In a compelling two-part series, Chris Walton and Omni Talk (click here to subscribe) chronicle everything there is to love, admire, and constructively critique about Walmart over the past year.
Omni Talk is pleased to welcome fellow omnichannel expert Anne Mezzenga as this week’s guest blogger. Anne humorously asks and answers what retail can learn from the hospitality industry. If … Continue Reading My first time. . . at a boutique hotel. . . and what it means to retail.
It is that time of the year again — the time when retailers begin to announce their upcoming plans for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day weekend. So, imagine, just imagine, … Continue Reading Breaking News — Amazon Announces 11/22 Prime Day
This week I had wonderful pleasure of sitting down with Kristin Carpenter-Ogden of Verde Strategy for her Channel Mastery Podcast. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. We touched on the … Continue Reading Channel Mastery: 16: Chris Walton: The Future of Omnichannel Retail
The competition within the retail trade show circuit has heated up intensely over the past few years. The National Retail Federation (affectionately known as NRF) had always been the belle … Continue Reading 3 Suggestions to Make Retail Trade Shows Even More Katy Perry Sharktastic
As I was walking the Shop.org 2017 trade show floor last week, I thought to myself, “Damn, there is a lot to process here. Where is Jennifer Love Hewitt, the … Continue Reading Shop.org Observations Part III — Tech that Speaks to Me Like Jennifer Love Hewitt
Retail in the future will be nothing like we know today. Right now, retail is the equivalent of Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer, and quite soon it will become Tootsie, … Continue Reading Shop.org 2017 Observations Part II — Why I Get All Ben Stiller Over Location Technology
I really love trade shows. Is that weird? Ok, it is not Katy Perry dancing with sharks weird, but it probably is a little peculiar (and also Shark-fabulous). I love … Continue Reading Shop.org Observations Part I — More Scan-and-Go Horizons
The below is one of my favorite charts: It illustrates exactly what the retail industry is up against. The real kicker? The pie is the pie. Overall retail sales won’t … Continue Reading Amazon and Walmart Ain’t Got Nothing on Us — Retail’s New Flywheel Revealed
Retail needs a new leadership culture — a culture of “do.” All of us, especially Boards of Directors and Wall Street, need to take accountability for it to happen.
Excited to share with you my first article picked up nationally — thank you Retail Dive! Click the source link below to read more. The importance of the partnership’s new … Continue Reading Walmart and Affirm: A match Amazon will find hard to beat | Retail Dive
Omni Talk presents Omni Bag — where Chris Walton answers monthly the questions on people’s minds about the future of omnichannel retailing, like what does the phrase “Store of the … Continue Reading 1st-Ever Omni Bag Answers — What Does “Store of the Future” Mean?
Starbucks order-pickup provides a window into the future of retail. If you haven’t tried it, you can watch the video and learn how easy it is to use.
While it sounds creepy, Amazon’s new X-Ray packaging technology is awesome and it has arrived just in time for Christams.
Sharing a really great article from Retail Dive — I really applaud Walmart for their efforts here. . . exactly the right move. Click the source link below to read … Continue Reading Walmart jumps ahead of Amazon with Scan & Go | Retail Dive