Today’s Top Talk

  1. FedEx and Walgreens are partnering to make online returns more convenient, in a move that’s part of a growing trend where brick-and-mortar retailers cater to the needs of e-commerce shoppers in order to increase foot traffic at their stores.
  2. Meijer is implementing a cutting-edge micro-fulfillment solution to maximize its store footprint while expanding its digital capabilities simultaneously. The new e-commerce fulfillment technology will allow the grocer to maximize space in its stores while simultaneously expanding its online shopping capabilities.

Source: Walgreens partners with FedEx to accept online returns, print labels | TechCrunch

Source: Meijer Deploying Cutting-Edge Micro Fulfillment Solution | RIS News

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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