In this week’s Fast Five, A&M’s John Clear and Kelly Carey join Chris and Anne to discuss Amazon’s FTC woes, Kroger’s Marketplace store, Nike’s launch of refurbished.nike.com, Best Buy Drops, and Albertsons’ new Flash 30 minute delivery and pickup program.
Omni Talk’s Anne Mezzenga closed out Groceryshop 2023 with a live recap and podcast with Groceryshop’s very own Krystina Gustafson, Rocquan Lucas, and Ben Miller.
Chris and Anne discuss Walmart doing late-night and text delivery, Kroger’s sudden halt to automated microfulfillment expansion, IKEA’s revelation that its customers actually enjoy its maze-like store layout, Mashgin at Couche-Tard, and the launch of TikTok Shop.
In this week’s Fast Five podcast, Chris and Anne discuss the drastic steps Giant Food has taken to thwart theft, Amazon partnering with Shopify on Buy With Prime, Under Armour hiring John Varvatos, JCP’s $1 billion turnaround plan, and Ulta tripling its number of ship-from-store locations.
In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, Chris and Anne discuss Starbucks going scanless at the drive-thru, Shein and Forever 21’s new partnership, Amazon taking its Just Walk Out technology to campus convenience stores with Grubhub, Gap’s collaboration with Macy’s, and Sephora piloting mobile employee checkout.
Dematic Market Development Director, Kim Baudry, joins Chris and Anne for the second time in 2023 to discuss the major trends she is seeing as retailers try to bring their fulfillment closer to their end consumers.
In this week’s episode of the Retail Fast Five, A&M’s Chad Lusk and Ben Lowden joined Chris and Anne to discuss Dick’s shrinkage problem, Aldi’s major store expansion plans, Etsy’s new baby registry, Trader Joe’s hubris surrounding self-checkout, and Amazon’s decision to lay waste to a large number of its private label brands.
Omni Talk Retail’s Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga put the the A&M Consumer and Retail Group’s Chad Lusk on the 5-minute hot seat as they discuss the latest trends shaping in-store grocery technology.
Chris and Anne discuss Nike getting into the gym business, Wawa’s new shelfless store pilot in Philly, AR mirrors at JD Sports, Amazon Hub, and the huge news that Amazon has taken its Just Walk Out tech into apparel.
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, Chris and Anne discuss Overstock becoming Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon’s “big” grocery news, Poshmark adding visual search, Clevon doing multi-parcel autonomous delivery in Texas, and Gap’s latest CEO hire.
Spotlight Series | Everything You Wanted To Know About Generative AI But Were Afraid To Ask With NVIDIA
In our latest Spotlight Series Podcast, Anne and Chris learn all they can about generative AI from Amanda Saunders, the Senior Manager for Enterprise and Edge AI Product Marketing at NVIDIA.
In this week’s Fast Five podcast, A&M’s Abhinav Chandra and Manola Soler joined Chris and Anne to discuss NRF’s Back-to-School predictions, Schnucks piloting smart carts with Instacart, H&M selling more third-party products, Signet Jewelers offering resale, and Target’s decision to allow its store employees to wear shorts.
Placer.ai’s SVP of Marketing Ethan Chernofsky is back to give his mid-year report card assessment of which retailers are setting the pace and which ones are lagging behind.
Chris and Anne discuss Walmart’s aggressive Back-to-School pricing, Google calling it quits on its shopping marketplace, YouTube leaning into video shopping, Ashley attempting to rebrand itself with in-person marketing events, and Dollar General dipping its toes into Just Walk Out-like technology.
Lucky Co-Founders Sneh Parmar and Nafis Azad discuss the new way DTC brands are “going direct” through social media with leading companies like Sephora and Walgreens.