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  1. Black Friday hit a new high, although it just fell short of predictions. According to analytics from Adobe, consumers spent $7.4 billion online yesterday buying goods online via computers, tablets and smartphones. Story from Ingrid Lunden.
  2. This service allows customers to select a new item before shipping back a return. Coverage from Lisa Rowen.
  3. Toys ‘R’ Us is opening its first new U.S. retail store on Wednesday. Reported on by Rob Jennings.

Source: Black Friday sees record $7.4B in online sales, $2.9B spent using smartphones | TechCrunch

Source: Returnly announces instant exchanges for Shopify Plus | Retail Dive

Source: Toys ‘R’ Us is back, and it’s opening its 1st store this week in N.J. | NJ.com

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Chris Walton View All

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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