Published on: September 8, 2021
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 and KC return, focusing on some of the big innovation-centric stories that have recently made the news and require contextual analysis. Among other subjects, they look at the move by Target-owned Shipt to allow online consumers to pick their in-store shoppers … Albertsons' new subscription service … Walmart's new delivery business, designed to serve third-party retailers … Instacart's continued maneuvering … and the latest about Amazon.
If you're interested in listening to an audio version this Innovation Conversation, you can do so here (or can download this file):