Starbucks is Amazon’s Store of the Future (1-Minute Video Post)

Be afraid — soon your local Starbucks, the items on your coffee table, and even the shoes on your feet will all become Amazon’s rent-free storefronts.

Click on the video below to learn more . . .


​Be careful out there,


P.S. Thank you so much to the unnamed woman at Starbucks who helped me in my clandestine effort to shoot this low quality, ad-libbed, first-ever Omni Talk video post. She did a wonderful job, even managing to conceal my ever-growing bald spot without me asking her to.

P.P.S. I tried Amazon’s visual recognition technology on my running shoes at home too. Guess what?  It worked.  And, it will only continue to get better. Don’t think it is just Amazon working on this either.  Wayfair has similar functionality in their app. Google is hot on this too.  Look out when Google get into this game with their information catalog at their fingertips.

P.P.P.S. Please like and, even better, share this post before you go.  Not only will people swoon when you become a member of the “cool people who socialize Omni Talk club,” but I will also be incredibly grateful. Sincerely grateful like I am to all of you who recommended Omni Talk to RetailDive (especially Kevin Iverson) this week. Looks like there is a good shot I will be asked to write for them in September. Stay tuned! You guys rock!

Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.

Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.

Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

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