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Today is March 16th the day before St Patty’s I’m your host Anne Mezzenga I’m Chris Walton we don’t have anything to Cilantro I mean that’s our coffee coffee yeah m we’re here once again though to not discuss uh cheers in Irish speak but instead all the top headlines Making Waves in the world of omnichannel retailing um Chris yeah what do you have on deck for St Patty’s tomorrow ah not I don’t know I was thinking about that this morning I gotta I gotta amp up my St Patty’s Day game yeah I’m a little worried about it actually because it’s on a Friday which is usually pretty baller yeah when you think about it but but man I’ve been decimated and this week’s been horrible I was sick all weekend my kid got the stomach flu different from me and like just been a rough rough go so I’m glad to be here.
I’m glad to make it into Studio though beautifully recovered be next to you ring in the show guys not so close though yeah still keep a barrier right yes you get to go on spring break spring break next week yes yep and so uh you know I’m I’m ready to do this yes all right um listeners note we will be off next week while Chris is what are you doing going to Disneyland Anne I’m going to Disneyland yeah I’m going to I’m gonna go get my Star Wars on and you’re such a good dad a lot I’ve never taken my kids to Disneyland oh Disneyland’s awesome I shouldn’t say never but I have no intention um I don’t have the patience but my lifelong dream to take my kids to Disneyland actually honestly because my dad took me when I was young and go with im on our own every year and uh and uh you know he passed away when I was 10 so.
Then now you know that’s the key thing for me is yeah take my kids there and re-experience that so so I’m hoping we’re all going to be well enough to experience you will uh once we get there on good old Sun Country Airlines oh God yeah I know right it’s good it’s a it’s going to be fun though you’re gonna need all the Guinness to be prepared for those flights and then we’re off to shop talk I get back and I fly out the next day to shop talk so I’m pumped yeah I can’t wait we’ve got a lot going on at shop talk so make sure that you spend all the time next week making sure that you’re following Omni talk retail on LinkedIn so that you can catch all of our coverage we’ve got some really great interviews lined up so yeah we do should we do the show let’s do it let’s do it all right in today’s Fast Five we’ve got news on Reba’s fourth and now largest autonomous store in Germany with Trigo heb’s new partnership with a company called thumbtack I like that that’s good alliteration Meyer becoming the first grocer to expand access to flash food with SNAP EBT Apple providing video assistance to iPhone shoppers but we’re going to get this podcast started by.
Discussing a new partnership between Best Buy and Roku and oh yes this was Jim lacinski he yeah he came hard over the weekend he was not sleeping on this headline he was really excited he tagged Us in the LinkedIn post so we’re going to cover it for you Jim and your class at the Kellogg School he was pretty like pretty part he was like this is like the biggest headline of the Year kind of like positioning on social media placed headline conversations on LinkedIn um so let’s get to it headline number one Chris according to TechCrunch Roku and Best Buy announced a new first to Market partnership whereby Roku gets access to Best Buy’s advertising platform and in exchange Best Buy customers have exclusive access to Roku branded TVs this relationship is a first for Best Buy as it has never partnered with a TV streaming platform to provide its first party sales data and in so doing the New Deal allows Roku to use the Retailer’s data to Target ads said Julian Mintz co-head of U.S brand sales for Roku media quote we’re bringing together our entire business to build the future of entertainment and advertising making the TV experience simpler offering the right marketing data Tech and scale to drive real results and helping win the entire streamer’s journey together with Best Buy end quote the long one it is a lot very aspirational.
Chris uh what do you think about this partnership like are you feeling the flow that Jim Lesinski is like totally pushing are you on Jim’s agenda can you like can you get on board with it I don’t know I don’t know if it’s like headline of the year but maybe I mean it’s I honestly don’t know what to make of this like I think it’s so kind of bizarre in a lot of ways like I’ve been trying to think about it and like what would I say about this headline yeah it’s interesting that it’s leading the show it’s that it’s that kind of unique to me uh but it’s like a it’s a first of its kind yeah I can’t think of another example of this and the crazy part to me Ann is that it’s crazy for me to think that our data is our first party data you and me as Best Buy Shoppers essentially is that valuable to Roku the number of times that you’ve shopped for a a charger at Best Buy Best Buy is that valuable Roku that Roku would say you know what we’re going to give you our TVs exclusively and not sell them to anyone else that there’s that much value in the coordinated marketing effort from that data at least they think there is.
