The Dow Chemical Company’s Expands Sales Effort In Eastern Canada

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that seeks to lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, The Dow Chemical Company officially opened its Eastern Canada Regional Sales Center in Toronto with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Canadian government officials, Dow leadership, and key strategic customers were all present. The expansion in Canada will serve the company as a key commercial hub for Dow Chemical Company in Eastern Canada. Dow plans to continue its growth by adding new commercial position over the next few months.

Besides the new Toronto facility, Dow also has two manufacturing sites in Ontario. The city of Toronto was selected by Dow for its location in a strategic, dynamic market and for being an energetic, future-ready city.

Canadian Ambassador to the United States, David McNaughton stated, “Dow’s growth in Canada demonstrates the strength of our partnership. Combining American and Canadian innovation is an unparalleled opportunity for growth, in our bilateral partnership and for North America’s competitiveness in the global economy.”

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New Asia Pacific Headquarters for Johnson & Johnson in Singapore

Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused company that embraces research and science so that it can provide customers with innovative ideas, products, and services.

Johnson & Johnson recently opened a new Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore’s Science Park. The new headquarters is characterized by a cutting-edge design lab, a leadership lab, as well as the company’s first international Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.

With the Asia Pacific region being home to half the world’s population and nearly 80% of that region not having access to healthcare, Johnson & Johnson believes it has a responsibility as the world’s largest healthcare company to take on this challenge to bring accessible and affordable healthcare to this region.

The three new facilities located in the Singapore Science Park will allow Johnson & Johnson to find an innovative way to work with the regions government bodies, healthcare agencies, and academic institutions to bring training, classes, and products to the Asia Pacific region.

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Johnson & Johnson Opens a New Asia Pacific Headquarters

Located in Singapore’s Science Park, Johnson & Johnson?s new regional headquarters will feature a cutting-edge Design Lab, Leadership Lab and the company’s first international Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. Learn more…

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Ten Amazing Quotes That Will Inspire You

If you are like me then you are always looking for additional inspiration daily.  So with that in mind, please see this short list of ten quotes that I hope serve to inspire and drive ideas for all in the future.
  1.  “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ­- Mark Victor Hansen
  2. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ­­-­ Maya Angelou
  3. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Laoz
  4. “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – The Dalai Lama
  5. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” – Cicero.
  6. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  7. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  8. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do that which we think we cannot.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” ­- Marie Curie
  10. “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” – Lou Holtz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nestle Buys Rights to Market Starbucks Products Globally for $7.5B

Nestle (NSRGY), a food giant based out of Switzerland, paid $7.5B in cash for the rights to market Starbucks (SBUX) products globally outside of the company’s coffee shops. The deal gives the Nescafe a more capable platform to continue growing in North America. Nestle, who has already bought a stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, plans to focus on coffee for a main area of growth.

Starbucks produces around $2B in annual sales. Nestle will be selling the coffee shops coffee beans and ground coffee in supermarkets and groceries across the globe. The agreement, does not include any of the Starbucks coffee shops and cafes.

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The new deal should begin making positive contributions to Nestle’s earnings per share starting next year.  On Starbucks’ side, the cash could possibly accelerate share buybacks. The transaction, which is still awaiting approval by regulators, is expected to be finalized by the end of 2018.

 

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Nestle pays $7.15 billion to sell Starbucks products

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Monday it will pay $7.15 billion in cash for the rights to market Starbucks products around the world, outside of the company’s coffee shops. The Starbucks business covered by the deal currently generates around $2 billion sales annually and includes coffee beans..

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Disney’s Conservation Fund Awards Grants to Nonprofits

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and its subsidiaries is a diverse worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media.

The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) will award over $8 million in grants to 80 nonprofit organizations for the 2018 year. These grants come as a part of The Walt Disney Company’s “Reverse the Decline” inititiative. The initiative partners the company’s philanthropic money with professional expertise from Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment team with the goal of maximizing the impact of conservation efforts.

