retail news in context, analysis with attitude

Tom Furphy & Kevin Coupe have a wide ranging conversation about how retailers need to prepare for a future not dominated by a pandemic, but in which fundamental structural changes have taken place in the food and retail industries.  Plus, Tom provides an update from his Seattle home base about how the city is faring in the current environment.

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.  Me, I just like hanging and talking with people smarter than I am.