Today’s Top Talk

  1. Bed Bath & Beyond has named former Target CMO Mark Tritton as their new president and CEO. Following the announcement, shares of Bed Bath & Beyond spiked more than 21% on Wednesday.
  2. Dollar General is working on boosting its digital strategy to make it possible for customers to buy its wares online and pick them up at a nearby store. Analysts say that this move could help the retailer attract a younger demographic.
  3. Amazon hosted “AdCon 2019” in Seattle last week, promoting its $10 billion advertising business. The two-day, invite only event featured top executives and breakout sessions that showcased Amazon’s growing line of ad products.

Source: Bed Bath & Beyond taps former Target exec Mark Tritton as president, CEO, stock soars 21% | CNBC

Source: Dollar General Boosts Digital Strategy | Wall Street Journal

Source: Amazon held its first big ad conference last week, luring about 400 people to Seattle | CNBC

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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