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  1. Amazon.com said it is taking steps to prioritize shipments of medical supplies, household staples and other high-demand products in the wake of surging demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Story by Jon Emont.
  2. Uber Eats is attempting to ease the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on smaller food service retailers. Story by Dan Berthiaume.
  3. Starbucks Corp. is doing its part to encourage social distancing. Coverage from Dan Berthiaume.

Source: Amazon Prioritizes Medical Supplies, Household Staples From Merchants Amid Coronavirus | WSJ

Source: Uber Eats delivers relief to independent restaurants | CSA

Source: Starbucks adopts ‘to go’ model in response to coronavirus | 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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