Today’s Top Talk

  1. Inc. is preparing to open Amazon Go supermarkets and pop-up stores, an expansion of the company’s cashierless ambitions that includes the possibility of licensing the technology to other retailers. Story by Matt Day.
  2. PayPal Holdings has made its largest acquisition to date. Reported on by Marianne Wilson.
  3. D2C pioneer Warby Parker has set its sights on replacing your optometrist with the release of Scout, a daily contact lens line. Story by Halie LeSavage.

Source: Amazon Is Planning to Open Chashierless Supermarkets Next Year | Bloomberg News

Source: PayPal in $4 billion acquisition | CSA

Source: Why Warby Parker Launched Scout, a D2C Contact Lens Brand | Morning Brew

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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