Retail Focus 8/20/18 – Walmart’s Massive Sales Gain, Weather’s Effect on Retail, Latest on Produce Retail

We discuss companies that elicited polar opposite reactions from Wall Street, after Walmart’s excellent quarter and JCPenney’s continued struggles to achieve proper inventory churn. Our first guest is Paul Walsh, Director of Weather Strategy for IBM Services, who discusses how weather may alter back-to-school and fall retail sales. Then, we talk to Ashley Nickle, the editor of Produce Retailer, who talks romaine lettuce, the sudden retail appeal of onions, and a Pennsylvania c-store chain committing to local produce. Our podcast is brought to you this week by myemma.com.