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Today’s Top Talk

  1. Dollar General, one of the fastest-growing retailers in America, is planning to open up 1,000 more stores next year. Coverage from Nathaniel Meyersohn.
  2. E-commerce giant Amazon and the media company are bringing products and influencers to a 10-day shop in their first joint live experience. Story by Kali Hays.
  3. Ulta Beauty reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter even as its sales fell short of estimates amid ongoing weakness in a core category. Reported on by Marianne Wilson.

Source: Dollar Store is opening 1,000 new stores next year | CNN

Source: Amazon, Refinery29 Open First Gift Guide Pop-up Shop | WWD

Source: Ulta delivers another solid quarter of top-line growth | CSA


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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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