That that could happen and so you know it begs a question like is this the first Domino that’s going to fall are we going to see this other places did Roku try to do this with Walmart did they try to do it with Amazon were they not interested with Target were they like nope Heisman we don’t want that you know so I have no idea but it’s just crazy to me to think that data is that valuable right when you get right down to it so what do you think though you’re the marketer I mean I think that this it’s a good test for Roku like it is a Best Buy’s a giant retailer that’s in their direct category I again though I question like how much information are you going to get when you’re thinking about the future of the Roku platform and being able to Target advertising which is essentially what what the goal is for them here like how much data are you getting from one subset or one store that pretty much sells one category at this point in time to really benefit that streaming advertising like is it really going to be that much more personalized when you’re just getting served ads for those products as opposed to which I think was likely.
Where Roku probably wanted to go which was with a bigger Mass retailer like a Walmart or a Target where you can get information about them across multiple categories and you start to think about now you can be selling now Roku has the opportunity to sell ads for cpg they have you know ability to sell ads for electronics for beauty like all these other categories where right now it’s just going to be a test in electronics but maybe maybe that’s what they wanted to do yeah you’re you give me kind of thinkingabout it though because now I’m kind of like down on the whole headline because like a lot of ways we talked about this a little bit yesterday roku’s kind of yoked to this now yeah like okay I’m gonna tell my advertisers like I have Best Buy’s data so you can’t expand the Distribution on your.
Your products then or maybe it’s part of the contractor but like Best Buy’s not going to let you keep doing that like so for you to keep giving that value to your advertisers you’re going to have to have this relationship in place right so I don’t I don’t understand that so it makes me think that this is going to be harder to emulate going forward or for others to copy down the road well and I wonder like what is Best Buy getting out of this like they just get exclusivity to sell the Roku TV and for how long like giving away your data is it seems like again like how what what is the value what is the number attached to that data because to me it seems like like I’m maybe I’m missing something but it seems like it’s not as good a deal for Best Buy as it is for Roku in this situation but that’s interesting I think it’s something that will will continue to see as as we see more of this happening because I don’t think it’s the end of it that’s a great Point all right let’s keep going headline number two according to our friends across the pond retail Innovation Hub shout out to Scott Thompson and love your work Reva opened its fourth and largest autonomous.
Checkout store with Trigo the new store is in Cologne which makes it the second one in that City the first of which and we visited last year if you want to see the video you can go to the omitak retailed YouTube channel and see Chris go get me a coffee and oh that’s right that’s the one where I go yeah I’m your gopher yeah we timed you yeah we did Supermarket Sweep we did that’s right I forgot about that German Edition yeah German Supermarket Supermarket Sweep that was terrible oh my God my nose is so bad all right according to rava’s company blog post it quote features more products than all other Reva stores combined combined I’d missed that when I was putting this together including signature items such as coffee machine scales deposit machines and a large variety of alcohol end quote.
It also is reportedly 564 square meters and which if I do that math in my head right now did you do it wait wait wait for it he did not do the math in his head right now uh that was a that was a that was a calculation that makes it a whopping 6070 square feet give or take any rares that I might have encountered in rounding and and this is also you are lucky today because they’ll put you on the spot question is up front from a m the a m consumer and Retail Group here it is is this the sign we need that all is still right in the checkout free world following Amazon’s recent pullback great question you know I it is a great question and I think that’s exactly what you and I were thinking as we were trying to pull together the stories for this week and I do I mean I think that you look at Reva and the place that they have they are uh like cemented retailer part of the fabric of of Germany
And of German Shoppers they know what to expect when they’re going in there and I I think that we’re going to see more success than we than we are seeing Amazon as you know Amazon being challenge of one becoming this entirely new retailer in the space you know providing a level of quality getting people over the hurdle of being like am I going to trust Amazon for my groceries and a new technology format all in one and this might be anecdotal but when we were at the revastore in Cologne the smaller one um it didn’t seem like there was the hesitancy from those Shoppers in the same way that we’re seeing the hesitancy in the YouTube really good point like I feel like people were going in there and maybe it’s just you know the European mentality they’ve had this kind of stuff around for longer they have more of an in and out day-to-day shopping kind of habit than we do in the US here but I think that this is really an opportunity to see this take off I think we’re going to see the opposite of what we’re seeing with Amazon here yeah that’s really interesting.
