- Walmart announced a new grocery pickup milestone: Curbside pickup of select alcohol beverages is now available in 2,000 Walmart locations in 29 states, including California, Texas and Florida. The discounter will also make deliveries of adult beverages from nearly 200 stores across two states – California and Florida – with more being added in accordance with local and state regulations. Story by Marianne Wilson.
- Fashion retailer Primark has signed a lease to open a 34,200-sq.-ft. store at the corner of 11th and Market Streets in Fashion District Philadelphia. The District, which opened in September, is a retail and entertainment center located in the heart of downtown Philly and spans three city blocks across 900,000 sq. ft. The new Primark will open in the company’s fiscal year 20/21, which runs from September 13th 2020 to September 11th 2021. Coverage from Marianne Wilson.
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."