supply chain

  • coronavirus Jun 9

    Meat Industry Could Face Losses of $20 Billion in 2020

    The pandemic has caused two major disruptions to the meat supply chain. The first was shifting consumer behaviors including restaurant and school closures that paralyzed an entire distribution channel. The second impacted the industry in an unimaginable way; more than 20,000 meat processing plant workers have gotten sick, 74 have died and dozens of plants have been forced to shut down.

  • food May 5

    Wendy's Burgers Off the Menu in Some Locations Amid Meat Supply Issues

    Fresh, never frozen — if you can get it. Wendy’s restaurants in some locations across the country have temporarily booted burgers from their menus due to coronavirus-related closures at meat processing facilities that have disrupted the meat industry. “Where’s the beef?” was a common refrain on Twitter bemoaning the outages. That’s a reference to the famous Wendy’s marketing catch-phrase...

  • St. Louis Oct 21, 2019

    Amazon Is Shipping Expired Food, From Baby Formula to Old Beef Jerky, Scaring Consumers and Putting Big Brands at Risk

    Amazon’s sprawling marketplace, consisting of millions of third-party sellers, has become a go-to site for many grocery shoppers, especially since the company’s acquisition of Whole Foods over two years ago. But an increasing number of consumers are finding that, just as the broader Amazon Marketplace has a major issue with counterfeits and unsafe products, the grocery section is littered with...

  • New Jersey Oct 8, 2019

    Target Is Going to Power Toys R Us' New Website

    You’ll be able to shop at Toys R Us online again — thanks to a little help from Target. Target announced on Tuesday that it’s partnering with the parent company of the Toys R Us brand, TRU Kids, to help it relaunch The deal will allow Toys R Us to once again have an online presence, post bankruptcy, as...

  • Europe Mar 16, 2019

    As Brexit Stalls, Supporters Protest Betrayal of Their Dream

    With Britain’s departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying. But they aren’t giving up without a fight — or at least, a long walk. Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage set out Saturday on a two-week “Leave Means Leave” march between northeast England...

  • Donald Trump Dec 20, 2018

    China Blasts Media Reports of Forced Work at Muslim Camp

    The Chinese government lashed out Thursday at recent U.S. media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic Muslim detainees in China’s far western Xinjiang region. The stories are “a malicious attack that severely distorts the fact,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing in response to a question from the state-run People’s Daily newspaper. “It goes...

  • Europe Dec 17, 2018

    US Sportswear Traced to Factory in China's Internment Camps

    Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and sports teams.

  • Mexico Dec 7, 2018

    9 More Cases Reported in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce; New Jersey One of the Worst Hit States: CDC

    The CDC says nine more people have been reported sick in the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce since the federal agency’s last update on Nov. 26, and New Jersey is one of the worst-hit states.

  • Mexico Nov 30, 2018

    Repeat Outbreaks Pressure Produce Industry to Step Up Safety

    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli outbreak announced just before Thanksgiving follows one in the spring that sickened more than 200 people and killed five, and another last year that sickened 25 and killed one. No deaths have been...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2018

    US Limits Tech Exports to Chinese Firm on Security Grounds

    The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed Monday on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. reflect concern Chinese competition could drive American technology suppliers out of business, leaving the military without secure sources of components. Beijing has spent heavily to build...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2018

    Target Says Trump Tariffs Would ‘Penalize American Families'

    Target is “deeply troubled” by the Trump administration’s escalating trade war, saying it threatens to undermine the U.S. economy, penalizes American families and raises prices on everything from backpacks to playpens. Target is among the hundreds of retailers and other companies pushing back against President Donald Trump’s new 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

  • Chef Jun 14, 2018

    Sustainable Seafood Dealer Based on Long Island Sold a Fishy Tale

    An Associated Press investigation traced the supply chain of New York-based distributor Sea To Table to other parts of the world, where fishermen described working under slave-like conditions with little regard for marine life.

  • Ohio Mar 19, 2018

    Dog Food Withdrawn Over Concerns About Euthanasia Drug

    The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals. The company said Thursday it is pulling back shipments of several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train, Kibble ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy brands. It said it is investigating how the euthanasia...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2017

    Ivanka Trump's India Visit Raises Questions About Her Brand

    Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech Tuesday at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit. But her solo outing also highlighted questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions. Trump’s speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the southern city of Hyderabad was broadcast...

  • Glendale Aug 11, 2017

    Applebee's to Close Over 100 Restaurants

    The Glendale-based parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar announced plans Thursday to shutter as many as 135 of the restaurants, doubling its original plan to close up to 60 eateries.

  • New York Jul 12, 2017

    Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days on Amazon, but the online retailer’s own shopping holiday, Prime Day, has them both beat, the company said Wednesday. The July 11 event that saw 3.5 million toys purchased around the world was “the biggest day ever in Amazon history,” Amazon said in a news release. Only Prime members can make...

  • New York Jul 11, 2017

    Inside Prime Day: How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

    Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company’s vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a ways off. “If you had to build a machine that could handle peak operations, and it was idle for 10 months of the year, Prime Day...

  • Mexico Aug 21, 2016

    Watch the Japanese Call of the Men's 4x100m Relay

    Watch the Japense call of the men’s 4x100m relay in which Usain Bolt earned his ninth career Olympic gold as Jamaica took the race and the United States were disqualified for an early baton exchange. Read More

  • Apr 13, 2016

    PM Forecast: Warming

    It will warm up across most of the Southland in the next couple of days, with some winds as well. Fritz Coleman has the forecast for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on April 12, 2016.

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