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Today’s Top Talk

  1. Walmart saw weak demand for toys, apparel and video games during the holiday season. Story by Lauren Thomas.
  2. The retailer, known for its eclectic mix of furniture and home decor products, fell prey to debt and ecommerce. Coverage from Kate Gibson.
  3. A fast-growing activewear retailer with a celebrity connection is applying lessons learned as a pure-play e-commerce operation to its brick-and-mortar experience. Story from Dan Berthiaume.
  4. The more time customers spend travelling to IKEA, the more they can buy. Reporting from Simon Chandler.

Source: Walmart earnings and outlook fall short as holiday season disappoints | CNBC

Source: Ailing Pier 1 Imports declares bankruptcy | CBS

Source: CSA Exclusive: Fabletics has seamless experience in store for customers | CSA

Source: IKEA Becomes First Retailer To Let Customers Pay Using Time | Forbes

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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