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Walmart's senior director of food safety innovation Tejas Bhatt talks blockchain and suppliers

Walmart's new food traceability initiative is a leafy green supplier data program, but with blockchain

Tejas Bhatt, senior director of food safety innovation at massive retailer Walmart, knows that blockchain is a buzzword, but in moving past that, there are enterprise-level applications to enhance customer safety and supplier resilience while cutting risk. The "decentralized, secure ledger of transactions" could have a huge impact.

"The one-step back, one-step down traceability no longer works in this digital age," he said, "that's why we launched end-to-end traceability."

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