In this week’s Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, Chris, Anne, and Emma the Intern discuss the latest in this week’s retail headlines, including Amazon shipping items under $5 next day, UNIQLO’s app promotion, thredUP and Madewell, Levi’s new store growth plans, and, of course, a signature rant about Walmart’s launch of its grocery delivery to the fridge program.
Today’s Top Talk touches on a new toy lab and interactive video platform from Mattel and Walmart, and the fall in retail sales for the first time in 7 months.
Spotlight Series: Managing the Changing Retail Workforce with Shyft CEO, Brett Patrontasch | Podcast
As retail evolves, so does the nature of retail work. Omni Talk sits down with the Brett Patrontasch, CEO of Shyft to talk through the platform they’ve developed to help retailers optimize their workforce and the resulting benefits for retail workers. Find out more about Shyft at http://bit.ly/myshyft
Today’s Top Talk covers the potential purchase of FreshDirect from either Amazon or Walmart, and introduces Walmart’s new in home grocery delivery service.
Today’s Top Talk touches on Amazon’s new strategy of offering low-priced items with free one-day shipping, the plans for Barney’s to be licensed to Saks Fifth Ave. by Authentic Brands, and the plans for store updates in Kohl’s stores for the holiday season.
Today’s Top Talk covers the convergence of esports and Five Below where executives hope to serve a growing community of gamers by building facilities below select Five Below stores, as well as Uber’s acquiring of Cornershop, an online grocery delivery start-up that primarily serves Latin America.
Today’s Top Talk covers the former Sam’s Club CEO, John Furner, taking over as the new president and CEO of Walmart and the planned opening of over 100 new Levi’s stores amidst a decline in wholesale global sales.
Today’s Top Talk covers a former Target exec being named the new Bed Bath & Beyond president, Dollar General working on a “click + collect” digital strategy to attract a younger demographic, and a summary of Amazon’s AdCon 2019 that took place in Seattle last week.
In today’s podcast, sponsored by Trigo, the gang discusses Target and TRU, Best Buy, Meijer, and Walgreens, while Chris goes on an all-time rant about Lore’s track record at Walmart
While CNBC reported last week that Amazon has begun talks to license Amazon Go technology to airports, movie theaters, and sporting events, these moves are simply early stage child’s play in relation to the long-term impact Amazon Go could have on the retail industry.
Today’s Top Talk covers the expansion of Fedex and Walgreens’ online return service in preparation for peak season and the implementation of a new micro-fulfillment solution meant to maximize store space and expand digital capabilities in Meijer stores.
Today’s Top Talk touches on Target’s and Toys R Us’ new partnership.
WSJ Report On Jetblack Is Further Proof Of The Gross Ineffectiveness Of Marc Lore’s Innovation Record At Walmart | Forbes
The latest reported statistic that Jetblack has only 600 members is nothing short of embarrassing and yet another sign of the ineffectiveness of Marc Lore’s innovation work at Walmart.
Today’s Top Talk touches on layoffs at Bonobos, Best Buy opening an outlet, and Walmart selling Modcloth.
Today’s Top Talk touches on Walmart piloting healthcare centers for employees and a report stating mall vacancies are at an 8 year high.