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SIMON TO SUE GAP, AMAZON IN TALKS TO BUY $2M STAKE IN BHARTI AIRTEL, CVS TESTING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLESTop Talk

SIMON TO SUE GAP, AMAZON IN TALKS TO BUY $2M STAKE IN BHARTI AIRTEL, CVS TESTING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES

Today’s Top Talk covers Simon Property Group suing Gap over failing to pay $65.9M in rent, Amazon in talks to buy a $2B stake in Indian telco Bharti Airtel, and CVS testing self-driving vehicles for prescription deliveries.
AMAZON SUMMER SALE, ALIBABA 6.18 CAMPAIGN, NEARLY 50% OF CONSUMERS WILLING TO SHOP THIS WEEK, H-E-B LIFTS MASK POLICYTop Talk

AMAZON SUMMER SALE, ALIBABA 6.18 CAMPAIGN, NEARLY 50% OF CONSUMERS WILLING TO SHOP THIS WEEK, H-E-B LIFTS MASK POLICY

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s plans for a summer sale, Alibaba’s 6.18 campaign to help propel post-covid recovery, 47% of consumers saying they are ready to go shopping this week, and customers are no longer required to wear masks in H-E-B.
STITCH FIX TO LAY OFF 1,400 STYLISTS, PINTEREST ADDS ‘SHOP’ TAB TO LENS CAMERATop Talk

STITCH FIX TO LAY OFF 1,400 STYLISTS, PINTEREST ADDS ‘SHOP’ TAB TO LENS CAMERA

Today’s Top Talk covers Stitch Fix laying off 1,400 CA-based stylists and Pinterest introduing a “Shop” tab to its Lens camera search results.
Retail TouchPoints | Will The Mall Of The Future Be Digital?video

Retail TouchPoints | Will The Mall Of The Future Be Digital?

Despite the uncertainties it has unearthed, Chris Walton believes that the coronavirus pandemic has also uncovered new opportunities for the retail industry. Walton believes that both mall developers and their retail tenants can benefit from digitizing the mall experience, and creating a holistic strategy that includes curation, assisted selling, curbside…
AMAZON GROCERY STORE IN CHICAGO, PIER 1 MAKES $20M/WEEK IN ONLINE SALES, RETAILERS DELAY OPENINGS AT AMERICAN DREAMTop Talk

AMAZON GROCERY STORE IN CHICAGO, PIER 1 MAKES $20M/WEEK IN ONLINE SALES, RETAILERS DELAY OPENINGS AT AMERICAN DREAM

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s new grocery store in the Chicago subrubs, Pier 1 making $20M a week in online liquidation sales, and retailers unveiling their delays of opening dates at American Dream.
Forbes | The Value Of Amazon Buying J.C. Penney Could Far Exceed That Of Buying Target, Kohl’s, Or Anyone ElseArticle

Forbes | The Value Of Amazon Buying J.C. Penney Could Far Exceed That Of Buying Target, Kohl’s, Or Anyone Else

Amazon buying J.C. Penney could become one the smartest moves Amazon has ever made.
Robin Report | Will Retail Become Like the Airline Industry?Article

Robin Report | Will Retail Become Like the Airline Industry?

Chris Walton discusses for the Robin Report why retail could one day look and feel a lot like the airline industry.
AMAZON EXPANDS SNAP BENEFITS TO 11 MORE STATES, NORDSTROM’s Q1 NET SALES -40%, ZALANDO MAKES SUSTAINABILITY MANDATORY FOR ALL BRANDSTop Talk

AMAZON EXPANDS SNAP BENEFITS TO 11 MORE STATES, NORDSTROM’s Q1 NET SALES -40%, ZALANDO MAKES SUSTAINABILITY MANDATORY FOR ALL BRANDS

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s expansion of SNAP benefits in 11 new states, Nordstrom’s Q1 net sales down 40%, and Zalando requiring all brands to pass a sustainable supply chain test.
Fast Five | Walmart Threds UP and a Special Guest Appearance by Steve Dennispodcast

Fast Five | Walmart Threds UP and a Special Guest Appearance by Steve Dennis

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff and Trigo, Steve Dennis stops by to talk Gucci reframing the fashion calendar, while Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and Emma the Intern discuss what Chris thinks is huge news surrounding Walmart and ThredUP, the team’s collective thumbs down…
NEW INSTAGRAM FEATURES TO HELP CREATORS MONETIZE CONTENT, OTRIUM RAISES $26.4M, DOLLAR GENERAL Q1 COMP SALES +21.7%Top Talk

NEW INSTAGRAM FEATURES TO HELP CREATORS MONETIZE CONTENT, OTRIUM RAISES $26.4M, DOLLAR GENERAL Q1 COMP SALES +21.7%

Today’s Top Talk covers Instagram’s new monetization features for creators, Otrium raising $26.4M in funding, and Dollar General Q1 comp sales +21.7%.

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