Today’s Top Talk

  1. Staples is thinking outside the office with a reimagined store format that spotlights coworking, podcasting and community event spaces. Story by Marianne Wilson.
  2. Beauty retailer Sephora has big growth plans, at a time when many businesses are shutting their doors for good. Coverage from Lauren Thomas.
  3. With 33 new markets, if Starbucks Delivers isn’t in your area, it probably will be soon. Reporting from Dan Berthiaume.

Source: First Look: Staples launching new retail concept in Boston | CSA

Source: Sephora to open 100 stores in 2020, in bid to grow outside of the mall | CNBC

Source: Starbucks serves on-demand delivery to 33 new markets | CSA

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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