Um you know for me yeah that’s that’s a really great point I had never thought about that the culture Dynamic there yeah it did feel different it didn’t feel like I was in Hudson News at the airport there was nobody talking about like trains and your or not trains radio because Amazon’s tracking me big brother sorry yeah especially in Germany you think they would be the most you would think of you the exact opposite concern although although they may have been saying it but I would have been able to understand it too I guess but but no it didn’t feel like that was the case but I I agree with you and the reason I point that I actually look I like I went to social media to see like what like the rebel people were saying about it and and one of my connections Annika vuy’s who I’m probably butching her name again Annika Annika yes it is a German.
Pronunciation yeah it probably is we just made that made it a U.S my German pronunciation is horrible but she’s the chief’s acceleration manager at Revo that’s her title and she had this to say after and she said this after the previous three-store opening she’s been a part of all of them and she said yeah this is really interesting to me she said quote back then back when she was opening the first one I was full of question marks is the new technology working as expected do we test enough to find all the bugs our customers understanding what to do have we done enough training Etc today I’m standing outside the store counting customers and curious if this store will perform even better than its sibling stores how exciting it is to be at the Forefront of innovation that tells end quote that tells me.
That the idea of checkout free grocery is still alive and kicking yeah and the key to it to me is that now as we look forward it’s going to be a grocer that develops how to do it on a platform other than Amazon that brings it to Market at scale and I think that’s what we’re talking about here and Reva amongst many others is and Tesco and other people are the furthest along to give us that Journey as Shoppers to figure out how does it work and incorporate it into our lives the way we want which I think your point brings back the Hallmark of what you were saying before right um all right Chris let’s go to headline number three according to windsite grocery business HEB has partnered with home management platform Thumbtack on its first retail offering giving grocery Shoppers access to dog walkers cleaners landscapers and more have you ever used Thumbtack before I have not oh my God it’s awesome I’ve used a thumbtack but not not not not not this Thumbtack as your description well I think you will find Thumbtack the platform more useful than an actual Thumbtack
But it is a amazing platform I’ve used it for everything from like finding a repair person for my furnace to my best friend who had her flower business on there so like she would do flowers for weddings on that thing you can like find anything you need which is why this is such a cool headline unexpected Thumbtack plug okay so more than 300 HEB stores across Texas now have branded displays enticing customers to scan a QR code to access their services and select HEB stores also have thumbtacks on demand feature that offers up names of area handyman lawn care services and house cleaners for hire all at a 10 discount said David steckel senior director of strategic Partnerships at Thumbtack quote thumbtack’s job is to make caring for everything in and around the home a seamless experience for the homeowner expanding into physical retail brings us one step closer to that by allowing us to be a partner for consumers where they’re shopping in store for their pets or getting their backyards ready for.
Hosting end quote Chris yes and now that you know all about thumbtack and what HEB is doing here what are your thoughts I mean I just I especially hearing that you’ve used it before yeah like this seems like dead on nailed it HEB which doesn’t surprise me at all because we’ve talked about and we’ve been in your store or your big Frisco store down in Texas and it was amazing like you’re killing it you’re just dead on understand what your customers want right it’s another angle off the ethos we talked about with Walmart last week in Healthcare centers like help me get the jobs done in my life that’s what’s going to make me go to the place to the to shop your store the convenience of getting everything I need done is so important convenience is the value that a physical store brings that convenience can be the physical store it can be what it gives you the avenue to attempt to try out for the first time like a thumbtack service calling a local handyman in a way that’s easier to get than previously just makes a ton of sense I love it yeah I mean I think there’s a lot there’s a lot of Runway here for HEB with this program like 10 off those Services is a significant discount when I think of like the furnace person that I hired that was you know upwards of a thousand dollars to replace a furnace and 10 off that like that’s a big deal that that’s worth it for me to be giving my contact information to a loyalty program at HEB in order to kind of get that information.
