High level talks are underway in Washington to try and reduce US-China trade tensions. Our regular economic commentator, business journalist Diane Brady, assesses whether there is likely to be any breakthrough. Also in the programme, following a vote in the House of Commons urging UK prime minister Theresa May to restart negotiations with the EU over Brexit, we look at the possible next steps with Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, and Jonathan Portes, professor of economics at Kings College, London. Quarterly growth at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is at its weakest level for two years, though the firm’s net income rose 33%. Chris Walton, director of consultants Red Archer Retail in Minneapolis assesses the strength of the firm. Plus our reporter finds out why old-fashioned typewriters are enjoying something of a renaissance.
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."