Ford Slows Battery Expansion for EV Market

A myriad of challenges—both external and internal—are leading automotive giant Ford Motor Company to delay construction of its second electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Kentucky.

Ford has previously announced two large-scale EV battery plants in Kentucky, with start date of 2025 and 2026, respectively. The first Kentucky EV battery plant is on schedule, but the second plant’s opening is now pushed out with no specific start date.

“Given the dynamic EV environment, we are being judicious about our production and adjusting […]

Prescription for Pharmaceutical Shortages: Reshoring

Reshoring of pharmaceuticals is viewed by many as a critical issue for the safety and security of the American health care system.

Shortages of a wide array of drugs, including chemotherapy medicines, antibiotics, children’s fever medications, poison antidotes, and AD/HD medications, currently plague the U.S. supply chain and sometimes delay or prevent patients from obtaining critically needed supplies.


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Mars Introduces the M&M’s Halloween Rescue Squad

Too many trick-or-treaters knocking on the door? Or, maybe you ate more of the Halloween candy than you intended?

Mars went on a mission to save your Halloween!

In spite of spending a projected $3.6 Billion on Halloween candy, many people fear running out of treats on Halloween.

This is where the M&M’s Halloween Rescue Squad came into play.

After 3:00 pm on Halloween, the Rescue Squad offered to deliver Mars candy to homes, free, through a partnership with Gopuff, a delivery service. Only […]

Target Blames Organized Retail Crime for Store Closures

Target claims that looting, violence, and theft have forced the company to close several stores.

To what extent does organized retail crime actually contribute to store closures? In most cases, it is difficult to tell. Aggregate data point to a “healthy” shrink level, whereas big box stores have a different perspective on the matter, probably because they are easier targets and victims. Nevertheless, theft and shrink have multiple causes that should be addressed to improve performance.


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