Posts Tagged ‘ corporate strategy ’

US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgrades safety standards

January 2, 2016
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US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgrades safety standards

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading its ratings for pedestrian safety, crash worthiness and crash avoidance for trucks and cars. The New Car Assessment Program focuses on specific crash avoidance technology.  This includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot detection, lower beam head lighting, semi-automatic headlamp beam switching, amber rear turn…

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The Dew Nation drives massive growth of mysterious Mountain Dew

November 6, 2015
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The Dew Nation drives massive growth of mysterious Mountain Dew

                          What is the core competency or capability that underlies the success of Mountain Dew? Drinkers of the sugary, caffeinated, colored, flavored, and carbonated beverage remain loyal in spite of the overall decline in sales across the soda industry.  Owned by PepsiCo, the…

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Adidas retools its capabilities

October 5, 2015
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Adidas retools its capabilities

“At the Adidas Group, our love for sport drives who we are and what we do. Every day.” Adidas began in 1924 in Bavaria, Germany, as a small company dedicated to providing athletes with the best possible equipment.  Early gold medal winners in Europe were supplied by Adidas. The company split into Puma and Adidas…

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Dodd-Frank and executive compensation compliance

October 5, 2015
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Dodd-Frank and executive compensation compliance

  The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 requires the US Securities and Exchange Commission to develop rules governing specific aspects of the US financial system. Executive compensation is one of the areas that concerns many stakeholders and which is expected to be addressed in upcoming legislation.  Forward-thinking companies are addressing…

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Kraft Heinz Co retrenches in August after its March merger

October 5, 2015
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Kraft Heinz Co retrenches in August after its March merger

In March 2015, Kraft and Heinz merged into the third-largest North American food company at a cost of $46B.  In August, the combined company entered into a cost-saving period with layoffs of 2,500 people in the US and Canada out of its 46,000 total work force.  When Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital first bought Heinz…

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Company internet strategies and their winning backstories

September 1, 2015
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Company internet strategies and their winning backstories

Every year in April-May, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences presents its Webby Awards for companies in the categories of websites, advertising & media, online film & video, mobile sites & apps, and social content/creativity/overall experience/engagement. The judges are over one thousand industry experts and technology innovators and the Webby Award is considered…

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Antitrust impacts the airline industry

September 1, 2015
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Antitrust impacts the airline industry

The US Department of Justice civil antitrust division is concerned that US airlines may be colluding to improve their bottom line. The investigation into how these airlines keep airfares high by limiting available seats, directly involves American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.  Smaller carriers such as JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines may…

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Chipotle gives up on GMO–social responsibility in action

May 1, 2015
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Chipotle gives up on GMO–social responsibility in action

The restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill, just made eating safer for its customers this month by eliminating all genetically engineered ingredients from its menu.  Their “food with integrity” program includes buying from local farmers, ranchers, suppliers who share the same commitment to quality and ethical responsibility. By removing genetically modified organisms entirely from their menu,…

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The DHL Global Connectedness Index

February 1, 2015
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The DHL Global Connectedness Index

Global connectedness is good for business, for humanity and for world peace.  DHL released its 2014 study based on the period from 2011 to 2013.  Looking at cross-border flows of people, information, trade and capital, the DHL Global Connectedness Index ranks 140 countries by globalization levels.   Three additional dimensions provide a deeper view of the…

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Innovation R&D―PWC weighs in on top strategies for future success

November 5, 2014
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Innovation R&D―PWC weighs in on top strategies for future success

Barry Jaruzelski, senior partner with Strategy&, discusses this year’s iteration of the Global Innovation 1000 research report that first came out in 2005. The study began with a retrospective analysis of the past ten years, including interviews with over 500 hundred innovation leaders across a wide spectrum of industries, locations, and company sizes.  These leaders…

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