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  Coca-Cola aims to recycle 100% of its packaging by 2030 | Waste Dive January has been a big month for plastics and packaging recycling goals. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she wants to eliminate avoidable plastic within 25 years; the European Union is looking at bag and plastic packaging fees; Dow announced a new roundRead more about […]

Health systems wade into drug manufacturing with eye on reducing shortages

Health systems wade into drug manufacturing with eye on reducing shortages

  Health systems wade into drug manufacturing with eye on reducing shortages | Healthcare Dive With hospitals entering pharma territory, the trend toward industry convergence continues. The systems’ aim is to create an FDA-approved pharmaceutical company that will either make generics directly or subcontract the manufacturing to a licensed contract manufacturing organization. “The best way toRead more about Health systems wade into drug manufacturing with eye on reducing shortages[…]

Hey, Alexa: What’s the Best Voice Strategy for Brands?

Hey, Alexa: What’s the Best Voice Strategy for Brands?

Oren Jacob, CEO of San Francisco-based software company PullString, and his wife used to load up their three kids and go to Costco, filling their car with toilet paper and paper towels. “From the day Alexa moved in, we have not been back,” he says. Alexa and Google Home didn’t even exist three years ago.Read more about Hey, Alexa: What’s the Best Voice Strategy for Brands?[…]

Kellogg hopes new Rice Krispies Treats snap, crackle and pop

Kellogg hopes new Rice Krispies Treats snap, crackle and pop

An online search for “marshmallow treats recipe” will yield pages of blogs and websites where consumers created their own version of the popular Rice Krispies Treats. Some homemade recipes include gluten-free versions as well as ones that swap out white rice for brown. But in its latest rollout, which the company said was inspired by socialRead more about Kellogg hopes new Rice Krispies Treats snap, crackle and pop[…]

More Michigan Kmart Stores Scheduled to Close in 2018

More Michigan Kmart Stores Scheduled to Close in 2018

Liquidation sales will start next week at the 103 Sears, Kmart and Sears Auto Center stores that the shared parent company plans to close. Sears Holdings Company [NASDAQ: SHLD] announced to employees on January 4 that it would close 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears by April. “We will continue to close some unprofitable storesRead more about More Michigan Kmart Stores Scheduled to Close in 2018[…]

Hershey and Cargill off the menu at GMA

Hershey and Cargill off the menu at GMA

Hershey and Cargill’s departures add to a growing list of high-profile companies that have left the powerful industry lobbying group during the last year. Most firms that have severed their ties have been largely silent on why they have decided to leave. Campbell Soup, which announced last summer it would leave at the end of 2017,Read more about Hershey and Cargill off the menu at GMA[…]

CVS expects $1.2B increase in annual net income from tax bill

CVS expects $1.2B increase in annual net income from tax bill

CVS announced Dec. 3 it agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal. It remains unclear how the massive plan to combine the retail pharmacy giant with Aetna’s insurance business will play out, with the deal still having to withstand antitrust scrutiny from federal regulators. The 2018 outlook from CVS predicts that adjusted operatingRead more about CVS expects $1.2B increase in annual net income from tax bill[…]

Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Recycling Efforts

Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Recycling Efforts

Early adopters say that running on robotics makes economic sense because the sortation process is allowing them to maintain bale quality while reducing staffing requirements. In addition, according to some experts, the industry could soon start to see facilities designed to put robotic sortation front and center, a fact that would open the door toRead more about Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Recycling Efforts[…]

JPMorgan, frustrated with YouTube safety, took control of its ads

JPMorgan, frustrated with YouTube safety, took control of its ads

JPMorgan Chase’s chief marketing officer, Kristin Lemkau.Getty/John Lamparski When some brands’ ads ended up next to troubling videos on YouTube last March, JPMorgan Chase responded by pulling its ads from the platform. Dissatisfied with YouTube’s slow response, the bank decided to take matters into its own hands and create an internal tool to make sureRead more about JPMorgan, frustrated with YouTube safety, took control of its ads[…]

There are a few simple, life-saving reasons why we treat tap water

There are a few simple, life-saving reasons why we treat tap water

The founders of a company called Live Water, which sells unfiltered, untreated water in glass containers, want customers to believe that tap water is just too “dead.” Founder Mukhande Singh told the The New York Times that those who drink the regulated H2O that comes out of kitchen taps, public water fountains, and garden hoses are ” drinkingRead more about There are a few simple, life-saving reasons why we treat tap water[…]