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The continuing 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 who led the team that developed 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.

Today, Tom and KC consider the ways in which retailers pursue innovation agendas and whether the number of initiatives being considered within the industry at the moment add up to a broader tipping point.  And, if not now, when?  Plus, they chat about efforts by Amazon investors to force the company's leadership to be more transparent and accountable.

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