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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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7-Eleven pilots contactless fuel, Tanger virtual outlet shopping service, Instagram expands Shopping to more businesses, Sephora launches on Instagram checkoutTop Talk

7-Eleven pilots contactless fuel, Tanger virtual outlet shopping service, Instagram expands Shopping to more businesses, Sephora launches on Instagram checkout

Today’s Top Talk covers 7-Eleven piloting contacless fuel via voice commands, Tanger launching a virtual outlet shopping service, Instagram expanding Shopping to more businesses and creators, and Sephora launching on Instagram checkout with over 80 brands.
Square withholding money from merchants, Snapchat’s “shoppable” show, Walmart’s self-driving partner, Amazon in the running for Macy’s (again)Top Talk

Square withholding money from merchants, Snapchat’s “shoppable” show, Walmart’s self-driving partner, Amazon in the running for Macy’s (again)

Today’s Top Talk covers Square withholding money from its merchants, Snapchat’s new shoppable show, Walmart’s self-driving partner changing e-commerce economics, and Amazon’s rejoining of the Macy’s race.
Google targets pinterest with new app “Keen,” Bed Bath & Beyond to lay off hundreds, TJ Maxx bets on consumers returning to storesTop Talk

Google targets pinterest with new app “Keen,” Bed Bath & Beyond to lay off hundreds, TJ Maxx bets on consumers returning to stores

Today’s Top Talk covers Google’s new app, “Keen,” Bed Bath & Beyond layoffs, and TJ Maxx’s plans for store reopenings.
Android vs iOS: Which Suits An Organization Better?Guest

Android vs iOS: Which Suits An Organization Better?

Apoorv Gehlot of Metellio discusses the various pros and cons of iOS and Android mobile app development for Omni Talk.
Alibaba and JD.com handle a record $136.51B in sales, Walmart opens third health location, Apple closes some stores againTop Talk

Alibaba and JD.com handle a record $136.51B in sales, Walmart opens third health location, Apple closes some stores again

Today’s Top Talk covers a record $136.51B in sales handled by Alibaba and JD.com from a major Chinese shopping event, the opening of Walmart’s third Walmart Health location, and Apple’s closing of certain stores again due to COVID-19.
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.
Fast Five | Walmart & Shopify Could Be A Match Made In Heavenpodcast

Fast Five | Walmart & Shopify Could Be A Match Made In Heaven

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma Irwin the Intern discuss Walmart’s new partnership with Shopify, Staples using Instacart, a cool startup called Branch, Dick’s Sporting Goods’ new store formats, and Chris goes on a rant for the ages about how…
Amazon reaches most SNAP households, Kroger rivals Amazon & Walmart in digital salesTop Talk

Amazon reaches most SNAP households, Kroger rivals Amazon & Walmart in digital sales

Today’s Top Talk covers Amazon’s ability to apply SNAP benefits in most states and Kroger’s Q1 digital sales that rival Walmart and Amazon’s.
Fast Five Video | Walmart & Shopify Could Be A Match Made In Heavenvideo

Fast Five Video | Walmart & Shopify Could Be A Match Made In Heaven

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma Irwin the Intern discuss Walmart’s new partnership with Shopify, Staples using Instacart, a cool startup called Branch, Dick’s Sporting Goods’ new store formats, and Chris goes on a rant for the ages about how…
DICK’S announces two new concept stores, Target raises minimum wage to $15/hr., Walmart passes eBay in shares of e-commerce salesTop Talk

DICK’S announces two new concept stores, Target raises minimum wage to $15/hr., Walmart passes eBay in shares of e-commerce sales

Today’s Top Talk covers DICK’S announcing two new store concepts, Target raising its minimum wage to $15/hr, and Walmart surpassing eBay in shares of ecommerce sales for the first time.

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