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11/24/2021

E.l.f. Beauty has eliminated paper inserts, vacuum formed trays and secondary packaging to reduce its packaging material use by more than 1 million pounds across the company's portfolio. The milestone was reached after the company started its purpose-driven Project Unicorn initiative two years ago.

11/24/2021

Don H. Liu joined Target from Xerox five years ago as chief legal and risk officer, and this year his role has included risk predictions as part of an effort to ensure the retailer's shelves are stocked for the holidays. Liu talks about getting ahead of supply chain challenges, the work that goes into responsible sourcing of products and the risks for retailers in 2022.

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Xerox
11/24/2021

Kitchen Window, which opened 37 years ago in Minneapolis, will close Jan. 15. The independent store opened in 1984 with 1,200 square feet but eventually grew to 20,000 square feet, including two cooking school kitchens, 14,000 products and an outdoor classroom kitchen.

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HomePage News
11/24/2021

For those on a holiday gift list, chef Samantha Fore recommends items she would use herself, including the Joseph Joseph BladeBrush to clean a knife without getting hands wet; the Emile Henry 2.6-Quart Tagine to cook her native Sri Lankan dishes; and the Unicorn PepperStick for stoveside grinding.

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Food & Wine
11/24/2021

The real winners in this roundup of cooking hacks are the two kitchenware tips, such as using a fish spatula for any delicate food -- not just fish -- to help lift it and keep it from sticking. One user notes that an air fryer isn't just tops for cooking fried food -- it is ideal for reheating fries so they turn out crisp rather than soggy.

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BuzzFeed
11/24/2021

Orders for core capital goods orders increased 0.6% in October from September, although overall durable goods orders declined by 0.5%, the Commerce Department reports. Motor vehicle orders rose by 4.8%, but transportation equipment and civilian aircraft declined.

11/24/2021

The pandemic has put pressure on industrial companies to develop leaders who embrace change and agility, among other traits. Without agility, "you will be fighting for what we've done in the past versus trying to leverage your strengths to navigate where we need to go," Kristin Trecker, chief HR officer at Visteon.

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Spencer Stuart
11/24/2021

Food storage maker Tupperware plans to idle some plants while it works through an inventory backlog, says Sandra Harris, the company's finance and operations chief. The company will also consider price increases.

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Supply Chain Dive
11/23/2021

Walmart and DroneUp have collaborated to make the first-ever drone delivery from a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Farmington, in northwest Arkansas. The drones, remotely controlled by flight engineers, can make last-mile deliveries within 30 minutes and the service could soon be expanded to a Neighborhood Market in Rogers, Ark., and a Supercenter in Walmart's Bentonville home base.

11/23/2021

Hy-Vee has rolled out a new line of gluten-free private brand items that features bakery and frozen foods along with pantry staples such as pasta, oatmeal and snacks. The grocer's Good Graces line now has 30 products available and another 60 gluten-free offerings are in development.