Eli Lilly starts online course in drug development

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly University? That's pushing it. But the drug maker's inner academic side might be coming out. Eli Lilly and Co. said Tuesday it has developed a college-level course that will be offered at participating colleges. The online course, not surprisingly, deals with drug discovery and development. Lilly said it developed the graduate-level course with experts at 10 academic institutions. … Continue reading Eli Lilly starts online course in drug development

Woodman’s launches online store in Milwaukee

ShopWoodmans.com, a partnership between the Janesville grocer and GrocerKey Inc., has launched in Milwaukee, saying it is the first to offer online grocery ordering and delivery to the entire metro area. The partnership opened one online store previously, in Madison. This is the first such collaboration for GrocerKey, a Madison start-up whose technology allows grocers to maintain … Continue reading Woodman’s launches online store in Milwaukee

Walmart shoppers will have plenty of helpers this holiday season

Santa won’t be the only one with helpers this holiday season. Walmart is staffing its stores with associates who can steer customers to the quickest checkout station, and even run to grab a forgotten item so customers don’t lose their place in line. That’s just one element of Walmart’s plans to simplify this year’s holiday … Continue reading Walmart shoppers will have plenty of helpers this holiday season

Retailers look to high tech to engage visitors to their store

The store, that basic building block of commerce, is emerging as a high-tech laboratory. All sorts of things are bubbling up — from exotica such as holograms and virtual reality to more-prosaic but potentially more-useful technology — as legacy retailers seek to merge their physical outposts with the online world. The transformation has chains making … Continue reading Retailers look to high tech to engage visitors to their store