The Women’s Wellness Revolution with Dr. Somi Javaid | EP42

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks with Dr. Somi Javaid, OBGYN and chief medical officer at HerMD, about a new healthcare model that is empowering women to take control of their sexual health and wellness needs, and the opportunities she envisions for retailers and brands. They discuss: How traditional medical practices and retail have ignored ... Read more

Creating Smart, Relevant Shopper Experiences that Build Loyalty with Damian Kernahan | EP40

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks with Damian Kernahan, founder & CEO of Proto Partners, an Australian-based customer experience consultancy, to understand how technology, the Covid pandemic and increasingly complex shopping behaviors are driving the urgency to build shopper-centric organizations. They discuss: The challenges to building a shopper-centric organization in today’s increasingly complicated omni-channel world ... Read more

Analog Retail & The Future of Physical Stores with Kate Ancketill | EP38

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks with Kate Ancketill, founder and CEO of GDR UK, about the future of the physical store in a digital, and Meta-age. They agree there will always be a significant role for good physical retail, however, it must be fully omni-channel and logistically optimized to support ecommerce. They discuss: How ... Read more

Breaking Retail Taboos with Sally Mueller | EP37

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks with Sally Mueller, CEO and co-founder of Womaness, a brand that is changing not only the conversation around menopause and women’s sexual health but also breaking taboos in branding, retail distribution and merchandising. They discuss: How to build a brand through continuous consumer and shopper research How to identify ... Read more

Providing Affordable Access to Under-Served Shoppers with Chris Skyers | EP36

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks with Chris Skyers, Vice President of Own Brands for the Wakefern Food Corporation (which includes ShopRite), about the social imperative and commercial opportunity to support under-served communities. They discuss: The importance of access to affordable and healthier options; it’s not just about lower prices How important it is to ... Read more

Amazon, Omni-Commerce & Metaverse with Andrea Leigh | EP34

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks with Andrea Leigh, former Amazon executive, and founder of The Allume Group, an ecommerce education community, about the future of commerce. They discuss: How lifestage and lifestyle needs coupled with new technologies mean that shopping is now a passive -- rather than an active -- activity. That “always shopping” ... Read more

The Future of Beauty. Healthy or Not? with Lauren Brindley from Walgreens | EP31

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks to Lauren Brindley, Former Group Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Beauty and Personal Care, Walgreens, about whether the future of the beauty category is now truly connected to health and wellness. They discuss: How US shoppers have come to understand the natural link between beauty, health, and wellbeing ... Read more

Branding WELLness: The New Dynamics with Tim Girvin | EP29

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In this episode: Wendy Liebmann talks with Tim Girvin, founder and chief creative officer of Girvin Inc., about how companies need to tell their stories in this age when shoppers are more focused on their health and wellbeing than on accumulating things. They discuss: The importance of truth in storytelling when shoppers have access to so ... Read more

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