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  1. Walmart is answering the call to socially distance by offering no contact services for in-store payment, pickup and delivery options. Story by Janey Whiteside.
  2. Macy’s will start furloughing most employees this week. The retailer declined to say how many employees will be furloughed, but said it will be across Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury. Coverage from Melissa Repko.
  3. A possible strike by Instacart workers could occur as workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. Reporting from Alexandra Olson and Curt Anderson.
  4. Workers at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse plan to strike Monday and demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer there tested positive for the coronavirus. Story by Tamar Lapin.

Source: Walmart shoppers can check out, pick up and get deliveries totally contact free | CSA

Source: Macy’s will start furloughing most employees this week as it copes with significant sales losses | CNBC

Source: Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier | AP News

Source: Amazon workers at Staten Island warehouse to stage walkout over | NY Post

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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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