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Omni Talk Retail provides news, analysis, and commentary on the latest trends and issues in the retail industry. It covers a wide range of topics related to retail, including e-commerce, technology, marketing, and consumer behavior. The podcast regularly features industry experts, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga, as well as retail thought leaders who all share their insights and perspectives on the latest developments in retail.

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In this week’s Omni Talk Retail Fast Five news roundup, recorded live from CommerceNext 2024, and sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Ownit AI, Avalara, Mirakl, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed:Walmart rolling out electronic shelf labels to nearly half its U.S. stores (Source: Retail Dive)TJX asking its sales associates to wear body cameras (Source: CNN)Tesco building its own third-party digital marketplace (Source: Retail Gazette)IKEA hiring employees to work inside of Roblox (Source: Marketing Dive)And closed with a look at Starbucks’ decision to open its own in-house production studio (Source: Adweek)There’s all that, plus Capri Suns, Dr. Pepper, and some really spicy enchiladas.Music by hooksounds.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five live from Shoptalk Europe, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Mirakl, Ownit AI and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: If The Latest Earnings Are The Canary In The Kohl’s Mine?For the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/VZN770YxL6gThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five live from Shoptalk Europe, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Mirakl, Ownit AI and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: If They're Buying Or Selling: Walmart Realm?For the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/VZN770YxL6gThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five live from Shoptalk Europe, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Mirakl, Ownit AI and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: If The Takeoff Chapter 11 News Is The End Of Automated Microfulfillment?For the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/VZN770YxL6gThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five live from Shoptalk Europe, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Mirakl, Ownit AI and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: How They'll Have What Abercrombie Is HavingFor the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/VZN770YxL6gThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five live from Shoptalk Europe, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Mirakl, Ownit AI and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: Amazon Adding Grubhub To Amazon PrimeFor the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/VZN770YxL6gThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Live from the Shoptalk Europe stage, Omni Talk's Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga recap the key takeaways from all three days of the conference with Shoptalk's very own Ben Miller and Zahra Mohamed, all in rapid fire style, and allocating no more than 4 minutes per topic!Highlights include:The overall state of European RetailHow real is the concept of "Unified Commerce"Is AI overhyped? Underhyped? Or properly hyped?The power of brandRetail Media -- is it all it's cracked up to be?And, of course, our biggest surprises from the conference and much, much more!Music by hooksounds.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this week’s Omni Talk Retail Fast Five news roundup, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Ownit AI, Avalara, Mirakl, and Sezzle, Chris and Anne discussed:Amazon adding Grubhub food delivery for free to Amazon Prime (Source: Verge)Abercrombie & Fitch’s first billion dollar Q1 (Source: Retail Dive)Takeoff Technologies filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Source: Grocery Dive)Walmart’s “trippy” new online storefront, Walmart Realm (Source: Fast Company)And closed with a look at Kohl’s disastrous earnings report (Source: Reuters)There’s all that, plus this month’s OmniStar (congrats Burlington’s Connie Droge), how to best take care of bald scalps, Prince, and whether an AI digital twin of Chris would actually enhance Anne’s work life.Music by hooksounds.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Studio from Shoptalk Europe, Caroline Welsh, Customer Digital and Trading Board Director at Brico Dépôt (part of the Kingfisher Group), shares insights on the company's remarkable journey in launching an e-commerce website in just eight days and a marketplace in three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caroline also discusses her role in overseeing merchandising, advertising, loyalty, pricing, and customer data to create exceptional omnichannel experiences.Discover how Brico Dépôt stays true to its purpose while expanding its assortment, leveraging store colleagues' expertise, and fostering partnerships. Caroline also emphasizes the importance of clearly defining the MVP to move quickly and efficiently.Looking ahead, Caroline highlights the critical need for attracting future trade professionals and increasing female representation in the home improvement industry. She also touches on the importance of sustainability and how Kingfisher Group is supporting apprenticeships to build a strong workforce.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Studio at Shoptalk Europe, Dr. Jan Philippe Wintjes, Executive Vice President Global Omnichannel, Hugo Boss, shares insights on the company's approach to omnichannel retail, digital product discovery, and exploring new frontiers like Web 3 and the metaverse. With over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, JP oversees a wide range of responsibilities, including retail, e-commerce, app development, loyalty programs, customer relationship management, and merchandising.JP discusses the importance of creating engaging and exciting customer journeys across various touchpoints, from retail stores to online platforms. He emphasizes the role of digital product discovery in promoting brands through social media, live shopping, and 360-degree product visualization.Discover how Hugo Boss is leveraging innovative technologies like AI and logistics to enhance operational efficiency and profitability while maintaining an entrepreneurial mindset to test and learn new concepts, such as their successful Roblox collaboration.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Studio at Shoptalk Europe, Bruno Mourão, Head of Ecosystem at Sonae MC, shares insights on the company's approach to omnichannel retail, partnerships, and meeting customer expectations. Sonae MC, a leading Portuguese grocery retailer with a strong presence in both physical stores and e-commerce, is focusing on expanding its ecosystem beyond grocery to include food, health and wellness, loyalty, medical services, and marketplaces.Bruno discusses the company's journey from hypermarkets to supermarkets, convenience stores, and franchising models, as well as its efforts to consolidate omnichannel services like click and collect, curbside pickup, and quick commerce. He also touches on the growing importance of retail media and the need for consistency in delivering on customer promises.Discover how Sonae MC is navigating the evolving retail landscape and fostering partnerships with brands and local businesses to better serve Portuguese consumers in this engaging conversation.