consumer goods

Spain Announces Steps to Aid Farmers After Protests

Spain Announces Steps to Aid Farmers After Protests

Spain responded to weeks of protests by farmers by announcing steps to support prices for their goods.
Winners and Losers: Who Got What in India’s Federal Budget

Winners and Losers: Who Got What in India’s Federal Budget

There’s a lot riding on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s budget this fiscal year. Once the world’s fastest growing economy, India is now trying to restart economic growth that’s dipped to an 11-year
U.S. GDP Growth Masks Biggest Decline in Imports Since 2009

U.S. GDP Growth Masks Biggest Decline in Imports Since 2009

President Donald Trump has staked his re-election campaign on a U.S. economy that in his telling has become a “roaring geyser of opportunity.” Thursday’s latest growth data, however, showed that
Cross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe

Cross-Border Runners Brave Borders With Bribery in Zimbabwe

Farai Mapondera sits at a Shell filling station about 500 yards from the Beitbridge border post that separates South Africa and Zimbabwe. It’s 3 p.m. and 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit) so he’s slouched
Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags

Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags

Peak Design has evolved from a crowdfunded upstart into a trusted accessory brand for photographers everywhere, and this week it introduced updates to its ‘Everyday’ line of backpacks and bags. These
Peak Design’s new bags and backpacks improve on the originals and add new options

Peak Design’s new bags and backpacks improve on the originals and add new options

SF-based Peak Design hasn’t really changed much about its now-classic Everyday bags over the years, and they’ve regularly received plenty of praise and good reviews so that makes sense. Today,
Wage growth is slowing—which could be an ominous sign for the economy

Wage growth is slowing—which could be an ominous sign for the economy

Wages for private-sector workers rose 2.9% in September over the same month in 2018—the slowest pace of growth since July 2018.
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, But at What Cost?

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, But at What Cost?

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Modi Wants to Take Away India’s Plastic Bags and Spoons

Modi Wants to Take Away India’s Plastic Bags and Spoons

India has a mammoth plastic waste problem and no easy way to dispose of the 9.4 million tons it generates each year.

Salesforce doubles down on verticals, launches Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds

As legacy industries make the migration to cloud-based digital solutions to run and grow their businesses, Salesforce is hoping that it will get a cut of the action when it comes to their IT
These China-made goods will soon cost more thanks to Trump’s tariffs

These China-made goods will soon cost more thanks to Trump’s tariffs

Americans will be paying more for clothes, electronics, and much else.
Peak Design’s Travel Duffel 35L is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be

Peak Design’s Travel Duffel 35L is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be

A good, solid duffel bag is a mainstay for many travelers — especially those who like packing up a car for a weekend away, or frequent flyers who disdain the thought of checking a bag. Peak Design
How White House aides saved Christmas from Trump’s China tariffs

How White House aides saved Christmas from Trump’s China tariffs

The US president was essentially warned not to be the Grinch who stole Christmas.
Trump’s Olive Branch Whacks China With More Tariffs

Trump’s Olive Branch Whacks China With More Tariffs

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Trump Bows to Economic Fears in Move to Delay China Tariffs

Trump Bows to Economic Fears in Move to Delay China Tariffs

President Donald Trump bowed to pressure from U.S. businesses and concerns over the economic fallout of his trade war with China, delaying the imposition of new tariffs on a wide variety of consumer
Backbone raises $10 million for cloud-hosted consumer goods workflows

Backbone raises $10 million for cloud-hosted consumer goods workflows

Backbone, the software developer behind the eponymous Backbone workflow suite for consumer goods companies, has raised $10 million in venture capital.
Every invention you use has one thing in common

Every invention you use has one thing in common

Intellectual property laws govern the products we covet and consume but few of us understand the rules.
World’s Top Bicycle Maker Says the Era of ‘Made in China’ Is Over

World’s Top Bicycle Maker Says the Era of ‘Made in China’ Is Over

Giant Manufacturing Co. saw the writing on the wall early on. The world’s biggest bicycle maker started moving production of U.S.-bound orders out of its China facilities to its home base in Taiwan as