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  1. 7-Eleven is moving forward with efforts to make in-store shopping as frictionless as possible. Story by Dan Berthiaume.
  2. John Furner, CEO of Walmart U.S., announced several management changes including the departure of Mark Ibbotson, executive vice president for central operations and real estate. Coverage from Kim Souza.

Source: 7-Eleven tests cashierless store concept | CSA

Source: Walmart U.S. restructures central operations division – Talk Business & Politics | Talk Business Net



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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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