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Adyen, the payments platform of choice for the world’s leading companies, announced a partnership with the Cotton On Group, Australia’s largest global retailer. With this partnership in place, Adyen is helping to power ecommerce payments for the Cotton On Group brands including Cotton On, Cotton On Kids, Cotton On Body, Rubi, Supré, Factorie and Typo on a global scale.

ParTech, a leading global provider of point-of-sale (POS) and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, announced Charleys Philly Steaks has selected PAR’s cloud-based Brink POS Software for all 594 domestic locations. The deployment of the Brink solution to their network of restaurants is in progress and will be completed in 2019.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. announced the launch of a Boots flagship store on Tmall Global, Alibaba’s B2C platform for international brands and retailers, to introduce a number of iconic Boots beauty brands to more than half a billion consumers on Alibaba’s platforms in China.

Newly formed Inspire Brands announced it entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sonic Corp. for $2.3 billion. Inspire Brands was formed in February following the closing of Arby’s Restaurant Group’s $2.9 billion purchase of 1,200-plus unit full-service chain Buffalo Wild Wings. The company’s current portfolio includes more than 4,700 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and fast-casual Rusty Taco locations.


SiriusXM is buying digital radio company Pandora for $3.5 billion. SiriusXM invested $480 million in Pandora just 15 months ago.

Salesforce, a go-to sales and marketing platform, will redesign its app on iOS to incorporate Apple's greatest hits, like Siri, Face ID and Business Chat.


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