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FeganScott Founding Partner Elizabeth A. Fegan Named to Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Top 50 Women in Law Awards and Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer Guide

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FeganScott’s founding partner and managing member Elizabeth A. Fegan was recently named to the to the Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Top 50 Women in Law Awards and to the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer guide. Recognized for her mentorship and promotion of women in the profession, the Top 50 Women in Law Award highlights Fegan’s success in the legal community as an example of leadership. Lawdragon’s annual guide offers a curated list of attorneys who are notable for their experience, results and impact on the legal community. This is the third year Fegan has received an honor in the plaintiff consumer category – a distinction that is only awarded to the top 500 attorneys in each category throughout the country. “It is always an honor to be recognized among colleagues as we work to improve the lives of our clients and effect large-scale change,” said Fegan. “I consider it a privilege to represent clients who are standing up against injustice, and it’s encouraging to see so many attorneys recognized for this shared commitment.” Fegan leads the firm on major cases surrounding sexual abuse, consumer fraud and data privacy violations, including cases against TikTok, the makers of Roundup and Zantac, and the NCAA. Recently, the firm filed a federal class action lawsuit filed against an Illinois charity, claiming the organization is profiting by pulling Kenyan children from their families to be marketed as orphans to well-meaning American donors. Passionate about supporting victims of sexual assault, abuse and harassment, Fegan also served as co-lead counsel in the class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and in several class actions that seek to advocate for survivors of systemic sexual abuse. Fegan co-founded FeganScott in 2019, creating the national class-action law firm that serves as a powerful ally for survivors, consumers and small businesses. Collectively, the firm’s attorneys have successfully recovered $1 billion for clients nationwide. “These awards are a testament to the dedication and commitment of our firm as a whole, and I am honored to represent our work,” added Fegan. Evaluated by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer Women’s Advisory Board and chosen by the CDLB & CL selection committee, Fegan’s nomination comes as part of the second annual iteration of the Top 50 Women in Law award. Lawdragon uses a combination of peer nomination, journalistic research and editorial vetting to curate the list of honorees in each category. Being listed among Lawdragon’s 500 denotes the wider influence of attorneys’ work, legal approach, and arguments. About FeganScott FeganScott is a national class action law firm dedicated to helping victims of consumer fraud, sexual abuse, and discrimination. The firm is championed by acclaimed veteran, class action attorneys who have successfully recovered $1 billion for victims nationwide. FeganScott is committed to pursuing successful outcomes with integrity and excellence while holding the responsible parties accountable. Contact Details Mark Firmani +1 206-466-2700 feganscottpr@firmani.com Company Website https://feganscott.com

June 30, 2021 11:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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DoorDash and Albertsons Partner for On-Demand Delivery

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DoorDash, the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform and Albertsons, one of the nation’s top grocers, announced a national partnership to offer on-demand grocery delivery across nearly 2,000 of their banner brand stores nationwide through DoorDash including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Acme and more. Consumers can now order groceries and essentials on-demand for delivery within an hour through DoorDash's top-rated marketplace with no time slot, queues or minimum order size required. Albertsons will offer more than 40,000 grocery items from stores for delivery via DoorDash, including fresh and prepared food, core grocery, floral and convenience items at select stores. Whether shopping for a week's worth of groceries, including dairy, eggs, bread, local produce, fresh meat and seafood, or grabbing a few fresh ingredients for the perfect weeknight meal, consumers can shop right on the DoorDash app to fulfill all of their grocery needs conveniently, quickly and affordably. All Albertsons stores are also available on DashPass, DoorDash’s membership service that offers members unlimited $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees from thousands of restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores nationwide. DashPass members can enjoy these benefits on all eligible orders of $25 or more from Albertsons. Download the DoorDash app to your mobile device or visit DoorDash.com to get started. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 30, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Amanda Wethington Joins SullivanCotter’s Not-for-Profit Practice

