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Today is May 25th 2023 I’m your host Anne Mezzenga and I’m Chris Walton and we are here once again to send you into the weekend with the most important headlines from the past week that highlight how the physical digital and human elements of retail are evolving to shape the future Chris yes Anne I hear you have an important announcement you’d like to wait I do it it’s a say today I do it’s not so much an announcement as it is like more of a statement that I want I want that I want to say just to put everyone’s mind at ease you know we’ve done a lot of travel these past few weeks and we’re in Portugal Barcelona and the one question I get from everyone is do you do your own stunts because I think Tom Cruise has set the bar so high for us and you know with flying on airplanes climbing mountains like podcasting’s tough and so.
People ask me do you do your own stunts and so I won’t ask you so I want people to know and everyone all our loyal fans out there that yes Ann and I do all of our own stunt there’s no AI there’s no artificial intelligence at play here it is just Ann and I sitting in front of the microphone it’s like a chat GP teeth knock or what is going on it’s just it’s just I get asked that sometimes I’m like yes rest assured safety is our number one priority on this show and we’re always keeping it top of mind and Chris I don’t even know what to do with that information that.
Was like I don’t it was such a like schizophrenic moment of like what are what are you it’s so random man right yeah yes but how do you go from retail news to doing our do our own stunts and we do our own stunts on this show all right but you know what else Ann we’ve got what we’ve got a review to read oh yes yes we do and it comes to us this week from mookie DTR you gotta love the Apple podcast what do you think DTR stands for down to retail I don’t know.
I was like thinking that too Doug Mookie’s down to something down to retail yeah but mookie here’s what mookie DTR had to say a must listen podcast I am a co-founder of a fashion data company and listening to Ann and Chris is an essential part of my routine listening to Omni talk is a critical part of my education wow yeah mookie DTR down to like Runway maybe down to Runway yes I like down the runway let us know mookie down the runway we we have named.
Your DTR acronym for you um thank you for being a loyal listener that’s really amazing um you all can leave us reviews yes you can give us ratings um that is that he makes a huge difference to us um and how we are able to produce all this wonderful content um also one more thing yeah yeah Chris somebody reached out to me today this week on LinkedIn was like oh it’s great to be connected on LinkedIn I listened I’ve listened to the podcast for years and it’s like yeah why weren’t we connected yeah I know right go ahead say hello to us if you aren’t connected on LinkedIn already like let’s be friends there and you can find out about other content you can direct message us too about like what we covered and shouldn’t have talked about or check us check ourselves before we wreck ourselves yeah if you thought the do your own stunts joke was funny or just landed like a
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We do our own stunts comments yeah but let us know reach out yeah if you’re not connected with us on LinkedIn connect with us you know say hi meet the world to us every time you guys do that so really appreciate it what are you doing for the Memorial Day Weekend Chris uh Not much got a barbecue you gotta clean out the house gotta get ready for a little garage sale coming up in the first week of June I’m a little busy Anne right now a bit a little busy with the household responsibilities yeah yeah what do you got planned um I’m gonna go for a day with my mom and sisters tomorrow no sorry Saturday it’s Thursday today and we’re gonna do a little shopping a little thrifting little pedicures little cocktailing you know that’s about it pretty much um and then you know my husband’s golf he’s in a golf tournament oh right because he’s a golfer I’m saying this with a golfer yeah golfer which also requires him to be gone almost all Sunday and almost all of Monday so we’ve entered that territory that you talked about years ago and you’re like it’s fine he’s just he’s just picking up golf he thinks it’s fun and Chris was like nope.
