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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.

Tom, who was there at the beginning when Amazon got into the grocery business, and Kevin evaluate and analyze the new Amazon Fresh grocery store in California - slated to be the first of a fleet, and reflecting how Amazon sees potential and possibilities in a bricks-and-mortar world that is integrated with its e-commerce expertise.