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Apr 20, 2017

RetailPhil gets a chance to talk to Cambridge Naturals co-founder Michael Kanter. Cambridge Naturals has been in retail for over 40 years, and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They talk about the importance of sustainability, how this retailer selects products and trains and retains its staff and customer base. 

A great opportunity for brands to hear a Retailer's perspective. 

 

Apr 12, 2017

In this episode, Ali rejoins RetailPhil to talk about sustainability. This is a trend that has heated up and will continue to grow as a movement. Ali talks about key issues in sustainable packaging and supply chain she's tracking in Hubba's community of food and beverage brands. This is the first of a multi-part series on sustainability.

Apr 5, 2017

RetailPhil sits down with 2 of Hubba's Community Managers, Ali and Liana. Find out what a Community Manager does and what makes these two amazing people so excited. Tune in to find out why you want to talk to Hubba Community Managers and what gets these two excited about brands!

 

Ali and Liana also talk about hot topics and trends in retail that brands are thinking about. Find some tips on how to get noticed by retailers and some top tips on how to maximize your exposure on Hubba! 

Mar 23, 2017

RetailPhil spends some time with Roxanne Hawn, a writer and influencer to find out about her best selling book "Champion of My Heart."

 

They spend a lot of time talking about how she works with brands, how important it is to set expectations and how she selects brands that are right for her readers and social following. This is a must listen for any brand that wants to understand how to work with influencers.

Mar 13, 2017

Photographer and marketer J. Nichole Smith talks about creating Working with Dog, her coffee table book and some of her past experiences including being an integral part of Dog is Good. 

 

We discuss her new book "Million Dollar Dog Brand" and have some laughs about predicting the future. No seriously, we laughed and then predicted the future. We also talk about Nichole and I presenting at Global Pet Expo 2017. 

Feb 16, 2017

Find out how a brand learns about its own consumers, what their target market is. We discuss the strategy of re-branding and marketing strategy as Lulabop grows in sales. We also talk to Mina about early stage growth and the pitfalls of hiring part-time workers. 

 

Jan 31, 2017

RetailPhil talks to Bowser Beer and Bear and the Rat about their partnership. Find out how these two great brands co-branded and got new retailers and new distribution.

 

 

Brand partnerships are talked about a lot, but these two brands figured out how to execute and make this work for both brands. Jenny Brown from Bowser Beer and Meg Meyer from Bear and the Rat bring an episode chock full of insight and laughter.  

 

 

Jul 4, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp: Saul chats with the Jared Maraio of One Condoms. 

ONE Condoms are uniquely designed for safe, healthy, enjoyable sex between caring partners and they strive to work closely with customers, communities, partners, and health professionals to:

  1. Produce better, safer pleasure products through advanced designs and technologies.
  2. Make safe sex more fun by involving our fans and customers in the development of new products and programs.
  3. Promote physical and emotional health by encouraging open conversations about sex and sexuality.
  4. Provide free information and condoms for those who need it most through local outreach programs financed by proceeds from each sale.

In this interesting talk Jared walks us through some of the community programs they have initiated to stay close to their customers while their customers stay close to each other. 

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com  Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world. For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

Jun 27, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the Co-Founder and CMO of Barnana, Nik Ingersoll.

"IT ALL STARTED IN 1981 WHEN MY FATHER JOÃO BEGAN DEHYDRATING BANANAS FROM OUR BACKYARD IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL." - CAUÊ

FROM THIS SIMPLE REVELATION, JOAO CONSTRUCTED A NATURAL DEHYDRATOR AND TESTED IT WITH FRESH, PEELED BANANAS. AFTER JUST FIVE DAYS HE HAD RAW, ORGANIC, DEHYDRATED BANANAS THAT TASTED SWEET AND LASTED FOR MONTHS. TO THEIR DELIGHT, JOAO SHARED THE ORGANIC BANANAS WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BUT PERHAPS THE BIGGEST FAN OF ALL WAS HIS ELDEST SON, CAUE. IN 2001, CAUE RELOCATED TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO COMMENCE HIS CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE. THE SUPLICY FAMILY TRADITION OF CREATING ORGANIC CHEWY BANANAS CARRIED ON, AS HE SHARED THE BANANA SUPERFOOD WITH HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW ATHLETES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IN 2010, CAUE, NIK, AND MATT DECIDED TO SHARE THE SUPER POTASSIUM SNACK® WITH THE WORLD AND EMBARK ON A JOURNEY THAT WOULD SOON BECOME BARNANA®.

