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, 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.
Today, Tom and KC talk about the trends that were spotlighted at the recent Groceryshop show - how Instacart seems to be dominating the conversation and the technological evolution taking place in the food retail business … the continuing emphasis on retail media networks … and also take a look at what doesn't seem to be on everybody's mind anymore, and why. Together, Tom and KC put these developments into a larger context about what retailers need to be thinking about going forward if they want to be relevant and competitive.
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