The Yeezy Hangover at Adidas

After ending its partnership with Ye, Adidas will sell its inventory of unsold Yeezy shoes.

A series of inappropriate comments and behavior by the rapper and fashion designer sealed the fate of a very profitable relationship with Adidas. As a result, the company is expected to lose $700 million this year. Destroying its massive inventory of unsold shoes would have been too expensive and would have tarnished the company’s image even further. Adidas decided to contain its losses by selling its […]

Black Powder Is a Single Source Issue for the US Military

The sole domestic source for black powder, a key ingredient in the production of many military explosives such as bullets, mortar shells, and artillery rounds, was shut down nearly two years ago after an explosion destroyed much of the plant in Minden, Louisiana.

The mill is set to reopen in Summer 2023 under new ownership.

This scenario highlights a problem that has become far too common. Supply chains related to national security can be brought to a halt by […]

French Bakeries Struggle with Rising Costs of Dough

Skyrocketing costs of inputs for French bakeries are threatening their very existence, according to some bakery owners.

While the baguette is recognized by UNESCO as an essential and important part of French culture, its affordability is being called into question.


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This post is based on the CNN article, Bakeries are central to the French […]

Another Self-Operating Warehouse in California

JD.com is adding a third self-operating warehouse and distribution center in California.

Automated warehouses provide merchants with improved logistics infrastructure that allows JD.com to extend its order cut-off time by an hour. This will be the company’s fifth US warehouse; the Chinese e-commerce giant is working to achieve two-day delivery for the entire US.


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