Posted 2 days ago
Thirty-four percent of the participants reported that they purchase more online in winter than at other times of the year. Forty-four percent of Canadian respondents said they buy online more heavily in January and February; the United Kingdom came in second place, with 43% of consumers buying more online in winter.
In the United States and the Netherlands, 36% of consumers said they purchased more online in winter; in Australia, 34% purchase more, followed by (in descending order) 32% in Germany, 27% in Japan and 23% in Italy.
Posted 8 days ago
The 2015 awards harvested intriguing data regarding U.S. manufacturing and sourcing from 110 companies that were nominated:
42% of applicants were founded in the last 10 years
76% created new manufacturing jobs in the last year (totaling almost 1000 new jobs)
61% source a component of their product within 50 miles of their facility
Posted 10 days ago
The most hated companies have millions of customers. With such a large customer base, it is critical to keep employees happy in order to promote high-quality customer service. Poor job satisfaction among employees can lead to unsatisfied customers.
Posted 11 days ago
RWC said it is not permitted to have any contact with the Russian company, Kalashnikov Concern, which makes the AK-47s.
"We are not permitted to pick up the phone and to talk to them," said Thomas McCrossin, CEO of RWC, which owns the Kalashnikov USA brand. "We were forced to stop doing business with them because of the sanctions."
RWC, based in Tullytown, Pa., has the rights to the AK-47 Kalashnikov brand of guns, which has been produced in the Soviet Union after World War II.
Posted 19 days ago
For its part, Volvo has downplayed the significance of the 60 Inspiration’s imminent arrival, not even mentioning its Chinese origins in a press release.
Hakan Samuelsson, the president and CEO of the Volvo Car Group was equally nonchalant when asked about the launch.
“We never talk about selling Belgian cars when we talk about the (standard-wheelbase) S60,” he told TheDetroitBureau.com, referring to the production plant in Ghent. “This is not a ‘China car.’ It’s a Volvo, just a special model built in China.”
Posted 22 days ago
Kirin, and a few other mass-market “imports” (Beck's Foster's Lager, Killian's Irish Red, Red Stripe)), gained their footholds in the marketplace during a different era—one in which beers were deemed superior to American brews simply by claims of foreignness. So, in the same way that the world’s biggest brewers continue to blur the lines of what brews are truly worthy of the “craft beer” label, there remains a proliferation of a few beer brands that seem to originate overseas, and that one would understandably assume are made overseas, and yet truthfully are produced right here in America.
Posted 25 days ago
Petco is the first national pet retailer to pull the treats from its 1,300 stores. Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Monday that it plans to have them off shelves at its roughly 1,300 stores by March.
The FDA targeted the treats after receiving more than 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses, including the deaths, after pets ate chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats from China. Tests have not confirmed any connection, but the agency is still investigating.
Posted 25 days ago
Premature obituaries for the shopping mall have been appearing since the late 1990s, but the reality today is more nuanced, reflecting broader trends remaking the American economy. With income inequality continuing to widen, high-end malls are thriving, even as stolid retail chains like Sears, Kmart and J. C. Penney falter, taking the middle- and working-class malls they anchored with them.
Posted 27 days ago
Watchmaking just happens to be one of the coolest iterations of such an idea.
That idea, as many might know, has a long and rich history spanning the globe and is considered, though incorrectly at times, a lost or dying art. I think George Daniels proved this thought train false sometime in the 1960s, so we don’t need to argue it. But still it is important to remember that many have little to no idea about the history of timepieces and are discovering them every day.
Posted 27 days ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now pushing a ‘Make in India’ platform. He does not mind what you sell where but wants you to bring the manufacturing jobs to India. There are several items where costs of manufacture trump any buyer preferences, but for some consumers, location does matter.