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A collection of featured Industry News.

Sylvia Buxton

Perfetti Van Melle Promotes Former Hershey Exec Sylvia Buxton to CEO

Perfetti Van Melle North America has promoted its vice president of marketing to lead the company.

Don Frieson

Walmart Vet Joins Lowe's as Supply Chain EVP

Lowe's has hired former Walmart and Sam's Club executive Don Frieson to tighten up its operations and logistics.

H-E-B named Mike Georgoff to the newly created role of chief product officer of H-E-B Digital.

Instacart and HyVee logos

Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa, is working with national online grocery delivery services Instacart and Shipt to grow its delivery footprint and provide new and convenient shopping options to shoppers in more than two dozen Midwest markets.

Ripple Street

Philadelphia-based Curalate is teaming up with Ripple Street, Irvington, New York, to make influencer content shoppable.

Quotient logo

Quotient’s Cincinnati-based Ahalogy brand unveiled Ahalogy Muse, an influencer platform that pulls in category trends and influencer data from its network of more than 5,500 premium content creators.

Best Buy is shrinking its CD inventory and the floor space it devotes to the category as sales continue to dwindle while music streaming services take over.

We preview a P2PX keynote address scheduled for Oct. 4.

Walmart and Microsoft logos

Walmart announced it has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft’s cloud and artificial intelligence technology, deepening a strategic partnership between two of Amazon’s major rivals.

The Central Group

The Central Group, Toronto, has acquired Packaging Technologies Inc., a Concord, Ontario-based designer and manufacturer of high impact graphic corrugated packaging and P-O-P displays.

We preview a P2PX keynote address scheduled for Oct. 3.

Ascential and ClavisInsight logos

Dublin-based Clavis Insight announced a feature that integrates One Click Retail’s Amazon traffic and sales data into Clavis’ 6Ps e-commerce intelligence platform.

We preview a P2PX keynote address scheduled for Oct. 4.

Kim Lefko, former Weber-Stephen Products chief marketing officer, was named Ace Hardware senior vice president, chief marketing officer.

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