In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, Chris and Anne discuss Kroger’s Cooler Screens rollout, Instagram search advertising, Ulta placing fragrances behind locked doors, the “Summer of DashPass,” and what would motivate a Stanford grad to reimagine the pawn shop.
Openforce CEO Wendy Greenland joins Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga to discuss all the hidden and messy truths that come with doing last-mile delivery well at scale.
In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, Chris and Anne discuss Walmart’s new microfulfillment center in Arkansas, Wakefern’s Freeosk pilot, Uber debuting group buying for groceries, Walmart’s new partnership with Pawp, and Amazon adding ID verification to its Amazon One palm payment system.
The A&M Consumer and Retail Group’s David Ritter and David Brown joined Chris and Anne to debate this week’s rash of earnings reports, Amazon paying people to pick up their packages, Google using generative AI in search, Amazon’s latest innovation, Amazon Anywhere, that allows it to sell goods directly within video games, and a new startup called Telly that wants to give people free 55 inch TVs in exchange for always-on advertising.
Chris & Anne discuss Walmart’s major electronic shelf label rollout with SES-imagotag, Shopify’s layoffs, Firework’s new livestream AI capabilities, Lululemon’s attempt to combat dupes, and Sephora’s partnership with Lucky to help bring their CPG partners even closer to their end consumers.
1010data’s Chief Product Officer Jonah Ellin discusses why dedicating data and AI resources to promotional effectiveness may be the smartest decision retailers and CPGs can make right now.
In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, Chris and Anne discuss IKEA’s U.S. expansion plans, Enerbase rolling out Amazon One in its North Dakota convenience stores, brands reportedly pulling back on their ad spend with Pinterest, the big(ger) return of Amazon Pet Day, and New York City’s plans to build up to 20 delivery microhubs.
Meta’s Head of Industry for Retail, Fashion and Luxury Karin Tracy provides her expert opinion on the tactics in the Meta universe that retailers and brands are using to aid in product discovery.
A&M’s Truett Horne and Jeff Dwyer join Chris and Anne to discuss Walmart selling off Bonobos at a steep discount, Lululemon reportedly looking to do the same with Mirror, looming troubles at the West Coast Ports, ShopRite upping its in-store retail media network game, and Petco rolling out a new recycling program.
A&MCRG’s Jonathan Sharp shares the most important insights from the A&M Consumer & Retail Group’s latest installment of their ongoing Consumer Sentiment Survey in just five minutes!
In today’s Fast Five, Chris and Anne discuss Amazon’s new return fees, why Walmart would want to cut ties with Capital One, GNC’s new store model, American Eagle parting ways with Quiet Platform’s CEO, and IKEA’s new virtual design service.
Alviere’s Tim Dardis, VP of Sales and Business Development, provides his expert opinion on what embedded finance is, how retailers should approach it, and why it just makes so much financial sense.
Buncha Co-Founder and CEO Bharat Pulgam joins Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga to discuss a smarter way to think about last-mile delivery, i.e. giving customers scheduled weekly neighborhood deliveries at a fraction of the cost.
In today’s Fast Five podcast, Chris and Anne discuss Walmart’s new web design, American Eagle deploying a new inventory tracking system from Radar, IKEA launching its As-Is program that allows customers to shop for used items, Kohl’s new digital marketplace, and Walmart venturing into the world of pickleball.
A&M’s Billy Christensen and Lakshman Lakshmanan join Chris and Anne to discuss Panera rolling out Amazon One palm payments, Choice Market’s plans to scale its mini-stores, Gap calling it quits on its retail media network, an interesting new pricing strategy from Telfar, and why in the world Levi’s would want to use AI in place of human models.