Starbucks has launched a “new retail” strategic partnership with Alibaba.

Thanks;Jeffrey Towson So Starbucks has launched a “new retail” strategic partnership with Alibaba. And in doing so they are leapfrogging to the front of digital and consumer China. Kudos. That’s impressive. And it’s pretty bad news for Luckin Coffee. The Alibaba-Starbucks deal, as announced, has three components: 1) A tie-in with Ele.me for delivery. The…

Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis

Thanks;Carolyn J. Foley/Purdue University Published;May,01 Microplastics, bits of plastics that have found their way into waters in and around every continent on Earth, have a range of impacts on aquatic life, according to a meta-analysis led by Purdue University’s Tomas Höök. Most negatively affected are zooplankton and larval fish. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell…

Cherishing the ground we walk on

Thanks;FAO Published;May,15 @09.43AM ©FAO/Olivier Asselin Soil is where it all begins. Few people know that soils are a non-renewable resource. It takes over 1000 years to make 1 cm of soil. This means that in our lifetime, all the soil we see is all there is. Soils do amazing things for us that we sometimes…

These ‘ultra-processed’ foods are linked with a higher risk of cancer

Thanks;Maria LaMagna Published: Feb 15, 2018 3:19 p.m. ET A new study shows foods including desserts and chicken nuggets create higher risk Ultra-processed foods include packaged snacks and soda. One of the ways to reduce your risk of cancer may be simply changing your diet. Eating “ultra-processed” foods was associated with a higher cancer risk…

This city has the most ultra-rich residents in the world

Thanks; Fang Block Published: June 27, 2017 7:02 p.m. ET The New York City metro area had 8,350 residents with a net worth of at least $30 million in 2016. The New York metropolitan area remains the top magnet for the world’s ultra rich, attracting 8,350 residents with a net worth of at least $30…

Top 100 City Destinations Ranking: WTM London 2017 Edition

Thanks;Wouter Geerts Published;NOVEMBER 7TH, 2017 Euromonitor International is pleased to release its annual Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. For the first time, the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 Edition was unveiled at World Travel Market (WTM) London, the leading travel and tourism event…

Most Americans can’t kick this habit, and it’s killing them

Thanks;Ilene Raymond Rush Published;Aug 24, 2017 1:52 pm ET *Should you give up sugar? This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. With obesity on the rise and high rates of Type 2 diabetes, more people are attempting to give up sugar. It isn’t easy. Although scientific opinion is far from unanimous, there is tantalizing…

Event Preview: InnoPack F&B Confex 2017

Thanks; EUROMONITOR COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHED; March 18th, 2017 The Packaging industry continues to post strong growth in India. Packaging for Foods is the largest industry in the overall industry. India has continued to be the third largest market globally for Food Packaging in terms of Retail/off-trade Unit Volume. The region also is the eight largest in…

What Bangkok’s public transport network will look like in 2020

Thanks;BK;The insider’s guide to Bangkok With the new MRT purple line between Khlong Bang Phai-Tao Poon set to open this year, we look at what developments we can realistically expect from public transport by 2020 (fingers crossed). See also: As Bangkok gears up for a single ticket transport system, here’s everything we know so far 1….