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Convenience Matters

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Convenience Matters

National Association of Convenience Stores

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Whether it’s for food, fuel, drinks or snacks — about half of the U.S. population is at a convenience store every day. We sell 80% of the country’s fuel and we are 4% of the total U.S. economy. We’ll talk about what we see at stores — and what the future may hold — as long as it’s convenient.
 
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Shoe-In

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Shoe-In

Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)

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Covering the ins and outs of all things footwear, from sneakers to heels, loafers to slippers and every type of shoe in between. Brought to you by the FDRA and FFANY, the footwear industry’s associations focused on retail, trade, politics and fashion…helping create and enhance conversations on all things footwear.
 
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Democracy That Delivers

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Democracy That Delivers

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

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The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sect ...
 
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Getting Social

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Getting Social

Human Factor Media

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Getting Social explores social media challenges and opportunities with special guests, examining everything from building your “personal brand” SEO online to social media’s impact on today’s politics. Host KiKi L’Italien thinks everyone should “Google themselves,” which is not as naughty as it sounds.
 
“Pathways to Enhance Rigor: A Collection of Conversations” is a limited-series podcast featuring neuroscientists discussing ways to better embed rigor into every part of the scientific process, from experimental design to sharing with the public. These conversations highlight the past, present, and future of rigor in neuroscience and emphasize how individuals can contribute to creating a culture of rigor in their lab and beyond. This podcast is a part of the Society for Neuroscience’s Founda ...
 
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This two-part mini-series of Democracy that Delivers celebrates the winners of CIPE Africa's Women Economic Empowerment Contest. The first episode features the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (KNCCI) West Pokot Chapter, a shining example of the impact associations can have in support of women in business. KNCCI-West Pokot CEO I. M…
 
We talk with Dr. Adefunke Adesina, a medical practitioner and epidemiologist and monitoring and evaluation focal person for the Lagos State Ministry of Health, and Elizabeth Kohlway, Senior Manager of Community Building and Digital Engagement at Sabin, about the opportunity to integrate immunization with other health services to touch more people a…
 
The Biden Administration wants half a million EV charging units in the U.S. by 2030. Retailers, utilities, and other businesses are brainstorming how to make it happen on target and on budget. Related Links: Fuels Institute EV Council reports Hosted by: John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute and Paige Anderson, Director of Government …
 
Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) expert and ELEVATE Limited CEO Ian Spaulding joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) podcast this week to discuss the interplay between anti-corruption and new ESG approaches to managing global supply chains. Spaulding explains that ESG is ultimately about raising standards - for workers, …
 
To report on Poland's democracy, host Ken Jaques is joined by native Poles Anna Kompanek, Director of CIPE's Global Programs, and Marek Tatala. Marek is the the newest member of CIPE’s Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN), Vice President and Economist at the Civil Development Forum (FOR), and co-founder of both the Rule of Law and the new E…
 
Bruce Blaylock began piano lessons when he was very young, but he wasn’t that into it because the teacher never asked him what Bruce wanted to play. Later, his friend Chip encouraged him to start guitar, and Bruce hasn’t stopped playing since, currently with his band Beat Hotel. He says he has met so many remarkable people in his life through music…
 
Natalia Flores, a science journalist and researcher and the content manager at Agência Bori, and Dr. Denise Garrett, Vice President of Applied Epidemiology at the Sabin Vaccine Institute and a native of Brazil, discuss the challenges that Brazilian journalists have faced while reporting on vaccines during the pandemic and the need for transparency …
 
Matt, Andy and Jasmine check in with Mark Worden, the new president and CEO of Shoe Carnival, during his first week on the job. Mark lays out his bullish vision for the family footwear retailer's future with a focus on bricks and mortar and in-person shopping. Learn Mark's unique background and perspective and find out what shoes he currently wears…
 
Working with trusted partners and tying metrics to project outcomes is imperative to success. Related Links: Stuzo webpage Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare and Donovan Woods About our Guest: As Stuzo’s Chief Marketing Officer, Aaron leads the company’s marketing department, supports go-to-market efforts, and leads media relations, analyst relations, and …
 
Democracy that Delivers "COVID and Corruption In Latin America" mini-series cohosts Ken Jaques and Elena Padbury wrap up this recap of our recently released report. Last but not least of its country case studies is Brasil, presented by Laís Piasentini Oliva, Advocacy Analyst at the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC). Laís offers rec…
 
Congressman Jamie Raskin is a Member of Congress representing the 8th District in Maryland, the home of the worldwide headquarters of the Planetary Gigs Society, and also plays piano. So, Jefferson Glassie caught up with him to ask a few questions about music. Raskin says there was always music in his home growing up, because his father was a class…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Dorothy Logedi, a nurse and coordinator of a vaccine program in Kisumu, Western Kenya, and Margaret Odera, a community health worker and mentor mother to women living with HIV in the capital Nairobi’s Mathare slum. Vince and Francesca talk to Dorothy and Margaret about the unique challenges the pandemic has posed t…
 