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SullivanCotter, the nation’s leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of total rewards programs, workforce solutions, and technology and data products for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector, welcomes new Principal Amanda Wethington to the firm’s Not-for-Profit Practice. Joining practice leader Nanci Hibschman, Amanda will help to support SullivanCotter as it continues to expand its advisory services, proprietary survey data and insights to better serve the not-for-profit sector nationwide – including private and community foundations, higher education, policy and research institutes, trade and professional associations, and other service and charitable organizations. With nearly 20 years of experience delivering comprehensive workforce compensation and performance solutions across a number of industries, Amanda leverages data-driven insights to help organizations align total rewards, recognition, and talent management programs. She works to solve the unique challenges that not-for-profit organizations face in the attraction, retention, and motivation of high-caliber talent. She serves as a close advisor to boards and leadership on executive and employee total rewards programs with a focus on improving the design, development and implementation of compensation and performance management programs to enhance alignment with an organization’s mission, vision and values. “In today’s complex operating environment, high-performing not-for-profit organizations require increasingly competitive compensation, benefits and talent strategies in order to stay ahead of the curve. Amanda’s in-depth experience in delivering effective total rewards strategies, including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, will serve our clients well as they continue to look for guidance on developing innovative programs that support key organizational objectives,” said Nanci Hibschman, Managing Principal and Not-for-Profit Practice Leader, SullivanCotter. Prior to joining SullivanCotter, Amanda led the Workforce Rewards Team as a Senior Principal at a global management consulting firm. She also spent 10 years working in human resources and compensation at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. About SullivanCotter SullivanCotter partners with health care and other not-for-profit organizations to understand what drives performance and improve outcomes through the development and implementation of integrated workforce strategies. Using our time-tested methodologies and industry-leading research and information, we provide data-driven insights, expertise, data and technology products to help organizations align business strategy and performance objectives – enabling our clients to deliver on their mission, vision and values. Contact Details SullivanCotter Becky Lorentz +1 314-414-3719 beckylorentz@sullivancotter.com Company Website https://sullivancotter.com

June 29, 2021 07:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Crow Creek Tribal School Teacher to Team with OfficialToken for Cryptocurrency Student Donation

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When Catherine Schmidt was searching for something she could use to demonstrate her appreciation for her students as well as providing a learning experience in finances, the Social Studies teacher did not turn to the stock exchange or other traditional teaching tools to motivate and educate her students. Instead, she set her focus on cryptocurrency. “To be honest, these kids are probably going to live in a world where crypto is more mainstream,” said Ms. Schmidt. “A lot of my students are very interested in crypto. They follow it on social media. They’ll ask me, 'Hey Ms. Schmidt, how do you become a solidity developer?' 'I had no idea what they were talking about. I had to do some research and I started to look into this during the pandemic and it was there, sometime in May, I discovered OfficialToken on Reddit’s Crypto Moonshots. Their (Official Token) platform intrigued me so I joined their community.” The Crow Creek Tribal School, which is located on the Hunkpati Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, is made up of grades K through 12. For Schmidt, her love for her students and her motivation to give something back was the driving force behind her outreach to OfficialToken, a San Diego, Calif.-based cryptocurrency community whose mission is to create a thriving ecosystem for investors, while maintaining transparency and its goal of community charity. “I wanted to buy some tokens and donate to my kids so they can monitor their investment throughout the 2021/22 school year. They know all about this through social media which will add to the learning experience. It seemed like the perfect match for what I was trying to accomplish,” Schmidt said, noting that 36 students will be participating. In all, she has donated 1 million Official Tokens to her students, which will be used during the curriculum. OfficialToken Community Leader Eric Dennis said this is exactly how OfficialToken is supposed to function. “Our primary mission is education and charity work. What Kate is doing, lends itself to what our goals and aspirations are. However, we realized that Kate’s initial investment needed some help so we decided to provide further support with an additional 10 billion Official Tokens for each of the 36 students, which is a total donation of 360 billion tokens,” Dennis said. Ms. Schmidt has already set up accounts for her students, which includes a trust wallet, which holds the tokens. A trust wallet is where an investor can send, receive and store cryptocurrencies. While Ms. Schmidt wanted the crypto investment to be a surprise for her students when they returned in the fall, she soon found that they were already one step ahead of her. “What’s funny is we were decorating for prom and I noticed that OfficialToken spiked and I screamed, ‘Oh wow.’ One of the students asked, what wow?’ After explaining to them why she was excited, the cat was out of the bag and before she knew it, they all knew of the surprise. “In all honesty, this could be life-changing for some of these kids. I just want to prepare them for the world. “Maybe it’s their generation. But they’re all in.” As is Rozee Drapeau, one of Ms. Schmidt’s students. “I think it’s awesome. She believes in us when no one does. She puts her time and becomes another ‘iná’ (Iná means mother in Dakota). About OfficialToken OfficialToken is a community-driven, socially responsible and transparent cryptocurrency token that provides a robust platform for users. We also offer a free Crypto School and 24/7 support. We are doing live-streaming educational and interactive Videos with our New spokesperson Marjie Von Jexxy! Podcasts feature a focus on Charity organization spotlights, Crypto news, Tips and Updates. Get some Free Crypto! OfficialToken is on the lookout for new team members on our Telegram channel. We offer free Crypto Airdrops, giveaways and competitions to reward our very loyal community members and helpers! We are also here to help if you have any problems: Go to https://t.me/OfficialToken for 24/7 Live support. (This is an almost unheard-of feature in this space!) Through local, national and global Charitable Donations and our Free Crypto education platforms - We are producing a positive impact in the World and in the Defi Crypto space. Contact Details The Hoyt Organization Erik Hamilton +1 310-373-0103 ehamilton@hoytorg.com

