In this special episode, we explore the story of thredUP, the world’s largest online thrift store. Guest host Karl McKeever travels to San Francisco for an exclusive interview with president Anthony Marino, while in London we talk to the brand’s co-founder and CTO, Chris Homer.
As the line between new and used apparel blurs for consumers, a powerful transformation in retail is unfolding. Growing 21 times faster than the retail market in the past three years, the fashion resale sector is predicted to be worth nearly $52 billion by 2023. One company that is leading the way is San Francisco-based thredUP. Launched in 2008, it is now the world’s largest online thrift store.
In this special episode, guest host Karl McKeever travels to San Francisco for an exclusive interview with thredUP president Anthony Marino. We also catch up with the brand’s co-founder and CTO Chris Homer, during his visit to Tech. Festival 2019, to learn about the technology fuelling its phenomenal growth.
Featuring in-depth conversations with leading figures from the world of retail, this is The Retail Exchange’s informed interview series. Hear from the finest minds and inspiring thinkers as they share insights into delivering success and get to the heart of the industry’s big issues.
Our report entitled Retail 2030 Futures Report, delves deeper into the trends that are set to further disrupt the retail sector in the years ahead – creating challenges but also opportunities for retailers to reach customers in new ways.
Retail 2030 | Ep03
As the decade draws to a close, we bring you three special episodes exploring the challenges and opportunities that will lie in store for retail in the next ten years. In this final episode, we discuss why sustainability will become a key business driver and how retailers can be more planet positive.
Retail 2030 | Ep02
As the decade draws to a close, we bring you three special episodes exploring the challenges and opportunities that will lie in store for retail in the next ten years. In this second episode, we discuss evolving consumer habits and societal trends.