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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Walton offers his serious and slightly comic take on the best and the worst of Shoptalk 2019 in Las Vegas.
Former VP Target Store of the Future and Forbes Contributor Chris Walton discusses an innovation that could one day put a wrench in TJX’s decades long winning steak.
Former Target VP of Innovation and Forbes Contributor Chris Walton gives his opinion on the 10 things every Shoptalk 2019 attendee should do in Las Vegas this year.
Amazon Go and Scan-&-Go Detractors Need To Stop Burying Their Heads In The Sand Like Ostriches | Forbes
Former Target exec and Forbes contributor, Chris Walton, argues that dismissing Amazon Go and scan-and-go technology in favor of incrementalism could be a dangerous trap.
Fisher-Price’s Relaunch Of Rescue Heroes Is A Great Example Of The Right Way To Launch A Brand | Forbes
Fisher-Price should be applauded for its approach in relaunching the Rescues Heroes brand, for the effort speaks to how CPGs should think about brand strategy within the modern age, writes contributor Chris Walton.
Retailers Should Pay Extra Special Attention To Kroger’s Shelf Labeling Plans With Microsoft | Forbes
Kroger’s recent digital shelving tests with Microsoft should be applauded for potentially solving one of the biggest issues in retail right now — online and in-store price alignment.
What has traditionally been a formidable business model – the warehouse club — may soon have a new challenger that could disrupt its business in a big way, writes contributor Chris Walton.
NRF’s Big Show gave further indication that 2019 will be a watershed year in retail, writes contributor Chris Walton.
Innovating new ideas and then molting them into existing store bases over time may be the only answer for what continues to plague legacy retail.
Departments stores are psychologically disadvantaged across five key dimensions, with no hope of survival, writes contributor Chris Walton.
Store of the Future initiatives have an important place in retail, writes contributor Chris Walton, but how they should fit into a company’s broader strategic efforts is often misunderstood.