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  1. Walgreens will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medicines as the elderly and others at high risk for complications from the Coronavirus strain COVID-19 are urged to stay in their homes. Coverage from Bruce Jaspen.
  2. is trying to interest the nation’s largest retailers in collaborating on the technology behind cashierless stores. So far, they aren’t sold. Story by Aaron Tilley and Sarah Nassauer.
  3. Kohl’s today announced a new partnership with Lands’ End to offer the retailer’s entire assortment of women’s, men’s, kids, and home merchandise on, directly fulfilled and shipped by Lands’ End, beginning fall 2020. Story from Businesswire.

Source: Walgreens Joins CVS To Waive Drug Delivery Fees Amid Coronavirus Crisis | Forbes

Source: WSJ News Exclusive | Amazon Courts Walmart, Target to Join Cashierless Tech Group | WSJ

Source: Kohl’s and Lands’ End Announce New Partnership | BusinessWire

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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