's shoes retailer. Below is our interview with Jodie, which appeared in the summer issue of Total Retail. (And here are interviews with our other game changers: Meaghan Rose, Rocksbox; Luke Sherwin, Casper; Chris Lindland, Betabrand; Kate…

Game Changers: Rakesh Tondon, Le Tote
August 31, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Rakesh Tondon is the co-founder and CEO of Le Tote, a women's apparel and accessories subscription service. He's also a retail industry game changer. Here's our interview with Rakesh, which appeared in the summer issue of Total Retail. (Here are interviews with our other game changers: Meaghan Rose, Rocksbox; Luke Sherwin, Casper; Chris Lindland, Betabrand; and Kate…