Today’s Top Retail News

Top News in Retail Today

  1. Toys ‘R’ Us appears to be returning this year with six 10,000 square foot stores,  smaller-format stores “approximately 10,000 square feet, roughly one-third to one-half the size of the chain’s previous footprints.”
  2. 7-Eleven expanded it reach today with the announcement of a shipping program to more than 2,000 “hot spots” as it partners with Postmates for delivery to public spaces
  3. Kroger reported digital sales grew 42% in the most recent quarter as “grocery delivery is now available at 2,126 Kroger locations and pickup at 1,685 locations. The company plans to have those options available to ‘everyone in America’ by the end of this year.”

Source: Toys ‘R’ Us Reportedly Will Open Six Stores Ahead Of Holiday 2019 – Retail TouchPoints

Source: Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public space

Source: Roundup: Kroger’s online growth remains strong

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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