Unlike many retailers, Dollar General has proved largely immune to the coronavirus’ devastating impact on brick-and-mortar stores. Now the discount chain is shrugging off the pandemic to launch a new line of stores geared to less budget-mind shoppers.

The Tennessee company said Thursday that it will debut the new store concept, called Popshelf, with two locations opening near Nashville on October 29. It plans to have about 30 locations in various markets by the end of 2021.

Unlike Dollar General, which mostly sells necessities including food, snacks and cleaning supplies, Popshelf will sell beauty products, home decor, party supplies and other discretionary items. Still, the emphasis will remain on affordability — most products will sell for $5 or less.

The new chain’s target audience will initially skew female, with the outlets located in suburban markets with household incomes ranging from $50,000 to $125,000. The modest-sized stores, which will run roughly

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For the first time since 2011, Apple Inc didn’t release a version of its flagship iPhone in September. That delay has had a massive ripple effect through its network of vendors, which makes parsing supply-chain data even more challenging than usual.

Since at least March, we knew that the next instalment of the iconic device would be pushed back due to Covid-19. The pandemic initially hit manufacturing lines in China, but continued to impact the rest of the global line-up of companies that contribute to the product, all the way back to the team that develops it in Cupertino.

Foxconn Technology Group is the most obvious example. Its Hon Hai Precision Industry Co unit, which assembles iPhones at factories chiefly in China, posted a 21 per cent drop in September sales on Monday. It’s not alone. Largan Precision Co, which makes camera lenses for smartphones, reported a decrease of 22

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– With its Palm Positive Plan, Mars radically simplifies its supply chain to deliver deforestation-free palm oil

– Deforestation-free milestone is based on rigorous mapping, management and monitoring

– Progress made possible by a radical simplification of Mars’ supply chain; Mars takes mill count from 1,500 to fewer than 100 by 2021, and is on the path to further halve that in 2022

– Chief Executive Officer Grant Reid says “transformational change” is critical to address “broken” supply chains and to tackle global environmental and social challenges

– Bold approach illustrates step change needed to address massive global challenges and builds on Mars’ $1 billion Sustainable in a Generation Plan

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated today announced its Palm Positive Plan has delivered a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, a significant milestone in its efforts to tackle deforestation and advance respect for human rights. It

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The other finalists in the Supply Chain Seed Program were:

End2End Solutions, led by Robert Steward, which provides a set of Internet of Things solutions and services designed to improve supply chain visibility by addressing quality, compliance, security, logistics and performance management. GoWheels!, led by William Bateman, is developing a radically redesigned wheel with a replaceable tire for carts used in distribution and transportation centers. NanoThings, led by Tim Williams, is focusing on a cold-chain traceability solution by utilizing Internet of Things technology from source to store. Produce Pics, led by Sridhar Iyer, is providing a computer vision-based application for reducing food waste in supply chain.

About Retail Business Services  Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to five East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, The GIANT Company, Giant Food, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the scale

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The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged lives and livelihoods throughout the world. The United States has been hit hard, but true to our nature we are learning from and adapting to these new challenges.

A critical lesson has been the economic and security risks that the virus has exposed. Key among these risks: the hidden cost of our country’s high dependence on the global supply chain.

Our economy was too fragile and dependent on supplies outside our control when the coronavirus surged around the world. Critical supplies we needed were cut off.

Despite America’s global economic strength, we were alarmingly vulnerable to supply chain disruptions because the U.S. manufactures a

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  • Amazon purchased Whole Foods Market for an estimated $13.7 billion in 2017.
  • Founder and CEO John Mackey wrote about the merger in his new book “Conscious Leadership.” 
  • Mackey said that Whole Foods was looking for a buyer after hedge fund JANA Partners acquired 8.8% of the grocery chain’s stock.
  • In the grocery chain CEO’s mind, Amazon and Whole Foods experienced the business world’s version of “love at first sight.”
  • “We moved from dating to engagement to marriage in just a few short months,” Mackey wrote.
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Locked in a battle for the soul of his grocery chain, Whole Foods Market founder and CEO John Mackey awoke one morning in 2017 with a single question on his mind: “What about Amazon?”

In his new book “Conscious Leadership,” Mackey described the “whirlwind courtship” that precipitated his company’s estimated $13.7 billion sale to Amazon. With many Whole

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Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda

LONDON — Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda, to the investors behind an international group of gas stations and food shops in a deal that values the company at 6.8 billion pounds ($8.8 billion).

Brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, along with investors TDR Capital will acquire a majority of Asda, while Walmart will retain a minority stake and a seat of the board, the parties said in a joint statement issued Friday. Details of the deal weren’t released.

Walmart has owned Asda since 1999 but had been looking for a buyer recently to focus on higher-growth markets. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, Walmart has given up on operations in several international markets over

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PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sandoz Inc announced today that its first two injectable medicines with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags will be available this month to US hospitals through its collaboration with Kit Check, Inc., a leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals.

The first two medicines include Anectine 200 mg/10mL and Rocuronium 50mg/5mL and 10mg/5mL (paralytics to relax muscles during surgery or other medical procedures). Several more Sandoz medicines are expected to be made available to Kit Check’s hospital partners through early 2021.

“Maintaining inventory of critical medicines is vital for hospitals to effectively treat patients, especially during COVID-19. Several products included in our collaboration with Kit Check are important hospital medicines that physicians rely on for immediate treatment of critically ill patients,” said Carol Lynch, President of Sandoz, Inc. “This aligns with our strategy to supplement our ongoing work through disruptive channels to ensure

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The supply chain analytics market research report examines the key questions around the implications of COVID-19 and provides a recovery analysis and outlook for the market in focus. The market has witnessed a positive impact due to the COVID-19 situation. The research analysts at Technavio expects the supply chain analytics market to grow by USD 3.64 billion during the forecast period, accelerating at a CAGR of over 14%.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Supply Chain Analytics Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

For the Complete Insights on COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis and Recovery Analysis of the Supply Chain Analytics Market Download free report sample

Supply Chain Analytics Market Segmentation Analysis by End-User

  • Retail

  • Manufacturing

  • Others

Retail segment accounted for the largest supply chain analytics market share. Supply chain analytics help retail service providers minimize logistics management

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After many months of rigorous development, and dedication from its team at PCR-Dx Diagnostic, they are pleased to announce the launch of their brand-new website, https://pcr-dx.com.

This brand-new website provides its clients, medical professionals like physicians and practitioners, and patients with cutting-edge, all-inclusive PCR diagnostic services. The goal at PCR-Dx Diagnostic is to enable these medical professionals to accurately diagnose diseases in their patients through the provision of PCR-Dx’s molecular diagnostic services.

“We are excited about our new website launch and the robust information it provides for medical professionals, physicians, practitioners, and partners to better understand why Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is best-in-class molecular testing method,” said Dr. Anthony Luyai of PCR-Dx Diagnostic. “We believe that our brand-new site will connect medical professionals with fast and accurate test results that will decrease the wait time for patients to receive actionable diagnosis.”


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