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Small Footprint, Big Steps — with Barry Beck of Bluemercury

Episode Summary

#83. Bluemercury took cosmetics out of department stores, pioneering small-format beauty retail. We talk with co-founder Barry Beck about starting the company with his wife Marla and navigating through various retail cycles to grow their business to more than 200 storefronts in 20 years—all the while remaining true to their playbook. The Loose Threads Podcast features in-depth discussions with leaders across the rapidly changing consumer economy.

Episode Notes

The Guest: Bluemercury

Edited by George Drake, Jr.

Music by Lucas Brahme

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Full Transcript

The Loose Threads Podcast explores the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce. Hosted by Richie Siegel, the founder of Loose Threads, each episode features an in-depth conversation with one guest about their founding story and how it fits into the current state of the industry. Guests come from all different backgrounds, spanning the consumer goods, fashion, retail and technology industries. The unifying thread is always the rapid change facing the industry and how entrepreneurs are responding. You can listen to the podcast on any player of your choice, in addition to on LooseThreads.com.