Bricks Got New Tricks: Carol Spieckerman Chats with Nadia Shouraboura

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Showrooming? Bring it.

Inventory management? Piece of cake.

Endless aisle? It’s in the back.

Small format? No limits.

It’s a store. It’s a lab. It’s a shape-shifter. It’s an incubator. It’s a solution. It’s Hointer.

And it will change everything you thought you knew about bricks, clicks and everything in between.

Tech-infused brick and mortar concepts from the likes of Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, and Kate Spade have awakened the retail scene as of late. Hointer has been portrayed as a member of that club ever since it hung a shingle in Seattle late last year.

Newmarketbuilders CEO, Carol Spieckerman, had a feeling that there was more to Hointer than meets the eye so she went to the source.

Check out her fascinating conversation with Hointer's CEO and former Amazon supply chain guru, Nadia Shouraboura.

U.S. Retailers Set to Scuttle with Shutl

Tom Allason   CEO, Shutl

Tom Allason

CEO, Shutl

UK-based Shutl has set its sights on devouring the U.S. same-day-delivery market in big, bold bites. In her latest retailNXT interview with Shutl CEO, Tom AllasonCarol Spieckerman explores how the company's proprietary software and killer algorithms offer an agile alternative to its infrastructure-encumbered predecessors.

check out the conversation

Inspiration Point (of sale): Dan Coe on Tumblr's Retail Trajectory

Voices of retailNXT is our series of one-on-one interviews that introduce our readers to the thought leaders who are defining the future of retail across categories, tiers, borders and touch points.

In Carol's last retailNXT interview, she explored how Sony is bringing new levels of customer engagement and inspiration to the retail environment.

What if someone figured out a way to layer retail onto an existing inspiration hub? Digital agency, Coexist is doing just that with its recently-launched Tumblr Commerce platform for retailers and brands. Check everything you thought you knew about e-commerce at the door.

Read the full interview.