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Planet 13 puts the slow pace of retail industry innovation to shame with its incredible vision and out of this world plans for the future, writes retail expert Chris Walton.
Omni Talk and Planet 13 Co-CEO, Bob Groesbeck talk about the future of the Cannabis Experience Center they are building in Las Vegas. Bob walks Anne and Chris through their plans to take Planet 13, the world’s largest cannabis store, and to expand it into one of the most dynamic retail experience stores the industry has ever seen.
In the last Fast Five before spring break, the Omni Talk crew geeks out over the launch of Instagram Checkout and a $1B Glossier valuation, while mourning the the loss of Shopko and Amazon’s owned brand pop up ads.
Recently, brands like Dollar Shave Club, Casper and Quip have rapidly achieved ‘household name’ status, often disrupting traditional brands from powerhouse companies like P&G. Their strategy of success, known as DTC (direct to consumer), focuses … Continue Reading Thanks to Tech, DTC Brands Make Smooth Transition into Physical Experiences
Really understanding what is at the core of a retailer’s value equation predicts where the future may be headed, and the outlook may not be bright for some of America’s most beloved retailers.
Almost weekly, some retail news outlet, pundit, or legacy brick-and-mortar retailer puts out some enticing piece on how the retail store of the future is this or that. But talking about what the store of the future is versus knowing what it is are two entirely different concepts.
The full Omni Talk crew discusses the fitness of Kohl’s latest plans, Walmart returns at front of store, Harrod’s inking a deal with Farfetch, and Anne’s lack of faith in American Eagle.
Over the last 15+ years, eCommerce has delivered customers unfiltered, 24/7 access to nearly any item or service they may desire but, when it comes to specific categories, like clothing … Continue Reading Shoppers Try on Sneakers via AR with New ‘Wanna Kicks’ App
One of the least understood things about offering guest WiFi is how it can bring a retailer closer to its customers, writes Chris Walton in the final part of his series on WiFi.
As easy as it is to assume that Walmart’s and Sam’s Club’s innovation efforts should be moving in the same direction, there is a really good reason why they appear to be on different paths.
The second part in our guest series discussing RetailMeNot’s 2019 Retailer Playbook.
Chris Walton sits down with Adam Williams to discuss the past, present, and future of retail as the featured guest on the Retail Redeveloped Podcast.
Sam’s Club announced that it has developed, filed a patent and will soon be testing new scanning technology in its Dallas-based innovation lab and club called Sam’s Club Now. Members will be able to test this technology beginning this spring using the Sam’s Club Now app.
Chris Walton offers his serious and slightly comic take on the best and the worst of Shoptalk 2019 in Las Vegas.
Over the last few years, Amazon has introduced over 900 “lockers” around the US giving their customers an alternative point of delivery, beyond their front doorstep, to receive Amazon products. Often located … Continue Reading Commerce at Coachella — Amazon’s purposeful promotion of last-mile dominance.