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  1. Walmart will begin fulfilling orders for third-party vendors who will benefit from more competitive pricing and customers will gain a larger assortment of brands. Story by Melissa Repko.
  2. Walmart wants to grab a share of the $3.6 trillion in health spending by leveraging its 150 million weekly shoppers through the development of Walmart Health centers. Coverage from Matt Boyle.
  3. Walmart will create one omnichannel merchandising team split into six different categories to put the customer at the center of how the company buys and sells merchandise, regardless of whether the deals are conducted in stores or online. Reported on by Kim Souza.

Source: Walmart steps up competition with Amazon by fulfilling orders for third-party vendors | CNBC

Source: Checkup for $30, Teeth Cleaning $25: Walmart Gets Into Health Care | Bloomberg

Source: Walmart streamlines merchandising division with one omnichannel team | Talk Business & Politics

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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