June 28, 2021 09:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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NCMA announces Online Proctoring for the CPCM™ Certification Exam

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The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), the leading resource for professionals in contract management and acquisition fields, is pleased to offer ANSI-approved online proctored exams for those pursuing their Certified Professional Contract Manager™ (CPCM™) certification. Using Kryterion’s secure online proctoring software, those who are pursuing the CPCM™ certification can do so anywhere there is a solid internet connection and uninterrupted space for the test taker. While taking the exams online has different check-in and monitoring procedures, the exam questions will be the same no matter where an individual chooses to take the exam. “The CPCM™ continues to be the standard for anyone working in contract management,” said Kraig Conrad, Chief Executive Officer. “Earning this pinnacle certification shows your peers and supervisors that you have mastered the knowledge and skills to be successful. And now we offer the convenience of taking the exam outside of a testing center. This is a major development, and it supports our inclusion efforts as it removes a barrier of access.” NCMA began investigating online proctoring when test center availability was impacted at the start of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Based on its accreditation under the ANSI/ISO 17024 Standard, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) awarded NCMA permission to move forward with the online proctored exam option in June 2021. Learn more about online proctoring at www.ncmahq.org/certification/certification-faqs. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org. Contact Details Jennifer Knowlton +1 571-382-1127 jennifer.knowlton@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

June 28, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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ROCKI and Black Dog Music Partners Announce Music NFT Partnership

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ROCKI and Black Dog Music Partners have announced that they are teaming up to provide artists with more opportunities to monetize their music via blockchain and NFT technology. In addition, Black Dog CEO Scott Kelly has joined the advisory board of ROCKI. Scott Kelly, CEO of Black Dog Music Partners commented, “ ROCKI has built the leading platform for musicians and bands to take full advantage of blockchain and NFT technology to expand their fan base and make more money. Our access to independent artists and labels, fans, top brands and NFT investors will create a dynamic partnership. ” Bjorn Niclas, ROCKI’s Co-Founder & CEO said: “We’re extremely excited about this partnership with such an established and well-known partner in the music space. We look forward to working closely with Black Dog Music Partners and onboarding their talent roster to the ROCKI platform.” About ROCKI ROCKI is the next generation of music streaming services. Powered by the ROCKS token, it is the first platform that rewards both the artists for their streams and the listeners for listening. ROCKI is a music streaming service and music NFT platform (built on BSC) designed to solve some of the most fundamental problems of the music industry - creating new revenue streams for artists. ROCKI allows artists to earn the ROCKS cryptocurrency for their streams, coupled with the world’s first hybrid subscription model in both Fiat and Crypto using a User-Centric payment system that pays the majority of the subscription revenue from a listener directly to the artists they are streaming. More about ROCKI: Try ROCKI beta at https://rocki.app/ ROCKI Medium Blog https://medium.com/rockiapp ROCKI Twitter https://twitter.com/RockiApp ROCKI Telegram https://t.me/Rockiapp ROCKI Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rockiapp/ About Black Dog Music Partners Black Dog Music Partners provides independent musicians with the special resources they need (through their affiliate partnerships, credibility, and relationships) to help them succeed within the music industry. We also help artists generate revenue through royalty payments and licensing opportunities. Black Dog Music Partners is a portfolio company of Black Dog Venture Partners. Learn more at https://blackdogmusicpartners.com. About Black Dog Venture Partners Black Dog Venture Partners is a business accelerator that provides access to funding through our network of 13,000 investors, business development through our network of 40,000 business partners, sales/marketing and executive coaching services for disruptive companies. Learn more at https://www.blackdogventurepartners.com Contact Details Scott Kelly +1 480-206-3435 Scott@blackdogventurepartners.com Company Website https://www.blackdogventurepartners.com/

