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Walmart joins bid for TikTok

Walmart joins bid for TikTok

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has confirmed that it has teaming up with Microsoft to bid for the viral video service TikTok. The Trump administration has given the Chinese internet firm Bytedance, which owns TikTok, 90 days to sell its U.S. operation, or face having the service banned in this country. The White House argues that

WBA moves to broaden omnichannel offering

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) made two recent announcements that strengthen its omnichannel efforts, including an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings. The chain also opened more than 30 small-format pharmacies as

WBA expands partnership with Microsoft and Adobe

WBA expands partnership with Microsoft and Adobe

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings. It will provide Walgreens and Boots customers with products and services from its global pharmacy and retail

Target adds Govind to technology team as SVP

Target adds Govind to technology team as SVP

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has named Hari Govind senior vice president of infrastructure and operations for the company’s technology team. Govind’s responsibilities will include overseeing cloud-and-compute capabilities, network connectivity and operations for the technology that powers Target’s stores, digital channels, distribution centers and office locations. He will report to Mike McNamara, Target’s executive vice president

Albertsons aims to remake shopping experience

Albertsons aims to remake shopping experience

BOISE — Albertsons Cos. is working with Microsoft on cloud-based computing and artificial intelligence solutions that it says will provide new and transformative experiences for customers and employees. “We are reimagining the future to serve customers in a way they want to interact with us across all channels,” said Anuj Dhanda, Albertsons Cos. executive vice president and

WBA collaborates with Microsoft

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance announced it is teaming up with Microsoft to make health care delivery more personal, affordable and accessible for people around the world. The collaboration will combine WBA’s customer reach, convenient locations, outpatient health care services and industry expertise with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform and services. “Our strategic

Kroger, Microsoft partner on technology

Kroger, Microsoft partner on technology

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. and Microsoft on Monday announced a collaboration to test new technologies to improve the customer experience by making it easier to find and purchase items in grocery stores. The companies are unveiling pilot stores near their respective headquarters, in Ohio and Washington, featuring smart shelves with digital displays that update prices

Walmart establishes strategic partnership with Microsoft

Walmart establishes strategic partnership with Microsoft

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is establishing a strategic partnership with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation in retail, empower associates, and make shopping faster and easier for customers around the world. “Walmart’s commitment to technology is centered around creating incredibly convenient ways for customers to shop and empowering associates to do their best work,” Doug

Albertsons taps Turner as senior advisor

Albertsons taps Turner as senior advisor

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. said Monday that it has appointed former Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner to serve as vice chairman of the board of managers at its direct parent company, AB Acquisition LLC. Turner will also serve as senior advisor to Albertsons chairman and chief executive officer Bob Miller. Turner brings extensive