Today’s Top Talk

  1. Amazon is looking to bring its cashierless checkout tech, which is currently used at its Amazon Go stores, to other retailers. The firm is having discussions with movie theaters, stadiums, and airport retailers. Reportedly, CIBO Express and Regal theaters are engaged in the conversation with Amazon.
  2. Forever 21 has filed for bankruptcy protection and the company has said it may close up to 178 stores. Another retailer, in the long list of retailers, facing headwinds in the mall shopping space.

Source: Amazon is in talks to bring its cashierless Go technology to airports and movie theaters | CNBC

Source: Nothing Lasts, Forever 21 Discovers, As Another Clothing Chain Files For Bankruptcy | NPR

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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