Month: July 2020

Amazon Q2 far exceeds estimates, CVS to launch contactless payment w/ Paypal, Dunkin to close 800 stores

Amazon Q2 far exceeds estimates, CVS to launch contactless payment w/ Paypal, Dunkin to close 800 stores

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s Q2 earnings, CVS launching contactless payment via Paypal and Venmo, and Dunkin Donuts planning to…
Fast Five | Amazon the Benevolent Investor or Shady Inside Man?

Fast Five | Amazon the Benevolent Investor or Shady Inside Man?

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern discuss Amazon…
Fast Five Video | Amazon the Benevolent Investor or Shady Inside Man?

Fast Five Video | Amazon the Benevolent Investor or Shady Inside Man?

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern discuss Amazon…
Walmart lays off hundreds

Walmart lays off hundreds

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart laying off hundreds of corporate employees.
Shopify x Affirm, Rite Aid used facial rec. in 100s of stores, Nike Corp. restructuring, Shopify shares up 7%

Shopify x Affirm, Rite Aid used facial rec. in 100s of stores, Nike Corp. restructuring, Shopify shares up 7%

Today’s Top Talk covers Shopify’s partnership with Affirm, Rite Aid using facial recognition in up to 200 stores, Nike’s corporate…
Sycamore Partners offers $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google to go commission-free, Amazon’s new Alexa app

Sycamore Partners offers $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google to go commission-free, Amazon’s new Alexa app

Today’s Top Talk covers Sycamore Partners offering $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google going commission-free for sellers, and Amazon’s new…
Albertson’s sees slowing demand, Unilever to invest heavily in marketing, Walgreens CEO stepping down

Albertson’s sees slowing demand, Unilever to invest heavily in marketing, Walgreens CEO stepping down

Today’s Top Talk covers Albertsons seeing a slowing down of demand, Unilver’s plans to invest more heavily in marketing and…
Neiman to close Hudson Yards store, Amazon met w/ startups & launched competing products, Simon/Authentic Brands bid for Brooks Bros., Walmart health expands to FL/IL

Neiman to close Hudson Yards store, Amazon met w/ startups & launched competing products, Simon/Authentic Brands bid for Brooks Bros., Walmart health expands to FL/IL

Today’s Top Talk covers Neiman Marcus vacating its Hudson Yards location, Amazon meeting with startups and then launching competing products,…
Fast Five | Panera’s Coffee Subscription Goes Gangbusters While We Quote Rhett Butler

Fast Five | Panera’s Coffee Subscription Goes Gangbusters While We Quote Rhett Butler

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern discuss the…
Forbes | Walmart, Target, & Other Retailers Requiring Customers To Wear Masks Is Just Good Business

Forbes | Walmart, Target, & Other Retailers Requiring Customers To Wear Masks Is Just Good Business

Industry-wide mask requirements could be one of the best things to promote the long-term health of the retail industry.
Forbes | 5 Reasons Why Shopify Balance Is Great News For Retail Entrepreneurs

Forbes | 5 Reasons Why Shopify Balance Is Great News For Retail Entrepreneurs

Shopify Balance solves many of the unexpected headaches aspiring retail entrepreneurs encounter when starting their own businesses.
Twitch launches sports category, Aldi to open 70+ stores, CVS/Target/Walmart partner to eliminate bag waste

Twitch launches sports category, Aldi to open 70+ stores, CVS/Target/Walmart partner to eliminate bag waste

Today’s Top Talk covers Twitch’s launch of a sports category, Aldi’s plans to open 70+ stores in the U.S., and…
Fast Five Video | Panera’s Coffee Subscription Goes Gang Busters While We Quote Rhett Butler”

Fast Five Video | Panera’s Coffee Subscription Goes Gang Busters While We Quote Rhett Butler”

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern discuss the…
Domino’s plans new store openings, Google launches mobile video shopping, Starbucks will let loyalty members pay in new ways, Best Buy online sales rise

Domino’s plans new store openings, Google launches mobile video shopping, Starbucks will let loyalty members pay in new ways, Best Buy online sales rise

Today’s Top Talk covers Domino’s store opening strategy, google launching Shoploop (a mobile video shopping app), Starbucks offering more ways…
7-Eleven launches “order ahead,” Walmart x Yahoo Mail, Panera expanding free coffee subs., IG Shop launches with Facebook Pay

7-Eleven launches “order ahead,” Walmart x Yahoo Mail, Panera expanding free coffee subs., IG Shop launches with Facebook Pay

Today’s Top Talk covers 7-Eleven’s new “order ahead” feature, Walmart’s partnership with Yahoo Mail for an online grocery program, Panera’s…