A bowl full of turds (SKC, Ep. 217) by Sean Kosednar

Sporting KC falls 3-1 to NYC FC (2:49). Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch met up with some fans at Strange Days Brewery to watch the game. The defense was not good, despite the small field (4:27). There was a take quake (8:43).Benny Feilhaber had his worst game in a Sporting shirt (22:30). 

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Season on the brink (SKC, Ep. 216) by Sean Kosednar

Producer Sean fills in for Charles Gooch and breaks down Sporting KC's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas with Andy Edwards. The game started well with Giddeon Zelalem looking good in the number 6 spot. Busio had a game to forget. He was involved on the calamity of a first goal. Not that is mattered, but Allan Kelly didn't cover himself with glory.

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The Express Lane - Episode 8 by Sean Kosednar

After a week off Peter and Brian are back. This week they are joined by eCommerce Manager Kelly Bond. Kelly runs the online shopping platform. Did you know you can order online and pick up your groceries curbside all summer long for NO FEE?! Learn about the personal shoppers, and everything else that goes into ordering groceries online.

The Express Lane - Episode 7 by Sean Kosednar

This week Brian and Peter are joined by Riesbeck's Pharmacy Director Ryan Bane. Ryan talks about all the services the pharmacy offers. Did you know you can have your medications delivered? Listen through to the end to find out the winner of last week's contest.

The Express Lane - Episode 6 by Sean Kosednar

This week Brian and Peter are joined by Bakery Program Director Peter Barbaro and David Riesbeck. Peter is here to talk about how everything in the bakery is scratch made. He is also delivering a signature catch phrase. Count how many times he says it and you could win four tickets to the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Water Park!

World Cup Preview by Sean Kosednar

Ashley Scoby from ProSoccerUSA.com joins Andy to preview the upcoming World Cup. They preview the USWNT. Try and get to the bottom of Jill Ellis' strategy. Can Alex Morgan lead a team to a World Cup trophy? Should Christen Press start? Should Carli Lloyd? Finally, Ashley previews the other top teams in the tournament.

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Grocer Pod - Episode 16 by Sean Kosednar

On this month's show we are talking Shelf Stable Juice with Brian Adams (2:53). Followed by Melissa Davis discussing the new look Learning and Development department (8:36). Finally, Jessica Magnussen drops in to talk about the new price changes in DSG, and things members can do to bring down costs and grow sales at the same time (16:10)

The Express Lane - Episode 5 by Sean Kosednar

This week Brian and Peter are join by Riesbeck's resident grill-master Jordan Wells. The three of them talk about Rib Fest and the secret to why their fried chicken is so good. Jordan also talks about some of her other favorite recipes from the Riesbeck's deli. 

The Express Lane - Episode 3 by Sean Kosednar

This week Brian and Peter give an update on a store remodel, they talk about upcoming sales, and they even hint at a potential podcast only giveaway. For the second week in a row they are joined in studio by a special guest. There is live music. The Express Lane has everything this week. 

Music: Free Music & Free Beer by Alex (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/38167 Ft: Admiral Bob

The Express Lane - Episode 2 by Sean Kosednar

After getting over the shock of how many people downloaded the first episode, Brian and Peter are back with the second episode of The Express Lane. This week the brothers...wait that's not right... clear up their relation as well as answer your questions about a wide range of topics.

Music: Free Music & Free Beer by Alex (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/38167 Ft: Admiral Bob

The Express Lane - Episode 1 by Sean Kosednar

It's the premiere of The Express Lane with Brian and Peter. The guys open the show talking about their old cars, and how that relates to hiring people for open positions in the Riesbeck family. If you are interested in, or know a great candidate for, a job with Riebeck Foods click here.


Music: Free Music & Free Beer by Alex (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/38167 Ft: Admiral Bob

Grocer Pod - Episode 15 by Sean Kosednar

We are at the Innovation Showcase this month. The show was great. There was no way to talk to all the amazing vendors. We did talk to Melanie Greben from Conagra Brands about snacking (:54), Pat Hughes from eGrowcery on how to optimize your labor force for online shopping (5:34), Steve Mehmert from T4 Solutions about e-commerce delivery solutions. Finally, we talked to one of the main speakers at the show, Jason Dorsey (26:38). Jason studies generational differences, and how retailers can harness those differences both in terms of sales and workforce management. Apologies for the sound issue on the conversation with Jason, but the information was too good to leave out.

Grocer Pod - Episode 13 by Sean Kosednar

Grocer Pod is back at the VMC show. This episode was recorded on the show floor so there is some background noise. It makes you feel like you were there. First up is David Krueger National Sales Manager for Design Greetings (1:03). David talked about what members can do to improve center store sales. Jan Sokal, from GOT Systems, tells how they can help members with their ordering processes (6:34). Then Natural Native's Ron Cunningham discusses the hot new trend, CBD (15:51). Finally, Jason Forrester gives another update on StoreFront and how members can use it more effectively (23:54). 

Grocer Pod - Episode 12 by Sean Kosednar

On this month's episode Sean talks New Year's resolutions. He also sits down with Jeni Ganzman and Cara Mahon to talk about the upcoming VMC show. 

To register for the VMC show email vmc_shows@awginc.com

Next, Melanie Isenmannjoins to talk about social media marketing. There are some new offerings as well as a new focus by the digital marketing team at AWG.

Talkin Touches 186 by Sean Kosednar

Ike Opara has been traded to Minnesota United, and Andy and Charles breakdown the trade from all sides (7:35). What was Peter Vermes' thought process in dealing the former defender of the year (27:57)? What will Sporting do moving forward (42:02)?

Andy like USMNT again, but Gooch remains unconvinced. Miguel Almiron has been sold for an MLS record fee. Giovinco could be on his way out as well. Not to be outdone, Kaku is wants to leave and is tweeting through it. 

Talkin' Touches - Kellyn Rowe & Rodney Wallace by Sean Kosednar

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC new boys Kelyn Rowe (3:30) and Rodney Wallace (12:00) to talk about their first impressions of their new city and team. Rowe talks about being Mr. Versatility, the trade that brought him to KC this winter, and why he makes it a point to be so involved in the community. Wallace walks us through his free-agency process and how/why he picked KC, playing left back (again), and being teammates with Graham Zusi a decade ago in college.

Talkin' Touches - 181 by Sean Kosednar

Sporting KC's 2018 MLS season is over in the Western Conference Finals at the hands of Portland Timbers. Andy and Charles break down the 3-2 loss (4:50). They discuss home-field advantage and the away-goals rule (14:45), and the arrival of Daniel Salloi as a big-game player (40:00).