(Video) Amazon Go expands and Chicago shouts “Da Bezos”

Do you like movies with gladiators in them? This week Chris references Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator as he discusses Amazon Go expanding to more cities, Walmart’s horrible decision on scan-and-go and how it will likely set retail back another 50 years, the Kroger and Ocado deal, and, yes, even deli counters.

If you prefer, you can also check out the audio podcast version on iTunes or on SoundCloud.

Be careful out there,


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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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