Category: Business

Fresh and Local: Keller Market House Expands to Offer More Options for Ohio Farmers and Consumers

The Keller Market House, a non-profit community grocery that offers locally produced goods from Ohio, has recently celebrated the completion of an expansion project. Funded by a $195,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, the renovation took two years to complete and focused on the back part of the building, which was previously…

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EU Commissioner Thierry Breton’s Rebellion Against Ursula von der Leyen Over SME Appointment Intensifies Amid European Election Campaign

In recent weeks, French Commissioner Thierry Breton has been leading a rebellion against European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen after a German ally of the Commission chief was appointed to a senior business role within the EU. Last Tuesday, Breton expressed his hope that the position for SMEs would be filled promptly. The revolt…

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The Secret to Success: The Inspiring Journey of a 14-Year-Old Gift Shop Owner in Downtown Brainerd

The Olde Open Window has been a thriving gift shop in downtown Brainerd for 14 years. Over the years, the store has evolved and expanded to meet the needs of the market, with Lynda Boyd, the owner, emphasizing the importance of flexibility and vision in running a small business. Initially, Boyd quickly grew the store…

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Amundi Partners with Victory Capital in Strategic Stake Exchange to Strengthen Presence in U.S. Market

Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, has agreed to sell its U.S. business to Victory Capital in a strategic partnership. The deal involves a stake exchange, with Amundi receiving a 26% stake in Victory Capital in exchange for its U.S. business, with no cash payment involved. Victory Capital, an established U.S.-based asset management firm with a…

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Nike Sharpens Focus on Innovation as Sales Growth Slows

Nike recently announced that it would lower its sales outlook for fiscal 2024 to 1% growth, down from mid-single digits, and plans to cut $2 billion in costs over the next three years. This forecast, which marks the lowest year-on-year growth since 2010 excluding the pandemic slump of 2020, remains unchanged as confirmed by Nike.…

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Beauty Queen Victoria Beckham Shares Secrets to Success in Wellbeing + Beauty Podcast

Victoria Beckham, a fashion designer and beauty mogul, is featured in the first episode of Brains of Wellbeing + Beauty. In this newsletter, Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favorite stories from the week. The podcast features an engaging discussion between HTSI editor Jo Ellison and Beckham about the challenges and successes of…

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Resideo Acquires Snap One for $1.4 Billion: Establishing Dominance in Security, Audio Visual and Smart Living Technology Distribution

Resideo Technologies (REZI), a leading smart-home firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Snap One (SNPO), a peer company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, for $1.4 billion. The acquisition was met with enthusiasm from Snap One investors, who saw their shares surge in value. In contrast,…

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Local Burglar Pleads Guilty to Eight Business Thefts in Cambridge

A 36-year-old man from Northstowe, Cambridge has pleaded guilty to burglarizing eight businesses. Robert Rust confessed to the crimes at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on 12 April. The police had been investigating a series of break-ins at businesses in Cambridge since March, which included takeaways and stores. Rust has been remanded in custody and is set…

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Watch Out: Attorney General Warns Small Business Owners of Tax Scams Designed to Cheat Hardworking Entrepreneurs

As Attorney General Dana Nessel warns, small and medium business owners must be cautious of tax scams designed to deceive hardworking entrepreneurs. These schemes frequently involve threats of legal action, promises of false tax refunds, and the issuance of fake tax bills. Nessel stresses the importance of remaining vigilant during tax season and being aware…

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New Hire Julie DeWolf Brings 20 Years of Produce Industry Experience to Category Partners as Director of Business Development

Category Partners, LLC, a leading provider of data and insights solutions to the perishable industries, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Julie DeWolf as Director of Business Development. Julie will report to Aimee Smith, Senior Vice President of Business Development. Julie DeWolf brings over 20 years of experience in the produce industry, with her…

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