Today’s Top Retail News Stories

Only one news worthy story to highlight today:

Amazon continues to make Prime Day more than just your typical sale, with the announcement of “Twitch Sells Out: A Prime Day Special Event.” Twitch is the live streaming video platform, owned by Amazon, which primarily focuses on video game live streaming and broadcasts of eSports.  Twitch has 2.2 million creators and 15 million unique daily visitors who consume on average 95 minutes of content each day.

The “Twitch Sells Out: A Prime Day Special Event” will have two 12-hour broadcasts with popular streamers showcasing deals & products curated for the Twitch audience.

Source: Twitch readies 2-day live shopping show for Amazon Prime Day | Retail Dive

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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