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Articles in Global Business, Wholesale and Economy

Supply Chain News: Ashley Furniture Keeps Making Many Products in US, with Push to Succeed in China

by Supply Change Digest on

Striking the Right Balance between Imports and Domestic Production. Of all the US manufacturing sectors devastated by Asian imports in the 2000s, perhaps only apparel and shoes producers took a bigger beating than the shoe industry.... Read full article

Why Ethan Allen Believes in U.S. Manufacturing for Export

by Farooq Kathwari on

Excerpted from a presentation by Farooq Kathwari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethan Allen, to the Raymond James Insitutional Investment conference, March 3, 2015. ... Read full article

Trader Joe's named best grocery store in US; Kroger to beat Whole Foods on organic, natural: Retail

by Anna Marum (Photo Credit: The Associated Press) on

Trader Joe's, home of the infamous two-buck chuck (which costs closer to $3 now), took top honors in a recent survey of 100 national and regional grocery store chains... Read full article

Make in India Vision Gets Major Push: Samsung, Sony To Start Manufacturing in India

by Arun Prabhudesai on

Samsung and Sony have announced their plans of setting up their manufacturing base in India, which is a major endorsement of the Make in India initiative. Both of these are global superstars of consumer electronics and this decision of theirs can ... Read full article

Innovation and manufacturing labor: a value-chain perspective

by Kate S. Whitefoot, Walter D. Valdivia and Gina C. Adam on

Policies and initiatives to promote U.S. manufacturing would be well advised to take a value chain perspective of this economic sector. ... Read full article

U.S. added 295k jobs in February

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press on

The unemployment rate in the U.S. dipped to 5.5 per cent from 5.7 per cent. U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.... Read full article

Daimler to invest $500 million in U.S. plant to make commercial vans

by Reuters (Photo Credit: Reuters/Michael Dalder) on

(Reuters) - Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) said on Friday it will spend $500 million to build a new assembly plant in South Carolina that will make large commercial vans and result in the creation of more than 1,300 jobs.... Read full article

The 6 Best Industries You've Never Heard of

by Graham Winfrey on

Beef jerky production. Artificial turf installation. Laser tag hosting. You may not have known they even existed, but they're all promising niche sectors for starting a business.... Read full article

Inside The 2015 Forbes Billionaires List: Facts And Figures

by Kerry A. Dolan and Luisa Kroll on

Despite plunging oil prices and a weakened euro, the ranks of the world’s wealthiest defied global economic turmoil and expanded yet again.... Read full article

Growth in British manufacturing will continue into 2015, says industry survey

by Julia Kollewe (Photograph: David Jones/PA ) on

Britain’s manufacturers have had a good start to the year, with export orders back in positive territory and some firms reporting a pick-up in demand from European customers. ... Read full article

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