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Walmart is getting an online makeover. The retailer announced it is redesigning its website to create a more personalized shopping experience. The homepage will highlight top-selling items in stores near the customer's location, and make it simpler for online shoppers to quickly repurchase products. The new site will roll out in the beginning of May.
Apple may be launching a premium news service. According to Bloomberg, the company plans to create a subscription service that would merge news and magazine content. Apple recently acquired the magazine app Texture, which gives subscribers access to more than 200 magazines. So far, there are no details on the cost of the service, but it is expected to launch within the next year.
Heinz said last week that if it received over 500,000 "yes" votes on Twitter, it would bring the mayo-ketchup combo sauce that's already available overseas to the United States. After an overwhelming response, the sauce is coming to the U.S. and fans will be able to decide what to name it.