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  1. Walmart has a refer-a-friend promotion. Coverage from Amanda Garrity.
  2. Kohl’s is joining Macy’s Inc. in furloughing a good deal of its workforce and cutting capital expenditures as it extends store closings in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Story by Marianne Wilson.
  3. Whole Foods workers say they will strike Tuesday because the Amazon subsidiary has failed to prioritize their safety during a period of record sales. Coverage from Lauren Kaori Gurley.

Source: How to Order Groceries Online at Walmart and Get Them Delivered Straight to Your Door | Good Housekeeping

Source: Kohl’s furloughs store employees; CEO forgoing salary; cuts cap expenditures | CSA

Source: Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide ‘Sick-Out’ | Vice

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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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