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Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

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Fashion Is Your Business is a weekly show about FASHIONTECH, the intersection of fashion business and fashion technology. The podcast is produced through MouthMedia Network. The hosts are entrepreneurial strategist Rob Sanchez, leading fashion technology consultant Pavan Bahl, creative entrepreneur Marc Raco, and fashion tech + sustainability consultant Nataliya Makulova. Guests include the world's foremost fashion technology pioneers, discussing textiles to retail and everything in between, it covers business news from startups to conglomerates, and the show has a fun and accessible morning radio vibe.
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New retail means new ideas, new technology, new leaders who are thinking with new strategies. In some cases, -that means strategies about people. Millennial workforces have created a cultural shift in the way retailers manage and cultivate their people. Last year Lowes, a leading Australian menswear, young menswear, and schoolwear retail chain offering well-made clothing at affordable prices, won Retail Employer of The Year. Jason Heap, Head of People at Lowes, joins Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss how they developed their people strategy and the lessons the retail industry can learn from exemplary people strategies; the challenges and knowledge required to take the next step; and the next level of ethical advancement required to meet an aware and conscious consumer.
There’s no way around it: customers are paying attention to sustainability. Creating unique sustainable initiatives must be in the menu. Savvy consumers are demanding to know from where products are sourced and are looking for higher levels sustainability from brands. Julie Mathers (Founder/CEO of Flora and Fauna, Australia's largest cruelty free & vegan shop with exclusive eco friendly products) and Sarah Mullen (COO of Adore Beauty, Australia's online beauty boutique) join Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia. They discuss the challenges and knowledge required to take the next step.the next level of ethical advancement required to meet an aware and conscious consumer. 
It’s no secret diversity is on the minds of many founders and executives in all industries, including fashion. Two thought leaders in diversity in fashion, Jessica Couch and Brittany Hicks, who amongst many other things are the co-founders of the Women of Color FashTech Brunch, sat down with Rob Sanchez and guest host Lois Herzeca for a lively discussion about diversity — in the industry and in thought. 
There is no set formula to entering China’s retail landscape successfully, there are still many unknowns and risks to navigate. While the opportunity is huge, so too is the potential damage. Raymond Ma, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud (a major player in cloud solutions) joins Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss the challenges and knowledge required to take the next step.
Most millennials are screening out brands that aren’t relevant, unique or ethical - this has created sharp growth in the rise of artisan and street brands. Eric Phu, founder of Citizen Wolf (a company that offers custom tailored t-shirts that are lauded as “the best fitting t-shirts on the planet”) joins Marc Raco in front of a live audience on location at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss how deep authenticity can be cultivated and how to remain relevant a growing marketplace of unique brands.
Social marketing continues to surprise in its integration of innovation and creativity. Generating compelling, authentic and meaningful engagement is key for retail social success. While there is no set formula for any organization, it’s highly beneficial to hear from those who are raising the bar on impactful content creation.Olivia Carr, Founder and CEO of Shhh Silk (silk pillowcases), and Travis Wright,  General Manager of apparel brand Esther & Co., join Marc Raco and guest host Oliver Rhodes (Head of Growth for Peoplevox) in front of a live audience on location at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia. They discuss what’s required in 2020 to curate relevance and depth in social communication. And, what role, if any, social impact and charitable giving can, and should, have on success.This episode is powered by the warehouse management solution peoplevox.com .
The 2020 global consumer is likely to change, and that change is likely unpredictable. And in a tumultuous environment of constant change it’s imperative to gain clarity on the emerging forces. While there are obvious trends arising there are also unpredictable behavioral shifts expected that will have meaningful impact on the online and offline retail market place. Mark Teperson,  Chief Digital officer for Accent Group Limited (a regional leader in the retail and distribution of performance and lifestyle footwear, with over 420 stores across 10 different retail banners and exclusive distribution rights for 10 international brands across Australia and New Zealand such as The Athlete’s Foot, Skechers, Dr. Martens, Timberland, Sperry Top-Sider) joins Marc Raco for a discussion on the next wave of digital evolution and how to prepare. This 300th episode of Fashion Is Your Business was recorded on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney, Australia.
Kasper Hulthin, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Peakon (an employee engagement platform), joins Rob Sanchez on location at H.R. Retail. This is the 3rd of 3 in a series of conversations about hiring and retaining the right people.
Stephen Engdahl, Chief Product Officer and GM of Software and Conversion Services for Access Information Management, joins Rob Sanchez at H.R. Retail to discuss the considerations, solutions, and innovation of storage and protection of employee documentation for businesses. Part 2 of 3 of a series of conversations about hiring and retaining the right people in the right way.
Retail --and all businesses — cannot run without their employees. Hiring the right people is just the first and important step. Retaining the right talent, navigating complex HR laws and regulations, and managing them efficiently and productively is another massive challenge, especially the larger the company. Rob Sanchez spoke  with a few experts on this topic at HR Retail. This conversation with Elizabeth McLean,  General Counsel and Compliance Counsel for GoodHire (the only company in the industry with built-in, localized adverse action workflows to help take the stress and worry out of the employment background check process), is the first of three interviews, presented as an important resource for running your business.
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