Today’s Top Talk

  1. Target earnings and sales trounced analysts’ estimates, marking a bright spot in retail. Coverage from Lauren Thomas and Courtney Reagan.
  2. The Kroger Co. is growing produce on site. The company announced a new partnership with Infarm, an urban farming network, to bring modular living produce farms to several locations in Washington. Story from Sam Danley.
  3. Lululemon has opened up its new, second-largest experiential store in the Mall of America. Reported on by John Ewoldt.

Source: Target shares surge after company crushes earnings and raises forecast | CNBC

Source: Kroger launches in-store farming | Food Business News 

Source: Shop and sweat? Lululemon offers yoga classes as well as clothes in new store at MOA | StarTribune

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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