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The top 10 Retail Ramble podcasts of 2019

It’s been a big year for Essential Retail’s podcast with big names including Boots, Microsoft, Feelunique and Alibaba chatting to us on the Retail Ramble. And we also reached our 100th episode back in May. Make sure you don't miss a single episode of the Retail Ramble podcast. Essential Retail picks its top 10 from 2019.

Essential Retail sits down with Chloe Fosbrook, social media and marketing manager at River Island, to chat about how the brand uses social media as a core component of its marketing strategy.


Happy Birthday to us! Essential Retail brings to you the 100th episode of the Retail Ramble with two very special guests: Cheryl Calverly, CMO at Eve Sleep, and Craig Crawford, former VP at Burberry, now IT strategist at Crawford IT. Along with regular host, Caroline Baldwin, they discuss the annoying buzzwords circulating the retail technology industry. Ever heard of “hindsighting”? Nope, us neither, until today…


We slow down the pace a little on this episode of the Retail Ramble, as Essential Retail shares a cup of tea with Twitter’s European VP, Bruce Daisley, to talk about office culture and workplace health. Daisley, who has his own podcast, ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’, and a bestselling book called ‘The Joy of Work’, shares his thoughts on how companies can reinvigorate their workforce and improve productivity, because he believes it is impossible to be creative when we’re stressed.

Essential Retail's editor, Caroline Baldwin, has a long overdue catch up with CCO at Made.com Annabel Jack, to discuss what innovation means to the furniture retailer and how it encourages talent and creativity.


Essential Retail catches up with the Graze CEO, Anthony Fletcher, and lead of the D2C business, Jason Malone, to get an update on the company post-Unilever acquisition and its plans to continue to revolutionise snacking.


Essential Retail catches up with Gousto at its new headquarters to learn whether the subscription economy is still a strong area of growth, and ask, now the company has successfully tackled food waste, what are its next steps for sustainability?


Essential Retail discusses modern-day consumer loyalty with Paul Bosher, global head of consumer planning and insights at Walgreens Boots Alliance, and David Buckingham, CEO at Ecrebo. The three discuss how loyalty has changed over the years and what retailers need to do to keep customers coming back again and again. 


Essential Retail travels to Crewe for a tour of AO Logistics. Editor, Caroline Baldwin dons a yellow high-vis and chats to managing director, David Ashwell, to discover the latest innovations being used by the company to become more efficient and environmentally friendly.


Essential Retail chats with Amy Vener, retail vertical strategy lead at Pinterest, to learn more about using this social platform to inspire consumers to engage more with your brand online.


Essential Retail speaks to a number of key influencers in the grocery and food space at the IGD Live event in London, including the Co-op and Deliciously Ella. Listen to this bumper episode of the Retail Ramble podcast to hear Essential Retail editor, Caroline Baldwin, quiz these brands about digital innovations and sustainability trends.