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  1. Macy’s president Hal Lawton will be leaving to join Tractor Supply as its CEO, succeeding Greg Sandfort, effective Jan. 13. He will also join Tractor Supply’s board. Coverage from Lauren Thomas.
  2. Secondhand apparel platform Vinted raises $141M in funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners, which led the funding round, has also invested in Stitch Fix, Rothy’s and Bonobos. Story from Tatiana Walk-Morris.
  3. Rent the Runway is hoping to make packing for your vacation a little less painful. It has teamed up with Marriott International’s W Hotels’ brand. Reported on by Lauren Thomas.

Source: Macy’s president Hal Lawton is stepping down to become CEO of Tractor Supply | CNBC

Source: Secondhand apparel platform Vinted raises $141M | Retail Dive

Source: Rent the Runway partners with W Hotels so you can pack lighter | CNBC



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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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