Month: May 2020

AMAZON EXPANDS SNAP BENEFITS TO 11 MORE STATES, NORDSTROM’s Q1 NET SALES -40%, ZALANDO MAKES SUSTAINABILITY MANDATORY FOR ALL BRANDS

AMAZON EXPANDS SNAP BENEFITS TO 11 MORE STATES, NORDSTROM’s Q1 NET SALES -40%, ZALANDO MAKES SUSTAINABILITY MANDATORY FOR ALL BRANDS

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s expansion of SNAP benefits in 11 new states, Nordstrom’s Q1 net sales down 40%, and…
Fast Five | Walmart Threds UP and a Special Guest Appearance by Steve Dennis

Fast Five | Walmart Threds UP and a Special Guest Appearance by Steve Dennis

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff and Trigo, Steve Dennis stops by to talk Gucci reframing…
NEW INSTAGRAM FEATURES TO HELP CREATORS MONETIZE CONTENT, OTRIUM RAISES $26.4M, DOLLAR GENERAL Q1 COMP SALES +21.7%

NEW INSTAGRAM FEATURES TO HELP CREATORS MONETIZE CONTENT, OTRIUM RAISES $26.4M, DOLLAR GENERAL Q1 COMP SALES +21.7%

Today’s Top Talk covers Instagram’s new monetization features for creators, Otrium raising $26.4M in funding, and Dollar General Q1 comp…
WALMART PARTNERS WITH THREDUP, GIANT COMPANY PARTNERS WITH FLASHFOOD, TUESDAY MORNING FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

WALMART PARTNERS WITH THREDUP, GIANT COMPANY PARTNERS WITH FLASHFOOD, TUESDAY MORNING FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart’s partnership with ThredUp, Giant working with Flashfood to cut down on food waste, and Tuesday…
SCANDIT SECURES $80M, GUCCI LEAVES THE FASHION CALENDAR BEHIND, STARBUCKS AIMS FOR MORE DRIVE-THRUS, A NEW APP TO REPLACE DEPARTMENT STORES

SCANDIT SECURES $80M, GUCCI LEAVES THE FASHION CALENDAR BEHIND, STARBUCKS AIMS FOR MORE DRIVE-THRUS, A NEW APP TO REPLACE DEPARTMENT STORES

Today’s Top Talk covers Scandit securing $80M in funding as demand for contactless mobile tech grows, Gucci leaving the fashion…
Forbes | ‘Contactless’ Is Retail’s New Must-Have Safe Word, But Executing It Is Easier Said Than Done

Forbes | ‘Contactless’ Is Retail’s New Must-Have Safe Word, But Executing It Is Easier Said Than Done

Every retailer is going contactless, but what the different interpretations of this word can mean for the safety of both…
VICTORIA’S SECRET TO CLOSE 250 STORES, STARBUCKS’ SALES ON THE RISE, OFF-PRICE RETAILERS ROSS AND TJX Q1 SALES DOWN >50%

VICTORIA’S SECRET TO CLOSE 250 STORES, STARBUCKS’ SALES ON THE RISE, OFF-PRICE RETAILERS ROSS AND TJX Q1 SALES DOWN >50%

Today’s Top Talk covers Victoria’s Secret/L Brands to close 250 stores, Starbucks’ sales on the rise, and off-price retailers with…
Fast Five | Facebook Shops & The Great Amazon/JCP Debate

Fast Five | Facebook Shops & The Great Amazon/JCP Debate

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five podcast, sponsored by Takeoff and Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and…
TARGET EMBRACES IG CHECKOUT, BEST BUY EMERGES A WINNER, MACY’S FORECASTS A Q1 LOSS OF $1B, PRIME DAY IN SEPT.

TARGET EMBRACES IG CHECKOUT, BEST BUY EMERGES A WINNER, MACY’S FORECASTS A Q1 LOSS OF $1B, PRIME DAY IN SEPT.

Today’s Top Talk covers Target’s embrace of Instagram Checkout, Best Buy’s success amidst the pandemic, Macy’s Q1 losses forecasted at…
Fast Five Video | Facebook Shops & The Great Amazon/JCP Debate

Fast Five Video | Facebook Shops & The Great Amazon/JCP Debate

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five podcast, sponsored by Takeoff and Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and…
SHOPIFY ANNOUNCES MERCHANT DEBIT CARD AND PAYMENT INSTALLMENTS, TARGET ONLINE SALES SURGE

SHOPIFY ANNOUNCES MERCHANT DEBIT CARD AND PAYMENT INSTALLMENTS, TARGET ONLINE SALES SURGE

Today’s Top Talk covers Shopify’s new merchant debit card and payment installment plans and Target’s earnings.
Consumer Behavior — How It’s Changed and Will the Changes Last | Placer.ai

Consumer Behavior — How It’s Changed and Will the Changes Last | Placer.ai

Chris Walton sits down with Mike Rielly and Placer.ai to discuss the future of retail given recent changes in consumer…
FACEBOOK RECOMMITS TO COMMERCE, WALMART EARNINGS, AMAZON A CONTENDER FOR JC PENNEY

FACEBOOK RECOMMITS TO COMMERCE, WALMART EARNINGS, AMAZON A CONTENDER FOR JC PENNEY

Today’s Top Talk covers Facebook’s commitment to commerce with the help of Zuckerberg, Walmart’s Q1 results, and reports on Amazon…
JC PENNEY TO CLOSE 29% OF STORES, NFC SHIRT TECH TO BOOST SPONSORSHIPS, DINING BOOKING PLATFORMS EXPAND INTO NEW CATEGORIES

JC PENNEY TO CLOSE 29% OF STORES, NFC SHIRT TECH TO BOOST SPONSORSHIPS, DINING BOOKING PLATFORMS EXPAND INTO NEW CATEGORIES

Today’s Top Talk covers JC Penney planning to close 29% of stores, soccer teams trialing NFC shirt tech to boost…
RETAIL SALES -16.4% IN APRIL, MALL OF AMERICA TO OPEN JUNE 1ST

RETAIL SALES -16.4% IN APRIL, MALL OF AMERICA TO OPEN JUNE 1ST

Today’s Top Talk covers retail sales plunging 16.4% in April and Mall of America planning to open on June 1st.