Just going to a dark place and just hold on you’ll never see him again yeah on the weekends especially all right Anne what should we do the show let’s do the show all right in today’s Fast Five we’ve got news on the always Innovative Innovative English accent English yeah oh you’re gonna do that too yeah Innovative wake Fern piloting something thing called a free ask yep Uber debuting group ordering for groceries Walmart adding free pet Telehealth to Walmart plus Amazon adding ID verification to its Amazon one Palm pay system but we begin today and with even bigger news out of Walmart Walmart hitting the headlines twice this weekend yeah we do so Chris Walmart has opened a new microfulfillment Center store in Arkansas of all places surprise surprise shocking surprise surprise surprise what was that from like uh Gomer Pyle right yeah I think yeah yeah wow reference it no one under the age of 30 will understand but yes.
Um I’m hitting our core demographic uh according to chain storage Walmart has opened a high-tech uh micro fulfillment center at store 100 in its hometown of Bentonville Arkansas it’s the second micro fulfillment center of its kind with the first being a proof of a concept that they were located in Salem New Hampshire New Hampshire yes um the microfulfillment center is powered by a proprietary storage and retrieval system called the alphabet Walmart acquired the alphabots Creator alert Innovation back in October 2022 after having worked with them to develop mfcs since 2016. finally Walmart also said it plans to continue opening mfcs
and select stores in the coming years Chris um kicking off with a big big story from.
Wallace what do you think about this yeah there’s I got a I got a lot of feelings about this Anna you know on the surface I’m a little bit mixed really that’s a mix is I would say okay yeah mixed uh because it was funny I looked back at a piece I wrote about the Salem New Hampshire pilot in Forbes and believe it or not and here’s the funny title Walmart’s alphabot robot is the beautiful first letter of a new retail language and that was the title he doesn’t just do his own stunts he also congratulates himself also writes his own also writes his own crappy titles yes um but the crazy thing about that story and why I brought it up is I wrote that in August of 2018. I actually thought it was 19 but I looked it up it was August of 2018. yeah which is five almost five years ago yeah so it gets me the reason I mix it gets me asking the question of like why five years why did it take five years to get to the next test and why is the next test in Arkansas which makes me.
Think the Walmart execs want to be really close to seeing how this works because they acquired the company and so they’re gonna they’re gonna have their eyes on this so my hope is that it does work we know the founders John John and Bill very well yeah John and Bill very well and you know wish the best for them um but the other thing you know so that’s kind of why I’m like okay what do we really have here I don’t think we know yet but the thing that I am happy about is it shows that the idea behind putting automation at the store level in the store operation is not dead yeah Walmart is still pursuing it there’s still of course the ambiguous we’re gonna put this in more stores later on yeah which is not totally all that telling yeah it’s kind of what you’d expect but I’m hopeful because I think there is a there there if we can figure this out and this is the you know kind of the Cadillac solution from our understand one of the Cadillac Solutions out there to do that so I’m curious to see how it plays out watching it but.
I’m mixed because of just what has transpired over the past few years yeah I agree with you um in a sense I think that I I’m in agreement that this is a good sign that they’re moving forward that they’re picking this back up I mean you have to consider that three of those five years were during a pandemic which I think shifted a lot of priorities like they were they were moving they were one of the early movers on this back when you know it pre-pandemic they were in the 18s the 19s like they were really into investing in this and trying to figure this out but I think appropriately had to shift course to figure out how to keep stores open employees safe that kind of thing and I think it makes sense to me that we’re seeing this happen Chris because as a retailer right now I think the number one thing that you’re focused on is how to conserve costs like where you can find efficiencies in your operations and another thing is how to navigate labor shortages for now and for the future and as part of like that investment in you know cost conservancy.
and so I think that if you’re investing in Tech like automation right now that helps you drive fun drive forward on both of those fronts and drive sales and that’s you know this is the way that I think we’re gonna to continue to see Walmart doing this I do think we’re going to see them open up other stores yeah and that’s a great Point too many because I think Walmart at the end of the day can play the long game here yes they don’t have to rush this right and figuring it out if you figure it out is a big prize at the end of the day so you know yeah I mean ultimately net net I’m more positive about it than I am negative but I think it is curious the timeline so yeah awesome all right let’s go to the next headline wakeford is expanding its in-store retail media presence with something called free ice I love this so much I know you do and it cracks me you have the name I don’t ask it’s not a chaos it’s a free ask oh my god what have I created here according to a company press release a free ask is a quote multimedia sampling Kiosk for.
