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Most Retail Dive readers are quite familiar with this month’s Backroom guest, Jason Del Rey. He covered the retail industry for years at outlets like Recode and Vox, frequently offering up scoops thanks to his access to key sources.
Del Rey has put those skills to work for his book, “Winner Sells All: Amazon, Walmart, and the Battle for Our Wallets.”
For this episode, Del Rey sat down with Senior Reporter Daphne Howland to talk about how he got so many of his sources, including company insiders, to reveal so many details, what might be next for these two retail giants and what their competition means for the wider retail landscape.
Editor’s note: This show was produced and edited by Caroline Jansen.