Walmart Job Cuts, Best Buy’s New App & Something Called ‘Exchange Zones’ In Atlanta
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
5d ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Retail Fast Five news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Shoptalk’s Ben Miller stopped by to guest host with Chris and Anne as they discussed: Walmart’s reported job cuts and back-to-office push (Source: WSJ) The first-ever exchange zone in Atlanta from Harbor Lockers (Source: Harbor Lockers Press Release) Best Buy’s new mobile app features (Source: Best Buy Press Release) Diebold Nixdorf bringing automatic age verification to self-checkout in Germany (Source:  ..read more
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Starbucks' Mobile Order Conundrum, The New Insta Uber & Shein's Many Happy Returns
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
1w ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Retail Fast Five news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Target expanding its wholesale relationship with Hudson’s Bay (Source: BNN Bloomberg) Instacart and Uber Eats’ intriguing new partnership (Source: Joint Instacart and Uber Eats Press Release) Walmart’s new in-store AI tools for produce and apparel (Source: CNBC) Happy Returns enabling Shein returns at Forever 21 stores (Source: Supply Chain Dive) And closed with a look at whethe ..read more
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Walmart's Health Hub Exit, Best Buy's CNET Partnership & Nordstrom's Marketplace Mirakl
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
2w ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Retail Fast Five news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Walmart’s out-of-nowhere decision to shut down all 51 of its health centers (Source: Bloomberg) Best Buy’s “groundbreaking” new partnership with CNET (Source: Best Buy Press Release) Tesco bringing EagleAI’s gamification to its loyalty program (Source: Tesco Press Release) Walmart launching its first new private label food line in two decades, aka bettergoods (Source: Bloomberg ..read more
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Amazon High Jinks, The Grocery War & Why The Bank Of Walmart Is Now Open For Business
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
3w ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Retail Fast Five news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Walmart’s new BNPL offering (Source: CNBC) Grubhub’s new Mercato partnership (Source: Chain Store Age) Amazon’s new lost cost subscription grocery delivery plan (Source: Reuters) Instagram getting AI-powered search (Source: Daily Star) And closed with a look at the WSJ report last week that Amazon was running a secret operation to gain intel on its rivals (Source: WSJ) Th ..read more
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Canadian Walmart Stores Of The Future, Gopuff & Something New Called “Aldigo”
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
1M ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Retail Fast Five news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Walmart Canada’s big store of the future reveal (Source: Canadian Grocer) Gopuff’s debut of “Powered by Gopuff” (Source: Chain Store Age) A NYC Chicken restaurant that has replaced its cashiers with Zoom (Source: 404 Media) Aldi retrofitting a store to become checkout-free with Grabango (Source: Chain Store Age) Their perspectives on the Amazon Just Walk Out vs. Dash Cart debate ..read more
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TikTok Search Commissions, Walmart+ Self-Checkout & Something From Shein Called ‘SCaaS’
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
1M ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five retail news roundup, recorded live from Lululemon at the Mall of America, and sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, A&M’s Abhinav Chandra and Ben Lowden joined Chris and Anne to discuss: TikTok paying creators commissions based on how well their content shows up in search (Source: The Verge) The serendipitous position Walmart+ affords Walmart in regards to self-checkout (Source: Supermarket News) Nike’s refocus on wholesale (Source: Retail Dive) Shein introducing its “Supply Chain as a Servic ..read more
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Live from Shoptalk: Macy's New Strategy, Target Wholesaling, & Walmart Keeps Kicking SaaS
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
2M ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five retail news roundup, recorded live from Shoptalk in Las Vegas, and sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Macy's launching their "Bold New Chapter" strategy (Source: Retail Dive) Target going wholesale with their Cat & Jack line at Hudson's Bay (Source: Retail Dive) Walmart launching another SaaS play for retailers, "Route Optimization" (Source: Investing.com) Whether or not Simon's Southdale Mall is the truly the "Mall of the Future" (Source: Wall Stre ..read more
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Aldi Expands, Wayfair Rebrands & The Early Bird Literally Gets The Worm At Walmart
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
2M ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five retail news roundup, recorded live from Lululemon at the Mall of America, and sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Walmart expanding express delivery into the wee hours of the morning (Source: Chain Store Age) Aldi’s aggressive U.S. expansion plans (Source: Fox Business) Kohl’s new partnership with Babies R Us (Source: CNBC) Michaels bringing its online maker marketplace alive in store (Source: Chain Store Age) And closed with a look a ..read more
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Target’s Big Circle Perk, Wendy’s Surge Pricing Backlash & Whole Foods Gets Smaller
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
2M ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five retail news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Wendy’s about face on surge pricing (Source: KTLA-5) Target’s new paid membership program, Circle 360 (Source: CNBC) The RealReal’s store expansion plans (Source: WSJ) Sam’s Club’s new design thinking studio (Source: Chain Store Age) And closed with an examination of whether Whole Foods’ plan to open smaller stores is, first, a good idea, and, second, if it is an idea that will ..read more
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Macy's Store Closures, Amazon Scheduled Deliveries & How Do You Say ChatGPT In French?
Retail Fast Five
by Omni Talk Retail
2M ago
In this week’s Omni Talk Fast Five retail news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Wiliot, Avalara, TGW, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed: Macy’s bold decision to close 150 stores (Source: CNBC) Why Amazon’s move to offer scheduled grocery delivery could be one of the most important headlines of the year (Source: Chain Store Age) Microsoft decision to fortify its Gen AI position by investing in Mistral AI (Source: Fast Company) Schnucks breaking ground on its smart cart from Instacart pilot (Source: NBC 5 St. Louis ..read more
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