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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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Omni Talk Women’s Retail Collective Podcast | Monica & Andy CEO/Founder Monica RoyerWRC

Omni Talk Women’s Retail Collective Podcast | Monica & Andy CEO/Founder Monica Royer

Monica & Andy CEO/Founder, Monica Royer joins Anne Mezzenga to discuss how she built a brand that started as the next “project” she and her brother, Bonobos founder, Andy Dunn, took on to the turning it into the family lifestyle brand that it is today. The daughter of an Indian…
Walmart’s New Shopify Partnership Is Another Stroke Of Omnichannel Genius | ForbesArticle

Walmart’s New Shopify Partnership Is Another Stroke Of Omnichannel Genius | Forbes

In a move its competitors will soon regret, Walmart locks down a deal with Shopify that could set Walmart apart for years to come.
Walmart acquires CareZone, Google Pay aims to be a one-stop-shop, WhatsApp adds mobile payments in Brazil, Branch launches immediate mobile debit card accessTop Talk

Walmart acquires CareZone, Google Pay aims to be a one-stop-shop, WhatsApp adds mobile payments in Brazil, Branch launches immediate mobile debit card access

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart’s acquisition of CareZone, Google’s updates to Google Pay, WhatsApp adding mobile payments in Brazil, and Branch partnering with MAstercard to offer immediate access to debit cards.
Shopify partners with Walmart, Staples offers on-demand delivery with Instacart, Walmart tests self-checkout only locationTop Talk

Shopify partners with Walmart, Staples offers on-demand delivery with Instacart, Walmart tests self-checkout only location

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart’s partnership with Shopify, Staples offering on-demand delivery through Instacart, and Walmart testing a self-checkout only location.
Grubhub acquired in $7.3B deal, Sephora joins 15% pledge, Ocado plans to raise $1.3B, Brandless is backTop Talk

Grubhub acquired in $7.3B deal, Sephora joins 15% pledge, Ocado plans to raise $1.3B, Brandless is back

Today’s Top Talk covers the $7.3B acquisition of Grubhub, Sephora being the first brand to partake in the 15 percent pledge, Ocado boosting its firepower with plans to raise $1.3B, and Brandless making a comeback.
Special Report | Digital Couponing and Media with DIGITS CEO David Glazapodcast

Special Report | Digital Couponing and Media with DIGITS CEO David Glaza

Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga interview Third Haus member and former Target Carthweel Lead and now CEO/Founder of DIGITS, David Glaza. They discuss everything surrounding digital couponing, who the players are to watch in the space, what brands and retailers can be doing right now to stay on top of…
Fast Five | Zara Closes Stores & We Say Good-Bye To CarterRetail

Fast Five | Zara Closes Stores & We Say Good-Bye To Carter

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern send Carter Jensen off in his style for his last show before heading to a big new job. We talk Zara’s store closures, Klarna’s new loyalty program, Canada Goose tightening its distribution,…
Special Feature Video | The Future Of Couponing And Media With DIGITS CEO, David Glazavideo

Special Feature Video | The Future Of Couponing And Media With DIGITS CEO, David Glaza

Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga interview Third Haus member and former Target Carthweel Lead and now CEO/Founder of DIGITS, David Glaza. They discuss everything surrounding digital couponing, who the players are to watch in the space, what brands and retailers can be doing right now to stay on top of…
Fast Five Video | Zara Closes Stores & We Say Good-Bye to Cartervideo

Fast Five Video | Zara Closes Stores & We Say Good-Bye to Carter

In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five, sponsored by Takeoff, Chris Walton, Anne Mezzenga, and Emma the Intern send Carter Jensen off in his style for his last show before heading to a big new job. We talk Zara’s store closures, Klarna’s new loyalty program, Canada Goose tightening its distribution, Roku’s new partnership with…
Starbucks closing 400 stores, Sam’s Club nationwide curbside pickupTop Talk

Starbucks closing 400 stores, Sam’s Club nationwide curbside pickup

Today’s Top Talk covers Starbucks’ announcement to close up to 400 stores while changing existing stores into different formats and the roll out of nationwide curbside pickup at Sam’s Club.

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