To kick off our live NRF coverage, sponsored by LISNR, Chris Walton sits down with Market Beyond CEO Yuval Yifrach to discuss his company’s full holiday season report of how Walmart stacked up against Amazon from an e-commerce market share perspective. We also even throw Target into the mix, as a special thank you to our loyal followers.
In this week’s episode, sponsored by Trigo, Chris geeks out over Alexa and Gift Cards to the chagrin Anne and Carter, plus other top headlines like JioMart, ‘Public Venmo’ and more!
Hilarity ensues as Chris tries to convince Anne and Carter that Alexa in cars is a 10 out of 10 idea, plus our favorite CES pick — Perso.
Abbe’s career in retail has been nothing short of inspiring – from her determination to be the best bagger at Big Bear all the way up to her current role as Chief Human Resources Officer of Ahold-Delhaize. With the grocery industry changing quickly, so is the future of grocery work. For Abbe, that means having a finger on the pulse of everything from emerging technology to evolving customer expectations and building a workforce who is ready to support it all.
What started as a HauteLook experiment with Nordstrom Rack, turned into a completely new business idea for some of the biggest D2C brands to handle returns. Customers of online brands like Rothy’s and Evereve now leverage 700 Happy Returns return bars throughout the country to give customers their money back on the spot and make the entire return process more accessible and hassle free. By bringing joy to returns, David and Happy Returns plan to unlock even more value for e-commerce.
Spotlight Podcast | Robotics with Tim Rowland, CEO of Badger Technologies, a Product Division of Jabil
Anne and Chris sit down with Tim Rowland, CEO of Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil, to discuss all things related to the future of in-store robotics on everything from monitoring floor spills to inventory stock positioning. Tim shares the early lessons from his company’s large scale implementation with Ahold Delhaize, gets real about all the noise out there on the topic, and shows why robots are likely the answer for completing the tasks retailers just don’t have the time or resources to do now, even if they want to!
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 | 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 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.
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!
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 Talk covers PayPal becoming the first foreign payment platform in China and Amazon expanding its free return policy for the holiday season.
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 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.
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 a consistent basis.