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  1. Walmart is piloting a new concept dubbed “Walmart Health” in Dallas. The location is adjacent to a typical store, but in a separate building for privacy, and will offer dental, primary care, counseling, labs, x-rays and other services. The retailer stated they, “will provide low, transparent pricing for key health services for local customers. We look forward to sharing more details when the facility opens next month.”
  2. Build-A-Bear workshop is partnering with 2,000 Walmart stores to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day. Facing traffic challenges at their mall locations, the partnership provides the teddy bear retailer a larger footprint to reach customers while, offering a differentiated experience at the world’s largest retailer.
  3. Bed Bath & Beyond has reportedly partnered with Goldman Sachs to explore the sale of several of its core businesses as well as, the entire the company.

Source: Report: Walmart to pilot new health services in Georgia | Chain Store Age

Source: Build-A-Bear leans on 2K Walmart stores for annual teddy bear event | Retail Dive

Source: Bed Bath & Beyond hires Goldman Sachs to explore asset sales | 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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