Emma Irwin

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Aldi to develop own cashierless tech, Wawa drive-thru store, Lord & Taylor bankruptcy, 7-Eleven to buy Speedway for $21B

Aldi to develop own cashierless tech, Wawa drive-thru store, Lord & Taylor bankruptcy, 7-Eleven to buy Speedway for $21B

Toay’s Top Talk covers Aldi’s plans to develop its own cashierless tech, Wawa’s plans to open a drive-thru only location,…
Amazon Q2 far exceeds estimates, CVS to launch contactless payment w/ Paypal, Dunkin to close 800 stores

Amazon Q2 far exceeds estimates, CVS to launch contactless payment w/ Paypal, Dunkin to close 800 stores

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s Q2 earnings, CVS launching contactless payment via Paypal and Venmo, and Dunkin Donuts planning to…
Walmart lays off hundreds

Walmart lays off hundreds

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart laying off hundreds of corporate employees.
Shopify x Affirm, Rite Aid used facial rec. in 100s of stores, Nike Corp. restructuring, Shopify shares up 7%

Shopify x Affirm, Rite Aid used facial rec. in 100s of stores, Nike Corp. restructuring, Shopify shares up 7%

Today’s Top Talk covers Shopify’s partnership with Affirm, Rite Aid using facial recognition in up to 200 stores, Nike’s corporate…
Sycamore Partners offers $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google to go commission-free, Amazon’s new Alexa app

Sycamore Partners offers $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google to go commission-free, Amazon’s new Alexa app

Today’s Top Talk covers Sycamore Partners offering $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google going commission-free for sellers, and Amazon’s new…
Albertson’s sees slowing demand, Unilever to invest heavily in marketing, Walgreens CEO stepping down

Albertson’s sees slowing demand, Unilever to invest heavily in marketing, Walgreens CEO stepping down

Today’s Top Talk covers Albertsons seeing a slowing down of demand, Unilver’s plans to invest more heavily in marketing and…
Neiman to close Hudson Yards store, Amazon met w/ startups & launched competing products, Simon/Authentic Brands bid for Brooks Bros., Walmart health expands to FL/IL

Neiman to close Hudson Yards store, Amazon met w/ startups & launched competing products, Simon/Authentic Brands bid for Brooks Bros., Walmart health expands to FL/IL

Today’s Top Talk covers Neiman Marcus vacating its Hudson Yards location, Amazon meeting with startups and then launching competing products,…
Twitch launches sports category, Aldi to open 70+ stores, CVS/Target/Walmart partner to eliminate bag waste

Twitch launches sports category, Aldi to open 70+ stores, CVS/Target/Walmart partner to eliminate bag waste

Today’s Top Talk covers Twitch’s launch of a sports category, Aldi’s plans to open 70+ stores in the U.S., and…
Domino’s plans new store openings, Google launches mobile video shopping, Starbucks will let loyalty members pay in new ways, Best Buy online sales rise

Domino’s plans new store openings, Google launches mobile video shopping, Starbucks will let loyalty members pay in new ways, Best Buy online sales rise

Today’s Top Talk covers Domino’s store opening strategy, google launching Shoploop (a mobile video shopping app), Starbucks offering more ways…
7-Eleven launches “order ahead,” Walmart x Yahoo Mail, Panera expanding free coffee subs., IG Shop launches with Facebook Pay

7-Eleven launches “order ahead,” Walmart x Yahoo Mail, Panera expanding free coffee subs., IG Shop launches with Facebook Pay

Today’s Top Talk covers 7-Eleven’s new “order ahead” feature, Walmart’s partnership with Yahoo Mail for an online grocery program, Panera’s…
Amazon livestreaming launches, Burton moves to mobile store ops, Retail CEOs call for mask mandates, L.L. Bean agrees to first wholesale partnerships

Amazon livestreaming launches, Burton moves to mobile store ops, Retail CEOs call for mask mandates, L.L. Bean agrees to first wholesale partnerships

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon making livestreaming available for influencers, Burton Snowboards moving toward all mobile store operations, 21 retail…
NRF calls for nationwide mask policies, Instagram Shop launches, Walgreens partners with DoorDash

NRF calls for nationwide mask policies, Instagram Shop launches, Walgreens partners with DoorDash

Today’s Top Talk covers NRF’s call for retailers to set nationwide mask policies, Instagram Shop’s official launch, and Walgreens’ partnership…
Amazon turns to Twitch tech & eyes new grocery locations in Philly, Back to school spending expected to hit record, Macy’s board approves $9M in bonuses

Amazon turns to Twitch tech & eyes new grocery locations in Philly, Back to school spending expected to hit record, Macy’s board approves $9M in bonuses

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon turning to Twitch tech for interactive video streams, Amazon eyeing locations in Philly for new…
Walmart, Sam’s Club, & Best Buy require masks in stores, Farfetch x Fenty exclusive partnership, Klarna virtual shopping event, Malls rent out parking lots

Walmart, Sam’s Club, & Best Buy require masks in stores, Farfetch x Fenty exclusive partnership, Klarna virtual shopping event, Malls rent out parking lots

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Best Buy joining other retailers in requiring face masks, Farfetch and Fenty’s…
Amazon launching smart carts & open healthcare centers, Apple pushes retail employees to work remote

Amazon launching smart carts & open healthcare centers, Apple pushes retail employees to work remote

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon launching smart shopping carts, Amazon piloting healthcare centers near their fulfillment centers, and Apple pushing…