So I think it’s it’s again it’s really smart it’s playing on how HEB can kind of like you said be that that town center Town grocer like be a part of the community ingrained in the community when they’re thinking about how to again like help people accomplish all the things they can in that one spot and I think HEB we have to pay closer attention to this I think you know because they started in Texas there’s not as much talk about them as a grocer as there should be I mean their expansion plans right now are intense you know they only have about three or so hundred stores that are open right now but I think they’re going to give Walmart a real run for their money in some of those Southern States I mean as they’re as they’re again adding services on they have restaurants in store they’re expanding into other categories like pets and beauty and Home Goods like all within their store that kind of put them up into that mass merchandise category no no apparel quite yet but I still think like the more services that they’re offering yeah the speed at which they’re rolling out in Texas and other neighborhoods in those very quickly booming cities like this could be one to really watch closely yeah I think the other point I’d make to Ann is I think the world’s ready for this kind of idea now too.
Because it’s funny like I was singing back like I got approached by a similar idea basically the same execution when I was running lawn and Patio for Target oh really same type of company came in this was like 2006 15 probably 15 and you know I wanted to do it it was hard to get off the ground didn’t happen but like you know the customer just wasn’t ready for it then now I feel like we are like we understand the QR code how to you know that advertisement works there’s still a little bit of friction there so I don’t love that part of the whole design of this but you know offering it as a service within your Collective portfolio of products you give to your customer right I think just makes a ton of sense and I think the world’s ready for these types of things and these Partnerships to develop and grow yeah absolutely all right before we get to headline number four this is the part of the podcast again where we tell you about another great retail conference Ann and I are heading to this summer as the days get longer it’s the perfect time to start making your summer plans so mark your calendars June 13th through 15th and join us at the retail Innovation conference and Expo in Chicago where.
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The podcast two grocery shops ago I think it was um yeah it was it’s just it’s it makes so much sense and number one I love this for the custom customers it solves multiple pain points for customers it’s helping use technology to create a better experience to give people access to better food in a very simple frictionless way it also I think eliminates that you know friction for and providing some more discretion for those who are using snap and EBT programs like you don’t have to you know you’re kind of eliminating the the couponing and like paper transactions that are happening you’re allowing everything to happen in one seamless way giving people the access to Quick convenient pickup for these types of products um and then I think for the retailers like this is a reason to go to Meyer over another grocery store in that region I mean you have access to good I mean Quality Foods like stuff that can be you know meats and uh products across the whole store produce all kinds of things um and it’s at a very low price point and you can see that before you go in there’s no like digging in those random bins in the back back of the grocery store to try to find discounts and ultimately it’s less food waste which is better for customers and retailers than the planet so I I’m a huge fan of this concept and how simple they’re making it yeah I I couldn’t agree more like the fact that this concept
This technology platform hasn’t rolled out to all of grocery or anyone that’s in the grocery business still boggles my mind right because the thing I took from that Eric tribe interview which I want to call for the audience now is it’s so easy to do right it’s a very easy implementation the way these guys have thought through it it’s really smart um you can almost do it without almost any Integrations the way they’ve designed it and so it’s really brilliant in that and into your point it captures something that is really important like it’s got a good Mission behind it so from a sustainability’s perspective it checks that box and then with this announcement too yeah it’s an underserved population it’s a population that needs it the other thing about it from the retail standpoint is it gets people looking at what’s going on in your store by way of your mobile app a lot more like oh what’s on sale today okay do I want that do I want to come in more it probably increases your trips too so there’s a whole lot to like from.
