Walmart announced this week that four of its Nashville-area stores are now accepting online grocery orders that shoppers can pick up from their cars. Starting Oct. 13, shoppers will be able to collect from 30,000 items at the retail giant’s Supercenters on Mallory Lane in Franklin, Main Street in Spring Hill, Anderson Lane in Hendersonville and Pleasant Grove Road in Mt. Juliet. Nashville is one of eight new markets where Walmart is rolling out its online ordering system.
Local cloud software developer Edgenet says it is continuing to pursue several legal claims against fellow product configuration company WTS Paradigm, which it accuses of IP infringement. Edgenet Executive Vice President Tim Stafford — who last year was part of a group that bought the company out of bankruptcy — says the company has dropped some of its initial claims (and WTS has done the same) while adding new issues. Get the full update from Edgenet here.
American Blue Ribbon Holdings, the parent company of the O'Charley's and Max & Erma's chains among others, has signed a contract to outsource to national back-office player FIS several parts of its IT operations. FIS, a Fortune 500 company, will handle the system infrastructure, help desk and database administration while ABRH's team will continue to manage application development, enterprise and retail systems as well as other parts of the IT operation. Worth noting: FIS used to be owned by Fidelity National Financial, the majority owner of ABRH, and the companies still have close management and operational ties.
A team of seasoned local software entrepreneurs has unveiled BuyHappy, a browser extension that scours the web for the best price and has been saving online shoppers an average of $28 per transaction. Kelley Boothe at Southern/Alpha has more on the launch of BuyHappy, which is chaired by StudioNow founder and CEO David Mason.
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