In the latest edition of the Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by the A&M Consumer & Retail Group, and Takeoff Anne Mezzenga and guest host Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Sucharita Kodali discuss:
-Instacart’s powerhouse move, bringing over yet another Facebook Exec, Fidji Simo, to be the company’s CEO and what this indicates for the direction company may be headed in.
-Why Sam’s Club adding Scan & Ship is so much more than a new app feature and may open them up to an entirely new consumer.
-Apple’s new Apple Pay Later platform unlocking interest-free installment payments for all Apple Pay users and how it could take BNPL mainstream.
-7-Eleven’s rollout of mobile checkout to 3,000 stores and Sucharita’s suggestions for retailers when dealing with Big Tech in rolling out these initiatives.
-Asos opening up Nordstrom to the international market with their new co-owned brands and future partnership.
Anne and Sucharita also talk about everything else they’d rather eat before trying Kraft Mac & Cheese Ice Cream, a Sucharita-inspired line of sneakers for Porsche, and what they’d be wearing to an after-party at “Disco Kroger” had it not shut down this past week.
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