While important, cash-free retail bans distract from the real issue, the elimination of low-skilled American jobs, writes Forbes Contributor and former VP Target Store of the Future Chris Walton
Spotlight Series: Future of Product Search for Online Retailers with Narrativ CEO, Shirley Chen [Podcast]
Omni Talk and Narrativ founder and CEO, Shirley Chen discuss how consumers search products online, and how online retailers now have the power to provide the same information online as customers would receive in a physical store. Listen as Shirley explains how Narrativ’s platform uses partnerships with publishers to provide retailers and their customers the best online shopping experiences possible.
As enticing as it may be to dismiss Way Day as just another made up retail holiday, Wayfair may actually be smarter than everyone else in the room, writes Forbes contributor Chris Walton.
Katie Finnegan, the former head of Walmart’s Store No 8 initiative, resigned yesterday and her resignation raises some important questions about the long-term health of Walmart’s innovation program.
New White Paper: In New Retail, Speed and Convenience of Delivery are The Next Pillars of Differentiation | Yantriks
Download this complimentary white paper from retail expert Chris Walton at Red Archer Retail to learn why — in the age of New Retail — speed and convenience of delivery should now be critical factors of your e-commerce strategy.
Part III: How Subscription Services and Social Will Impact Retail in 2019 | RetailMeNot Guest Contribution
Third third and final part in our guest series discussing RetailMeNot’s 2019 Retailer Playbook.
Planet 13, The World’s Largest Cannabis Entertainment Concept, Is High-Speed Innovation At Its Best | Forbes
Planet 13 puts the slow pace of retail industry innovation to shame with its incredible vision and out of this world plans for the future, writes retail expert Chris Walton.
Omni Talk and Planet 13 Co-CEO, Bob Groesbeck talk about the future of the Cannabis Experience Center they are building in Las Vegas. Bob walks Anne and Chris through their plans to take Planet 13, the world’s largest cannabis store, and to expand it into one of the most dynamic retail experience stores the industry has ever seen.
In the last Fast Five before spring break, the Omni Talk crew geeks out over the launch of Instagram Checkout and a $1B Glossier valuation, while mourning the the loss of Shopko and Amazon’s owned brand pop up ads.
Really understanding what is at the core of a retailer’s value equation predicts where the future may be headed, and the outlook may not be bright for some of America’s most beloved retailers.
Almost weekly, some retail news outlet, pundit, or legacy brick-and-mortar retailer puts out some enticing piece on how the retail store of the future is this or that. But talking about what the store of the future is versus knowing what it is are two entirely different concepts.
The full Omni Talk crew discusses the fitness of Kohl’s latest plans, Walmart returns at front of store, Harrod’s inking a deal with Farfetch, and Anne’s lack of faith in American Eagle.
One of the least understood things about offering guest WiFi is how it can bring a retailer closer to its customers, writes Chris Walton in the final part of his series on WiFi.
As easy as it is to assume that Walmart’s and Sam’s Club’s innovation efforts should be moving in the same direction, there is a really good reason why they appear to be on different paths.
The second part in our guest series discussing RetailMeNot’s 2019 Retailer Playbook.