Turnkey multi-sensory in-store retail media activation end quote or said another way a vetting machine for free samples that you activate by way of what it appears to be according to free US own website a scan of your mobile phone yep Wakefern plans to place free ask units across 95
shoprites and in its the fresh grocery stores the press release goes on to say that quote freeos campaigns generate an average sales lift of over 50 percent with 70 of buyers being new to the brand and over 20 of the converted Shoppers repeating purchases post campaign end quote and yes it’s obvious that you’re loving this already but more importantly I’m excited about this this is the a m put you on the spot question of the week oh man here it is with the rapid expansion of online shopping retail media is becoming more and more popular with Brands the free freeos technology provides a new way for Brands to engage with consumers digitally in store but are there deeper opportunities to this technology or is this just a glorified Costco sampling station you are no thoughts it’s not a glorified Costco you don’t think so this isn’t Grandma Dorothy handing out wiener Wings this is like this is amazing there’s so much opportunity here and what a great question a m i mean number one the customer scans their phone look this up.
So you can see it it is like it is a giant end cap with like you scan your phone like you’re scanning in to um check in for your flight like you said yeah it’s a giant kioskian like thing yeah it’s got display it’s got product right there on it it’s got a little screen where you can put all kinds of retail media opportunities at point of purchase you can spit out a sample you get your products in the hands of consumers right then and there they can try it see if they like it and pick that up and you have and yes and you have conversion right there you gained a new customer from giving that free sample away with this like cool idea now the only risk here is the only risk yeah only risk it for me is that this cannot be like the Dollar Shave Club kiosk that is in the Mall of America that like that’s super cool but it never is functioning so that could be a problem because this is not this is a big like look at me fixture this is not messing around so if that doesn’t work it could actually have the exact opposite impact for the brand if you’re like why does this crappy thing look like it’s just sitting here and not.
Doing anything so yeah but I love it so much and I cannot wait I gotta find one I gotta find one I don’t know I’m more hedging on the latter side of the that question like I don’t know like I I just have so many questions about this Anne do you just believe Chris I I just believe in the freeosk the the power of the free free I mean yeah I mean there’s a lot of power in the free but I mean on the pro side I get it on the brand side because it gives you first party data yes but I’m still wondering what is the value here like even the quoted lift seems really low to me 50 yeah for my sampling days back at Target like I remember the lifts being a lot higher and I did some research on that yeah for the most part it seems like they are for in-store sampling events so this doesn’t seem that high and then I also wonder if there’s all the labor savings that you would expect from this too because you still have to have somebody come into the store to restock it you still have to have your store employees deal with it when it’s not working yeah versus it seems simpler and easier to just do a traditional sampling event that probably has a higher return on investment too but I don’t know at the end of the day if the brands are willing to pay for it it seems like a low risk task the other point I would make 95 stores is nothing.
To sneeze at and so we’ve said this before on the show when retailers find something they like they roll it out really quickly so that tells me that there could be a there there but I don’t know I’m still worried it’s just gonna become like it’s kind of the cool fad thing it doesn’t seem like the right idea from a user experience standpoint to to me too look at Sephora samples like people go in there they have to limit the number of samples that you can get in one day because people love it so much I know but your reference to the Dollar Shave Club at the mall is dead on that’s what I thought of too so like I’m Edward scissor handing this one and I hate to do it I don’t like doing it on.
