January 18th, 2017
Walmart is not only adding 10,000 U.S. jobs this year, it is also planning construction projects that could create significant temporary work opportunities for contractors and builders: “Walmart said Tuesday it would expand, renovate or relocate 59 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. Some of the jobs will come from expanding or improving e-commerce services. The company reiterated plans to make $6.8 billion of capital investments in the United States with expansion and remodeling of its stores. It said its plans...Read More
January 18th, 2017
Kellogg announced that it is cutting 250 jobs, an announcement that follows the decision by another Battle Creek cereal company, TreeHouse Foods, to cut 100 jobs. Kellogg’s job cuts are a part of “Project K” plan, a cost-cutting project. “[CEO Joe]Sobieralski informed the BCU board via e-mail that Kellogg said it’s “focused on eliminating work that doesn’t drive the highest returns” and becoming more efficient by removing a duplication of work within the company. He said jobs will be reduced as...Read More
January 17th, 2017
To help combat food waste, Asda has developed an app that helps food suppliers connect with each other when one has a surplus that another might be able to use: “Created to address the challenge of food waste in the supply chain, Asda Surplus Swap connects suppliers of unwanted food like leftover ingredients, finished produce or vegetable trimmings, with other suppliers who could make use of it.“ Supplier Takeaway No word yet on whether something like this will become available...Read More
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