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Women’s Retail Collective Podcast | Ahold-Delhaize CHRO, Abbe Luersman

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.

Spotlight Podcast | The New Age of Returns with Happy Returns CEO and Co-Founder, David Sobie

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!

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 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.

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.