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  1. Gap is the latest retailer to dip its toes into the secondhand apparel market, following the lead of Macy’s, Nordstrom and others, in a bid to stay relevant in an industry shaken by changing consumer tastes. Story by Lauren Thomas.
  2. Skipcart notified Walmart on Jan. 31 that it was terminating their relationship effective April 30, according to a letter obtained by Bloomberg News. That end date has since been pushed up to March, and Walmart has already reassigned stores covered by Skipcart to other providers. Coverage from Matthew Boyle.
  3. Meet the new Amazon Robotic Everything Store. It’s 80% store, 20% robot, 100% AI, and it’s right next door. Story by Matt Newberg.

Source: Gap is the latest retailer to get into resale to try to fix its business | CNBC

Source: Walmart Loses Another Home-Delivery Provider | Bloomberg

Source: Meet Your New Amazon Robotic Everything Store, Coming to a Neighborhood Near You | Medium.com

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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