Today’s Top Talk

  1. Loblaw is partnering with Takeoff to launch an automated picking facility meant to enhance PC Express Ecommerce Service. The facility is to debut in a Toronto-area store next year. Reported on by Bridget Goldschmidt.
  2. Veteran retail exec Kathryn McLay joins club chain after overseeing Neighborhood Markets. Story from Russell Redman.
  3. JC Penney CEO Jill Soltau says the retailer has “made significant progress on our efforts to return JCPenney to sustainable, profitable growth.” Coverage from Lauren Thomas.

Source: Loblaw Taps Takeoff to Enhance PC Express Ecommerce Service | Progressive Grocer

Source: Walmart names Kathryn McLay as Sam’s Club CEO | Supermarket News

Source: JC Penney surges after the retailer reports a narrower-than-expected loss, but it still sees a steep sales decline | CNBC

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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