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Omni Talk is a series of podcast productions from OmniTalk.blog, hosted by leading omnichannel retail experts, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga, and other frequent guest contributors. Chris and Anne are the founders of Omnitalk.blog, one of the fastest growing blogs in retail, and ThirdHaus.com, aRead more

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Ask An Expert | The Smash And Grab Theft Retailers Don't See With Signifyd SVP Bennett

Dec 6 • 27:51
“Smash and Grab” robberies at several retailers stole the headlines during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the real concern for retailers should be the significant increase in digital “smash and grabs” as fraud spikes with the growing number of “card not present” and online transactions.

In the latest edition of The Omni Talk Ask An Expert Series, Signifyd SVP of Operati...

Ask An Expert | The Now, Next and Future of BNPL with Paul Paradis President Of Sezzle

Dec 3 • 27:13
There is quite possibly no trend hotter right now than the Buy Now, Pay Later space.

So Omni Talk invited Sezzle’s very own Paul Paradis will join Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga for the latest installment of their Omni Talk Ask An Expert Series.

Collectively the three of them explored:

- The history and origin of Buy Now, Pay Later
- The categories and demographics that tend t...

Fast Five | Toys R Us Is Back And Macy's Does Something Out Of Character

Dec 2 • 33:42
In this week’s Fast Five podcast, sponsored by Takeoff, the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, and Attentive, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga:

– Discuss what to make, if anything, of the retail sales results from the past week.

– Laud Macy’s for its Thanksgiving Day parade NFT play.

– Temper our expectations surrounding the new Toys R Us store that is opening soon at the American ...

Fast Five Podcast | We're Jaded About Target But Geeked Up For Amazon Go Starbucks

Nov 24 • 30:10
In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, sponsored by Takeoff, the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, and Attentive, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga:

- Discuss the dangers of Sainsbury opening a checkout-free store in London that leverages Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology.

- Extol the many virtues of a combo Amazon Go and Starbucks store.

- Are happy and somewhat skeptical of the news...

5 Insightful Minutes With A&M's Jonathan Sharp

Nov 23 • 06:07

Fast Five | A&M Stops By To Talk Casper, Retail Media Networks, & The Delivery Wars

Nov 18 • 45:01
In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, sponsored by Takeoff, the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, and Attentive, Chad Lusk and Abhinav Chandra of the A&M Consumer & Retail Group join Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga to talk:

- Casper going private.
- The rise of retail media networks through the lens of Albertsons.
- Instacart's, what some may call, "desperate," new shopping features.

Spotlight Series | Inventory Accuracy Got You Down? RFID Is An Easy Way to Cure What Ails You

Nov 18 • 39:27
Omnichannel retailing during the pandemic has placed one hell of a premium on inventory accuracy in stores and throughout the supply chain.

But so much of the legacy store level and DC level infrastructure is not equipped to give us the data and level of accuracy that we need to meet these new demands.

Kris Barton of Avery Dennison and Umesh Umesh Cooduvalli of Detego join C...

Ask An Expert | Microsoft's 5 Retail Technologies To Bet On In 2022

Nov 16 • 53:41
2022 is right around the corner, so who better than Microsoft to tell us all on what retail technology trends they would place their bets in the upcoming year!

So Omni Talk is pleased to announce that Microsoft’s very own Chris Dieringer and Ricardo Belmar have joined Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga for the latest installment of their Omni Talk Ask An Expert Series.

Collectiv...

Fast Five | The Bezos Flex, Amazon Takes Venmo, & Nike Finds A New Loyalty Partner

Nov 12 • 27:59
In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, sponsored by Takeoff, the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, and Attentive, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga:

- Explore Amazon's Venmo partnership.
- Praise Sobeys' new "flex store" concept.
- Debate YouTube's ability to win in livestream commerce.
- Have a blast talking Burberry's interactive deer NFTs for Singles' Day.
- And, close with a look at w...

Fast Five | Amazon To Take Venmo, Bezos Flexes For Leo, & Nike Cozies Up With Dick's

Nov 11 • 27:59
In this week’s Fast Five Podcast, sponsored by Takeoff, the A&M Consumer and Retail Group, and Attentive, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga:

- Explore what Amazon taking Venmo means for the future.
- Praise Sobeys for its new "flex store" concept.
- Debate YouTube's right to win in livestream commerce.
- Have a blast talking Burberry's interactive deer NFTs (yes, you read that ri...

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