For more information on Nik or Barnana please go to http://www.Barnana.com/

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

Jun 20, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the Founder of Longboard Living, Ryan Rubin.

Longboard Living is a store front and online shop for all level of Longboard riders. They have been offering specialized service and sales to thousands of boarders since 2008 in the Toronto market and now in the Niagara Region.

 

In this conversation we discuss building a community, having a seasonal business and staying true to a niche.

 

For more information on Ryan or Longboard Living please go to http://www.Longboardliving.com/

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

Jun 13, 2016

 This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with Ben Zifkin, the CEO of Hubba Inc..

Ben is a proven entrepreneur who has spent the past 15 years helping some of the world’s largest organizations leverage technology to meet their business goals. He has become a trusted advisor to executives in Retail, Financial Services, Hospitality, Manufacturing and CPG. Ben’s diverse experience ranges from software engineer, enterprise-software system integrator, management consultant and entrepreneur.

Prior to Hubba, Ben co-founded Axsium Group, a workforce management consultancy & specialty system integration firm. Axsium was recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies on two consecutive occasions before being acquired. Prior to Axsium, Ben was an early employee at Workbrain, a leading software vendor that went public before being acquired by Infor.

Ben is a member of the Young President’s Organization, and sits on the Boards of Ladies Learning Code, Hacker You and the Upside Foundation.

For more information on Ben or Hubba please go to http://www.hubba.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

 

Jun 6, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with Wendi Cooper.

This is one of the most interesting interviews we have done as it could have easily been a 3 part episode because Wendi Cooper is not only a long-time visionary in the DRTV world, she is also the CEO of easyGopro and the host of a very popular internet radio show. Her wide-ranging expertise in just one of her three worlds would be enough, but not for Wendi as she is committed to helping the entrepreneurs gain understanding of and acceptance into the direct response market and shares her amazing knowledge with us on this episode. 

For more information on Wendi Cooper please go to http://www.cspotrun.com/ or http://www.easygopro.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

May 30, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the CEO of Bikini Luxe, Candice Galek.

On top of running a very successful bathing suit company Candice is a bit of a LinkedIn Celebrity. She is one of the 10 most viewed people on Linkedin (out of 414 Million, confirmed by a Linkedin employee) and over the last 8 weeks have changed the way that Linkedin operates because her personal updates get more comments than that of Bill Gates, Richard Branson or Jeff Weiner. LinkedIn is a bit of a mystery to a lot of people and she is doing it better than the majority of people and her success is winning a lot of fans and some haters.

For more information on Candice or Bikini Luxe please go to http://www.bikiniluxe.com/

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

May 23, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the CEO of SurfFur, Cynthia Issel. 

SurfFur started while out in the water surfing. Cynthia felt there was a need for warming products that were made just with the waterman in mind (a.k.a can get beat-on, wet, salty and sandy and then clean up nice and easy.) She and her husband spent several years finding the perfect fabric, making proto-types and finding a factory. In 2007, they received their first shipment of Waterparkas.

For more information on SurfFur please go to www.surf-fur.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

May 16, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the Global Design & Product Director for Kangol Headwear, Nic Harris. In the 1980s Kangol berets entered a new phase of fashion history with their adoption by members of the hip hop community, such as Run-DMC, LL COOL J, Slick Rick, Grandmaster Flash and The Notorius B.I.G.

While the company has been making hats for over 80 years it took being embraced by a subculture to give it a new audience and update its brand. 

In this conversation Saul and Nic discuss all things subculture related and how and why they are a good place to find yourself some love. 

For more information on Kangol please go to www.kangol.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

May 9, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the CEO and Co-Founder of Nuvango, Drew Downs and well as the Director of Marketing and Communications Dawn Laing about their business, a recent re-brand and what it is like to move from a tech accessories company to a fashion focused business while keeping your customer base. 

