This episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast was recorded on July, 27 2022.
Today’s episode is hosted by RETHINK Retail Content Producer and Rocky Mountain climbing enthusiast Fritz Finlay. In this episode, Fritz sits down with Barruch Ben-Zekry, Founder and CEO of Out&Back, a one-stop shop to buy or sell new and used outdoor and adventure gear.
The website connects shoppers with brands like Patagonia, Marmot, The North Face, Arc’teryx and many more at an affordable price point, creating a more sustainable, attainable outdoor experience for everyone.
Prior to Out&Back, Barruch was Senior Director of New Business Models at VF Corporation (the owner of The North Face, Vans, Dickies, etc.) tasked with building and launching new purpose-led, user-centric businesses. In that role he and his team launched multiple recommerce businesses with VF Brands including The North Face Renewed.
Join us as Barruch shares his story of how and why he started the online marketplace in 2019 and what it means to run a company with accessibility and sustainability as core values.