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Content Guy's Note: The goal of "The Innovation Conversation" is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory ... and one that Tom Furphy - a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners (CEP), a venture capital and venture development firm in Seattle, WA, that works with many top retailers and manufacturers - is uniquely positioned to address.
This week’s Innovation Conversation is a little different. Last week, Tom and I were in the same place at the same time - we were doing a "live" Conversation for a company - and so we decided to have a “real” conversation, on camera, instead of the email conversations that we we usually have for this column.

(By the way, if you'd like us to do a live Innovation Conversation for your company or group, just let me know.)Our subject, in part, was Amazon's grocery business, including a discussion of the new supermarket chain that it is planning … which was timely, considering there is more news about it below.

You can see that video at left. Enjoy.

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