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Meet the New U.S. Entrepreneurs Farming Seaweed for Food and Fuel

Meet the New U.S. Entrepreneurs Farming Seaweed for Food and Fuel

Michael Graham reaches into a bright blue tub of bubbling water and pulls out a handful of a dark brown curly substance. It's slippery to the touch, smells like the sea, and tastes a bit like salty kale.[more]


How to Keep Employees Engaged With Continuing Education

Think your employees are too busy to care about continuing education? Try again. Lack of growth opportunities is one of the key reasons for employee turnover, and 87 percent of millennials say professional development is important in a job. Here are some tips for managers looking to keep their...[more]


Blockchain Prototype Would Secure U.S. Drug Supply Chains, Firms Say

Blockchain Prototype Would Secure U.S. Drug Supply Chains, Firms Say

Big pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Amerisource Bergen in the U.S. could use blockchain technology to verify the authenticity of their drugs.[more]


A Mobile Floating Truck Stop on the St. Lawrence Seaway

Ro-ro ships carry trucks and other road vehicles across the Baltic Sea and also across Cook Strait, providing onboard overnight accommodations as well as food services. There may be scope to adapt that operational precedent to bypass roadway traffic congestion on the St. Lawrence Seaway.[more]


Whole Foods Is Adding Plant-Based Tuna Sub to Supply Chain

Whole Foods Market will add a plant-based, raw tuna alternative to its fresh sushi bars in the New York City and Los Angeles markets this month.[more]


Malls, a Struggling Symbol of Suburban America, Could Help Ease the Housing Crisis

In the San Fernando Valley, there are plans to level a nearly vacant mall and replace it with some 1,400 homes, boutique retail space and a concert venue.[more]


Q&A: Developing Smart Partnerships to Reduce Waste

Q&A: Developing Smart Partnerships to Reduce Waste

Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial manufacturer and 2017 Environmental Leader Award winner, is moving steadily toward zero waste-to-landfill for its sites. Already, in Galway on the western side of Ireland, the company's Thermo King plant no longer sends anything to the dump.[more]


Freight Startup Flexport Raises $110M, Turns Down $1Bn Valuation

Flexport, the shipping logistics company that launched in San Francisco just four years ago, is set to close a $110m Series C funding round. The investment values the company at $910m post money, says Wesley Chan, managing director at Menlo Park VC firm Felicis Ventures, an early investor in...[more]


Apple Is Counting on This Star Exec to Reboot Its Sales in China

Apple Is Counting on This Star Exec to Reboot Its Sales in China

She was promised dinner. In early 2008, Apple CEO Steve Jobs asked Isabel Ge Mahe over to his house to talk and share a meal.[more]


Deliv Expands Across U.S., Takes Macy's, Best Buy, Others Along

In a move that it says puts it on equal footing with Prime Now's domestic coverage, crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has expanded to 1,400 U.S. cities in 33 markets, up from 19 markets previously - allowing retail customers like Macy's and Best Buy to greatly increase the range of...[more]


Best Buy's Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age

Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age

While running errands the other day, I ducked into a local Best Buy to pick up a pair of new headphones. What I saw inside was shocking.[more]


Opinion: Four Tips to Renewing Your Freight Broker Bond

As this year's freight broker bond renewal deadline approaches for many, a reminder is due.[more]


When Fines Fail, How Can Companies Be Made to Pay for Deforestation?

Nearly a year after an Indonesian court ordered a timber company to pay country's largest ever fine for deforestation, the government has been unable to collect the money, prompting campaigners to call for tougher sanctions against illegal loggers.[more]


Be Wary of Links Between the Gig Economy and Modern Slavery

Be Wary of Links Between the Gig Economy and Modern Slavery

Procurement professionals need to be aware of the links between the poor employment practices linked to the gig economy and modern slavery, a European government official warns.[more]


Container Ships Need Better Fire-Fighting Systems, Insurance Group Says

The International Union of Marine Insurance has called for better fire-fighting systems on board container ships, citing its concern that current provisions are insufficient given the growing size of container vessels and a recent spate of fires on board ships.[more]


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