Welcome to Shop! On Air, the podcast series that explores topics important to today’s retail leaders. Listen as industry experts exchange ideas, solve common problems, and explore best practices on issues relative to your day-to-day business.

Members interested in learning more about the Shop! Podcast Program should contact Madeline Baumgartner, Director of Research & Education

Timing your Entry into Cannabis Retail

Is your company ready to enter the cannabis industry? Industry experts discuss the emerging cannabis industry and how retail companies are timing their entry into the market. In this episode of Shop! On-Air, we talk to a panel of cannabis industry specialists from the media, store fixtures and POP Display sectors who will share their insights into this rapidly changing marketplace.

Participants:

Jerry Fox, President, Bish Creative Display
Joel Besner, President, Marijuana Media
Neal Claassen, Business Strategist, Sevenpoint Interiors
Patti Stensrood, Business Development Manager, Higher Environments, a division of Stylmark

Moderator:

Matt Riley, Shop! Senior Director of Events

Strategies for Disruptive Retail

In this episode of Shop! On Air, Disruptive Retail Specialist Karen Herman of Gustie Creative discusses the latest emerging trends in retail and how they are shaping the future of the industry.

Guest Speaker:

Karen Herman,  President, Gustie Creative

Moderator:

Matt Riley, Shop! Senior Director of Events

Working with Supply Chain Partners to Mitigate the Effect of Tariffs

Many in the retail industry are facing incredible economic pressure as a result of the recently imposed U.S. Tariffs and related responses around the world. Sean Miner of KPMG joins several Shop! members to discuss how retail industry manufacturers can reduce the impact of the tariffs and the resulting trade disruption. He’ll also help you to see through the current uncertainty to forecast where these trends are heading.

Lead Speaker:

Sean Miner, Associate Trade & Customs, KPMG, LLP

Participants:

Jerry Fox, President, Bish Creative Display
Greg Carpenter, President, Specialty Lighting
Andy Chalonec, Founder, Cost Caddies & retail PONY

Moderator:

Matt Riley, Shop! Senior Director of Events