I recently published a new post on Forbes titled, “Why Lululemon’s New In-Store Restaurant Will Succeed, While Others Will Fail”
A quick excerpt —
Food can be an important part of a retailer’s in store experience, but just because consumers like to eat does not mean that consumers will want to eat at a retailer’s store. A side-by-side analysis of the recent introductions of food by Lululemon and Crate & Barrel illustrates this point.
Be careful out there.
– Chris and the Omni Talk team
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."