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The Robin Report | Sex, China and Covid-19Article

The Robin Report | Sex, China and Covid-19

Sex, China, and Covid-19. What sounds like an afternoon White House press briefing actually holds the key to understanding why virtual reality (aka VR) is one of the most overblown topics in retail right now. Source: Sex, China and Covid-19 – The Robin Report
Forbes | Apparel Retailers Could Learn A Valuable Lesson From Walmart’s New Self-Checkout Test StoreArticle

Forbes | Apparel Retailers Could Learn A Valuable Lesson From Walmart’s New Self-Checkout Test Store

If Walmart can test full self-checkout in one of its stores, then there is nothing that should stop similar technologies from also coming soon to a mall near you.

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5 Keys To Retail Hiring Success In The Modern Age | ForbesForbes

5 Keys To Retail Hiring Success In The Modern Age | Forbes

Chris shares his five most important criteria to consider when hiring retail employees for long-term success.
2019 Retail Awards — Lululemon Impressed, Macy’s Sputtered, & Nike Showed Its Middle Finger to Amazon | ForbesForbes

2019 Retail Awards — Lululemon Impressed, Macy’s Sputtered, & Nike Showed Its Middle Finger to Amazon | Forbes

Contributor Chris Walton serves up his awards for the highlights and lowlights of one of the best retail years in recent memory — 2019, the year retail fought back.
Walmart’s Bet On Supercenters Is Brilliant For 3 Big Reasons | ForbesForbes

Walmart’s Bet On Supercenters Is Brilliant For 3 Big Reasons | Forbes

Walmart CEO Doug McMillion’s decision to bet on supercenters highlights his keen understanding of where Walmart’s business is today, against where the industry is headed for the future.
2019 Omni Talk Award Show | Fast Five Podcastpodcast

2019 Omni Talk Award Show | Fast Five Podcast

In today’s special edition of the Fast Five, sponsored by Trigo, the full Omni Talk crew hands out the hardware for 2019. Retailer of the Year, Executive of the Year, Worst Idea of the Year — Chris, Anne, Carter, Emma the Intern, and even Margo the dog debate them all!

New Video — “Fast Five | 2019 Award Show”

In this week’s Fast Five video, sponsored by Trigo, the full Omni Talk crew hands out the hardware for 2019: Retailer of the Year, Executive of the Year, Worst Idea of the Year. Chris, Anne, Carter, Emma the Intern, and even Margo the dog debate them all!
Today’s Top TalkRetail

Today’s Top Talk

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.
5 Refreshingly Honest Retail Predictions For 2020 | ForbesForbes

5 Refreshingly Honest Retail Predictions For 2020 | Forbes

Chris Walton gives his candid opinion of what to expect in 2020, including what CEOs could be on the chopping block, how Amazon will shock the world, what trends are here to stay vs. just impostors, and what company’s new CEO may already be making some really big mistakes.
Today’s Top TalkRetail

Today’s Top Talk

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.
Computer Vision & Retail with Trigo Co-Founder and CTO, Daniel Gabay | Spotlight Podcastpodcast

Computer Vision & Retail with Trigo Co-Founder and CTO, Daniel Gabay | Spotlight Podcast

Anne and Chris sit down with Trigo Co-Founder and CTO Daniel Gabay at the Trigo headquarters in Tel Aviv to learn all they can about the history of computer vision, where it is going in the future, and why retail may be the first place it impacts people’s lives on…
Today’s Top TalkRetail

Today’s Top Talk

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s ongoing feud with FedEx and a shake-up of the Bed Bath & Beyond chain of command.

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