- Adobe estimates that the first day of this year’s Prime Day has already passed 2018’s performance with other large retailers’ also benefiting from the sales event.
- Target brings in a Facebook executive to lead technology infrastructure and operations. The retailer indicated he will have responsibility over network connectivity, cloud computing, and technology operations impacting stores, digital, and distribution warehouses.
- Walmart is rolling out a new scheduling system, via JDA Workforce Management, across approximately 4,600 stores to make it easier for employees to pick up shifts, swap shifts, and view their work schedules.
- Rent A Center is planning to acquire Merchants Preferred for $47.5M which is a virtual rent to own services firm.
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."