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  1. The nation’s largest vision health insurance firm, VSP Global, has acquired Visionworks which operates over 700 stores. The move aims to combine Visionworks’ store footprint with VSP’s e-commerce site “Eyeconic.” VSP opened their own first retail store in Chicago this year which offers services, products, and a VSP network doctor to retail consumers.

Source: VSP Global makes big move into physical retail; acquires 700-store chain | Chain Store Age

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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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