When it comes to its new headquarters, Walmart’s announcement of a new “Home Office” is following the lead of other companies such as Apple and Amazon – and not necessarily in a positive way.
The Trump administration may have high hopes for “modernizing” NAFTA, but so do Canada and Mexico. For Canada it starts with a lofty list of social improvements, including getting rid of US “right-to-work laws” and bringing Mexico’s labor rights in line with its northern neighbors.
A Silicon Valley startup thought it would be a great idea to launch automated, smartphone-activated “bodegas,” but many in social media, and the real world, were not having it.
The catwalk sported a new image this August, as the NRA unveiled its first-ever fashion show. The point on this runway, however, wasn’t what you could see on the models, but what you couldn’t. Paris couturiers, meet the American concealed weapon industry.
The Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods closed earlier this week, and some prices have been significantly reduced. Is this evidence that healthful and sustainable food will become readily available to the masses?
Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the amount of renewables the company can generate nationwide.
SapphirePine, a product line of contemporary furniture that showcases this pine tree’s nature beauty, is harvesting trees lost to California’s stubborn drought.
Conscientious consumers of skin care products clamor for company candidness, so use these tactics to crack open the conversation.
Facebook is leading the way in a new initiative to address the lack of affordable housing in Silicon Valley. When it’s done, the tech giant expects to have more than 1,500 new housing units: It will have a community that hopefully will help connect the city and incentivize regional and state governments to upgrade the region’s transportation network.
As Walmart shutters more locations, the evidence suggests that communities left behind could find themselves in a worse economic lurch than when the company’s stores first opened.
By proving that improved worker welfare leads directly to increased profitability, researchers demonstrate that better conditions are a profitable business decision for manufacturers. Such evidence has the potential to transform the argument for greater responsibility in the garment supply chain – from an abstract moral imperative to a concrete business opportunity. And it might just hold the key to the kind of scalable improvements we’ve been striving for over the last 30 years.
Gap Inc. has recently announced that it is doubling the size of its paid internship program, with 1,200 workers completing a 10-week stint at stores in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Given the proliferation of unpaid internships, the retailer’s announcement is newsworthy.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York fined the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby $3 million for its role in the smuggling of over 5,500 antiquities illegally smuggled out of Iraq.
Despite improvements across the apparel industry’s global supply chain, viscose, also known as rayon, is causing numerous problems, including environmental degradation and increased risks to public health in nations including India, Indonesia and China.