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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."

Today’s Top Talk

Today’s top talk touches on Wayfair’s first physical location, ThredUp’s new “Resale”As-A”Service” offering, and Target’s strong Q2.

Today’s Top Talk

Today’s Top Talk touches on reports that Kohl’s Amazon return policy having a large impact on foot traffic and Amazon’s new 4 star location in Seattle.

Today’s Top Talk

Today’s top talk touches on J.C. Penny halving their losses and joining the apparel resale market as well as, Walmart beating Q2 expectations.

Today’s Top Talk

Today’s Top Talk touches on Macy’s entering apparel resale and subscription as well as their most recent earnings. Also, Dick’s Sporting Goods opening clearance locations and Zippin opening check out free locations in Brazil.

Spotlight Series: The Store as a Media Channel with Michael Pollack of News America Marketing | Podcast

In part two of our Spotlight Series with News America Marketing, we sit down with their SVP and General Manager of Digital, Michael Pollack. In this episode, we discuss the advantages for individual retailers and the industry at large, when we start thinking about the stores as a media channel. We talk about how leveraging the data from that channel is a win for the entire ecosystem, making the in-store experience more personalized and more valuable to the shopper, the shopper marketer, the market and the brands.

Today’s Top Talk

Today’s Top Talk touches on Amazon offering merchants an automated pricing option, Foot Locker opening a large new store with Nike, and JC Penney and Pier 1 facing NYSE delisting.