There are a growing number of ecomm platforms you have to be on to grow shoe sales, but they all come with different data and content requirements, and systems making it a real headache to manage. In this episode we are joined by Syndic8 CEO Chris John who explains how brands must think about their data and how to use new technology to be on as man…
 
Technology makes everything move faster, even customer visits. Forward-thinking retailers are focusing on self-checkout and mobile payment options with the goal of increasing customer traffic. Related Links: NACS Convenience Retail Technology Implementation & Benchmarks J & H Family Stores Gilbarco Veeder-Root Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director S…
 
The latest episode in the Anti-Corruption and Governance Center’s Rapid Response podcast mini-series features Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the chair of Armenia’s Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC), and Matthew Murray, an anti-corruption expert with decades of field experience. The CPC was founded following Armenia’s 2018 Velvet Revolution, in which pea…
 
In the latest episode of our Anti-Corruption Rapid Response podcast mini-series, Suliman Baldo, a Senior Advisor at The Sentry and a long-time peace and democracy advocate, shares his experiences and perspectives working to advance democracy in Sudan. At the moment, Sudan is undergoing a once-in-a-generation political transition following a massive…
 
Sabin's Community Conversation on Vaccines podcast series explores the topic of vaccine and immunizations, targeting an audience of global health policymakers and influencers, through conversations with health workers, other immunization professionals and journalists from low- and middle-income countries.…
 
Continuing the conversation from lasts week's episode our panel adds more ideas and takeaways on how to create better supply chain strategies to curb costs and headaches. A must listen on the ways brands and suppliers are getting creative in this age of supply chain chaos.By Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
 
Learn how to better handle and react to change with easy-to-remember, life-changing tools in this fun and uplifting episode. Related Links: Being Better with Jennifer Powers Website Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Rose Johnson, Audience Development and Production Manager, NACS About our Guest: Jennifer Powers, M…
 
In this continuation of the Democracy that Delivers mini-series on "COVID and Corruption In Latin America", we take a closer look at our recently released report's second of three country case studies: Argentina. Cohosts Ken Jaques and Elena Padbury are joined by Demian González Chmielewski, Public Management Program Coordinator at CIPPEC, a CIPE p…
 
Supply chains costs and shipping capacity issues remain large challenges to our industry. This panel discussion, from FDRA's 2021 Supply Chain Summit, provides some ideas and insights from various aspects of the shoe industry to help plant some new ideas and tips to better manage the chaos.By Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
 
Investing in new store equipment and lights can save thousands of dollars per year. How does your store measure up? Related Links: NACS Convenience Store Energy Use Survey NACS/Energy Star Tools NACS Energy Star Survey Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Paige Anderson, Director of Government Relations, NACS About o…
 
Tariq Fancy, Founder and CEO of The Rumie Initiative, joins the latest podcast from CIPE's Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) to take a hard look at the perverse incentives poisoning the growth of ESG (or Environment, Social, and Governance) investing. Fancy, who is the former Chief Investment Officer for Sustainable Investing at Blackrock,…
 
Democracy That Delivers host Ken Jaques partners with CIPE's Latin America and the Caribbean Program Officer Elena Padbury in a new mini-series behind the scenes of the recently released report on the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and corruption risks in Latin America. Cracking open the first of its three country case studies, Viviana …
 
Listen in on part two of a fascinating conversation around the current challenges of the global footwear supply chain from industry leaders at Crocs, Michael Kors, Rack Room Shoes and Apex Global Logistics. Receive key takeaways on cost mitigation strategies (if there are any to be had) and important forecasts for how long the shipping chaos will c…
 
Good leaders appreciate that employee experience is critical to the delivery of a great customer experience. Related Links: The Michelli Experience Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Rose Johnson, Audience Development and Production Manager, NACS About our Guest: Joseph Michelli, CEO, The Michelli Experience Joseph…
 
Democracy that Delivers kicks off a new mini-series spotlighting women's empowerment projects of the core partners of Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE), a global programming consortium to advance the status of women and girls. In this first of four episodes, our host Ken Jaques is joined by Center for International Private Enterprise colleagues Barb…
 
Listen in on part one of a fascinating conversation around the current challenges of the global footwear supply chain from industry leaders at Crocs, Michael Kors, Rack Room Shoes and Apex Global Logistics. Receive key takeaways on cost mitigation strategies (if there are any to be had) and important forecasts for how long the shipping chaos will c…
 
Two things stand out in great c-stores around the world: friendly customer service and tidy, clean stores. Related Links: Insight Research Website CAF European 2021 C-Store Shopper Insights Survey Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS and Chris Blasinsky, Content Strategist, NACS About our Guests: Nick Scherzer, Director,…
 
