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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.

Today, Tom and KC consider the mad race by retailers and delivery companies to reduce the amount of time between order and delivery - from two days to one day to two hours to 30 minutes to 10 minutes (and what's next?) - and suggest that timing isn't everything.  There are, Tom says, different kinds of customer purchase journeys, and retailers have to be prepared to innovate around all of them.

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