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  1. Lululemon opened its largest store last week, more than 20,000 square feet, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. This space offers a restaurant, workout studios, and a meditation space on top of your typical shopping experience.
  2. Reportedly, the iconic Barneys is facing challenges and considering filing for bankruptcy, a path it has previously taken.
  3. All Lunds & Byerlys pharmacy locations, 14 locations, will close this week due to “significant losses.”

Source: Lululemon just opened a sprawling, 20,000-square-foot store in Chicago with workout classes and a restaurant — here’s what it looks like

Source: Why Barneys New York Is Closer to Liquidation Than Ever | Forbes

Source: Lunds & Byerlys To Close All Pharmacies Next Week | WCCO


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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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