Today’s Top Talk

  1. Nordstrom is betting big in one of its biggest markets, with the largest single-project investment in the brand’s storied history. Reported on by Marianne Wilson.
  2. Kroger is working with UPS, USPS, and FedEx to bring package-delivery services to its stores. Kroger plans to test the program, called Kroger Package Services (KPS), in about 220 stores in 2019, according to internal documents reviewed by Business Insider. Coverage from Hayley Peterson.
  3. In a bid to help mom-and-pop stores compete in the age of Amazon, the two-year-old company, Faire, is trying to take the risk and hassle out of buying new products. Story by Lauren Debter.

Source: First Look: Highlights of Nordstrom’s long-awaited NYC flagship | CSA

Source: The largest grocery chain in the US is working with UPS, FedEx, and USPS to lure more shoppers to stores | Markets Insider

Source: Faire, A Wholesale Marketplace, Notches $1 Billion Valuation | Forbes

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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