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The Business of Retail

Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson

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Canadian discussions - a global retail perspective. As the world entered lockdown in March 2020, a small, diverse group of Canadian thought leaders gathered virtually to speculate, collaborate and share their insights on the waves of disruption facing retailers. "The Business of Retail” podcast emerged as an unflinching strategic alternative to the conventional discourse. Listen or watch as root causes are revealed and new paths forward for the wider retail ecosystem are explored.
 
G'day my name is Jeremy Calnan and I'm the podcast host of Property - Australia's Favourite Obsession (PAFO). Everybody loves property, we buy it, we sell it. We feel it every day in the city and in the country as we live in apartments, flats, townhouses, on quarter-acre blocks and in courtyard homes. Every minute of every day our lives are touched by property as we visit shopping and medical centres, eat in restaurants and hotels, attend school, the office or any other places of work. Our l ...
 
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
Canada's Local Gardener podcast will feature Dorothy, Shauna and a guest from Canada’s gardening world. The three will bring knowledge and humour to various topics for green thumbs and would-be green thumbs to listen to and enjoy. The monthly series will further cement the Local Gardener team as go-to gardening experts in the eyes of Canadians.
 
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PAFO's resident Financial Advisor Dane Pymble from Calnan Flack joins us again for this weeks Quickhits episode to discuss the strategies behind building your own Passive Income Property Portfolio. To get in touch with Dane you can use any of the below links: Dane Pymble Financial Adviser dane.pymble@calnanflack.com Mobile 0423 229 232 …
 
In this episode of Podcasts From The Printerverse, Jason Rollo, President of Scodix North America, discusses how their array of digital enhancement presses and Scodix Studio Station enable speed to market and direct-to-consumer applications that give Print Service Providers a competitive advantage. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Jason Rollo on…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and industry recruiter Suzanne Sears of Best Retail Careers Int’l. discuss why many retailers in Canada are demanding staff are vaccinated while also supporting vaccine passports. …
 
This week we’re diving into the world of Reborn dolls and celebrating Social Sciences week! Familiar Stranger Carolyn kicks us off by giving us an introduction into the world of reborn dolls, or dolls that have been “reborn” to mimic human babies. The familiar strangers ask about the uncanny valley, the various uses for treatment and where the judg…
 
Tom Wittenberg, Industry Relations and Events Manager for North America at discusses the 'New HP'; a more social and sustainable approach to their business, products, and services. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Tom Wittenberg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomwittenberg HP Sustainability: https://www.hp.com/us-en/hp-information/sustainable-impa…
 
This week, we are joined by Neil Dahlstrom; archivist, researcher and writer to discuss how the not-so-humble tractor has improved land value and human productivity since it was first introduced to our farming and agriculture systems. Once we start to see examples of our 5 drivers of property prices in action and how they directly increase human pr…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and Jason discuss how Cadillac Fairview has come out with a purpose statement “Transforming Communities for a Vibrant Tomorrow” and what it means for the landlord with the top over…
 
PAFO's resident lending specialist Rory Sercombe from Own Home Loans is back to discuss the commonly asked question of whether we should have a fixed or variable interest rate when we borrow. You can get in touch with Rory by using any of the below links: Phone: 1300 721 631 Web: https://ownhomeloans.com.au/ Instagram: @ownhomeloans Facebook: https…
 
We know Amazon has been buying planes while chip shortages are creating shortages in car rental fleets. Gary notes that 2020/21 backlogs might take a year to catch up given current global capacities. If corona-virus protocols wax and wane through 2023 or beyond, supply chain vulnerability will continue to be the biggest wild card for retailers and …
 
In this episode of the #ElevatePrint Podcast, co-hosts Keeana Barber, Aaron Selmon, Dante Hamilton, and Deborah Corn speak to James Wheeler, Chief Operating Officer at WDB Marketing, about minority-owned business strategies for acquisition and challenges they face, the importance of OEM and industry vendor diversity training, the value of creating …
 
In this episode of the #PrinterChatPodcast, Jamie McLennan, and Will Crabtree discuss equipment research and purchasing without events, Will shares his best tips for acquisition, and Deborah Corn shares her thoughts on the future of industry gatherings. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Jamie McLennan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieprints DMR …
 
Robert McClements, President of Creative Digital Industries, Owner of Grange Corporate Consulting, and Producer of the Visual Media Conference (VMC), shares details about this free online event Sept 21-23, its unique format, and its goal to inspire the global industry with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Register to join live or to access…
 
This week is familiar stranger Jarrod’s first interview! For this episode, Jarrod sits down with Dr Nicholas Ng from Western Sydney Uni’s Institute for Culture and Society. Dr Ng is a person of many hats, from co-directing the Sydney Conservatorium's very first 30-piece Chinese Music Ensemble to composing works for the likes of QL2 and the Melbourn…
 
