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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, 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.

In the last regularly scheduled Innovation Conversation before the summer break, Tom and KC talk about how retailers ought to think about innovation at a time of inflation and recession … how integrated offerings from online retailers can create a whole greater than the parts … and engage in a lightning round discussing a variety of recent technology stories.

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