Today’s Top Talk

  1. The nation’s largest retailer of maternity wear has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid sagging sales, increased competition and changing customer tastes. Story by Marianne Williamson
  2. Best Buy is firing the latest salvo in the holiday shipping wars with a new option: next day shipping — with no minimum order. Reported on by Anne D’Innocenzio
  3. Walgreens is officially in flight with a pilot of on-demand drone deliveries in Virginia. Coverage from Dan Berthiaume

Source: Destination Maternity files Chapter 11, store closings likely; looks for buyer | CSA

Source: Best Buy joins Amazon, Walmart in offering next-day delivery | AP News

Source: History made: Walgreens takes off with first drone delivery | CSA

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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