The podcast for giving you the insight, the ideas and the inspiration that will help you to effectively deliver changes and transformation to your retail operation and business

The Retail Transformation Show is a weekly podcast. Each week, in 30 minutes or less, you’ll hear a mix of solo-shows with myself, Oliver Banks, as well as interviews with other retail and change experts and specialists.

You’ll take away:

  • Unique perspectives and greater awareness of what’s going on in the retail market
  • Ways to build your “A team” to transform your retail business
  • Fresh, new ideas and opportunities to grasp with both hands
  • Actionable strategies and tactics to apply to your business and improve retail
  • Motivation to help you drive your retail transformation to success

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083: Being Remarkable In Adversity (part 1)

In challenging times, it’s perhaps easy to follow your competitors and avoid standing out for risk of failure. But what if that was leading you down the wrong path to mediocrity and ultimately a demise? In this episode, Steve Dennis explores what you can do be remarkable, even in the challenging and uncharted moments such as the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Dennis is the author of “Remarkable Retail: How to Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Digital Disruption.”

082: The Great Retail Acceleration

“We’ve been through the Great Depression, we’ve been through the Great Recession. Now we face the Great Acceleration.” Wise words from retail strategist, Carl Boutet, on how we’re seeing an increased rate of change in the retail industry due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, Carl Boutet joins host, Oliver Banks, to explore why you must realise how retail is changing or risk being left behind.

081: Becoming Customer Obsessed

Many companies think of themselves as customer obsessed or customer centric. Their customers don’t though. So what would a truly customer obsessed business look and feel like. Too often, “customer obsessed” is banded around without any real meaning or tangible guidance. In this podcast episode, Oliver Banks explores what customer obsession and customer focus will really look like across your organisation.

080: Reopening Stores After Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has closed many retail stores around the world. But as we wrestle control of Covid-19, we turn our heads to reopening stores. But there are many considerations to take into account which could easily become overwhelming. And perhaps most importantly, we need to consider if it’s event the right decision to reopen stores right. Show notes and a handy checklist at

079: Retail Store Management Structures

Retail stores succeed on the strength of their people and colleague teams. Leading and managing those teams is therefore a critical element. But finding the right retail store management structure can be complex with many considerations to include. Productivity expert, Simon Hedaux, joins Oliver Banks to explore how you should go about finding the right store management structures.

078: Reviewing Retail in 2020 Predictions

So far, 2020 has been off-plan and unpredictable. So, in this episode of the Retail Transformation Show podcast, Oliver Banks revisits the 6 predictions that were originally made and highlights 6 new themes to forecast the rest of 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic. Discover which elements of retail transformation, if any, are relevant in the new normal that we find ourselves in.

077: Transformation In Home Improvement

Many retail sectors have seen huge disruption in recent years. However, the home improvement and garden sectors have been less impacted than other areas of the retail industry. Home improvement expert, Steve Collinge, MD of the Insight Retail Group, explores how this sector has changed and previews how disruption could significantly shift everything in just a few years. And it all stems from understanding what your customers are trying to achieve.

076: Communication Lessons From Covid-19 Lockdown

We’re experiencing the biggest transformation that any of us have ever seen. As half of the world gets locked down at home, Oliver Banks looks at the communications strategies and plan used to deliver this huge change. Plus, he pulls key lessons that can be transferred to a retail transformation or change initiative and arms you with a communications model to make sure your message lands well.

075: Retail Transformation Live – My Takeaways

Having just put on a brand new virtual conference in a matter of days, Oliver Banks reflects on his experience with hosting Retail Transformation Live. He explores why he's optimistic about the future, why digital networking could be the future and why key values are...

074: How Covid-19 Will Change Retail

We thought retail was tough and evolving. Then the worldwide coronavirus pandemic hit. And now, in the midst of this crisis, we are seeing even more changes and impacts to the retail industry. But after Covid-19 subsides, how will retail change and what does that mean for your retail operation. Oliver Banks explores 4 ways that this virus will have a lasting impression on the retail market.

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