Retail incubators need big investment in order to see big rewards, and the ones that have had the most success, like Walmart Labs, prove that. But without big investment and adequate support from upper management, these programs can fizzle out before they ever get the chance to make much of a difference.
Today’s Top Talk touches on a former Victoria’s Secret exec as the new J. Crew CEO and Home Depot’s new drive-up delivery & distribution center.
Chris Walton believes that the in-store experience is key to brick and mortar’s survival. But in order to succeed, stores will have to look very different than they do today.
Today’s Top Talk covers Vitamin Shoppe’s entrance into LA Fitness, Boot Barn’s planned expansion, and Casper’s funding goals.
Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s new pop-up formats, Meijer’s partnership with Hyer, and the strategy behind H-E-B’s supermarket commercials.
Today’s Top Talk covers NYC banning cashless stores and a collaboration between Zola and Macy’s.
Today’s Top Talk covers Topgolf’s new lounge concept and Area15’s partnering with Intel for retail experience testing.
Today’s Top Talk covers the expansion of CVS’ HealthHUB store concepts and H&M’s new “smart” clothing recycling bins.
Today’s Top Talk covers Walgreens moving products into select Kroger locations, Google adding a “shop while you search” feature, and the acquisition of the Joseph Abboud trademarks to an acquisition firm.
Robots are a simple, effective, and lovable solution for retailers, writes store of the future expert, Chris Walton
Today’s Top Talk covers PayPal becoming the first foreign payment platform in China and Amazon expanding its free return policy for the holiday season.
Today’s Top Talk covers the acquisition of Shoptalk and Groceryshop by Hyve Group and eBay announcing the elimination of fees for sellers of sneakers more than $100.
Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s ongoing feud with FedEx and a shake-up of the Bed Bath & Beyond chain of command.
Today’s Top Talk covers Bill Ready’s move from PayPal to Google and Verishop teaming up with a US mall owner to open up stores.
Today’s Top Talk covers Kroger and Walgreens buying merchandise together, Hudson revamped stores, Old Navy offering same-day delivery, and Walmart testing autonomous driving vehicles.