Omni Talk’s Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga interview American Dream Co-CEO Mark Ghermezian to discuss his strategy for launching what he calls the country’s newest, not shopping mall, but “experience center.” Mark shares how he and the the American Dream team are preparing for re-opening in a post-COVID world, what role he thinks technology will play in the experience long-term, and how he plans to put data at the core of American Dream’s overall experience design.
Anne Mezzenga sits down with the woman who created the line of button-down shirts loved and adored by many, including Angelina Jolie and Meghan Markle. Audrey has had quite the career and she shares it ALL in this podcast. She tells us how a call from Oprah resulted in launching her first, full e-commerce site in under 5 weeks to how she has taken her latest entrepreneur sucker punch, going from the top-selling brand at Anthropologie to having all orders for the remainder of the year canceled in a matter of weeks.
Omni Talk’s Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga sit down with Ali Ahmed, CEO and Co-Founder of Robomart to talk about how Ali’s company is using autonomous Robomarts to bring stores safely to customers.
Fast Five Video | Malls Are Reopening, But Shopify, Poshmark, & Others Show Where We’re Really Headed
In this week’s edition of the Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and Emma the Intern discuss the plans to reopen malls, Shopify’s new consumer app, Poshmark getting into video commerce, the absurdity of VR retail, and close with a defense of the allegations laid against Amazon in the WSJ.
Chris Weaver, Head of Brand for Cotton On Kids, joins Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga and a live audience to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the apparel industry.
Chris walks the audience through the plans Cotton On has put in place to try and maintain customer satisfaction and manage inventory differently than they ever have before and also discusses some unique advantages his company has, like competing in two hemispheres, that set Cotton On apart.
In this week’s Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, Carter Jensen, and Emma the Intern talk DSW and Hy-Vee, Google’s free product listings, Facebook and text commerce, 7-Eleven again ahead of the curve, and Kroger’s safety guidelines.
Chris Walton sits down with Joshua Schall for his Pivotal podcast to discuss how the “COVID-19 Effect” is accelerating several macro retail trends, Walmart’s community building storytelling emergence, how Amazon gets stronger during this period of time, and how post-purchase touch-points in retail will be integral going forward
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.