Consumerism Episodes

May 25, 2021

Paul Kraft: Gummy Bear President Japan

Everything you ever wanted to know about the grocery & convenience store business in Japan with Haribo Japan President, Paul Craf…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Deanna Elstrom: Japan Consumer Insights Specialist

Deanna Elstrom is a veteran brand marketer, brand strategist, and consumer insights specialist. She has recently launched her own…

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Nov. 7, 2020

Loic Bizel: Japan Fashion Trends Expert / Founder of "Leo & Lea"

This episode we discuss fashion in Japan and premium dog food. Not two topics often mentioned in the same sentence, but very rela…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Dominic Carter: Japan Market Entry and Branding Expert

This episode I sit down with Dominic Carter, an expert on Japan market entry, market research, and branding. Dominic shares great…

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Aug. 23, 2020

Mary Reisel: "Compensated Dating" Researcher

Mary Reisel is an applied anthropologist, who has lived in Japan for nearly 20 years. Her main area of expertise is consumer psyc…

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March 9, 2020

Timothy Connor: Customer-Centric thinking Visionary

Timothy Connor, is a successful, long-term Japan resident. we discuss in-depth, retail in Japan and how his business Synnovate, s…

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Feb. 17, 2020

Chris Thoma: Master Businessman & Story Teller

Originally from Bavaria, it was not coincidental that Chris and I shared "German" beers at the new and increasingly popular beer …

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Jan. 16, 2020

Per Rasmussen: Brand Marketing Guru

If you are interested in Brand Marketing you will love this episode of Business & Beers. I sit down for beers (and martinis) wit…

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