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  1. DSW’s focus on in-store services and experiences has helped improve sales as the firm works to stave off competition from digital-first brands. Among the tactics the company has mentioned include in-store nail salons, CBD kiosks, and shoe repair.
  2. Target has unveiled a more inclusive kids Halloween costume lineup for 2019. Two of the new costume options incorporate the usage of wheelchairs as well as, two options for those children with sensory needs.

Source: How DSW is fueling a turnaround with in-store nail salons and more | Glossy

Source: First Look: Target unveils Halloween costumes for kids with special needs | Chain Store Age


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Chris Walton View All

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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