This week Chris, Anne, and Emma the Intern discuss America’s preferred grocer (aka Amazon), Lululemon’s new hires, Walmart’s latest experiments in fintech and refrigeration, Amazon licensing its tech to another rube airport retailer (aka Hudson), and Bernedoodles named Ginsburg.
Chris Walton discusses the past, present, and future of retail order management technology with Chris Shaw of Manhattan Associates.
Chris Walton goes deep with NVIDIA’s Azita Martin to learn where AI will impact retail the most within the next few years.
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, Chris, Anne, and Emma the Intern discuss JCP getting rid of its CEO, Macy’s naming a new Chief Merchant Officer, Afterpay’s ridiculous holiday results, the latest Amazon news, and close by playing everyone’s favorite new retailer bankruptcy game, “Do We Care If They Go Away?”
Ryth Martin, CEO Skipify, joins Omni Talk’s Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga to talk email as a commerce platform and “differentiating the inbox.”
Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss with Kristin Savilia, CEO JOOR, how she and her company are moving the buying and planning experience from countless spreadsheets, in person showroom events, and endless sampling to simple, real-time digital interactions that make buying easier.
Omni Talk’s Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern hand out their annual retail awards for 2020.
We talk Walmart’s new legion of TikTokers, Bed Bath’s sale of Cost Plus World Market, DoorDash’s IPO, ‘store hailing,’ and Amazon’s new custom t-shirt program.
We talk Walmart’s VR experiments, WhatsApp Shopping, Stripe Banking, Amazon’s Chicago Fresh store, and say good-bye to the IKEA Catalog.
Chris, Anne, and Emma the Intern talk the new partnership between Kohl’s and Sephora, Best Buy, Cyber Monday, HungryPanda, and Amazon’s 4th full-scale grocery store.
Chris, Anne, and Emma the Intern talk Target and Ulta, direct-to-consumer beer and liquor, Alibaba’s Singles Day, autonomous delivery, J.C. Penney, and movies with Laurence Olivier.
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Omni Talk’s Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga recently combined forces with special guest, James Cook, Director of Retail Research for JLL Americas to provide a breakdown of retail and real estate heading into the holidays.
Chris, Anne, & Emma the Intern throw down this week as they debate the longevity of meal kits, Walmart’s lab stores, Pier 1’s relaunch, Postmates, and more as they try to take their minds off the election.
One of Omni Talk’s all-time favorite guests, David Sobie, CEO Happy Returns, returns to the Omni Talk Spotlight Series to update Chris and Anne on the major announcements from his company over the last weeks — specifically, the new partnerships with FedEx and Inmar Intelligence.