Today’s Top Talk

  1. Target has announced the nationwide roll out of its loyalty program, Target Circle, which amassed 2 million customers in test cities since it started in March 2018. The program gives 1% back on purchases, personalized deals, early access to sales, and lets customers vote on Target’s charitable giving.
  2. At Home, the low price seller of home products with 206 stores, has announced they are decreasing their store growth rate from the recent 20% per year mark down to 10% to focus on ecommerce. The retailer is planning on starting their ecommerce efforts in January with buy online and pick up in store services.
  3. Kohl’s has announced that Sona Chawla is leaving her post as president in mid-October. Also, Paul Gaffney was named to the Chief Technology Officer role who previously held the same title at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Source: Target taking free loyalty program nationwide | Retail Dive

Source: At Home to ease up on store growth, step into e-commerce | Smart Brief

Source: Kohl’s president departs | 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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