Kim Wunner joins Deborah Corn and Kelly Mallozzi to discuss the upcoming Leadership Workshop she is hosting with #GirlsWhoPrint in November that focuses on career development and crushing the barriers that stand in women's way. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Kim Wunner: https://kimwunner.com/ Deborah Corn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahco…
 
In this episode of the #GirlsWhoPrint Podcast, Deborah Corn and Kelly Mallozzi are joined by Vicki Strull who shares about trends in the packaging space, telling stories through pictures, and the power of mentorship. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Vicki Strull: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickistrull Vicki Strull Design: https://vickistrull.co…
 
This week we are joined by Innovation & Enterprise lecturer from Flinders University in South Australia. Together with Carla and Jeremy we take a good look at some of the ways that innovation across many different sectors will manifest into land prices. Some of our 5 Drivers in action again! You can find more on Carla via the below Links: Email: ca…
 
Shauna and Dorothy talk to Mario Doiron, a modern Acadian guy in New Brunswick who moved his family from the city to an acreage in Kent County. He and his wife now enjoy excellent health, spring water and an incredible diversity of food they grow themselves. He calls himself a homesteader, and we cannot think of a better way to describe what he doe…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig speaks with Christina Vandoremalen, VP of Business Deposits and Treasury Solutions at RBC and Doug Anderson, President & CEO of Peavey Industries. They discuss RBC Insight Edge and…
 
In this episode of #ThePrintReport, Deborah Corn and Pat McGrew discuss the latest implications of COVID-19, live events and remote work in 2021, and Pat challenges an article that is misleading to the state of the industry. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Deborah Corn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahcorn/ Pat McGrew: https://www.linkedin.c…
 
In this episode of Print Buying #UKvUSA, Deborah Corn and Matthew Parker discuss the numerous ways that customers search for a print provider, and how to optimize your chances of being found now and in the voice-first future. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Deborah Corn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahcorn/ Matthew Parker: https://www.linke…
 
Tim Freeman, President of the Printing Industries Alliance, Kim Tuzzo, Marketing Programs Director at the Printing Industries Alliance, and Melissa Jones, President at the Graphic Arts Association, share an introduction to PIA and GAA and the work they do for the print community, how their orgs are helping members with supply chain issues and workf…
 
Ryan LeFebvre, Executive Vice President of Sales at Specialty Print Communications, discusses the centrality of print to marketing and the importance of having marketing expertise to truly serve all the needs of their customers. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Ryan LeFebvre: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-lefebvre-1613197/ Specialty Print Com…
 
Siobhan Daukes, President of the Advertising Production Club, NYC, shares about the partnership between APC-NYC and Project Peacock and the resources they are offering. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Siobhan Daukes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siobhandaukes/ Advertising Production Club: https://apc-nyc.org/ Project Peacock: https://projectpeac…
 
Craig Shirley, Director of CAS Accountants joins us for this weeks Quick Hit to discuss what records we should keep after purchasing a home or investment property. So rather than drown in paperwork, tune in and let Craig give you a clear idea of what we need to keep in the old shoe box. See you all next week with a full length episode! You can get …
 
If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show) Craig talks with experts Jeff Davenport and Gary Newbury about the future of shopping centres in North America including mixed-use and online fulfillment as the pandemic disrupts the busin…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and John G. Crombie, Executive Managing Director of Retail Services Canada at Cushman & Wakefield, discuss a shift in retail over the course of the pandemic as we look to the futur…
 
This week we’d like to introduce you to our newest Familiar Stranger, Ruonan Chen! Ruonan is currently doing her fieldwork around hospitals and healing practises in the Tibet autonomous region. In this episode, the strangers dive into Ruonan’s work and learn more about how “healing” can take on many different forms. Ruonan describes her work and de…
 
In this episode of the #GirlsWhoPrint Podcast Deborah Corn and Kelly Mallozzi are joined by Sue Steller, President of the Flottman Company to discuss creating a business from a unique offering, supporting sales from the ground up, and to celebrate Flottman's 100 year anniversary. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Sue Steller: https://www.linkedin…
 
In this episode of the #GirlsWhoPrint Podcast, Deborah Corn and Kelly Mallozzi are joined by Judith Maloy CEO of Polaris Direct, to discuss innovation, fostering business growth and customer loyalty, and the benefits of mentorship. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Judith Maloy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judithmaloy Polaris Direct: https://www.…
 
