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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.

Tom and KC are coming to you from the GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas.  Today's subjects include the Instacart IPO, the promise and pitfalls of retail media networks, and the questions that retailers ought to be asking technology companies - and themselves - whenever considering their most effective paths to an innovation-centric future.

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