Lord & Taylor’s recent struggles are not surprising, but the light they shed on Walmart’s digital strategies over the past year sure is, writes Forbes Contributor Chris Walton.
Cash-Accepting Amazon Go Store Shows Amazon Is Smarter Than The Government And Its Competition | Forbes
Amazon Go accepting cash in its first New York store this week highlights three reasons why Amazon is so far out in front of its competition in terms of understanding how checkout-free retail will evolve, writes Forbes Contributor Chris Walton.
Fast Five Podcast: Valtrex, Communal Living, QR Codes on TV, and of course the latest Amazon and Walmart News
After a one month break Chris, Anne, and Carter return to discuss the hottest topics this week in the world of retail. This week the gang discusses Amazon’s first cash-taking GO store, Walmart’s new lab store, shopping from your TV, communal living at malls, and more!
Walmart’s latest IRL innovation lab store should not be confused with true store of the future innovation. It is a page from the same incremental playbook legacy bricks-and-mortar retailers have been running for decades, writes Forbes contributor Chris Walton.
Spotlight Series: The Untapped Gold Mine of Product Reviews with Hearful CEO, Lisa Kobylarz [Podcast]
Omni Talk sits down with Hearful CEO, Lisa Kobylarz, to discuss the important role reviews play in the world of new retail, and how retailers should be using them to improve everything from product development to product detail page positioning and site searches.
Like so much amid the oft-cited and ridiculous “retail apocalypse” refrain, glossy first appearances can be far different from reality. It is easy to get caught up in the allure of Ocado — the fancy robots, the new business model, and even the cool British accents — but is it worth all the hype?
The rise of vitamin, supplement, and wellness brands is a lesson on how creating communities and flashy packaging may outweigh science | Dan Phan
Omni Talk contributor Dan Phan discusses the new wave of health and wellness products and how they are captivating the market with social commerce and fancy branding.
In a guest contribution for Omni Talk, PebblePost CEO Lewis Gersh explores the sometimes overlooked importance of marketing to consumers within the place they are most comfortable — the home.
Israel may just become the epicenter of retail technology innovation over the next decade, and retailers would be wise to get an early leg up on the potential opportunity, writes former Target Store of the Future VP Chris Walton.
While important, cash-free retail bans distract from the real issue, the elimination of low-skilled American jobs, writes Forbes Contributor and former VP Target Store of the Future Chris Walton
Spotlight Series: Future of Product Search for Online Retailers with Narrativ CEO, Shirley Chen [Podcast]
Omni Talk and Narrativ founder and CEO, Shirley Chen discuss how consumers search products online, and how online retailers now have the power to provide the same information online as customers would receive in a physical store. Listen as Shirley explains how Narrativ’s platform uses partnerships with publishers to provide retailers and their customers the best online shopping experiences possible.
As enticing as it may be to dismiss Way Day as just another made up retail holiday, Wayfair may actually be smarter than everyone else in the room, writes Forbes contributor Chris Walton.
Katie Finnegan, the former head of Walmart’s Store No 8 initiative, resigned yesterday and her resignation raises some important questions about the long-term health of Walmart’s innovation program.
New White Paper: In New Retail, Speed and Convenience of Delivery are The Next Pillars of Differentiation | Yantriks
Download this complimentary white paper from retail expert Chris Walton at Red Archer Retail to learn why — in the age of New Retail — speed and convenience of delivery should now be critical factors of your e-commerce strategy.
Dan Phan, Omni Talk’s European Correspondent and Contributor, examines Primark and its bet on the physical for his debut piece.