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  1. Starbucks revealed their first “Starbucks Now”, in Beijing, focused on specifically on mobile-ordering and pickup for both customers and delivery drivers. Story by Jennifer Marston
  2. Giant Eagle has announced a partnership with Grabango to create a checkout-free experience at the grocer’s stores. Will Glaser, Grabango CEO, indicated in a blog post that it’s “designed to work in stores with more than 100,000 square feet of floor space.” Which would be dramatically more square footage then current Amazon Go locations. Written by Marianne Wilson
  3. CVS announced that they will begin testing a device that would allow people to perform dialysis at home. The market size is estimated to be worth $35 billion and could lead to huge time savings for patients. Reporting by Kate Gibson

Source: Starbucks’ New Express Store Concept in China Focuses on Delivery, Pickup Orders | The Spoon

Source: Giant Eagle partners with start-up to pilot checkout-free shopping | Chain Store Age

Source: Drugstore chain CVS developing home kidney dialysis device | CBS News

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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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