Growing coffee sales are driving business at restaurants during a traditionally slow time of year, according to NPD Group. Coffee quickly becomes a habit that drives consumers back for daily purchases of their favorite brews, said NPD analyst Bonnie Riggs.
Walmart is planning to cut its corporate workforce by 1,000 positions by the beginning of 2019, according to reports. The retailer also plans to restructure management roles in stores, removing co-managers and adding assistant managers, according to Bloomberg.
The industrial internet of things can help breweries be more efficient, trust their data is solid and respond to changes in consumer preference, writes Jason Andersen of Stratus Technologies. Sensors, for example, can protect profitability by anticipating shortages and reducing downtime.
Spending on public education in the US rose by 2.8% during the 2014-15 school year, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. This marked the second consecutive year of spending increases following the national 2008 recession.
Students and educators at some elementary schools in Alaska are learning how trauma can affect teaching and learning. The Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience program seeks to develop a common language, so students and staff can better communicate about emotions.
Helping, sharing and comforting others may boost students' self-esteem, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescence. Researchers also found that helping strangers versus family and friends yielded more long-term benefits for teens.
Conagra Brands is bringing two new varieties to its Angie's Boomchickapop portfolio with the debut of Cinnamon Roll Drizzled kettle corn and Chile Lime popcorn. Other new snack products hitting shelves include BFY Brands' Spicy Queso PopCorners and Quest Nutrition's Protein Cookie line.
Whole Foods' private-label products drove sales for Amazon's grocery delivery service last year, according to data from One Click Retail. After Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the grocer's 365 Everyday Value private label began appearing as a top option in search results for groceries, shoppers said.
The latest forecast for Florida citrus this season stabilized at 46 million boxes in January, after dropping in the months since Hurricane Irma hit, according to the Agriculture Department. "Florida's iconic citrus industry and its growers continue to struggle with the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Irma," said Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
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