Today’s Top Talk

  1. Target and Disney announced a partnership, bringing Disney shops into 25 Target stores this Fall with another 40 more expected next year. As part of the announcement, a small-format Target will open near the Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
  2. On Friday, Nordstrom announced the launch of on online page which would feature “2,000 products from 90 brands “that are made from sustainably sourced materials, manufactured in factories that meet higher social or environmental standards or that give back.” The company also stated that many of these products could be found in stores and that they were joining the G7 Fashion Pact along with 31 other retailers.

Source: Disney is putting dozens of stores inside Target locations while Target set to open at Walt Disney World Resort | CNBC

Source: Nordstrom launches online curation of sustainable goods | Retail Dive

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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