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The 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.

This week, Tom and KC compare and contrast the relative advantages of giant Customer Fulfillment Centers (CFCs), of the type being built by Kroger in partnership with Ocado, with the smaller - and some would say, more manageable and accessible - Micro-fulfillment Centers that a number of retailers have opened and even more are considering.

If you're interested in listening to this Innovation Conversation, you can do so here (or can download this file):