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Pfizer’s Sally Susman on How the Retail Industry Can Support Vaccine Efforts

The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in 100 years, but transparency and overcommunicating about its safety and efficacy will be key to making millions of people feel confident enough to get the vaccine. That’s why President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence both got vaccinated on camera this week—to stress that the science is sound and the vaccine is safe. In this episode, host Matt Rubel interviews Sally Susman, EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Pfizer, which received the first emergency use authorization in the US for a COVID-19 vaccine, to talk about the important role the retail industry has in building confidence through transparency. Listen to the full episode to hear what specific steps retail leaders can take to support the vaccination efforts that willhopefully lead to a full economic recovery.

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Why Brands Need to Own Their Resale Channels or Risk Losing Out to Third-Party Resellers Like The RealReal and ThredUp

Recommerce is growing as more consumers look to “shop their values” and buy fewer, better things in order to lessen their consumption footprint. For retailers and brands, already under increasing pressure as more sales shift online, taking control of their own resale operations is one key to not being left behind.

In this episode, host Matt Rubel interviews Trove CEO Andy Ruben to find out how the circular economy will figure into holiday shopping this year and in the future. Trove powers circular shopping for leading brands such as Levi’s, Patagonia, REI, Arc’teryx, Eileen Fisher and Taylor Stitch. The company differs from third-party recommerce platforms by providing the technology and logistics that let brands control their own resale strategy, shopper experience and customer relationships, at scale.

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New Retail Realities: How COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Behavior, Supply Chains and AI

With retail stores beginning to reopen, everyone wants to know what the new retail reality will look like. In this episode, guest host Marigay McKee of Fernbrook Capital interviews EVRYTHNG CEO Niall Murphy, Lafayette 148 CEO Deirdre Quinn and Harvard Business School Professor Jeffrey Rayport about the impact the pandemic will have on the consumer mindset and the supply chain — and what retailers and brands need to do now to prepare for the post-COVID future.

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Face Masks and COVID-19: What Retailers and Consumers Need to Know About the New Must-Wear Accessory

Governor Cuomo and several other governors have now made wearing face masks in public mandatory. Meanwhile, essential retailers such as Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club have announced that all employees will be required to wear masks. Now that masks are compulsory for so many of us, everyone needs to know what makes one mask safer or better than another. In this episode, guest host Melissa Gonzalez interviews Angela Chan of Chargeurs and Christy Raedeke of Noble Biomaterials to find out what retailers and consumers should know about masks. Chargeurs and Noble have recently joined forces to create washable, reusable cloth face masks with an antimicrobial filter, which will be available to consumers in the US within weeks.

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Special Edition of Retales from the Frontline on the Stimulus package with NRF CEO Matt Shay, Matt Rubel and Steve Sadove

We’re pleased to share this exclusive Retales From the Frontline video interview with NRF CEO Matt Shay, who joins our host, Matt Rubel, and retail influencer Steve Sadove to examine the impact of the recently passed stimulus package and its likely long-term effects on retail. Watch now to learn about these thought leaders’ key insights on the topic.

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