Kroger is investing in state-of-the-art automated grocery fulfillment centers with help from Ocado, though the grocer doesn't expect to see changes until the first one comes online sometime in 2021. "With shopper receptiveness to digital innovation limited mainly by retailers' imagination, Kroger's new facilities will be coming online about the time that expectations for speed, accuracy, assortment and freshness are hitting new highs," Mike Troy writes.
Identify the people and activities that affect your energy levels as a starting point for choosing more of what invigorates you, writes Scott Eblin. "There's even a chance that you might influence the energy draining people in your life to take a more productive path," he writes.
Some social studies teachers are using the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump as a teachable moment by folding it into their classroom discussions. Lessons include walking students through the two-step process of impeachment and how to have respectful discussions with others who don't share their opinions.
Deere & Co. this year has increased its purchasing of tractors and construction equipment for leasing to farmers and builders. Leasing is more complicated than selling, and the company runs the risk that customers will come to prefer leases over outright purchases, Bob Tita writes.
ALDI is now offering same-day alcohol delivery through its partnership with Instacart, where state and local laws allow it. The retailer is celebrating by offering free delivery for new customers through December via a special holiday code.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights said it will initiate a federal inquiry into Google's Project Nightingale, a program the company set up to gather and analyze personal health information from millions of Americans through a partnership with Ascension. Several lawmakers also raised concerns about the program, including Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who urged Congress or HHS to stop the program pending an investigation.
Marketers saw the writing on the wall when Instagram began to test blocking the viewability of "likes" for consumers in various countries before the policy was recently implemented in the US, and many recognized gauging campaign outcomes will require change. Mavrck's Lyle Stevens says, "We are already seeing marketers adopting more sophisticated measurement capabilities, including referral codes and swipe up affiliate links in stories," while other marketers say the change will drive brands to focus on alternate engagements that demonstrate more than interest.
Men's jewelry is a growing category that will gain a higher profile at the new David Yurman flagship in New York City when it opens next month. The new location will feature an entire floor dedicated to men's jewelry and a curated collection of inspirational goods.
The arrests of researchers hired to test the cyber and physical defenses of an Iowa courthouse have raised alarms in the cybersecurity community. State officials said they were unaware of the tactics that Coalfire employees would be using; the employees have been charged with burglary, and although charges have since been reduced, they have not been dropped.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said President Donald Trump was not satisfied with the administration's International Pricing Index proposal and wants it changed so US drug prices would be even lower than those in other countries. Under the proposal, the US would pay less than it currently pays but still more than the average from among developed countries, but Azar said Trump wants the US to get "the best deal among developed countries."
The federal government could take action to break up giant technology companies that abuse their power, Makan Delrahim, the Department of Justice's antitrust division chief said this week at the WSJ Tech Live conference. Delrahim has assigned several members of his staff to study artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain deeper insight into tech companies' work as an antitrust investigation into companies like Facebook and Google continues.
Daimler soon will introduce what it says is a first: pay-as-you-drive lease financing. The program, which initially will be used on Freightliner Cascadia trucks, involves telematics that will track mileage via the embedded Detroit Connect Platform, with payments based on truck use.
High school students have inspired throngs of activists and ordinary citizens worldwide to join the Global Climate Strike today to demand action on climate change from their national leaders. Over a million students were excused from school in New York City to participate in strike protests, while similar demonstrations are occurring in major cities all over the world.
The Transportation Security Administration is estimating its agents will screen more than 26.8 million passengers over the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2. This represents a 4% increase from last year.
Envoy Air, an American Airlines subsidiary, had the highest rate of baggage mishaps among all airlines in July, according to the US Transportation Department, with about 10 mishandled bags out of every 1,000. Republic Airways was close behind, followed by American Airlines with 9.71 per 1,000 bags.