Archived Infocasts

Neil Stern, Senior Partner at McMillan Doolittle

Alison Castillo, Director of Industry Relations & Sustainable Living at Unilever

LEADERSHIP IN AN ANXIETY ECONOMY: ADAPTING TO UNCERTAINTY

September 9, 2020

Just as it was imperative to begin our series with a look at the consumer, it is essential for us to conclude it with how leaders can lead their companies and the wider industry through what the US Army calls in their executive officer training, The Age of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, chaos, ambiguity). We will discuss the learnings from past and current corporate and industry leaders and will offer a template for executives to help them navigate through these difficult but exciting times.

Neil Stern, Senior Partner at McMillan Doolittle

Mariya Zorotovich, Director of Strategy & Incubation at Intel

THE FUTURE IS HERE: GLOBAL RETAIL IMPLICATIONS ON US RETAIL

August 26, 2020

Today we have a paradox: external forces all countries are facing are greatly accelerating the pace of change at retail. In a sense retail innovation has never been more global. Yet never has our ability to travel to see these innovations abroad (and even here in the US) been so limited. In this episode we will explore the most provocative retail innovations occurring around the world and what they could mean for US retail over the next few years.

Neil Stern, Senior Partner at McMillan Doolittle

Ankit Patel, VP Merchandising at Boxed

IMPACT ON ECOMMERCE: 10 YEARS OF GROWTH IN 10 WEEKS

August 12, 2020

Retail has seen exponential growth of ecommerce during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ll take a deeper look at US ecommerce trends, view Korean ecommerce trends, hear from Emart, and experience a virtual facility walk-through of an auto- distribution center.

Neil Stern, Senior Partner at McMillan Doolittle

Derek Gaskins, CMO at YESWAY 

THE NEW CONSUMER AND RETAIL IMPLICATIONS

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.