In today’s Fast Five Podcast, the A&M Consumer & Retail Group’s Jonathan Sharp and Billy Christensen stop by to discuss Target’s recent struggles along with its new larger format store, Gap opening a store on Amazon, TikTok piloting in-app commerce, Victoria’s Secret’s new fit tech partnership, and Nike’s launch of .Swoosh.

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Hello Omni Talk Fans! Today marks another great week for us here at Omni Talk.

I had my first-ever article published on the Wall Street Journal about current use cases for AI in retail, and Anne and I took a day trip to Dallas on Wednesday to do an annual Fast Five review live in front of an audience at an event hosted by SPS Commerce at the wonderful Te Deseo restaurant.

Which, for those that were wondering what "Te Deseo" means, it means "I desire you." I know this because Anne put me on the spot and asked me to demonstrate my high school Spanish skills in front of the crowd, unbeknownst to me. 

Fortunately, I was up to the challenge.

I mean who didn't want to be Antonio Banderas in Desperado circa 1995?

In Today's Fast Five Podcast, A&M's Jonathan Sharp and Billy Christensen stopped by to discuss:

- Target's new larger format store and what it means in the long-run amid its lackluster earnings report this week.

- Gap crying, "Uncle," as it decides to open its own shop on Amazon.

- TikTok piloting in-app commerce and whether they will be any more successful at it than Instagram (Anne seems to think so).

- Nike's launch of its new marketplace for digital goods, .Swoosh.

- And finished off with a discussion about Victoria's Secret's new partnership with Verifyt and if it signals a new era for fit tech or just more customer frustration.

There's all that, plus dragon masks at British sporting events, hypercolor t-shirts, and everyone's favorite Turkey Day treat that Anne would gladly take a pass on -- gravy, mmm mmm good!

Listen to This Week’s Fast Five Podcast

Be careful out there,

-- Chris, Anne, and the entire Omni Talk team

P.S. Yesterday we had almost 500 people register for our discussion with Microsoft's David Leibowitz and Ricardo Belmar on the top retail tech trends for 2023.

In case you missed it or weren't able to register, you can listen to the full audio recording by clicking here or on the image right below this sentence.

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