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Walmart "AS2"& "Sam's Club" (Randy Edwards) Breakfast Meeting

Wal-Mart moves to secure Internet EDI format - AS2
Members present at the breakfast heard Michael Sadiwnyk of the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada (ECCC) explain the new global electronic commerce initiatives taking place, and how the various groups (such as the ECCC) around the world are working together like never before with the support of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers who are becoming global. He talked about the new standards for secure data exchange and synchronization, and how retailers like Wal-Mart are leading the way with their AS2 initiatives.

Senior Business Analyst, Teresa Breshears from Wal-Mart in Bentonville, followed up Michael's presentation by further explaining what AS2 is, and what it will do for Wal-Mart and it's vendors, at what cost, and how the implementation process will take place. Following the presentation about 35 members from the technical side of their companies stayed for a question and answer session.

Wal-Mart/ Sam's Club Breakfast Seminar Attracts Large Audience
On February 20th, 145 members attended a CHHMA breakfast seminar and heard Randy Edwards, Senior Vice-President of Sam's Club Canada, explain the structure and approach the company would be taking when it arrives in Canada later this year. Mr. Edwards went on to say what would be expected of vendors in regards to the display of product in the Club format. He also said that the company expects to have about six stores opened by October of this year.
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