Archived Infocasts

Neil Stern, Senior Partner at McMillan Doolittle

Derek Gaskins, CMO at YESWAY 


July 29, 2020

What does the future-consumer look like in a new world? We’ll discuss current events, trends, and implications for center- store. Additionally, we’ll enjoy Study Tours—innovations from Chicago and Los Angeles (Farmers Fridge, Cooler Screens, Fat Rice, Amazon Woodland Hills, etc.) and have group discussion.

Neil Stern, Senior Partner at McMillan Doolittle

Brave New Retail World

June 17, 2020

This short session will focus on how retail can and will adopt to meet changing consumer and market needs.

Thom Blischok, CEO at The Dialogic Group, LLC

De-Invest to Re-Invest 2020: Transitioning to a New Norm

June 10, 2020

Uncertainty appears to be at the center of every conversation we’ve had about the post-COVID-19 competitive landscape at retail. Preparation for continued uncertainty has now become the reality for future organizational and operational growth. Here, we cover the five most likely scenarios for a post-COVID-19 world, highlighting the top three priorities every CEO and their organizations should have “top of mind” as they prepare and plan for continued uncertainty.

Carrie Schaefer, VP Strategy & Marketing, Linkage Research & Consulting

Better-for-You Beauty: The Growing Demand for Natural & Sustainable in the Beauty Industry

June 4, 2020

Millennial consumers have had a big role in shaping the better-for-you food movement and their desire for transparency, sustainability, and natural is now influencing the beauty industry. Linkage Research will present key insights about what better-for-consumers expect from the beauty industry and what natural and sustainable attributes have the most appeal with this consumer. These insights will frame for the manufacturer and retailer which beauty benefits have the most appeal now and which are poised for growth. 

During this Infocast, Linkage Research will discuss:

  • Profile and mindset of the better-for-you beauty consumer
  • The relative appeal of the range of better-for-you attributes to the beauty consumer
  • Perspective on which attributes are set to grow
  • Channels consumers are seeking beauty-for-you beauty
  • Trending brands that are delivering on the needs of the beauty-for-you beauty consumer

Randy Fields, Chairman & CEO of Park City Group and CEO of ReposiTrak

Retail Supply-Chain Challenges During COVID-19 and Reinventing the Future

May 21, 2020

The Retail and CPG industry has faced major challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, resulting from stagnant supply chain strategies over the last 25 years. The just-in-time inventory model broke and failed many stores across the country after serving its purpose for many years with effectiveness and efficiency. So, what’s next? Challenges will continue for retailers and suppliers as the dust settles. What will the new normal look like for the retail supply chain and how quickly can the marketplace pivot towards a new system that is more robust to handle future pandemics?