June 28, 2021 06:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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NAMEPA’s Maritime Sustainability Passport Awarded to Tidewater

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Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced that NAMEPA will be awarding their new member, Tidewater (NYSE: TDW), the “Maritime Sustainability Passport” (MSP) Certificate and Seal. The MSP is awarded to companies, organizations and individuals who meet the requirements of the program which encompasses each of NAMEPA’s six Transparency Pillars in its Corporate Social Responsibility/Environmental, Social and Governance (CSR/ESG) metrics. Tidewater is dedicated to meeting their ESG goals not only to satisfy their shareholders but all stakeholders, clearly demonstrated through successfully passing the MSP evaluation. Jason Stanley, Tidewater’s Vice President of ESG said, “As a company with a long history of operating responsibly and sustainably, we have been pleased to take the opportunity to improve our transparency by sharing what we have been doing to protect the environment and positively impact the communities in which we work around the world. We are proud to have received this important recognition of our commitment to sustainability from the team at NAMEPA.” Tidewater, the company with one of the largest offshore support vessel fleets globally, is the fourth company and first offshore service vessel company to be awarded the Maritime Sustainability Passport Certificate and Seal. Tidewater has demonstrated strong progress in developing programs and policies to support their ESG efforts and were awarded the MSP by completing all phases of the program, including supplying supporting documentation for its claims. A team of assessors evaluated their submission to determine whether they meet the CSR/ESG program’s criteria, which, upon approval, made them eligible to receive the MSP Certificate and Seal. Dedicated to protecting the safety of its employees, building strong community relationships and maintaining awareness of potential environmental impact all while promoting strong business ethics, Tidewater is a positive influence in the Maritime Industry. Tidewater has an exemplary reputation for providing their customers with exceptional service while maintaining safe and environmentally responsible operations, clearly aligning with NAMEPA’s mission to promote industry best practices and to Save Our Seas. NAMEPA congratulates their member on successfully fulfilling the requirements for their CSR/ESG Program and looks forward to continuing to work together to Save Our Seas. The MSP Seal is used to signify the participant met or exceeded the program’s benchmarks, which offer basic guidelines for the maritime industry along with a Tool Kit to help achieve them and develop best practices using CSR/ESG principles. Some of the program’s benefits include increased efficiency, stakeholder visibility and positive global impact and social license. “The maritime industry is rapidly recognizing the importance of demonstrating its commitment to sustainability” stated NAMEPA Chairman Joe Hughes, CEO and President of the Shipowners Claims Bureau. “NAMEPA identified the need to provide the industry with a standard guideline of expectations relating to a company’s efforts in CSR/ESG. We are pleased to provide this tool for the industry to support its efforts towards sustainability.” NAMEPA is extremely proud of its contribution to the maritime industry, as its CSR/ESG program is the first known standards program developed specifically for the maritime industry, winning the 2021 Green4Sea Initiative Award for its significant contribution towards greener shipping. Tidewater owns and operates one of the largest fleets of Offshore Support Vessels in the industry, with over 65 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide. To learn more, visit www.tdw.com. The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at: www.namepa.net Contact Details Morgan Marketing & Communications Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-260-0480 c.walker@morganmarketcomm.com Company Website https://namepa.net/

June 27, 2021 05:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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MCR Labs to Celebrate “Oil Day” with Extraction-focused Educational Virtual Event

