The Disintermediation Challenge

GMDC Staff

Discussions from GMDC’s annual General Merchandise Conference.

In this new episode, recorded at GMDC’s annual General Merchandise Conference in Denver, we focus on the ways startups are working to disintermediate traditional retailers, how retailers can turn these innovations to their own advantage, why cultural resistance within companies can be the ultimate enemy of progress, and even brainstorm about a business model that could’ve made Toys R Us relevant again.


Patrick Fore, CEO and co-founder of Fleat
Sterling Hawkins, co-founder of the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART)
Hosted by Kevin Coupe, MorningNewsBeat’s “Content Guy”

The Disintermediation Challenge
Retail Tomorrow Podcast Series

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