The 6th episode of CIPE’s anti-corruption rapid response podcast mini-series features governance consultant Florencia Guerzovich and Open CoLab founder Dave Algoso. Listen now to hear Guerzovich and Algoso break down their recent groundbreaking report on political windows of opportunity for anti-corruption reform. According to Guerzovich and Algoso…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, our host Ken Jaques is joined by co-host Adam Sachs from CIPE’s Global Team and Thomas Dewaranu, a researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS). CIPE partnered with CIPS to engage in a digital economy advocacy pilot that examines the country’s digital economy environment via interviews, p…
 
Convenience stores sell a lot of food, but finding a destination for unused food is important. Donating leftover food is easy with Feeding America for both small and large c-store operators. Related Links: Feeding America Corporate Donations MealConnect NACS Information on Donations Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS a…
 
The 5th episode of CIPE's anti-corruption rapid response podcast mini-series features the National Democratic Institute's Program Director Frieda Arenos and Southern and East Africa Deputy Regional Director Gemima Barlow. Arenos and Barlow share their experiences working with new governments during political transitions and emphasize the human capa…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, our host Ken Jaques is joined by co-host Adam Sachs from CIPE's Global Team and Sheilah Birgen, The Cord CEO and 2020 Open Internet for Democracy Leader. The Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program is a non-resident leadership program that empowers emerging leaders from across the globe to build their…
 
High-quality, effective, and well-designed digital content is important, especially when the goal is to enhance the customer experience. Related Links: Abierto Sample Content LG Business Solutions Episode #248 The Future of Forecourt Communication is in Pixels Hosted by: Carolyn Schnare, Director Strategic Initiatives, NACS About our Guests: Rick S…
 
The latest edition of CIPE's anti-corruption rapid response podcast mini-series features Abigail Bellows, Non-Resident Scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Bellows speaks about the political character of corruption fighting, including how corruption has undermined support for democracy around the globe. Joined by CIPE Commun…
 
On this episode of Democracy that Delivers, our host Ken Jaques brings fan favorites CIPE Africa Senior Program Officer Lola Adekanye and Kroll Compliance Risk and Diligence Managing Director John Arvanitis back together again from across the globe to continue the fascinating discussion from Episode #269. This time, they discuss President Biden's M…
 
Testing, learning, analyzing and ruffling some feathers are some of the keys to success for launching new ideas. Related Links: Andy Ellwood's website Hosted by: Chris Blasinsky, Content Strategist, NACS and Britt Brewer, Marketing Manager, NACS About our Guest: Andy Ellwood, Founder, Basket Andy Ellwood is an Executive Coach based in NYC and serve…
 
This episode of CIPE's Democracy That Delivers podcast features special guest Eguiar Lizundia, Deputy Director for the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute (IRI). The latest in a rapid response anti-corruption mini-series hosted by Peter Glover of CIPE's Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC), the podcast features …
 
Most shoe companies working on sustainability lack a coherent holistic approach to ensure their efforts lower costs and magnify impact. In this episode we talk about a new program FDRA and the Footwearists are launching soon to help increase knowledge and help companies form real strategies that tie efforts together. A must listen for every exec an…
 
The inaugural 2020 Fuel Leaders report, published by Fuels Market News and NACS and compiled by OPIS, tracks the performance of over 250 fuel retailers with a solid overview of the industry’s top 50 fuel operators. In this episode, we'll talk about the methodology and analysis behind the rankings. Related Links: 2020 Fuel Leaders, Fuels Market News…
 
Paul Massaro serves as a senior policy advisor for the US Helsinki Commission, but for those with a window into the US government’s efforts to combat global corruption, Paul’s is a household name. He is a behind-the-scenes driver of a new wave of thinking about the connection between global corruption and US national security. He spoke with Peter G…
 
Kelly Helfman, President of Informa Markets, Fashion Division steps into the Shoe-In Show to share the current state of live events and trade shows. MAGIC in Las Vegas is back in full effect this year; listen to this episode to hear how they are transforming footwear in Las Vegas and insights for emerging retailers and brands who are ready to get b…
 
Having an app is not a strategy, it's just one step in building a cohesive digital strategy to enhance the customer's experience. Find out what else makes up a digitally sophisticated brand. Related Links: Hathway Website Hosted by: Donovan Woods, Director of Operations, Fuels Institute and Chris Blasinsky, Content Strategist, NACS About our Guests…
 
Ana Linda Solano is a professor, criminal lawyer, and former Director of Colombia’s Special Investigative Police on Economic and Financial Crimes, and this week she joins CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center to discuss the topic of sextortion and the growing call to address the issue. Sextortion is a type of corruption which occurs when those…
 
This week we have LaShae Boone-McCray, Strategic Account Manager at RG Barry on for the first time! From the shoe store to the corporate office, we learn about LaShae's shoe story and how her career in footwear lead her to take on the challenge of helping to create a more diverse and inclusive culture at RG Barry.…
 
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