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  1. Reportedly, Amazon is looking to open a chain of grocery stores starting in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The report stated spaces of 20k to 40k sq feet are being considered and the retailer has signed more than a dozen leases in the LA area.
  2. Instagram is piloting a new feature which would notify consumers about upcoming product releases. The beta a new instant product launch notification service. Consumers would be able set reminders for the launch date, view product details, and purchase through the app. Reportedly, Michael Kors, H&M, Levi’s, Warby Parker and others are among the brands participating in the test.

Source: Report: Grocery stores upcoming from Amazon | Supermarket News

Source: Instagram tests opt-in reminder feature | Chain Store Age


Retail, Top News

Chris Walton View All

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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