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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 talk about the scenarios that have played out in allowing Walmart to create a growing gap between it and 2nd place Amazon in e-grocery sales, what Amazon needs to do to close that gap, why it matters to Amazon's long-term prospects, and whether Prime actually gives Amazon an unfair/illegal competitive advantage in the broader e-commerce marketplace.

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