Valentina Echavarria, Product Manager, and Melody Ownby, Product Planning Specialist at Canon Solutions America discuss the University Inkjet Program they started at Clemson University, how students and the industry benefit from it, and share results that already have more schools lined up for the program. Connect with Valentina and Melody for more…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and Walter discuss Bentley Leathers including its restructuring, challenges during the pandemic and what the future might hold. That includes a global expansion of Airport stores c…
 
The week we are joined by Dr Sal Mercogliano from the Campbell University in North Carolina, USA. Sal is one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to the history of canals around the world and it is VERY clear throughout how big an impact these canals have had on different populations and the land prices that surround them! G…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only to discussions of popular content on Retail Insider by Craig and Lee, a separate "The Weekly" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ This week Craig and Lee talk about HBC’s recent announcement that the company is separating its physical department store business from its online operation…
 
This week Craig speaks with Darren Gonsalves from Genetec on ways retailers are monitoring and protecting their businesses, especially in these tough times compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Darren Gonsalves, Regional Sales Manager-Central Canada at Genetec Genetec: Leading technology provider of business intelligence, unified physical security, …
 
PAFO resident property expert Omar Moujalli drops in to have a look forward at some of the ways that hosting the #brisbane2032 Olympic Games might have on the Brisbane Property Market. You can get in touch with Omar using any of the links below: https://www.instagram.com/examineproperty/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/ExamineProperty/posts/?ref=page_i…
 
Craig and Mélissa Lambert, President and Founder of Lambert Design Inc., discuss the origins of the brand as well as its growth and expansion plans including a new flagship building in Montreal. **Podcast Sponsor: Swyft is a rapidly growing Canadian same-day shipping company that has partnered exclusively with Retail Insider. Learn more about Swyft…
 
We have heard much about ado about how we have “gained 5 years in 5 weeks”, evolving rapidly through the pandemic. There are pundits claiming soon 50% of retail will flow online. At #thebusinessofretail we love an intriguing hypothesis to test. We take this one head on.By Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and Richard Mcleod discuss Foot Locker and its growth strategy in Canada that includes new community-focused stores and other initiatives. Mcleod has extensive experience in the re…
 
Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just like to add a content warning for this episode for mentions of slavery and sexual assaultThis week, we’re bringing you an extra special interview/panel.Familiar stranger Alex Zoomed in with Dr Caroline Schuster, Dr Sarah Abel and Dr Catherine Frieman to take a deeper dive into the dark side of genetic t…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig, Lee and Jesse discuss an innovative partnership between JLL Canada and Adeptmind which is ushering a new era at Canadian shopping centres in terms of online product searches of wh…
 
This week, in a galaxy not so far from here, Annie Handmer joins us to give us an idea of who has rights over what on the moon and in outer space. So join us as we are taught about some of the rules and regulations and to find out what laws we should follow to keep ourselves out of any potential star wars! Space is something that has captured all o…
 
Dr. Vickie VanHurley, The Design Doc, branding consultant, packaging expert, artist, educator, author, and conference speaker, discusses the wide array of her experience in the creative and educational fields, and the print industry's role in fostering the next generation of professionals. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Dr. Vickie VanHurley on…
 
In this episode of the #PrinterChatPodcast, Jamie McLennan, Will Crabtree, and Deborah Corn discuss new U.S. data and direct marketing privacy legislation, how PSPs can prepare and prepare their customers to avoid legal action. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Jamie McLennan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieprints Will Crabtree: https://www.lin…
 
In this episode of the #ElevatePrint Podcast, Deborah Corn, Keeana Barber, Aaron Selmon, and episode host Dante Hamilton discuss working with cannabusinesses, and the inequity of the access for everyone to get their share of this multi-billion dollar industry. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Keeana Barber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keeanabarb…
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig speaks with Terry Cassaday, founder and Chairman of ergonomic chair company ergoCentric which is expanding further into retail with new storefronts. **Podcast Sponsor: Swyft is a r…
 
Gary had come across a push-piece calling for #ecommerce to comprise half of all retail transactions by 2025. "No way!" we thought. Yet, we dissected it to contemplate implications and conditions for this to occur. Here is a sample from Ep 25, which will launch in full in one week..By Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson
 
~If you would like to subscribe to only interviews by Retail Insider, a separate "The Interview Series" podcast show is now available (link to Apple Podcast show)~ Craig and Michelle Bailey, Founder & CEO at The Blazing Group, discuss her new book “The Currency of Gratitude” and lessons that retailers can use in organizational training and overall …
 
In this miniseries, Jeremy reveals his “Formula for Real-Estate Profits". This exclusive formula defines HOW and WHAT drives property prices. It explains exactly WHY property MUST go up in value. The formula shown throughout this mini-series will irrefutably define the elements that drive property markets. In this, Part 6 of our Miniseries “My Form…
 
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