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Container Store selects Talend Data to automate processes

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Los Altos, Calif. — Talend said Monday that The Container Store is deploying Talend Enterprise Data Integration to simplify, standardize and move data across multiple platforms.

With Talend, The Container Store now has cross-platform standardization, improved development times and automated processes that were previously done manually.

The Container Store was challenged by a home-grown solution that required a different skill set for each platform, as well as multiple developers to learn disparate languages in order to move data across multiple platforms. Working with different database platforms across the organization, along with its own servers, The Container Store needed to standardize and have common languages between applications to work more efficiently.

“We have found Talend’s solution to be a very intuitive tool that is conceptually appealing, and natively supports all our platforms,” said Viet Le, IS senior data analytics engineer at The Container Store. “Previously, the siloed nature of our data caused significant problems for our business — the biggest being difficulty in new development. With Talend, we have achieved a much simpler and faster development time. This has freed up our IT resources, since they no longer have to manually maintain our spreadsheets.”

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Founding family to take American Greetings private

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Cleveland — American Greetings Corp. said Monday that the founding Weiss family has reached a deal to acquire the gift cards and party goods company for about $878 million.

The transaction is expected to close in July, and “returns the company to private ownership in a way that we believe enables the company to continue to serve the interests of its customers, employees, suppliers and the communities in which it operates as it has for over a century," said Jeffrey Weiss, president and COO.

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Publix supports March of Dimes with cutout campaign

BY CSA STAFF

MAITLAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets is supporting the March of Dimees with a new fundraising campaign taking place April 6 through the 27.

The cutout campaign coincides with March for Babies, the March of Dimes signature event, which occurs on April 27 in most areas. Associates will sell the cutouts at the checkout and ask customers to sign their name or the name of a baby they love, creating an impressive in-store display.

“Our customers and associates have trusted us to support organizations and programs that make a difference in the communities in which we live and work,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “We are passionate about the health and wellness of our customers and supporting healthier moms and babies is an extension of who we are. We are proud of our partnership with March of Dimes and thankful for the research and advocacy they are able to provide our communities and beyond.”

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