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Walmart has chosen Microsoft as its preferred and strategic cloud provider. In the five-year agreement, Walmart will use the full range of Microsoft cloud solutions, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, to help standardize across the company’s family of brands. The partnership further accelerates Walmart’s digital transformation in retail, empowering its associates worldwide and make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers around the world.


MyWebGrocer, the leading software and digital media company to the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, announced the launch of a new Sponsored Listings digital merchandising capability with Wakefern Food Corp., a retail cooperative and owner of the ShopRite trademark. Sponsored Listings enable CPGs to invest with the ShopRite and the Fresh Grocer brands to increase native product placement and drive sales.


Uber and Venmo are partnering to deliver a seamless new payment experience available with Uber and Uber Eats. More than six million payments on Venmo mentioned “Uber” in their description over the past year, making a seamless connection between the two apps a natural fit.


PowerReviews, a global technology leader in reviews and user-generated social content to more than 1,000 brands and retailers, has acquired BzzAgent from dunnhumby. BzzAgent is a leading product sampling and influencer marketing company with more than 15 years of experience working with the world’s largest brands.


Chick-fil-A partnered with Kallpod across three Houston restaurants, including the second highest in the system in terms of both revenue and foot traffic, to enhance service and facilitate tableside ordering. Since the partnership, the busiest location has already seen a 500 percent increase in revenues from additional ordering at the table.


Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving connected commerce, is partnering with Mastercard to deliver an industry-defining, managed solution for the banking and retail sectors. The solution combines Diebold Nixdorf's expertise in omnichannel innovation and consumer transactions on the front-end, with Mastercard's state-of-the-art processing services and extensive global network capability on the backend.


ReposiTrak Inc., an industry leader in compliance, food safety and risk management for the retail supply chain, announced that “I and love and you” an independent, employee-owned pet food company that creates healthy food with real meat and real ingredients for dogs and cats, is joining the rapidly growing ReposiTrak MarketPlace community. The pet food company is also deploying the ReposiTrak Enterprise Demand Planning solution to better manage its supply chain, helping turn demand signals or point-of-sale data into actionable information for its marketers and merchandisers.


Capango, a new jobs marketplace that is specific to the retail industry, has launched. Capango is designed for both people seeking jobs in retail and employers in the retail industry who are trying to fill nearly 725,000 vacancies each month with qualified retail talent.


Prosper and Acxiom, the data foundation for the world's best marketers, announced a joint solution for marketers and their supporting agencies that enables brands to increase the accuracy and predictive power of their omnichannel marketing efforts, resulting in consumers receiving more relevant offers when they are most interested in considering a purchase. Prosper Predictive Audiences powered by Acxiom is an end-to-end, privacy-conscious solution that unites the power of Prosper’s unique, award-winning consumer survey insights and analytics with Acxiom’s InfoBase® data, one of the world’s richest, most accurate and most ethically sourced third-party data sets available.


Global British lifestyle brand Ted Baker has signed an exclusive new licensing agreement with Israel’s Delta Galil Industries Ltd., the global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children.


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