Fast Five Video | Zara Closes Stores & We Say Good-Bye to Carter

Our most recent video is now live via our YouTube channel — “Fast Five: Zara Closes Stores & We Say Good-Bye to Carter”

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern send Carter Jensen off in his style for his last show before heading to a big new job. We talk Zara’s store closuresKlarna’s new loyalty programCanada Goose tightening its distributionRoku’s new partnership with Kroger, and why there may be more canaries in the Stitch Fix box. Plus, we put Carter on the hot seat one last time, turn the tables, and ask him to play “How Gen X are You?”

Watch it now via YouTube

To learn more about Takeoff, visit: https://www.takeoff.com/

To read Chris’s latest Forbes piece on retail’s likely W-shaped recovery, visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherwalton/2020/06/12/retails-recovery-will-at-best-be-a-w-disguised-as-a-v/#5834a68838f3

Be careful out there.

– Chris and the Omni Talk team

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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