This right which yeah if you haven’t listened to it yet go back check out our interview with Eric tribe I think you’re right it was like two years ago at grocery shop yeah it was fascinating discussion Eric tribe of Flash Food yeah you’re getting you know whatever meat is on sale and like the likelihood of you having all the ingredients for the rest of whatever you’re gonna make with that that night is probably low so you’re definitely increasing basket size when you’re when you think about like what that trip now looks like for the groceries so good good things all around Chris right um all right let’s go to headline number five Apple’s introducing a virtual service called Shop with a specialist over a video which connects us customers looking to purchase an iPhone with a retail associate via a secure one-way video shopping session according to.
Chain storage Apple customers can visit a dedicated page of the Apple eCommerce site and in a few clicks instantly connect with an apple associate for advice on selecting the best iPhone model once connected customers can then compare features colors sizes and the best deal through the Apple trading program or their carrier Shop with a specialist over video is available to customers in the US from 7am to 7 PM Pacific time every day on the Apple website during a session an apple associate will be on camera sharing their screen but they will not be able to see the customer if customers find that in a session is unavailable or access the page after hours they can contact an associate over the phone or via chat 24 hours a day Chris yeah yeah what do you think about this yeah this was interesting I put this one last deliberately um because I you know I thought it was a good one to close with we don’t talk about Apple all that much either um but I was excited about it because I’m actually doing a rapid fire panel at shop talk it’s a cool panel it’s got um Laura Kennedy from CB insights who’s their principal analyst Angela Clark from Patagonia who you met at eatel wax yeah yeah and pramabad the chief digital officer at Ulta and in my prep with them all of them have talked about this idea of concierge service or con even conversational Commerce to that angle as well and so there’s a lot of heat around this idea and what I love about what Apple’s doing is they’re taking a page out of Best Buy’s book really like the virtual store concept they had to help sell their products they’re doing the same thing and I just like that because I think it scales better so I think this is the approach you’re going to continue to see I’m a little bit against the kind of conversational like let’s have the store.
Level employees be texting back and forth to the customers day in and day out I think it’s I think at Mass that’s going to be really hard to do and really hard to do efficiently I think this is a better way to do it now if you’re a upscale premium retailer or brand then I like it because you have the margins you have the the sill stuff that’s equipped to do that probably better able to handle it and consistently do it the right way I like it there but for like a discount experience sure I don’t like it as much and so I think this is the model we’re now seeing it twice Best Buy and apple this is the model that people are going to use going forward that I think is something to watch yeah I agree I mean I actually think about this going Beyond just the the help with purchase experience and really about how this starts to get tested in that area but then it starts to play out in other areas like post purchase right it reminds me of a conversation we had with Antonio Gonzalez from uh talk desk where he was talking about how a lot more retailers are investing in video for their interactions with consumers.
Because it just creates a different environment for that transaction to take place it’s not you know a faceless thing you’re working you see an associate there talking to you they’re responding to you in real time it doesn’t feel like you’re you’re talking to a robot and I think that especially when you’re purchasing things that are higher price point like you’re saying like in a luxury with a luxury retailer or in this case with apple like I think that there’s some value to like having that human connection there psychologically like I just think it’s a better purchase experience overall what do you think about that part though then we can’t see the person well I think it seems like antithetical to me I think that I think it’s weird that you can’t see the customer but I I’m sure that’s you know at this point in time like okay that’s that’s fine yeah I guess I think no.
They’ll think you can see them right and as a customer like you still get the price the privacy and comfort of like if I’m shopping in my pajamas and I don’t want people to watch me I I’m fine seeing the associate but I don’t want people to see me like that’s fine you can still have your camera off if you want you’re okay with that okay I’m okay with that I I just I think this is some Next Level stuff I think we’re gonna start to see apple roll this out further and we’ll and just like with you know mobile checkout or showrooming that Apple’s kind of been the gold standard on I think we’ll start to see a lot of other retailers think about how this works within their organization yeah I agree I think you’ll see a hell of a lot more of this all right Chris should we get to the lightning round let’s do it all right um question number one premium ice cream brand van leeuwelin I don’t even know how to say this their ice cream is great I’ve had it but I don’t know how to say the ice cream anyway no idea they debuted a new Savory sweet flavor in collaboration with the leading ranch brand Hidden Valley.
