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A Recap of the Hot Topics at Shoptalk 2019
March 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan reports live from the Exhibit Hall floor of Shoptalk 2019 in Las Vegas. He discusses the variety of Total Retail's coverage of the event, including a Q&A with Erik Nordstrom, a video interview with Forrester's Brendan Witcher, podcast episodes with retailers Vineyard Vines and GREATS, insights from sessions…

Forrester's Brendan Witcher on Shoptalk, Retail Tech, and an Industry Forecast
March 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm

While at Shoptalk 2019 in Las Vegas this week, Total Retail's Joe Keenan interviewed Brendan Witcher, vice president and principal analyst of digital business strategy at Forrester Research. In the wide-ranging interview, Witcher offered his thoughts on the vibe from attendees at the show, the state of brick-and-mortar retail, the retail technologies he's bullish on for…

Will the Rebirth of the Toys"R"Us Brand Affect Toy Retail?
February 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan analyzes the quasi rebirth of iconic retailer Toys"R"Us under new parent company, Tru Kids Inc. What impact does this have on other toy retailers, as well as other companies that invested more heavily in the product category after the fall of Toys”R”Us, such as Target, Walmart, and…

Sears Chairman Makes Bid to Buy 500 Stores, Save Brand
December 7, 2018 at 2:45 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the bid from Sears Chairman and former CEO Eddie Lampert's company ESL Investments to purchase 500 of the retail chain's stores for $4.6 billion. This offer comes as a last-ditch effort to save the brand from potential liquidation, but may not…

With More Store Closures Planned, is Sears Doomed?
August 31, 2018 at 11:38 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss what Sears latest round of store closures means for its future, as well as the steps the company can take to turn its fortunes around.

Nordstrom Local and the Growth of Experiential Retail
August 3, 2018 at 8:32 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss Nordstrom's inventory-free Local stores, and why experiential retail is integral to the future of brick-and-mortar.

Father's Day Spending Trends to Be Aware Of
June 15, 2018 at 10:58 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss consumer spending for Father's Day. Topics addressed in this video include the product categories forecast to see the biggest boost in sales from Father's Day, the important role gift cards will play, consumers increasing preference for purchasing experiences rather…

Analyzing Mother's Day Retail Spending
May 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss Mother's Day retail spending, including online vs. in-store shopping, and the product categories primed to see big sales.

Retail Bankruptcies, Store Closures Beginning to Mount in 2018
March 16, 2018 at 11:22 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Caitlin Sullivan discuss the recent surge in retailers announcing store closures (Toys"R"Us, Foot Locker, Abercrombie & Fitch) and bankruptcy filings (Claire's Stores, The Walking Co.), and what this means for the future of brick-and-mortar retail.

Retail Right Now: The Super Bowl's Impact on Retail
February 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Caitlin Sullivan discuss the impact the Super Bowl has on the retail industry, including a specific look at how some verticals (grocery, sports apparel, electronics) fare better than others before, during and after the big game.

Retail Right Now: Toys"R"Us, Aerosoles File for Bankruptcy
September 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Taylor Knight reviews the top retail news of the week, including two retailers — Toys"R"Us and Aerosoles — filing for bankruptcy, and Kohl's offering free returns for Amazon.com customers starting in October.

Retail Right Now: Amazon's 1-Click Checkout Patent; Nordstrom Local
September 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, get the latest retail news, including the launch of Nordstrom Local, a merchandise-less store; Amazon.com's 1-Click patent expiring; and the e-commerce giant's search for a new North American headquarters.

Get an Inside Look at the New Indochino Showroom
August 14, 2017 at 10:19 am

At a time when many retailers are closing stores, Indochino is opening doors to new showrooms. Total Retail's Taylor Knight got an inside look at the newly opened Indochino showroom at the King of Prussia Mall just outside of Philadelphia. Indochino's East Coast District Manager BJ McCahill explains how the menswear retailer has brought customization…

Retail Right Now: June 30
June 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Senior Editor Caitlin Sullivan reviews the top retail news of the week, including why 35 million members quit Amazon Prime, Nike's marketplace strategy, and Bed Bath & Beyond's possible store closures.

Retail Right Now: April 14
April 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

Happy Friday! Welcome to this episode of Retail Right Now, featuring the top retail news of the week. This week we review the Samsonite/eBags acquisition, HHGregg store closures, and hackers targeting Amazon.com's third-party sellers.

Retail Right Now: March 31
March 31, 2017 at 10:00 am

Welcome to this week's episode of Retail Right Now, where we review the top retail news stories of the week. Amazon.com made headlines a few times this week, including its announcement that it will begin collecting sales tax nationwide, as well as the news that it will be shuttering its Quidsi brand. GameStop also announced this…

Retail Right Now: March 24
March 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

Welcome to another episode of Retail Right Now! Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan reviews the week's top retail news, including Saks Fifth Avenue's data disaster, Bebe's store closings and Sephora's formula for experiential retail.