How AmazonFresh Makes Fast Online Grocery Delivery a Reality
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How AmazonFresh Makes Fast Online Grocery Delivery a Reality

For over two years, Amazon has operated its Prime Pantry service, through which it delivers non-perishable grocery items to customers’ homes. Now the company aims to implement a new program that delivers all grocery items, even those that need refrigeration. Take a look at this new program, called AmazonFresh, and learn how Amazon continues to…

KitKat Refuses to Source Cocoa From Companies That Use Forced Labor
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KitKat Refuses to Source Cocoa From Companies That Use Forced Labor

Forced labor is a serious problem around the world, but many companies have begun to stand up for human rights by boycotting all forced labor goods. KitKat recently announced its participation in ethical procurement. Take a look at how this chocolate brand is getting involved.

How Brexit Will Affect Supply Chains in the United States
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How Brexit Will Affect Supply Chains in the United States

Only a few months have passed since the Brexit vote happened, but many people don’t understand that Britain hasn’t actually left the EU yet. What the Brexit vote did is require Britain to give the EU a two-year formal notice that the country will be leaving. Britain hasn’t actually given its notice to the EU…

Crown Equipment Improves Forklift Ergonomics
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Crown Equipment Improves Forklift Ergonomics

Working in a warehouse can be dangerous and difficult. That’s why Crown Equipment Corporation designed a forklift with more ergonomic features to prevent injuries for warehouse workers. The company has received awards for its design. Take a look at the new Crown SC 6000 series forklift, and read what businesses are saying about this innovative…

Warehouses Are Hiring Humans Again Instead of Robots
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Warehouses Are Hiring Humans Again Instead of Robots

Manufacturing workers have been losing their jobs to robots for several years. However, a surge in the number of customized orders has caused factories to start hiring humans again. This could lead to a new normal with coworking among humans and robots. Take a closer look at current hiring trends in the manufacturing industry.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Eliminates Artificial Flavors and Preservatives

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Eliminates Artificial Flavors and Preservatives

The Kraft Heinz Company eliminated all artificial flavors and preservatives from its macaroni and cheese products in December 2015. Then the company proceeded to sell its products to consumers without announcing the change. Surprisingly, consumers didn’t notice, and Kraft succeeded in performing the largest blind taste test ever. Take a look at what happened and…

Imports Made With Forced Labor Are Banned in the United States
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Imports Made With Forced Labor Are Banned in the United States

Over the past few years, advocacy organizations and consumers alike have brought attention to slave labor and other forced labor situations present in supply chains. As a result, many companies have committed to researching their procurement line to ensure that they don’t rely on these practices. Now, President Obama has signed a law that requires…

Fresh Produce and the Problem of Listeria
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Fresh Produce and the Problem of Listeria

Several Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks have already been reported in 2016. This growing problem is plaguing the food industry, particularly when it comes to pre-washed salad and fresh-cut vegetable products. For instance, one of the biggest Listeria outbreaks happened at an Ohio Dole processing plant in January 2016. Thousands of products were recalled, but several people…

Toyota Applies Lessons Learned From 2011 Earthquake
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Toyota Applies Lessons Learned From 2011 Earthquake

In 2011, automakers in Japan faced months of production setbacks due to a massive earthquake. When it happened again in April 2016, Toyota was better prepared and is already bouncing back. The company is still losing money because of the quake, but losses aren’t as bad as they were in 2011. Take a look at…