The Voice of Retail

Joe Megibow, CEO of Purple and Ken Cassar of CassarCo Strategy each give us a sneak peak into their keynote presentations on digital retail strategy and U.S. online consumer behaviour during the COVID crisis

Episode Summary

On this episode I talk with Joe Megibow, CEO of innovative mattress brand and manufacturer Purple.  With decades of senior level dot com experience with the likes of Expedia and American Eagle behind him, Joe is helping Purple break through the huge sleep category. Next veteran retail and consumer analyst Ken Cassar, Principal of CassarCo Strategy and Analytic Consultants.  Ken takes us through a top-line analysis of recent U.S. online retail and consumer data and helps us understand shopping trends during the COVID era.

Episode Notes

Welcome to the The Voice of Retail special CommerceNext Bonus episode part 2, I’m your host Michael LeBlanc, and this podcast is brought to you in conjunction with Retail Council of Canada

On this episode I talk with Joe Megibow, CEO of innovative mattress brand and manufacturer Purple.  With decades of senior level dot com experience with the likes of Expedia and American Eagle behind him, Joe is helping Purple break through the huge sleep category.


Next veteran retail and consumer analyst Ken Cassar, Principal of CassarCo Strategy and Analytic Consultants.    Ken takes us through a top-line analysis of recent U.S. online retail and consumer data and helps us understand shopping trends during the COVID era.


But first let’s hear from Joe from Purple!

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Thanks to Joe and Ken for being my guests on this special bonus episode.   Be sure and visit CommerceNext.com and register for the CommerceNext Virtual Summit taking place on July 28-29

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