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October 1st, 2015

The Global Grind

If you’ve hit a golf ball, had a heart tune-up or you just smell reasonably well, chances are you’ve had intimate contact with Glebar Co.’s handiwork. New Jersey-based Glebar designs, configures and manufactures modular grinding machines purchased and used by companies to produce a wide range of products, from deodorant rollers to drumsticks, billiard balls… Read More



Global Trade magazine sat down with FedEx Supply Chain CEO Craig Simon at the 2015 LogiMed conference in San Diego, where Simon led a session titled

PORT OF NEW ORLEANS’ GARY LAGRANGE LOOKS BACK AND FORWARD TO NORMALIZED TRADE RELATIONS WITH CUBA
When President Obama announced in December a beginning to the end of the trade

U.S. EXPORTER SHARES HOW THE WEST COAST PORT SLOWDOWN HAS IMPACTED HIS BUSINESS
For Dominic Picarelli, president of Diamond-U Products, the current ongoing, seemingly never-ending, quickly approaching

Connecting Toys ‘R’ Us and Flying Cars

Toys “R” Us’ “Fabulous 15” list of hot Christmas toys includes “Disney Jr. Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart” (breathe) and “Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car.”

For Baby Boomers the Street Hawk is another reminder they were born too soon, Omni magazine having promised them flying cars, jetpacks and pot roast in pill form.

Scottish rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks releases its latest album “Unraveling.” WWPJ will begin touring with a December 13 show in Glasgow.

December 13 is in the middle of the holiday shopping season; one that many experts believe will be better than last year.

Not only does an early Thanksgiving provide an extra shopping day, but retailers have gotten better at reaching customers through social media.

It remains to be seen if they’ve gotten any good at keeping their customers credit information safe. Target’s “nightmare before Christmas” last year saw 49 million credit cards hacked.

Retailers say they’re prepared; then again, Home Depot recently announced a data breach that affected 56 million debit and credit cards.

There is an effort by retailers to speed up the time for delivery of internet orders significantly, in some case trying for same day.

This would mean those delivery drones we keep hearing about. Google and Amazon have tested the vehicles and find them difficult to control in high winds, common in winter.

It’s flying cars and pot roast all over again.

Guitar Picks of the Globe

Picks are where musician and instrument connect. Industry leader Dunlop connects musicians around the world, including …

FRANCE

Adherents of Le Hot Jazz play even le hotter with Dunlop’s Ultex Jazz III; durable, light and sharp.

ENGLAND

Dunlop’s iconic Gold Herco Flex 50, pretty much rock’s Rosetta Stone, has been favored by the likes of Jimmy Page and David Gilmour.

SEATTLE

Dunlop’s Tortex, which applies friction to strings, was the pick of choice for Grunge’s Mt. Rushmore: Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

NASHVILLE

The Nickel Silver thumpick is an Opryland mainstay, favored not only by guitar players but adherents of the banjo and pedal steel guitar.

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