Today’s Top Talk

  1. Rent the Runway and Nordstrom to expand their partnership. Starting November 18, RTR customers can drop off their rentals at 30 Nordstrom locations. Reported on by Chelsey Sanchez.
  2. Walmart has activated its seasonal toy catalogue with Digimarc’s Scan & Shop technology, enabling customers to scan and shop hundreds of toys via the Walmart app. The tech features in 35m catalogues that are being distributed in Walmart’s US stores, and mailed direct to shoppers. Coverage from David Murphy.
  3. Coty Inc. and Kylie Jenner announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic partnership in order to jointly build and further develop Kylie’s existing beauty business into a global powerhouse brand. Press Release from Business Wire.

Source: Rent the Runway and Nordstrom to Expand Partnership Just in Time for the Holidays | Harper’s Bazaar

Source: Walmart turns to Digimarc to make its printed toy catalogue shoppable | Mobile Marketing Magazine

Source: Coty and Kylie Jenner Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Beauty Brands Globally | Business Wire

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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