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Massachusetts-based cannabis analysts MCR Labs will host a virtual event on July 8 focused on cannabis extractions and concentrated products. The event, titled “What to Expect When You’re Extracting,” will feature a panel of extraction experts discussing best practices, recent innovations, and troubleshooting tips meant to help entrepreneurs and industry colleagues refine their extraction and infusion processes. “There are a lot of variables to account for with extraction that can affect the final product,” said Kara Tracy, a lead scientist at MCR Labs. “Understanding which methods are optimal for achieving different results and knowing how to run an extraction safely is critical for anyone looking to work in an extraction lab.” Tracy will join Director of Extraction at Levia Jordani Joseph, CEO of Cannabakeri Erin Colton, Lab Director at Trade Roots Samuel Adam, and owner of Hole in The Wall Cultivation Education Mark Huard Jr. on the panel, which will be moderated by MCR Labs’ Business Development Manager Sohan Shen. The event is timed to coincide with “Oil Day” or “Dab Day,” which occurs on July 10 (7/10) and is an unofficial cannabis community holiday akin to 4/20 that is meant to celebrate concentrated cannabis products. “We’re always looking to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration, and there’s no better time to spread some extraction advice than just before Dab Day,” said Shen who helps MCR Labs’ clients with using product testing data to improve products and processes. “What to Expect When You’re Extracting” will take place virtually on Thursday, July 8 starting at 6 p.m. Those interested to view the event live and participate in a Q&A with the panelists can register at the event homepage. A recording of the discussion and panelist responses will be posted on the MCR Labs YouTube page after the event concludes. About MCR Labs: MCR Labs is one of the longest operational cannabis testing laboratories on the East coast with multiple facilities in the Northeast region. We are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services committed to assisting licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled guidance and support for partners, regulators, and the communities we serve. For more information visit http://mcrlabs.com. Contact Details MCR Labs Joe Crinkley +1 857-230-0839 joe@mcrlabs.com Company Website http://mcrlabs.com

June 24, 2021 11:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Akeneo Named an Overall Leader in Ventana Research’s Product Information Management Value Index

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Akeneo, the global leader in product experience management (PXM), today announced that it has been honored as an Overall Value Index Leader in Ventana Research’s 2021 Value Index on Product Information Management (PIM). Akeneo was further classified as Exemplary, the highest possible rating, based on Ventana Research’s thorough analysis of product and customer experience criteria. The PIM Value Index distils over a year of market and product research to evaluate 16 PIM software solutions in seven key categories weighted to reflect buyers’ needs. The index is structured to replicate the procurement process, and incorporates all the criteria needed to evaluate, select, utilize, and maintain PIM solutions and establish relationships with vendors. Akeneo earned a top-three ranking in six out of seven categories — more than any other company surveyed — and was ranked first in three categories, earning the title of Overall Value Index Leader in each category. Among the categories where Akeneo exceled: Customer Experience, where Akeneo PIM was ranked 1st for providing an impressive level of information to communicate their commitment and dedication to customer needs for PIM technology. TCO/ROI, where Akeneo PIM was ranked 1st for effectively demonstrating the PIM business case, including the product’s strategic value, total cost of ownership and total benefit of ownership. Usability, where Akeneo PIM was ranked 1st for meeting the varying business needs of executives, management, workers, analysts, along with IT, and others involved in the PIM processes. Capability, where Akeneo PIM was honored for providing the broader and deeper range of PIM capabilities that support enterprise, commerce, supplier, consumer, and business-to-business requirements. Manageability, where Akeneo PIM was recognized for providing easy, secure, and flexible technology administration by business users as part of new enterprise tech requirements in an organization. Reliability, where Akeneo PIM was celebrated for providing high performance and scalability of the PIM system that supports the continuous processing required for business continuity and operational resilience. Akeneo received an Exemplary Leader rating overall — the highest ranking possible — and won special praise for its TCO/ROI-related support, an area in which most surveyed companies struggled to deliver the support that customers need to make informed decisions. “Akeneo PIM provides a set of flexible enrichment capabilities, powerful automation, and actionable insights for building and enriching contextualized product catalogs. You and your team can be productive, collaborate without friction, and deliver those great product experiences regardless of channel,” said Mark Smith, Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. “Our assessment finds Akeneo finished as a Value Index Leader in the highest number of evaluation categories, demonstrating its leadership and investment to PIM.” About Akeneo Akeneo is a global leader in Product Experience Management (PXM) helping businesses with products to sell to unlock growth opportunities by delivering a consistent and compelling product experience across all channels, including eCommerce, mobile, print, points of sale and beyond. With its open platform, leading PIM, add-ons, connectors and marketplace, Akeneo PXM Studio dramatically improves product data quality and accuracy, simplifies catalog management, and accelerates the sharing of product information across channels and locales. Leading global brands, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, including Staples Canada, Fossil, Air Liquide and Myer trust Akeneo to scale and customize their omnichannel commerce initiatives. Using Akeneo, brands and retailers can improve customer experience, increase sales, reduce time to market, go global, and boost team productivity. Contact Details David Wamsley +1 415-259-9104 dave@rosebudrp.io

June 24, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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