Today’s Top Talk

  1. Amazon is making two-hour grocery free for all Prime members. That means Prime members, who pay $119 per year in the U.S. for free shipping and other benefits, like Prime Video and Music, will now also be able to get grocery products ranging from fresh meats and veggies to snacks delivered for free. Story by Eugene Kim.
  2. Walmart Inc. has replaced the head of Jetblack, a personal-shopping service for upscale urbanites, a widely expected move that could presage a spinoff of the unprofitable venture. Jenny Fleiss, who has run Jetblack since its launch a year ago, is taking a new advisory role reporting to Janey Whiteside, Walmart’s chief customer officer. Nate Faust, a senior vice president of logistics for the company’s online arm who had been working on the Jetblack business over the past few months, will take over. Reporting from Matthew Boyle.

Source: Amazon is making two-hour grocery delivery free for all Prime members | CNBC

Source: Walmart Replaces CEO of Struggling Jetblack Shopping Service | Bloomberg News

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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