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 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.
Increasing interest in grocery e-commerce and delivery is prompting greater investment in warehouse and manufacturing locations. It's still unclear how much grocery delivery activity will move to warehouses and how much will stay at local stores, Paul Takahashi writes.
Collaboration suffers when teams have conflicting goals, even if they all know and agree on the main goal, so leaders must clearly define how each department's role and priorities should align with each new initiative, writes David Dye. If you don't, you'll get each department doing what it's been goaled against but not necessarily working in sync with each other.
Kroger is among the possible buyers for online wholesaler Boxed, with bids expected soon, according to sources. Boxed most recently reported about $100 million in annual sales, including its own private label items.
Unused leftovers from a California high school's cafeteria are donated to those in need in the local community. The Food Recovery program -- an effort between students and school nutrition professionals -- started about a year and a half ago.
Aging wine in seawater tanks, as the company Sea Aged Wine in Israel does, allows kosher wine to become enjoyable more quickly. The company uses water from the Sea of Galilee and will look to boost kosher wine's export possibilities.
Lady Gaga's bid to launch a line of wines called Joanne Trattoria Vino Rosso has run into a snag at the US Patent and Trademark Office after a claim was filed by another winemaker with "trattoria" on its label. Gaga is seeking to name the wine after the New York restaurant owned by her father.
Huneeus Vintners of Napa Valley, Calif., has purchased the winery, inventory and brand of Benton-Lane Winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Current owners Steven and Carol Girard will continue to control Benton-Lane's 142-acre vineyard, with Huneeus holding a five-year option to buy it.
Influence is increasingly the biggest way to lead, but that means you must always be on your toes, says Ana Dutra, CEO of The Executives' Club of Chicago. "The moment you get to the decision-making meeting, you should already know what the decision is going to be, who's on your side, what questions are going to be asked," she says.
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