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Retail
Amazon Launches $700M Employee Training Program

Amazon said it plans to spend $700 million to train 100,000 of its employees to fill in-demand jobs such as data mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst, as well as logistics coordinator, process improvement manager and transportation specialist.

Retail
H-E-B Opens Tech Hub

H-E-B has opened its Eastside Tech Hub— the retailer’s state-of-the-art, East Austin office for its growing team of digital employees, as well as the new headquarters for Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B.

Retail
Barry Takes Helm Of Best Buy

Corie Barry has officially taken the helm of Best Buy, becoming the fifth CEO in the company’s 53-year history. She replaces Hubert Joly, who led the company through a successful turnaround over the past seven years and will now become executive chairman as part of a planned leadership transition.

Retail
Rite Aid Teams With Adobe To Drive Digital Initiatives

Rite Aid has entered into a strategic partnership with Adobe to deliver seamless, personalized and connected health and wellness experiences for Rite Aid customers via Adobe Experience Cloud, an end-to-end solution for experience creation, marketing, advertising, analytics and commerce.

Trade Shows
Dallas Market To Open Smart Home Showroom

The Dallas Market Center is opening a smart home showroom, Smarter Living by Design. The permanent showcase will feature leading technology for residential, commercial and hospitality projects from 13 innovative companies including Samsung.

Retail
Amazon Expands Denver Tech Hub

Amazon is expanding its Denver Tech Hub and plans to create 400 new high-tech jobs in fields including software and hardware engineering, cloud computing and advertising.

Retail
Walmart Readies Texas Store Improvements

As part of a national innovation expansion strategy, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $264.9 million this year in Texas through the remodeling of 54 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused services.

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