Year: 2020

SIMON TO SUE GAP, AMAZON IN TALKS TO BUY $2M STAKE IN BHARTI AIRTEL, CVS TESTING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES

SIMON TO SUE GAP, AMAZON IN TALKS TO BUY $2M STAKE IN BHARTI AIRTEL, CVS TESTING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES

Today’s Top Talk covers Simon Property Group suing Gap over failing to pay $65.9M in rent, Amazon in talks to…
AMAZON SUMMER SALE, ALIBABA 6.18 CAMPAIGN, NEARLY 50% OF CONSUMERS WILLING TO SHOP THIS WEEK, H-E-B LIFTS MASK POLICY

AMAZON SUMMER SALE, ALIBABA 6.18 CAMPAIGN, NEARLY 50% OF CONSUMERS WILLING TO SHOP THIS WEEK, H-E-B LIFTS MASK POLICY

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s plans for a summer sale, Alibaba’s 6.18 campaign to help propel post-covid recovery, 47% of…
STITCH FIX TO LAY OFF 1,400 STYLISTS, PINTEREST ADDS ‘SHOP’ TAB TO LENS CAMERA

STITCH FIX TO LAY OFF 1,400 STYLISTS, PINTEREST ADDS ‘SHOP’ TAB TO LENS CAMERA

Today’s Top Talk covers Stitch Fix laying off 1,400 CA-based stylists and Pinterest introduing a “Shop” tab to its Lens…
Retail TouchPoints | Will The Mall Of The Future Be Digital?

Retail TouchPoints | Will The Mall Of The Future Be Digital?

Despite the uncertainties it has unearthed, Chris Walton believes that the coronavirus pandemic has also uncovered new opportunities for the…
AMAZON GROCERY STORE IN CHICAGO, PIER 1 MAKES $20M/WEEK IN ONLINE SALES, RETAILERS DELAY OPENINGS AT AMERICAN DREAM

AMAZON GROCERY STORE IN CHICAGO, PIER 1 MAKES $20M/WEEK IN ONLINE SALES, RETAILERS DELAY OPENINGS AT AMERICAN DREAM

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s new grocery store in the Chicago subrubs, Pier 1 making $20M a week in online…
Robin Report | Will Retail Become Like the Airline Industry?

Robin Report | Will Retail Become Like the Airline Industry?

Chris Walton discusses for the Robin Report why retail could one day look and feel a lot like the airline…
AMAZON EXPANDS SNAP BENEFITS TO 11 MORE STATES, NORDSTROM’s Q1 NET SALES -40%, ZALANDO MAKES SUSTAINABILITY MANDATORY FOR ALL BRANDS

AMAZON EXPANDS SNAP BENEFITS TO 11 MORE STATES, NORDSTROM’s Q1 NET SALES -40%, ZALANDO MAKES SUSTAINABILITY MANDATORY FOR ALL BRANDS

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s expansion of SNAP benefits in 11 new states, Nordstrom’s Q1 net sales down 40%, and…
Fast Five | Walmart Threds UP and a Special Guest Appearance by Steve Dennis

Fast Five | Walmart Threds UP and a Special Guest Appearance by Steve Dennis

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff and Trigo, Steve Dennis stops by to talk Gucci reframing…
NEW INSTAGRAM FEATURES TO HELP CREATORS MONETIZE CONTENT, OTRIUM RAISES $26.4M, DOLLAR GENERAL Q1 COMP SALES +21.7%

NEW INSTAGRAM FEATURES TO HELP CREATORS MONETIZE CONTENT, OTRIUM RAISES $26.4M, DOLLAR GENERAL Q1 COMP SALES +21.7%

Today’s Top Talk covers Instagram’s new monetization features for creators, Otrium raising $26.4M in funding, and Dollar General Q1 comp…
WALMART PARTNERS WITH THREDUP, GIANT COMPANY PARTNERS WITH FLASHFOOD, TUESDAY MORNING FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

WALMART PARTNERS WITH THREDUP, GIANT COMPANY PARTNERS WITH FLASHFOOD, TUESDAY MORNING FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart’s partnership with ThredUp, Giant working with Flashfood to cut down on food waste, and Tuesday…
SCANDIT SECURES $80M, GUCCI LEAVES THE FASHION CALENDAR BEHIND, STARBUCKS AIMS FOR MORE DRIVE-THRUS, A NEW APP TO REPLACE DEPARTMENT STORES

SCANDIT SECURES $80M, GUCCI LEAVES THE FASHION CALENDAR BEHIND, STARBUCKS AIMS FOR MORE DRIVE-THRUS, A NEW APP TO REPLACE DEPARTMENT STORES

Today’s Top Talk covers Scandit securing $80M in funding as demand for contactless mobile tech grows, Gucci leaving the fashion…
Forbes | ‘Contactless’ Is Retail’s New Must-Have Safe Word, But Executing It Is Easier Said Than Done

Forbes | ‘Contactless’ Is Retail’s New Must-Have Safe Word, But Executing It Is Easier Said Than Done

Every retailer is going contactless, but what the different interpretations of this word can mean for the safety of both…
VICTORIA’S SECRET TO CLOSE 250 STORES, STARBUCKS’ SALES ON THE RISE, OFF-PRICE RETAILERS ROSS AND TJX Q1 SALES DOWN >50%

VICTORIA’S SECRET TO CLOSE 250 STORES, STARBUCKS’ SALES ON THE RISE, OFF-PRICE RETAILERS ROSS AND TJX Q1 SALES DOWN >50%

Today’s Top Talk covers Victoria’s Secret/L Brands to close 250 stores, Starbucks’ sales on the rise, and off-price retailers with…
Fast Five | Facebook Shops & The Great Amazon/JCP Debate

Fast Five | Facebook Shops & The Great Amazon/JCP Debate

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five podcast, sponsored by Takeoff and Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and…