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AuthorChris Walton

Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development. Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager. Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School. He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

Fast Five: Amazon Starts Shipping the Cheap Stuff Next Day | Podcast

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Today’s Top Talk

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.