Chris shares his five most important criteria to consider when hiring retail employees for long-term success.
2019 Retail Awards — Lululemon Impressed, Macy’s Sputtered, & Nike Showed Its Middle Finger to Amazon | Forbes
Contributor Chris Walton serves up his awards for the highlights and lowlights of one of the best retail years in recent memory — 2019, the year retail fought back.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillion’s decision to bet on supercenters highlights his keen understanding of where Walmart’s business is today, against where the industry is headed for the future.
Chris Walton gives his candid opinion of what to expect in 2020, including what CEOs could be on the chopping block, how Amazon will shock the world, what trends are here to stay vs. just impostors, and what company’s new CEO may already be making some really big mistakes.
Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette’s Recent Strategies Are As Outdated As Department Stores Themselves | Forbes
A comprehensive review of Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette’s stated strategies for the past two years shows that they do not have a hope and a prayer of solving what plagues Macy’s.
An an interview with Shoptalk’s Chief Global Content Officer, Forbes Contributor Chris and Anne learn why now was the exact right time for Shoptalk to put the entire retail industry on notice with its announcement that 100% of its 2020 speaker lineup will be women.
Evidence abounds to suggest that Amazon’s reported new grocery store concept could be unlike and better than anything the grocery industry has ever seen before.
Today’s Top Talk covers the highlights of Nordstrom’s NYC flagship store, Kroger’s new package pickup program, and the $1 billion valuation of Faire.
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.
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.
The shopping mall industry is in rough shape, but it doesn’t need to be. There are fresh approaches, inspired by technology and the discipline of experience design, that could reverse the downward trend.
From its Sam’s Club Now store in Texas to the way it is utilizing technology to change how employees communicate with each other, Sam’s Club, under John Furner, has broken some hallowed ground on new ideas that most retailers are too scared to touch.
Upcoming Groceryshop Conference Could Be The Tipping Point That Makes 2020 The Most Important Year In Grocery Retail History | Forbes
The second Groceryshop conference will take place in Vegas next week and promises to be a showcase of just how quickly the grocery industry will change over the next few years.
Ex-Domino’s Pizza CEO Could Be On The Verge Of Revolutionizing Retail In 30 Minutes Or Less | Forbes
Last week the Carlyle Group and former Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle formed a landmark partnership that signals just how much retail is going to change.