The show but I’m hedging I’m hedging Anne I’m Edward scissor handing this I’m hedge your jokes are I’m awful I’m hedging Anne I’m hedging like Edward scissors two are you hearing like I mean I don’t know what to say about this there’s terrible metaphor works at oh my God I’m a hedgie I’m moving on I can’t handle this um don’t don’t uh yuck on my yum with the free ask okay yuck on your yum yeah what is that a Minnesota term no this is what all the we don’t say that down in Zona um oh my God oh my God someone help me please um come to Minneapolis I need help okay headline number three Uber has debuted group ordering for grocery according to Progressive grocer Chris the new service enables customers to invite others to add items set deadlines for when to order and automatically divides the bill from eligible Merchants users can also set up recurring orders so that group members get regular reminders to add their Essentials to their shopping list Chris thoughts uh I like this a lot yeah me too I think it’s a big headline we’ve talked about group buying a lot in the show why it hasn’t happened in the States this is a this is an evidence that that Trend might be happening but the other thing too is it highlights for me the importance of what we covered in our bunch of podcasts recently about.
A couple months ago and that is namely that people want Groceries on regularly scheduled intervals and the idea that group purchasing together on a truck or a car like like Uber’s doing here has economic benefits both for the end consumer and for the retailer so for example and consumers can split their purchases among themselves as the case in this example the delivery fees are probably lower and for the retailers the great thing about this is they can schedule the the Fulfillment off peak you know they don’t have to have the drivers in their stores while they’re open so the only real difference I see here in this story versus what we covered with buncha back in the podcast is how you’re handling the workforce you go W2 or do you go gig workers like uber you know does there’s pros and cons to each the type of delivery that they’re trying to do here to me is more complicated in the quality expectations are higher than a standard Uber delivery I think or a standard instant card delivery because you’re bunching things together you’re gonna have to make sure that that’s coordinated well you’re not.
Mixing the orders you so for me I want the standard consistency of someone doing that the right way each and every time at least that’s where I would hedge to start but somebody out there weigh in I could be wrong on that assumption but that would be how I would go if I was trying to do the regularly scheduled delivery idea with the off-peak picking yeah but what do you think Ann I mean I didn’t really think about it to me it didn’t seem like operations will have to
change that much it’s just going to be like I think they have the tools to do it it’s just going to be the drop-offs will be you know four bags instead of two bags so yes you might have some
instances but it doesn’t seem like it’d be that different from just doing you know four different orders to different homes that day but I think for me I I agree there’s a lot of potential here this is very common in you know China specifically timu that app has been you know they’ve been doing it with that for a long time but for me I think the concern is really about how you get customers engaged in this like it might yeah it’s it makes sense if like you all if you have three
roommates living together at college but I mean how are you gonna get you know.
Larger segments of the population to do this and a bunch of successful in doing this because they’ve dropped the delivery rate down to a dollar you know and some change and I think that you know you still have to get everybody in a house ordering from the same place consistently and then dividing that or you know for me this is like a huge saving that’s more about a
savings for the retailer and for Uber than it is for for the customer to start and so I think that Ubers and the and the retailer are going to have to figure out like how they quickly pass that savings on to the customer then too because you’re gonna need to do that to give customers a reason to adopt this sort of change in behavior and I think it’s possible especially with the
looming recession that we keep have we keep talking about inflation and the price of groceries like I think there’s there’s potential here I just think it’s really going to depend on how you incentivize the customers to order this way yeah right and and to that point and.
The other point I would mention on this story is mark my words but in the span of the next I would say if I was predicting here I would say in the span of the next year and a half to three years yeah we will see regular scheduled deliveries as an option on the PDP oh for sure yep I I completely it’s not there now but it’s coming and services like this like bunch of like uber are going to be the ones that that enable that for retailers along with a whole host of other Technologies as well yeah especially as you know return free returns go away delivery costs increase like without a doubt we will definitely start to see more scheduled and planned ordering yeah so if you’re listening and you’re running e-commerce that’s something I would highly highly recommend you start to look at as an option for your delivery scheduling all right headline number four Walmart has added a new benefit to.
