Recession Retail

Five live conversations about the current state of retail and how to navigate it.
If you can’t join live, you’ll get an email with the recordings.

What is Recession Retail?

In Recession Retail, you’ll get an honest perspective from retail experts with decades of expertise. Each 30-minute live chat will speak to a current challenge in retail and share ideas on how to overcome it.


Each session runs for around 30 minutes

October 6, 2022
12pm - ET

Rick Watson chats about the different paths forward for retailers from a strategy perspective. Learn how to manage internal variables - inventory, new opportunities, headcount, and more.

October 13, 2022
12pm - ET

Want to capture customer attention in a market downturn? You have to move fast, faster than everyone else. Liza Amlani shares how with tactical advice and concrete examples in this conversation.

October 20, 2022
12pm - ET

Neil Saunders discusses the risks retailers face, the risk of not taking risks, and a breakdown of key consumer data heading into the 2022 holiday season.

October 27, 2022
12pm - ET

Jason Goldberg discusses how retailers can leverage private labels, first-party data and third-party brands to future-proof their businesses.

November 3, 2022
12pm - ET

Brian Lange discusses how retailers can go back to basics when times are tough. He also discusses chasing shiny new trends like web3, the metaverse, and social commerce.

Meet the Experts

Rick Watson

CEO & Founder RMW Commerce Consulting

Rick Watson founded RMW Commerce Consulting after spending 20+ years exclusively in the eCommerce industry with companies like ChannelAdvisor,, Merchantry, and Pitney Bowes. His work today is centered on supporting investors and management teams incubating and growing DTC businesses.

Liza Amlani

Principal, Retail Strategy Group

Liza is a retail industry veteran in retail merchandising, product creation, and accelerating speed to market. She is a regular contributor to RetailWire, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and more. Liza is currently the Principal at Retail Strategy Group - a consulting practice that helps retailers dramatically improve profitability and increase organizational effectiveness and has just been named one of RETHINK Retail’s Top Influencer of 2022.

Neil Saunders

Managing Director, US Retail and Consumer Division, GlobalData

Neil is Managing Director of GlobalData’s US retail and consumer division. He oversees the development of the company’s proposition and its research output. He also works with major global clients to help them understand the retail, shopper and market landscape – advising them on how best to develop, evolve and implement business strategies.

Jason Goldberg

Chief Commerce Strategy Officer, Publicis Groupe

Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg is the Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis Groupe, and host of iTunes top rated E-Commerce Podcast, the Jason & Scot Show. Under his twitter handle @retailgeek he is one of the most followed e-commerce subject matter experts on the web.

Brian Lange

Cofounder, Future Commerce

Brian Lange is the cofounder of Future Commerce, a media and research startup. With a worldwide audience covering 39 countries, Future Commerce publishes audio, video, and written content weekly to an audience of engaged and highly influential retail executives and operators. For the past 15 years, Brian has focused his career on commerce, enterprise retail strategy, and direct to consumer.

Your Host

Andrew Goodman

Head of Marketing, Convictional

Andrew is a marketing leader in ecommerce, passionate about discovering unique perspectives retail leaders can use to inform their digital strategies. He spends his time researching ways retailers are differentiating with core customers and renewing their focus on profitability. From TikTok trends to private labels and virtual inventory, Andrew offers a refreshing perspective for merchandising, digital and retail operations leaders alike. Andrew is currently the head of marketing at Convictional – a dropship software platform which helps retailers automate onboarding and transacting with all of their vendors.

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