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  1. Kroger, which also owns Ralphs, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, and more than a dozen other banners that sell food and home goods, announced Wednesday that its new tagline is “Fresh for Everyone.” Reported  on by Lauren Thomas.
  2. Costco and Instacart are teaming to deliver prescriptions to the home in less than an hour, and free delivery for orders over $35. Coverage from Christina Farr.
  3. Walmart has introduced Delivery Unlimited in 1,400 of its stores, giving customers the option to pay $98 a year or $12.95 a month for grocery delivery. Story from PYMNTS.
  4. In recent months, Walgreens has held preliminary discussions with some of the world’s largest private equity firms about putting together what would be the biggest ever leveraged buyout, the sources said. Reported on by Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Spector.

Source: Kroger is rebranding with a new logo and slogan | CNBC

Source: Costco and Instacart test free one-hour prescription delivery as Amazon eyes the space | CNBC

Source: Walmart Rolls Out Program For Unlimited Delivery |

Source: Exclusive: Walgreens has explored taking drug store chain private – sources | Reuters



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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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