Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan — TechCrunch

Walmart is continuing its strategy of revamping its businesses in Asia after the U.S. retail giant opened its first e-commerce store in Japan, where it is working with local retail giant Rakuten. The companies first announced a collaboration in January when they agreed to team up on the launch of an online grocery service in Japan…

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Walmart acquires art and wall décor retailer Art.com — TechCrunch

Walmart’s acquisition spree continues. Only a couple of months after picking up apparel and lingerie brands ELOQUII and Bare Necessities, respectively, the company on Thursday announced its plans to acquire the assets from online art and wall décor retailer Art.com. The all-cash deal is expected to close in early 2019, and includes Art.com’s catalog, IP, trade […]

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Walmart partners with MGM on original programming for Vudu — TechCrunch

Walmart is teaming up with MGM and others on original content for a free, ad-supported streaming service operated by Vudu . According to reports from Variety, Reuters, and CNBC, Walmart-owned Vudu will license original series created by MGM for this service, which will be based on franchises from MGM’s film and TV catalog. The shows will…

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