Walmart plus and I’m sure all you cat lovers out there will lap up like spilled milk on the front porch like what I did there and I did according to CNBC oh my goodness this is getting out of control help me according to CNBC beginning this past Tuesday Walmart began partnering with Veterinary Telehealth provider pop spelled p-a-w-p I looked up how to pronounce that Anne to offer Walmart plus subscribers free access to Virtual veterinarians for a year Walmart plus subscribers will have until November 19th to opt in and Pops annual membership normally starts at 99 compare and contrast that in with Walmart plus and I’m barking like a dog on this one do you want to bark with me now uh park with me now what’s that song that’s not a song
um right bark with me um where are my dogs at Park with me now no no no no no it is right yeah um I’ll give you another quote from a song another one as DJ Khaled would say because this is another reason to get a Walmart Plus Membership I love it I think it’s so great I love it PetSmart.
Petco chewy this is another way that Walmart is inching into your territory and a pretty big one I would say when over 66 of us households own a pet and the in the pet industry alone is over a
billion dollars so I think it makes total sense not only can I have my Veterinary appointment which is very hard to get there are not a lot of veterinarians you have access to this 24 7 plus you can have your you know whatever medications you need or pet essentials from that app delivered any hour of the day within hours with free with my Walmart Plus Membership so I I
say Simon another feather in the cap of the One Stop Shop you’re liking it yeah yeah I’m very disappointed you didn’t you didn’t understand my little bow wow reference to Anne that’s a reference from a little Bow Wow song who I I know you celebrated his entire collection back in high school no yes I know you do well I think it’s brilliant too Ann and I put it in the why the hell not that’s that’s the category I put it in.
Why the hell not as a proud pet parent and pet parent that is the first time you’ve ever said that I know I’ll see if you’re listening I’ve been I’ve been I’ve been learning yeah I’ve been warming up to Ginsburg I I yes shout out to Ginsburg too the Bernie doodle at home Ginsburg is shouting that’s for sure she’s shouting the whole time this podcast is happening but you said it finding a veterinarian when you need veterinarian veterinarian I can’t say that better veterinarian there you go it’s a major pain in the ass Ian there’s a massive shortage of them yes and so like you know and most of the reasons for like here’s the crazy thing to me and most of the reasons for our visits are like my dog ate something it shouldn’t have eaten at two o’clock in the morning yeah so can you prescribe medication or do I need to bring them in yeah right and like I’d love to have that pre-vetted get the joke there before I make the trip to some emergency room in Cottage Grove Minnesota which is like 40 minutes away you know like it just it makes sense so great move by Walmart it gets him in the pet conversation more overtly and that’s gonna take some share it has to take some share yeah for sure for sure it does I mean that that’s the same move that we saw all the other pet retailers going after bringing in this like service business now Walmart’s got it and your groceries and your other household essentials and all your pet stuff like pet food whatever it’s all there I wish we had the license to that music right now to like use that as the segue into this next headline bark with me now oh God I’m very glad we don’t.
Please save me this show is almost over thank God headline number five hold on to your seats at oh my God Chris you’re doing so many of these in all the headlines headline number five hold on to your seats all you ball game beer drinkers out there because Amazon one now comes with age verification according to an Amazon press release fans of the Colorado Rockies can now buy beer with just the palm of their hands Amazon has launched a new capability called age verification which enables adult customers ages 21 and over to purchase alcoholic beverages by simply hovering their Palm over an Amazon one device without needing to show a physical government-issued ID Coors Field home of the Colorado Rockies will be the first location to offer Amazon ones age verification capability so here’s how it works customers already enrolled in Amazon one can take advantage of age verification by visiting one.amazon.com and uploading a photo of the front and back of their government issued ID such as a driver’s license and a selfie then on the bartender side of things an enrolled customer who is of age hovers their Palm over an Amazon one device the bartender will see a 21 plus message along with the customer uploaded selfie on the screen the bartender then does a quick visual match of the photo on their.
