Today’s Top Talk

  1. Pinterest will let approved brands and retailers participate in new shopping experiences in an effort to convert passive users into active buyers. Coverage from Robin Williams.
  2. Bed Bath & Beyond had little to cheer about in its fourth quarter update amid declining store traffic and inventory issues. Story by Marianne Wilson.

Source: Pinterest debuts verified merchant program after 46% revenue jump | Retail Dive

Source: Bed Bath & Beyond warns of ‘short-term’ pain in Q4 update | 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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