Retail Tomorrow Podcast Series | MNB – MorningNewsBeat

This weekly series of Retail Tomorrow podcasts features Sterling Hawkins, co-CEO and co-founder of CART-The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology, and MNB “Content Guy” Kevin Coupe teaming up to speculate, prognosticate, and formulate visions of what tomorrow’s retail landscape will look like post-coronavirus.

This week, Sterling and Kevin are joined by Chris Walton, CEO and Founder of Omni Talk, one of the fastest growing blogs in retail, and Third Haus, a retail technology lab and joint venture with Xenia Retail, to talk about opportunities both embraced and squandered during the pandemic.  Chris refers to the moment as a “retail reckoning” rather than as a “retail apocalypse,” and talks about both small and large companies’ approach to a changed marketplace.  Plus, Chris, Sterling and Kevin are examples of past prognostications that they got right – and admit to a few that haven’t worked out the way they expected.

You can listen to the podcast here, or on iTunes and Google Play.

Retail News In Context, Analysis with Attitude!

Source: Retail Tomorrow Podcast Series | NB – MorningNewsBeat

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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