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Today’s Top Retail News Stories

  1. Target and eBay announce sales that overlap during the same time frame as Amazon’s 48-hour Prime Day. eBay is offering additional deals if Amazon’s site goes down coining the offering as a “Crash Sale.”
  2. Wal-Mart is now accepting grocery delivery orders via picture messages of grocery lists and text message through the WhatsApp messaging platform which, is the messaging medium of choice in Mexico. WhatsApp is highly popular outside of the United States so, this use case has room for expansion.
  3. Apps are expanding world-wide which match unused food with consumers who are looking to save money and reduce food waste.
  4. Mnuchin on China trade deal there’s a “path to complete this.”

Source: Target has ‘deal days,’ eBay plans a ‘crash sale.’ Here’s how retailers are taking on Prime Day — and throwing some shade at Amazon | CNBC

Source: Walmart Mexico begins delivering grocery orders sent via WhatsApp | engadget

Source: Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste | AP News

Source: Mnuchin: ‘We were about 90% of the way’ on China trade deal and there’s a ‘path to complete this’ | CNBC

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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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