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  1. Brandless is shutting down and has stopped taking all new orders and plans to lay off 70 people, or about 90% of its staff, as it winds down operations. Coverage from Hayley Peterson.
  2. Simon Property Group Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Taubman Centers in a deal valued at approximately $3.6 billion. Story by Marianne Wilson.

Source: The SoftBank-backed company that sold everything for $3 is abruptly shutting down, refusing orders, and laying off employees | Business Insider

Source: Simon to buy Taubman Centers in all-cash mega-deal | 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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