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The Rising Stars Podcast: Navigating the Modern Retail Landscape

The Rising Stars Podcast: Navigating the Modern Retail Landscape

The Rising Stars Podcast with Kate Orara and guest Jim Roddy of the RSPA. Brought to you by Star Micronics.

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Hosted by Star Micronics’ Partner Development Manager, Kate Orara, the Rising Stars Podcast is your go-to for all things point-of-sale. It offers profound insights into the dynamic world of retail technology, with every episode highlighting unique perspectives from industry leaders and innovators.

Navigating the Modern Retail Landscape

In the latest episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, Navigating the Modern Retail Landscape,” host Kate Orara sits down with Jim Roddy, the President and CEO of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), to explore the shifting dynamics of the retail industry.

As one of the most influential figures in retail, Roddy has been actively shaping the industry since 1998. In this thought-provoking discussion, he outlines strategies resellers can use to stay relevant and grow their businesses in the modern retail landscape. His insights provide listeners with a profound understanding of how to be proactive, recognize potential partnerships, and navigate through the challenges of economic changes.

What’s Inside:

  • Key strategies for resellers to stay relevant in the rapidly evolving retail landscape.
  • The importance of being proactive and taking decisive action in the industry.
  • How to recognize and establish beneficial partnerships within the industry.
  • Tips to anticipate economic changes and develop resilience against potential challenges.
  • Unique benefits and opportunities offered by RSPA’s RetailNOW show.
  • What to look forward to at the upcoming RetailNOW 2023 event.
  • Insights into current trends and the future of the retail industry from an industry leader’s perspective.


Don’t miss out on this enlightening discourse on resilience and growth in the retail industry. For anyone eager to delve into the heart of the retail industry and understand its future trends, this episode is a must-listen.

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The New Rising Stars Podcast

Immerse yourself in the ever-evolving world of point-of-sale (POS) with the Rising Stars Podcast by Star Micronics, hosted by industry pro, Kate Orara. Twice a month, we dive into the fascinating journeys of innovators and businesses navigating the challenges of technology’s rapid pace.

In every episode, Kate Orara, Star Micronics’ Partner Development Manager, takes listeners on an exploration of emerging retail technology trends and strategies with global industry giants. She’s spent her entire career meeting all the right people, and now listeners everywhere can benefit from this vast network of channel gurus.

Always leading and always innovating, Star Micronics, a pioneer in POS and customer experience technology for over 60 years, welcomes you to join us in shaping a brighter future in the retail, hospitality, and cannabis industries.

Let’s rise together!

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