Can Walmart go green while maintaining its commitment to low prices?
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Two business professors spent five years studying Walmart’s ambition project to bring sustainability to its millions of budget-conscious customers – a plan that began with the birth of a granddaughter.
Apple may seem a giant, but by some measures it’s not.
Apple became the world’s ‘biggest’ company because of its sky-high valuation. But in the past, the largest companies were known for more meaningful metrics such as revenue and number of employes.
Walmart is bigger than Spain, Berkshire Hathaway is bigger than Russia. It could be time to rethink international relations.
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
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United’s CEO called the Trump policy ‘in deep conflict’ with his company’s values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
Empty grocery stores could be a sign of the future as grocery stores struggle to make profits and consumer preferences for more choice and services, including online shopping, evolve.
Canada’s bricks-and-mortar grocery stores are in trouble due to stagnant food prices and changing consumer preferences. More grocery store closures are likely on the horizon.
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Facing stiff competition, the obvious solution is for Sainsbury’s and Asda to grow their customer base and revenues, while cutting their margins, through a merger.
A plastic bag floats in the ocean in this 2016 photo.
Banning plastic bags in food distribution is complicated and not all municipalities are on board. Are bioplastics a solution?
Having a bullhorn is nice, but workers need more to elevate their voices.
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Although over 200 CEOs have promised to share windfalls from the recent tax cut with their employers – something the president is likely to bring up in the State of the Union – research suggests workers aren’t holding their breath.
Today’s corporate CEO has more in common with Che Guevera than meets the eye.
CEOs used to stay steadfastly neutral on divisive social and political issues. Those days are over, meaning today’s chief executive increasingly resembles Che Guevera.
Amazon may make it impossible for Whole Foods rivals to compete.
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The deal escaped scrutiny because the two aren’t direct competitors, yet Amazon’s huge marketing platform will help Whole Foods steamroll rivals. In the past, the Supreme Court has said this violates antitrust law.
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The billionaire investor has dumped groceries in favour of tech and airline stocks.
The case for academic-industry collaboration.
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Academics are trained to answer important questions about health policy, and collaborating with industry on research can have a big impact.
His example appears to be living on in corporate America these days.
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Companies, which in the past tended to stay neutral on divisive social and political issues, are increasingly taking a stand. What’s behind the change?
Rotten to the core. Can Paris help create a less wasteful food system?
The food on our tables is central to the #COP21 debate and any Paris agreement must help build a system that moves us a long way from our current habits.