Screen with a customer in front of them and proceeds with the sale Chris yes Ian are you gonna Palm for your Coors Light yeah I I think this is so freaking cool me too you do yeah yeah I think this is I mean it’s when you step back from it you’re like okay Amazon is tying something biometric to your personal identification your driver’s license which is super sweet yep uh and it makes it it has such far-reaching implications too I think to unders and you can understand and when you think about it in that context you can understand why convenience stores in North Dakota are now experimenting with pom for sure because it’s gonna make the jobs of their store employees that much easier and that much harder to get around honestly like you can’t fake this anymore yeah like that and that’s that’s the value here so I mean you can probably fake it you could still probably fake it there’s probably ways to do it but it’s going to be harder like it’s 18 year old Anne Mezzenga could have figured out a way tied to your palm though right although yeah you have to be 21 in your Amazon app so yes there’s it’s tied to your palm they’re gonna do the background checks all that kind of stuff so like you know to me I I’m gonna go on the prediction you know in going to the prediction realm here too I think we’re seeing three years this is going to be the standard way we’re all paying for beer at the ballparks and the stadiums because it means more beers in.
The hands of consumers quicker it means easier operations which means more money and the number one answer to everything Ann yeah as we’ve said on the show before is money that’s what drives the world so like that this is this is a great move by Amazon I feel like this would be a good segue for like a song that people actually know instead of Little Bow Wow bark with me but that’s just me everyone knows that song again everyone knows that song um so I think the ballpark thing you’re spot on like I I honestly think that the stadiums like I’ve said many times on this podcast are where we’re going to start to see Mass adoption of just walk out technology because it is the fastest way to get anything you need to get back to your event but I actually like this Chris for more reasons outside of that I think number one the first thing that it brought to mind is that you know early stages when we were in the the just walk out technology stores not just Amazons but all all stores you have to have a separate section for tobacco for liquor like you can’t have the frictionless experience and now in theory you should be able to eliminate some of the age verification processes or just keep that hand that same Palm gesture happening throughout the experience which I think will eventually cut down on that friction that you see in some of those stores or you Palm into those segments of the story on your way out look we’re.
Seeing post exit or post shopping same way you do with a Panera subscription or you know we have to scan a couple times to be like yes I’m here I have a membership to Panera and now I Palm out again but then I think it it’s not just the the you know tobacco and alcohol Market it’s also for what I believe will be an incredibly booming cannabis industry too that will also be another method that you could start to utilize stuff like this for right and and just simply like having my license on record like I could even see this for not having to carry your ID around anymore like you get pulled over or you need to show ID like now if I have Palm readers you can put this into any place anywhere you know and any anywhere that you need getting into concerts like there’s so many applications of this Beyond just the ball field that I I my mind exploded I’m shocked tin foil had Anne likes that though like that oh there’s gonna be people that are hating this yeah like this is this because you get into the microchip in my butt realm really for sure for sure with this whole thing but I actually I agree I like it I think.
It’s great I mean why uh you know it makes life easier and I I don’t I don’t mind it personally but right yeah wow that’s that’s kind of nuts those are great points and like yeah it also I think another Point too it shows you why Amazon maybe pivoted their Amazon Fresh design to you that post exit setup because now you could put this in and then it’s the the alcohol purchase too so yeah or number one it it gives them an entirely new platform to go after with their software and Hardware devices and all the stuff we’re starting to see like you mentioned in the North Dakota gas stations like that’s the play for Amazon maybe not the Amazon Fresh stores but now you’ve unlocked like how people can go completely wallet lists right it’s unbelievable yeah the biggest thing is just getting people to use it I still have not seen anyone use this out in the wild other than us yeah have you uh at.
