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  1. U.K. retailer WH Smith made its second push into the U.S. airport retail space with a $400 million deal to buy travel retailer Marshall Retail Group. Reporting by William Sprouse
  2. Saks Fifth Avenue parent Hudson’s Bay Co (HBC.TO) said on Monday it has agreed to a sweetened offer from a shareholder group led by Executive Chairman Richard Baker to take the struggling Canadian department store chain private. Story by Jessica DiNapoli and Greg Roumeliotis

Source: WH Smith to Buy Marshall Retail Group | CFO

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue parent Hudson’s Bay agrees to chairman’s sweetened offer | Reuters



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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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