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Studio at Shoptalk Europe, Baltazar Ozonek, VP of AI & Innovation at Pandora, the world's largest jewelry company, shares insights on unlocking the value of data and AI in an omnichannel retail environment. With a focus on customer experience and brand alignment, Baltazar discusses the importance of data quality, AI deployment, and personalization across all channels.Discover how Pandora is navigating the challenges of legacy tech and leveraging its vertically integrated supply chain as a competitive advantage. Baltazar also delves into the critical components of successful AI implementation, including data requirements, tech requirements, and people capabilities.Learn about the significance of measuring incremental gains, avoiding diminishing returns, and ensuring true revenue uplift when deploying AI solutions. Baltazar emphasizes the need for a pragmatic approach that balances commercial opportunity with the complexity of AI models.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Studio at Shoptalk Europe, Sanjeeth Cherian, Head of Product Strategy and Business Operations at Walmart Commerce Technologies, shares insights on the company's journey to offer innovative retail technology solutions to retailers worldwide. As part of the founding team, Sanjeeth discusses the challenges and opportunities of building a SaaS platform that leverages Walmart's extensive experience in e-commerce, store operations, and supply chain. Sanjeeth highlights the importance of customer feedback in shaping product development and the key benefits of their offerings, such as route optimization, which addresses supply chain disruption, cost reduction, and carbon footprint reduction while providing flexibility to retailers.Discover how Walmart Commerce Technologies is positioning itself within the retail tech ecosystem and driving digital transformation through a platform play approach in this engaging conversation.Sponsored ContentThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Podcast Studio from Shoptalk Europe 2024, Nikki Sale, Chief Digital Commerce Director at Diageo, shares insights on the company's digital transformation journey and omnichannel retail strategies. Diageo, known for iconic brands like Johnnie Walker, Baileys, and Guinness, is focusing on creating personalized and seamless consumer experiences across both physical stores and online platforms.Nikki discusses the importance of breaking down organizational silos and achieving alignment to effectively deliver omnichannel experiences. She also shares examples of innovative digital tools, such as "What's Your Whiskey," which utilizes flavor print technology to help consumers discover their preferred whiskey tastes.Discover how Diageo is leveraging digital tools and strategies to drive personalization and enhance the customer journey in this engaging conversation.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies studio at Shoptalk Europe, Arianne Parisi, Chief Digital Officer at JD Sports, discusses the company's retail transformation journey and omnichannel commerce strategy. As a leading sports fashion retailer, JD Sports is focusing on putting the customer at the center of their operations while expanding their presence in the US market.Parisi shares insights on overcoming legacy systems, achieving cross-channel consistency, and meeting evolving consumer expectations. She emphasizes the importance of building brand awareness and redefining success metrics in the age of omnichannel retail.Discover how JD Sports is navigating the challenges of digital leadership and driving retail innovation in this engaging conversation.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Studio at Shoptalk Europe. Sathya Nandakumar, CTO at Holland & Barrett, shares insights on the company's digital transformation journey and the role of AI in the health and wellness retail sector. Holland & Barrett, a leading retailer of vitamins, supplements, and healthy food, is focusing on leveraging technology to enhance personalization and to improve its customer experiences across its omnichannel ecosystem.Nandakumar discusses the importance of a comprehensive AI strategy, highlighting the potential applications of generative AI in search, content creation, and personalization. She also emphasizes the significance of data as the foundation for machine learning, customer insights, and CLV optimization.Discover how Holland & Barrett is navigating the digital landscape, driving omnichannel excellence, and empowering store colleagues to deliver exceptional customer experiences in this engaging conversation.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this exclusive interview recorded live from the Walmart Commerce Technologies Studio at Shoptalk Europe, Marc Vicente Sala, Chief Digital Director at Kingfisher PLC, shares insights on the company's digital transformation and omnichannel journey. Kingfisher, a leading home improvement retailer with brands like B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, and Brico Dépôt, is focusing on harnessing the power of AI, marketplaces, and retail media to enhance customer experiences.Marc Vicente discusses the importance of organizing and leveraging customer data to enable effective AI implementation, including algorithmic AI for forecasting and demand planning, as well as generative AI for catalog improvement and image quality enhancement. He also highlights the growing significance of marketplace business models and their synergy with retail media, allowing sellers to gain visibility and monetize through performance-based strategies.Discover how Kingfisher is navigating the digital landscape and driving omnichannel retail innovation in this engaging conversationThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Wiliot, Mirakl and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: Buying Or Selling: Google’s New AI Fit Tech?For the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/WRfZZXuntpgThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Wiliot, Mirakl and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: Schnucks Partnering With IbottaFor the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/WRfZZXuntpgThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In the latest edition of Omni Talk’s Retail Fast Five, sponsored by the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, Avalara, Wiliot, Mirakl, and Sezzle Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga discuss: Walmart Adding Free Pet Telehealth To Walmart+For the full episode head here: https://youtu.be/WRfZZXuntpgThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
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