Multimodal Freight Act Is Introduced by U.S. Senate

Multimodal Freight Act Is Introduced by U.S. Senate

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At the end of June 2015, the U.S. Senate introduced a proposal for the National Multimodal Freight Policy and Investment Act. This bit of legislation supports economic growth in the U.S. by eliminating chokepoints at critical facilities along highways, ports, and railways. Most goods that are manufactured within the U.S. are shipped across state lines. This multimodal freight program expedites the process with an efficiency overhaul. [Read more…]

Olive Garden Introduces First Food Truck in Boston

Olive Garden Introduces First Food Truck in Boston

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Food trucks are trending in the U.S. People love the convenience and unique flair that they offer. You can now find food truck vendors is almost all major cities on any given day. Many cities even host food truck events where you can go to grab a meal. One company that didn’t want to miss out on the profits offered by food trucks is Olive Garden. They opened their first food truck in Boston.

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Pinterest Now Allows Merchants to Sell Through Pins

Pinterest Now Allows Merchants to Sell Through Pins

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Pinterest is a social bookmarking site similar to StumbleUpon and Digg. Users can sort through images and save (pin) anything that they want for future reference. Pinterest is an excellent platform for people that love cooking, crafts, and DIY projects because most pins are related to these categories. Businesses within these categories have started to realize the potential profits that can come from Pinterest. And, Pinterest just made it easier to do this with a merchant program. [Read more…]

Coca Cola Co. Shows Off Bottles Made from Plant Material

Coca Cola Co. Shows Off Bottles Made from Plant Material

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In an effort to reduce their impact on the environment, Coca Cola Co. just announced their first PET plastic bottle. It is made entirely from plant materials. Through patented technology, Coca Cola Co. converts the natural sugars in plants into the material used to make these PET bottles. The great thing is that the PET bottles look and feel almost exactly like the bottles consumers have come to expect, but they are more environmentally friendly. [Read more…]

Apple Announces New Music Streaming Service

Apple Announces New Music Streaming Service

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About a decade ago, practically everyone was walking around with their iPod, listening to songs downloaded from iTunes. Now, Apple wants to revolutionize the way people listen to music again. In June 2015, Apple announced the launch of their new music streaming service, Apple Music.

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Campbell Soup Co. to Acquire Garden Fresh Gourmet

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At the beginning of June 2015, Campbell Soup Co. signed an agreement to acquire Garden Fresh Gourmet for $231 million. Garden Fresh Gourmet makes dips, salsa, hummus, and tortilla chips. The acquisition will expand the line of products sold by Campbell Soup Co. and keep the company on trend with what consumers want. [Read more…]

Subway Moves Cookie Production to Europe

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Subway is an international brand. They have franchise locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Subway is known for their sandwiches, but they also sell cookies, chips, drinks, and other add-on items to support their profits. Previously, all of their cookies were produced in the U.S. and shipped to franchises around the world. However, Subway decided to strengthen their supply chain by moving some cookie production to Germany. [Read more…]

DHL Express Expands Its Cincinnati International Airport Hub

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In May 2015, DHL Express announced their plans to renovate and expand their major airport hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The company will invest $108 million on the project and create approximately 50 new jobs in the Covington, Kentucky, area. The expansion will help DHL Express compete better in global logistics and air cargo volume. It is the next step in all of the changes that have been happening at the company.

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Proposed Bill Would Give Governors Rights to Intervene in Port Strikes

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One of the biggest pieces of supply chain news this year was the delays at the West Coast ports. For more than nine months, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union could not come to an agreement over their labor contract. This caused organized strike days and all sorts of delays at the ports. An agreement was finally reached in May and the ports are starting to return to normal. However, the government is working on a bill that would authorize the governor to intervene in future port strikes. [Read more…]

West Coast Ports Are Finally Returning to Normal

West Coast Ports Are Finally Returning to Normal

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During the first quarter of 2015, there were major slowdowns at the West Coast ports because the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union could not come to a consensus over worker contracts. It took clear until May for an agreement to be drawn up that both parties agreed to sign. There is still some congestion and backlog, but overall things are running at a faster and smoother pace. [Read more…]