- Amazon is leasing a large space in the first U.S. three-story vertical warehouse in Seattle created by Prologis. Home Depot is also a client as warehouses of this kind are used in Europe and Asia and aims to further decrease delivery times.
- Shopify is spending $450 million to acquire 6 River Systems, a warehouse management and automation developer. The purchase provides Shopify, who has been pushing into warehousing for its clients, access to robotics talent who were previously employed by Kiva Systems which was purchased by Amazon.
- YouTube is opening a Fashion hub which will feature livestreams from runway shows, content from creators, collaborations with fashion brands, and other media. Dior, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren are among the brands which are slated to have their runway shows featured on the site for September Fashion Month.
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."