Today’s Top Talk

  1. Coming of a pilot rollout in 11 markets, Starbucks plans to make delivery available throughout the U.S. by 2020 in partnership with Uber Eats (Read More)
  2. Walgreens plans to implement Theatro’s voice-powered store associate tool in all 9,650 of its stores to help improve operations and customer experience. The first 1,000 stores will receive the technology in 2019 (Read More).

Source: Starbucks Delivers to go nationwide | Chain Store Age

Source: Walgreens speaks to power of AI | Chain Store Age

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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