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The countries with the highest levels of footwear treatments per capita consumption in 2018 were Italy (84 kg per 1000 persons), Bulgaria (82 kg per 1000 persons) and Spain (78 kg per 1000 persons).

Footwear Treatments Market in the EU Recovers Robustly

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Polishes And Creams For Footwear Or Leather – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings. The revenue of the footwear treatments market in the European Union amounted to $126M in 2018, picking up by 4.9% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total … Read More

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solutions
The Magnate Worldwide family of companies - comprised of TrumpCard and Masterpiece International - serves supply chains with a variety of customizable solutions for businesses big and small.
Taylor Girardi-Schachter 10:37 AM  11/14/2019

How Customized Shipping Solutions Benefit Your Supply Chain

Gone are the days when the one-size-fits-all approach to logistics is good enough to meet the exacting standards of every shipment. In fact, maybe those days were never really here. Though they may seem like a good bargain, many of the out-of-the-box logistics services of today lack the flexibility to accommodate specialized loads like artwork, delicate medical equipment, and other sensitive or rush items. Seemingly innocuous errors with such shipments can cost thousands of dollars, or possibly more.  SPECIALISTS IN FREIGHT FORWARD THINKING  Today’s … Read More

e-commerce
Part of the reason manufacturers are so slow to adopt e-commerce can be traced back to the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Michael Bird 11:59 PM  11/13/2019

5 Must-Have Features of Enterprise E-Commerce

E-commerce is everywhere — unless, of course, you look in the B2B space. Unfortunately, one segment lags behind all the rest when it comes to online sales: manufacturers. Just 38% of manufacturers have e-commerce websites, and only 6% of all manufacturer sales come through this particular channel.  Part of the reason manufacturers are so slow to adopt e-commerce can be traced back to the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The traditional ways of doing business largely haven’t … Read More

AI
A properly built Knowledge Graph describes the interrelations between real-world entities through a multidisciplinary, multidimensional correlated structure, comparing common themes and concepts across hundreds of millions of data assets over several years of correlated data embedded into the Knowledge Graph.
Ruggero Gramatica 11:31 PM  11/7/2019

How AI can Amp Up Thematic Investment Strategies

One of the persistent criticisms facing equity investors is their short-term view. They are characterized by adding or dropping stocks as the quarterly earnings roll in. Thematic investment, on the other hand, provides one counterpoint to earnings-focused stock picking. Thematic investing  – a strategy designed to capitalize on broad economic or social changes – has seen increasing use in recent years. In 2016, thematic funds accounted for 30% of new ETFs introduced, on topics ranging from obesity, millennial consumption habits, and … Read More

Global Logistics

logistics
As consumers are becoming more aware of our impact on the environment, the time has come for retail and other businesses to start seriously considering going green to cut shipping costs and respond to the wishes of their customers.

For any business that relies on transferring physical goods and valuable data on a daily basis, perfecting logistics processes is an absolute must. Failing to address this important aspect can hurt both the other internal processes at a company and negatively affect the business’s relationships with customers. When perceived from the position of a customer, this makes perfect sense. Everyone has … Read More

Site Selection

younger generation
The younger generation may seem difficult to attract to jobs in the utility and energy sectors, but it only takes a little bit of change to get them on board.

How To Entice The Younger Generation Into Utility Careers

Aimee Laurence 10:09 PM  10/16/2019

Unfortunately, there is a serious age crisis within the energy and utility sector at the moment. Many companies recognized, in approximately the 1990s, that they were facing a severe problem with the age demographics of their workers: younger people didn’t want to work in these areas, due to a number of factors such as better access to alternative education and … Read More

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cybersecurity
The expanded monitoring and enforcement authorities that MLPS 2.0 provides the Chinese government has provoked increasing privacy concerns for foreign firms, particularly those handling sensitive data.

Winter 2019 U.S.- China Cybersecurity Update

Joe Whitley, Alan Enslen, Julius Bodie and Frank Xue 11:59 PM  11/15/2019

It is difficult to accurately speculate on the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations, as media reports on the status of key policy proposals seemingly differ each day depending on the transparency and messaging agenda of the sources involved. However, what has been certain during the winter of 2019 is that major updates to U.S. and Chinese cybersecurity regulations are in … Read More

Education

employees
“Developing a culture of continued education and continuous improvement is critical if you want to retain your staff and provide them with advancement opportunities."
Shawn Burcham 11:45 PM  11/12/2019

Why Sending Your Workers ‘Back to School’ is Good Business

Learning shouldn’t stop when someone earns a diploma or degree, and that’s especially true in the workplace where the company’s fate – and an employee’s career – could rest on the constant thirst to learn and improve. “Developing a culture of continued education and continuous improvement is critical if you want to retain your staff and provide them with advancement opportunities,” says Shawn Burcham (www.shawnburcham.com), founder and CEO of PFSbrands and author of Keeping Score with GRITT: Straight Talk Strategies for Success. Essentially, Burcham … Read More

going global live
Instead of spending hours searching for companies on the internet, speak to the people behind the solution face to face. 
Prysm Media Group 11:59 PM  11/6/2019

Going Global Live, London Excel – 27th & 28th of November

On the 27th & 28th of November, Europe’s leading event for expanding business overseas will be returning to the London ExCeL. Going Global Live, sponsored by American Express, is the leading exhibition dedicated to providing businesses with absolutely everything they need to expand internationally and trade overseas. From globally recognized brands through to world-class seminars hosted by leading professionals, this event will be the one-stop-shop for all brands moving into the global arena.  2019’s edition of Going Global Live promises to be … Read More

world trade
The path to open trade and ensuing economic growth is under shadow.
Simon Paris, Chair of the World Trade Board & CEO of Finastra 11:59 PM  10/23/2019

Simon Paris, Chair of the World Trade Board & CEO of Finastra, Provides a Snapshot of this year’s World Trade Symposium

Protecting world trade from the current vicious cycle of trade tensions makes it imperative that those in a position to effect change – public and private sectors – work together; quickly and cohesively. Chairman of the World Trade Board and CEO of Finastra, Simon Paris, discusses three ways in which committed organizations can bring about a new pro-trade paradigm, even against the backdrop of today’s protectionist narrative, to lift people out of poverty globally and enable long-term growth and prosperity … Read More

Software

cybersecurity
The expanded monitoring and enforcement authorities that MLPS 2.0 provides the Chinese government has provoked increasing privacy concerns for foreign firms, particularly those handling sensitive data.

Winter 2019 U.S.- China Cybersecurity Update

Joe Whitley, Alan Enslen, Julius Bodie and Frank Xue 11:59 PM  11/15/2019