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  1. Amazon confirmed plans for a new store format after job openings were posted Monday. Reported on by Sarah Tew.
  2. After pairing with Apple, Walmart Voice Order is now available on Siri. Story from Walmart Corporate News.
  3. After 24 hours of frenzied buying and selling, and weeks of aggressive advertising and promotions before it, the Alibaba Group said today its sales hit another record high on Singles’ Day, the biggest shopping day on the planet. The Chinese e-commerce giant said its platforms sold goods worth 268 billion yuan, or $38.4 billion today. Reported on by Manish Singh.

Source: Amazon will launch new grocery store as alternative to Whole Foods | CNET

Source: Hey Siri, Add to Walmart: Introducing a New Shortcut for Online Grocery | Walmart

Source: Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion | TechCrunch



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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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