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Added 1 April, 2020

McDonald’s has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fast-food chain has even established a new tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley — the McD Tech Labs — where a team of engineers and data scientists is working on voice-recognition...

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Added 19 March, 2020

As pet owners spend more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak, sales suggest a behavioral shift in purchasing habits. Top items being purchased from currently include products that are designed for easy and frequent washing is on the top of everyone’s mind with importance on cleanliness. We are all in the process of evaluating...

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Added 27 February, 2020

The company, best known for pioneering the natural-ingredient cosmetics market and making social responsibility a key part of company operations, is the first large retailer to embrace an unconventional hiring practice called “open hiring.” Starting this summer, The Body Shop will essentially hire the first person who applies for a job in it...

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Added 25 February, 2020

It's only a marketing effort by Red Bull, but the surfboard sharing concept in Rio de Janeiro points the way to many other items that people usually own but don't use that much and might be shared. This marketing stunt, developed by Brazilian advertising agency DPZ&T, makes boards available at four different beaches: Arpoador, Barra da...

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Added 19 January, 2020

A typical Ikea store comes with a sprawling parking lot—in Burbank, California, for example, the lot has room for 1,700 cars. But as the company works to shrink its carbon footprint, including the pollution from customers driving to suburban stores, it’s also rethinking parking. A new seven-store building that will house an Ikea store in...

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Added 8 January, 2020

Last year, wool shoes from companies like Allbirds were all the rage in California tech circles. After selling 1 million pairs of shoes just two years, the brand developed a cult following pursued by celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Barack Obama. Now, Allbirds is looking to top themselves with a line of shoes that...

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Added 2 January, 2020

Walmart is about to experiment with autonomous grocery delivery in a big way. The big-box retailer is launching a pilot program in Houston that will use Nuro's self-driving R1 vehicle to shuttle food from "select" stores to customers who've opted into the program. The companies didn't outline how customers would enroll, but Houstonians can...

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Added 1 January, 2020

74-year-old French fashion brand Celine has picked 18-year-old Noen Eubanks, a star on the three-year-old social video platform TikTok, as it's newest face. The easy joke to make here might be "and now you feel old," but maybe it just proves that time is a flat circle. Celine posted the latest campaign on its Instagram earlier today,...

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Added 22 December, 2019

Canadian vegan fast-food chain Globally Local will open a fourth location in Windsor, Ontario next spring. Construction has already begun on the new, 1,200-square-foot restaurant, which will be modeled after its Toronto location. The 28-seat restaurant will offer a fully vegan menu with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as sausage-and-...

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Added 8 December, 2019
The European airline EasyJet is claiming an industry first with an app that invites consumers book trips based on an image. Typically, the app will scan the image for contextual clues. This is made easier when users mention the name of the location in the post. While not for everyone, the airline thinks this may add an air of adventure to the...