if you I know if you had to take what’s the worst study thing of my life I don’t know I think mac and cheese ice cream was worse but uh if you had to take one of your favorite food items and make an ice cream out of it Chris what would it be oh my god did we talk about this recently on a trip I feel like we came up with something and I it’s not coming back to me but was like something really good I was like oh that’d be a great ice cream maybe my kid said something to me too but no um on the spot I mean right now like I just want I just want Kahlua ice cream like forget putting people on top of ice cream just give me Kahlua ice oh I’ve never had Kahlua on top of ice cream that sounds great really like in an avocado or something oh yeah it’s fantastic oh I did it I I did it at uh.
Oh yeah we did it at the NCAA I did I did I did Kahlua I did Frangelico I party got it right I’ve already had it already had it yeah right you did it it was so memorable all right clearly all right Chicago man recently sued Buffalo Wild Wings because its boneless wings are in fact breasts and not wings and how disturbing is that last statement to you very and is it and I’m not surprised that there’s a man like there’s breasts in this meat no I want wings wings only does it make you not want to eat them though it does me like I don’t like boneless wings anyway but like I’m like that’s so weird to me now that I’m thinking about that it like kind of creeps me out I don’t know it’s not I don’t know you don’t think so okay I mean they’re boneless like what do you expect them to be I’m like so creeped out by it I don’t know why it just it needles me like it’s a tender it’s I would say like is a tender a breast or a breast a tender because the tender is like a different part of the chicken right I know it’s like this whole he’s got he got me going down this mental Rabbit Hole yesterday do I think it’s I don’t know how to get out of no but no I don’t think it’s lawsuit worthy but I think it’s it’s definitely worth talking about mentally oh my God all right good start that conversation when you’re out watching March Madness games this weekend at Buffalo Wild Wings like are these that’s why we do this or a breast or a wing can you clarify please right drop me a diagram and how weirded out are you by it like not at all so why we do the show um all right Chris Funko the famous bobblehead maker is destroying millions of dollars in product to save on storage costs and make its fulfillment centers more fulfillment if someone asked you to take millions of dollars of bobble heads.
Off their hands what would you do with them oh my god um okay what’s coming to my head I think I would have a tantric bobble head meditation session somehow where like all million bobble heads would be bouncing up and down at the same time and I’d be saying things like um that sounds terribly creepy you’re like the greatest horror movie of all time all right the American Kennel Club recently announced that the 31-year run of the labrador retriever as America’s favorite dog breed has been overtaken by the French Bulldog and what is your favorite French thing to do you can take this in any direction you want so many French things but um I’m gonna say like put butter on it put butter on it yes that’s a good one the French love their butter yes they do that’s what I would say put butter on it but that’s the answer you know I saw something this week that was uh the last time in Paris throwing through my mind but that’s why it was a bone marrow butter candle that you light and you dip your bread in the candle the candle melts butter all over a plate and you dip your bread in it sounded so decadent and wonderful oh my God that sounds horrible that sounds like it’s bad to be as Ranch ice cream oh no it sounds wonderful oh my God before I get out of.
Here I’m getting nauseous all right that wraps us up today happy birthday to Lauren Graham flavor and the man who showed us Ava do you think you can still do that at 64. I’m sure he can and fought for that one actually folks and wanted me to say that but and also to the man who showed us that anything can be done as Anne likes to say in two and two and two Chuck Woolery and remember if you could only reader listen to One retail blog in the business and so proud of herself right now making Omni talk our Fast Five podcast is the quickest fastest rundown of all the week’s top news and our twice Weekly Newsletter tells you the top five things you need to know each day and also features special content exclusive to us and we do it all just for you and try really hard to make it all fit within the preview pane of your inbox you can sign up today at http://www.amitalk.blog thanks as always for listening in please remember to like and leave us a review wherever you happen to listen to your podcast or on YouTube and so in and then we’re off next weekend yeah we’re off next week reminder yep we’re off next week for spring break and in preparation for shop talk we’ll be back the week of shop talk so until then on behalf of all of us at Omni talk. Happy St Patrick’s Day and of course be careful out there.
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