In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo and Insignia Systems, Chris, Anne, Carter, and Emma the Intern discuss the week’s news live on Zoom, including Walmart’s continued community-first approach, buying groceries at McDonald’s and Subway, Amazon’s dark store in LA, autonomous vehicles, and Best Buy’s smart long-term outlook.
Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga speak with Basketful Co-Founders Jim Lesch and Eugene Burd about the origin story of their Basketful concept, a platform that brands, CPG’s, grocers, and big-box stores throughout the country can use to allow shoppers to go from Pinterest recipe to purchase and delivery-to-home in seconds. It’s a technology that could prove super useful right now, and one about which you will want to learn more.
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Horse stories and data privacy are always better told in real life. You can watch our full interview with Dan Clarke of IntraEdge on his company Truyo data privacy platform here.
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo and Insignia Systems, the full crew of Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and Emma the Intern discuss the tragic comedy that is Dillard’s, Costco refusing to take returned TP, Fenty and Tik Tok, HEB’s new grocery delivery for seniors, and Amazon still making moves into grocery that have nothing to do with coronavirus.
Spotlight Series Video | Innovation Process & Action with PepsiCo Labs General Manager Anna Farberov
Anna Farberov and her team at PepsiCo Labs source the best and brightest start-ups across multiple sectors of the retail industry to ensure that PepsiCo is on the bleeding edge of the future of the industry. From pilots utilizing the gig economy to new ways of thinking of stores as “individual households,” you’ll want to hear her give the full picture of what they’re cooking up in the lab and across the full supply chain. There’s a takeaway for everyone, from the start-up tech company ready to pitch one of the largest CPG’s in the world to the retailers carrying their products.
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In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo and Insignia, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss why Amazon may finally be showing some dangerous and uncharacteristic hubris, Fleet Feet’s cool new store concept, IKEA selling on Tmall, Burlington exiting e-commerce, and the canary in the coal mine that could be Stitch Fix.
As part of our ongoing Omni Talk Spotlight Series, Chris Walton sits down with Rigado’s Chief Revenue Officer and fellow Stanford alum Kevin Tate to learn about edge computing, bluetooth connectivity, and the many use cases across retail where it all can be applied. Sometime the simplest answers can often times to lead to the best results.
In this week’s episode of the Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo and Insignia Systems, the gang delivers one of the funniest episodes yet. Carter questions verb choices, Anne gets really emotional about coffee, and Chris even confuses 7-Up for 7-Eleven. Yet, somehow, it all comes together as they chat Panera’s new coffee subscription, Target’s plans for 2020, Walmart Plus, Alibaba’s amazing new store concepts, and 7-Eleven’s plans for convenience store domination. Oh, and Emma the Intern is out on Spring Break too.
In this week’s Fast Five podcast, sponsored by Trigo and Insignia Systems, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga broadcast from their Omni Talk headquarters at eTail West (aka an Airbnb) and talk Walmart’s new health hub initiative, Amazon’s new 10,000 square foot grocery store and microfulfillment center partnership with Dematic, Libra and Shopify, and some late-breaking, incredibly head-scratching developments at Toys R Us and b8ta.
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Chris Walton sits down with Bill Stenger, Director of Food Solutions at Knapp, to discuss Knapp’s long history with robotics, the changing e-grocery landscape and varying options for delivery, and the how and why Knapp will be a central player in the evolution of hyperlocal microfulfillment by way of its work alongside Takeoff Technologies.
Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen and Emma the Intern are together again to discuss the end of Brandless and Fourpost, Pinterest upping its e-commerce game, Starbucks’ new plans for airports, and the one of the biggest WTF’s of all time — Dirty Lemon is now in Walmart?
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