Today’s Top Talk

  1. Former Sam’s Club store, now an online warehouse, opened a small outlet last week that features 2,000 popular items and Scan & Go checkout. Story by Jessica Dumont and Jeff Wells.
  2. French conglomerate LVMH has held preliminary takeover discussions with US jeweller Tiffany & Co., bidding $14.5bn. Reported on by Rupert Neate and Julia Kowell.
  3. Giant Food Stores is adding a little something extra to its new urban-focused Giant Heirloom Market format.

Source: Sam’s Club tests retail space at e-commerce fulfillment center | GroceryDive

Source: Luxury goods giant LVMH makes $14.5bn Tiffany & Co approach | The Guardian

Source: Giant Food Stores’ new Heirloom Market store to ‘tap’ into two fast-growing trends | 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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