Nuvango was founded almost a decade ago as Geleskins. Geleskins was one of the first companies to offer custom art on protective options for iPods, iPhones, Laptops and other tech accessories.

In time the company grew, added new products like home accessories, art prints and they changed their name to Nuvango. As Nuvango they added clothing and an Art Gallery. Listen to the thought process that went into these decisions and learn where they will be focusing on next in their company life cycle.   

For more information on Nuvango please go to www.nuvango.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

May 2, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the CEO and Founder of Vantage, Aran Hamilton about his business, and why everyone should have their own online store.

Vantage is a cloud-based platform that is intelligent enough to quickly flag interesting data points and help users take action on them immediately. It helps business managers navigate data generated by ecommerce operations, increase revenues or decrease churn and calculate the cost of acquisitions and lifetime values of customers. It can also allow sales teams to improve their segmentation, targeting and prospecting.

For more information on Aran or Vantage please go to www.gotvantage.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

Apr 25, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with Dara Sayet, a consultant specializing in helping businesses develop products from oversea factories. Dara has a decade of experience producing and sourcing products from oversea factories working with several Top Tier fashion brands (Baby Phat etc) and her own products.

Dara shares her knowledge in a very in-depth conversation that can be used as a guide for any company looking to develop a product and take a dream to reality.    

For more information on Dara please go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/darasayet

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

Apr 18, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the CEO and Founder of LazyJack Press, Miriam Zelinsky about her business, her designs and where she gets her drive from. .

Lazyjack Press was founded in 2012 and soon after launched its first collection in Barneys based on the idea of a luxurious, irreverent take on the traditional European motif tie. Hermès and Ferragamo are great, but Lazyjack Press thought a livelier approach would catch on. They were right. 

With designs titled Chick Magnet, The Mullet Tie and The Re-Rack featuring the instantly recognizable Red Solo Cups, JazyJack Press designs are made for professionals who don't take themselves too seriously. 

The Lazyjack Press customer values old-school European luxury combined with American cheek — thi­s was apparent from their first Italian-made tie, where a red party cup motif appeared on the same 21 momme silk twill that Hermès uses. Since its inception, Lazyjack Press has grown into a diverse range: bow ties, hand-rolled pocket squares, unbelievably soft Italian wool scarves, classic baseball caps made right here in the U.S.A, and fun Croakies, totes, belts, dog collars, flip flops, fleece vests, and socks.  

For more information on Miriam or LazyJack Press please go to www.lazyjackpress.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

Apr 11, 2016

This week on the Hubba-UB show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp:

Saul chats with the CEO and Founder of Slater Zorn, Beth Wittig.

Beth is a designer, entrepreneur, and avid sports fan.

Raised in the northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia, Beth graduated from Penn State, then kick-started her financial career at Merrill Lynch.

Eventually, Beth felt that irresistible tug toward love, home, and family. She left the corporate world to raise her two sons, very quickly finding herself living the sporting life.

Excited by her children's participation and husband’s enthusiasm, Beth joined in the revelry, eventually becoming a spirited season ticket holder herself.

Rapidly, the college games became the centerpiece of her family's social lives. "I became so inspired”, Beth recently explained. "I wanted to dress in colors and clothes that supported my team, and I was determined to do it with style".

In 2012, Beth launched Slater Zorn, the brand name a fusion of both Beth's and her husband’s mothers’ maiden names. In reference to her own mother, Beth added, "My Mother serves as a never ending source of inspiration to me as a woman with both style and substance. I believe those two words describe how I would like people to perceive the Slater Zorn brand".

Today, Beth divides her time between Kansas and New York. You'll usually find her at a game, her drawing board, or working on behalf of a social-service agency supporting children and families in crisis.

For more information on Beth or Slater Zorn please go to www.slaterzorn.com

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The Hubba-UB Show with Saul Colt and Bob Knorpp is powered by Hubba.com 

Hubba is the place where Retailers find the product information on the products they love and discover new things from the most interesting brands in the world.

For more information about Saul Colt or Bob Knorpp please go to saulcolt.com or thebeancast.com

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