This point I don’t think I have yeah I don’t know I’d have to think about a little bit but it’s also not as like it’s not around Minneapolis as much as it is in some of these no that’s true that’s true yeah and then probably if you’re going to a ball game you probably already signed up for it but yeah if you haven’t given a shot and told you how to do it give it a shot try it out like it’s super cool and if you’re in Denver we know there’s a lot of fans of our show in Denver yeah let us know how it works you know shoot a video let us see it let us see it all right um Chris let’s go to the lightning round question number one Jeffrey Bezos proposed to his longtime girlfriend and journalist make sure that you include the end journalists um in that description Lauren helicopter pilot yes after he proposed in can on his 500 million dollar super yacht Chris I want to know do you think that Lauren Sanchez would have still said yes if uh old Bezos rolled up in a kayak and proposed they’re in a dual kayak is she still saying yes she moved the 500 million dollar yacht from the equation I’m thinking no I’m thinking that was a big part of this decision uh the other word is coming into my in my head is dinghy yeah I’ve replaced kayak with dinghy would that still work too yes I I question that in I question that wholeheartedly all right Wendy’s announced this week that it plans to deliver pickup orders to drive up.
Customers via underground tubes does this test have legs or do you think it is more of a pipe dream this is getting out of hand it is getting out of hand Chris um I no I don’t think that this is this screamed Elon to me um and so I think it’s very far out I just think it’s it’s a total change to infrastructure we are already we already have a lot of issues with our current infrastructure above ground so I’m a little concerned about underground deliveries from Wendy’s yeah okay
interesting all right uh Chris Disney World is closing its Star Wars themed star Cruiser two-day Hotel Excursion and partly because the roughly uh six thousand dollars per family for a two-day Excursion was too costly being the Star Wars nerd that you are do you think it’s lack of money keeping fans away or the fact that Star Wars nerds can and do set up better Star Cruiser excursions in their own homes you included yeah I was really sad by this they gave it like a year which means it’s just a dog yeah you know in a down.
Like the economy is not supportive of a six thousand dollar two-day vacation all right but at the same time people are spending a ton of money on travel so like like you know and and people love this stuff you can go to Europe and back and you could also for six thousand well you can also try taking the prices down too so I think you know what it tells me is they got weighing over their heads on who’s gonna pay baby Yoda I I know right I think that’s the thing they got in too far over their heads in terms of the design of it like it’s supposed to be new every time for every guest and like that’s just that’s really hard to manage and the technology side like you’re gonna have to replace the technology all the time so at my hunch is it just was a failure from conceptual get-go would be my hunch but I don’t know Ann AMC this is a fun one to close us out AMC said it plans to offer its own private label candy to moviegoers as a means to offset price hikes from manufacturers yes two questions Anne what is your go-to movie candy snack and two would you eat a private label version of it um my go-to movie candy snack is Twizzlers
um and yeah I guess I would try it but it’s hard like yeah if you’re gonna put like the Red Vines like I don’t like Red Vines so it would have to be an exact replica which nobody really does licorice so I guess not I guess no I don’t think I would too much Sour Patch Kids I would probably do that yeah like like Milk Duds like but yeah what what.
Is that like I’ve never seen that before yeah yeah how do you get around that I mean you must be able to right I don’t know like this will be interesting to watch but yeah sign me up if it’s cheaper too I mean gas stations do that right like the the gummy candies I think these yeah like that’s totally manageable but I think it’s like the classics like The Milk Duds the raisinets like Snickers bars you can eat crunches like yeah I just I don’t know I don’t know but if it’s cheaper I’ll sign up that’s a value note yeah all right happy birthday today to George Clooney Demi Moore and to a man who is now so famous he only goes by one four-letter word and and I’m talking about the Hoff not the shoes in in uh Barcelona that I wanted to no not the shoes you wanted but the Hoff Mr David Hasselhoff himself who turns believe it or not in 71 today.
Michael Knight 71. that’s young yeah I expected him to be like in his 80s yeah yeah he was kind of he was he was a young spring dude when he was playing Michael Knighton riding in kit all right remember if you can only read or listen to One retail blog in the business make it Omni talk the only retail media Outlet run by two former Executives from a current top 10 U.S retailer 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 that we do exclusively for you and we try really hard to make it all fit within the preview pane of your inbox you can sign up today at http://www.Omnitalk.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 so until next time and on behalf of all of us at Omni talk as always be careful out there.
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