Today’s Top Retail Stories

  1. Amazon’s self-made holiday returns this year with its first ever expansion from its typical one day shopping window to now covering two full days.
  2. Sam’s Club is expanding into same-day alcohol delivery through the Instacart delivery service. Currently live in 215 stores across nearly a dozen U.S. states.
  3. Amazon rolls out the opening of the Amazon Professional Beauty Store offering supplies to professional stylists, barbers and aestheticians. Shares of Ulta and Sally Beauty dramatically

Source: Prime Day is back: Amazon’s 5th annual shopping extravaganza will start July 15 and last 48 hours

Source: Sam’s Club launches alcohol delivery through Instacart – TechCrunch

Source: Ulta Beauty, Sally Beauty shares fall after Amazon unveils beauty store for professionals

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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