Category Archives: Retail Executive Interviews

This sub-category has many video interviews with retail executives that are more strategic than career-oriented.

Alton Lane: A Great Men’s Wear Customer Experience

Alton Lane is a unique luxury men’s wear retailer with showrooms in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Dallas, Chicago, Richmond (Virginia), and San Francisco. This is Alton Lane’s approach to creating a distinctive customer experience: EXPERIENCE: “You are invited to get … Continue reading

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Videos: Best Practices in Auto Dealerships

Automotive News has a video section of its Web site that focuses on dealer best practices. Here are two of its leading car dealer videos from 2015.      

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An Interview with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Amazon places an enormous emphasis on customer service, as described by CEO Jeff Bezos.    

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A Video Interview with Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplaces

McKinsey’s Simon London recently sat down for an extended interview with Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplaces. In the interview, Wenig discussed the effects of digitization on traditional retailers, the status of bricks-and-mortar stores, the evolving shopping experience, and the use … Continue reading

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Delivering on the Brand Promise: A Video Series

RetailWire has put together an excellent 7-part video series that is useful for any type of retailer, sponsored by Oracle Retail.   Part 1: The Big Data Deluge Part 2: Applying Cross-Channel Principles Part 3: Drivers of Great Cross-Channel Experiences Part … Continue reading

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Amazon.com on 60 Minutes: The Full Video Segment

This past Sunday, Amazon.com was featured on the CBS show “60 Minutes.” Jeff Bezos and others gave some interesting behind-the-scenes insights on Amazon’s distribution process — and its testing of mini-drones to deliver packages in the future. Here is the … Continue reading

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Brad Hileman of Meijer on Web Site Redesign

Meijer is a Midwestern  retail chain that operates more than 200 combination stores (hypermarkets). Here is a 30-minute presentation from the firm’s Brad Hileman on how to redesign a Web site.  

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