Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart announcing a new omnichannel ad platform, Clorox’s new CEO, and Publix’s soaring sales.
Aldi to develop own cashierless tech, Wawa drive-thru store, Lord & Taylor bankruptcy, 7-Eleven to buy Speedway for $21B
Toay’s Top Talk covers Aldi’s plans to develop its own cashierless tech, Wawa’s plans to open a drive-thru only location, Lord & Taylor filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and 7-Eleven’s parent company planning on purchasing Speedway convenience stores for $21B.
Amazon Q2 far exceeds estimates, CVS to launch contactless payment w/ Paypal, Dunkin to close 800 stores
Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s Q2 earnings, CVS launching contactless payment via Paypal and Venmo, and Dunkin Donuts planning to close 800 stores.
Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart laying off hundreds of corporate employees.
Shopify x Affirm, Rite Aid used facial rec. in 100s of stores, Nike Corp. restructuring, Shopify shares up 7%
Today’s Top Talk covers Shopify’s partnership with Affirm, Rite Aid using facial recognition in up to 200 stores, Nike’s corporate restructuring, and Shopify shares jumping after a booming Q2.
Sycamore Partners offers $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google to go commission-free, Amazon’s new Alexa app
Today’s Top Talk covers Sycamore Partners offering $1.75B for JCPenney, Buy on Google going commission-free for sellers, and Amazon’s new Alexa app.
Albertson’s sees slowing demand, Unilever to invest heavily in marketing, Walgreens CEO stepping down
Today’s Top Talk covers Albertsons seeing a slowing down of demand, Unilver’s plans to invest more heavily in marketing and brand innovation, and Walgreens CEO stepping down.
Neiman to close Hudson Yards store, Amazon met w/ startups & launched competing products, Simon/Authentic Brands bid for Brooks Bros., Walmart health expands to FL/IL
Today’s Top Talk covers Neiman Marcus vacating its Hudson Yards location, Amazon meeting with startups and then launching competing products, Simon and Authentic Brands bidding on Brooks Brothers, and Walmart opening more health concepts in Florida and Illinois next year.
Twitch launches sports category, Aldi to open 70+ stores, CVS/Target/Walmart partner to eliminate bag waste
Today’s Top Talk covers Twitch’s launch of a sports category, Aldi’s plans to open 70+ stores in the U.S., and a retail partnership to reduce plastic bag waste.
Domino’s plans new store openings, Google launches mobile video shopping, Starbucks will let loyalty members pay in new ways, Best Buy online sales rise
Today’s Top Talk covers Domino’s store opening strategy, google launching Shoploop (a mobile video shopping app), Starbucks offering more ways to pay for loyalty members, and Best Buy online sales increasing and shares rising.
7-Eleven launches “order ahead,” Walmart x Yahoo Mail, Panera expanding free coffee subs., IG Shop launches with Facebook Pay
Today’s Top Talk covers 7-Eleven’s new “order ahead” feature, Walmart’s partnership with Yahoo Mail for an online grocery program, Panera’s plans to expand coffee subscriptions, and Instagram Shop’s launch with Facebook Pay at checkout.
Amazon livestreaming launches, Burton moves to mobile store ops, Retail CEOs call for mask mandates, L.L. Bean agrees to first wholesale partnerships
Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon making livestreaming available for influencers, Burton Snowboards moving toward all mobile store operations, 21 retail CEOs calling on governors to mandate masks in stores, and L.L. Bean agreeing on its first wholesale partnerships with Nordstrom, Staples, and SCHEELS.
Today’s Top Talk covers NRF’s call for retailers to set nationwide mask policies, Instagram Shop’s official launch, and Walgreens’ partnership with DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery to select areas.
Amazon turns to Twitch tech & eyes new grocery locations in Philly, Back to school spending expected to hit record, Macy’s board approves $9M in bonuses
Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon turning to Twitch tech for interactive video streams, Amazon eyeing locations in Philly for new grocery stores, back to school spending projected to hit records this year, and Macy’s board approving $9M in bonuses for senior execs.
Walmart, Sam’s Club, & Best Buy require masks in stores, Farfetch x Fenty exclusive partnership, Klarna virtual shopping event, Malls rent out parking lots
Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Best Buy joining other retailers in requiring face masks, Farfetch and Fenty’s exclusive new partnership, Klarna’s planned virtual shopping event in August, and mall owners renting out their parking lots during the covid-19 pandemic.