Hello everyone! Last week I wrote a quite personal and important piece for Retail Dive, entitled My favorite retail tech startup of 2018 is woman-led, and that part is important. In … Continue Reading Fast Five: Join the movement #FemaleFounders
As e-commerce players begin to think about going into stores for the first time, and as legacy players begin to think about how to create next generation retail experiences, merchandising … Continue Reading Omni Talk Spotlight Series: One Door Merchandising Cloud
Meal kits are silly. They are compromise solutions. You know what’s a meal kit already? An entire grocery store. There has to be a better way, and two single moms … Continue Reading My favorite retail tech startup of 2018 is woman-led, and that part is important
A Call to Action for All Retailers: A Fireside Chat with Chris Walton & Mariya Zorotovich at Microsoft
On May 10, Microsoft hosted the Retail Tomorrow Immersion Series at their Retail Experience Center in Redmond, Washington. As part of this series, I sat down with Microsoft’s Retail Industry … Continue Reading A Call to Action for All Retailers: A Fireside Chat with Chris Walton & Mariya Zorotovich at Microsoft
In this week’s After the Five video, Walmart’s recent decision on scan-and-go leaves us scratching our heads, Anne loves Kroger and Ocado, and Carter gets stumped by Cagney & Lacey, … Continue Reading After the Five Video — Walmart just set retail back 50 years
Our weekly quiz feature where Carter decides who is mentally younger — Chris or Anne? This week Carter pops the question about Home screen apps, and Chris cries uncle as … Continue Reading (Video) How Millennial are You? — Home screen apps
Do you like movies with gladiators in them? This week Chris references Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator as he discusses Amazon Go expanding to more cities, Walmart’s horrible decision on scan-and-go and how … Continue Reading (Video) Amazon Go expands and Chicago shouts “Da Bezos”
The industry headlines from this week did not mess around. While the week started slowly, it sure as hell finished with a bang. There was no chitty in this week’s … Continue Reading Fast Five: Amazon to bring Yuppie Nirvana to Chicago and San Francisco
Things get candid this week as Anne Mezzenga and Carter Jensen join Chris to go deeper into this week’s top news. This week Anne and Carter explain why they are … Continue Reading (Video) Buy or sell Best Buy’s new branding?
Our weekly quiz feature where Carter decides who is mentally younger — Chris or Anne? This week Carter pops the question about how each of them listen to music. Enjoy! … Continue Reading (Video) How Millennial are You — Spotify, Apple Music, or cassette tapes?
Chris had the chance to visit Amazon Go this week in Seattle. He shares his thoughts and answers questions from Anne and Carter about the experience. Quick take — it is … Continue Reading (Video) Amazon Go Spotlight
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five video, Chris Walton questions Walmart’s Flipkart acquisition, and then surprisingly and energetically lauds Best Buy, Starbucks, Sears, and Indochino. He must not be feeling … Continue Reading (Video) Don’t bet the cart on Flipkart
It has been a busy but rewarding week here at Omni Talk. Anne and I continue to make progress on our retail startup concept, I spoke at GMDC’s Retail Immersion … Continue Reading Fast Five: Doug and Marc go to the Taj Majal
The Robin Report just published my article on Matthew Shay and his leadership as President and CEO of NRF. You can read my opinions on Shay’s recent commentary by clicking … Continue Reading Matthew Shay, President and CEO of NRF, Needs a Wake-Up Call – The Robin Report
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five video, Chris Walton lauds Macy’s, Walmart, and Chico’s but gives one hell of a tongue lashing to J.C. Penney. If you prefer, you … Continue Reading Fast Five Video: Macy’s has a new Story to tell and . . . Lionel Richie