Today’s Top Talk

  1. Grocery delivery service FreshDirect is shopping itself after a bungled move to the Bronx has tarnished the company’s reputation and stunted its growth, The Post has learned. Amazon and Walmart recently vetted FreshDirect’s financial and performance data as the grocer’s largest investor, JPMorgan, casts around for potential buyers, according to several sources, including former executives of the company.
  2. Walmart is launching a new service that will deliver groceries — and put them away in your fridge — starting in three cities Tuesday. For $19.95/month with an upfront lock purchase of $49.95, Walmart’s “InHome” grocery delivery service looks to enter and compete in the grocery delivery industry in a new and innovative way.

Source: FreshDirect shopping itself after move to the Bronx fails | NY Post

Source: Walmart will now put groceries right in your fridge, starting in 3 cities Tuesday | 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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