DCF supports leading global conservation organizations with funds and resources to inspire action, protect the planet, and save wildlife and habitats. The fund’s grants also go to the support of conservation programs that work to engage communities into overall solutions that serve people, wildlife and habitats. The fund has a comprehensive focus on preserving and increasing populations of 10 at-risk species that include apes, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, elephants, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks and rays, and tigers.

A few of the programs receiving grants from the Disney Conservation Fund this year include:

  • California Condor Nest Guarding Program- Santa Barbara Zoological Foundation
  • Conserving Rhinos through Community Engagement- Save the Rhino International
  • Conserving the Cao Vit Gibbon- Fauna & Flora International
  • Rewilding Australia with Tasmanian Devils- Global Wildlife Conservation
  • Seagrass Surveys for Education and Conservation- Marine Resources Development Foundation

In the last 23 years, the Disney Conservation Fund has helped conserve over 400 species globally, support 2,000 conservation projects, help over 600 nonprofits work hand-in-hand with communities, and recognized 150 Disney Conservation Heroes. The funding for the grants is provided by The Walt Disney Company and supplemented by contributions from guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and other Walt Disney World Resorts.

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Stock Futures Down Post Another $100B of White House Tariff Threats For China

Stock futures are down as the press is circulating yet another chapter of the US China Tariff/trade war saga has evolved. Apparently President Trump has instructed US Trade officials to consider another $100B in tariffs towards China who is not playing fair,  illegally obtaining intelectual property, and and harming farmers and manufacturers in the US.

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Trump proposes $100 billion more in new tariffs on China

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had instructed U.S. trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs on China, fueling an already heated trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. Trump said in a statement the further tariffs were being considered “..

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China’s List of Tariffs Against US Estimated To Value Approx. $3B

It seems that the China vs. US trade war is getting escalated along with tensions, fears & egos.

China came forth over the weekend with a list of potential tariffs that span across 128 products estimated to be valued at $3B in US goods. The move is reported to be in reaction to the White House action last month to increase tariffs on steel and aluminum and last weeks’ threat to widen the tariffs to an estimated $50B against Chinese goods.

The stock markets across the world including China and the US are in selloff mode as fear of the unknown and the tariffs’ threat increase on both sides.

Hopefully, we will see some compromise in the near term but for now, the gloves seem to be coming off and we appear to be in for a fight!

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China hits back at Trump by targeting U.S. goods worth $3 billion

China hit back at the U.S. on Monday by slapping additional import duties on a list of U.S. products worth $3 billion, raising fears of an escalating trade war…

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Coca-Cola Refranchising Canadian Bottling Operations

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries, and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

Larry Tanenbaum O.C. and Junior Bridgeman have both signed non-binding Letters-of-Intent to obtain Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada, The Coca-Cola Company’s Canadian bottling and distribution company.

The acquirement of the Canadian-based bottling company will be a joint venture between Tanenbaum and Bridgeman. Tanenbaum is a distinguished businessman and philanthropist. Bridgement, who is a former NBA player, is also an esteemed entrepreneur and the current President and CEO of the Kansas-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada currently employs about 5800 associates and operates five facilities, over 50 sales and distribution centers, and does business in all of the country’s 10 provinces and three territories.

The non-binding Letter of Intent begins the final step in completing the refranchising of Coca-Cola’s company-owned bottling operations in North America. The Letter of Intent is subject to both parties reaching a definitive agreement, and the transaction is predicted to close in the latter half of 2018.

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Caterpillar Launches Water Campaign

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

Water is a critical need of people and communities, yet almost 844 million people do not have access to clean, safe water.

The Caterpillar Foundation has launched the Value of Water Campaign to raise the awareness of the impact of the global water crisis on education, economics, and community health. This is one step on the foundation’s mission to help empower 50 million people globally to rise out of extreme poverty by the year 2020.

The Caterpillar Foundation will be working with multiple partners including water, Ducks Unlimited, Global Citizen, Living Land & Waters, Opportunity International, The Nature Conservancy and Water.org.

Various aspects addressed in the Campaign include:

  • Bringing clean water to rural communities in Africa through construction of new wells and innovative pipe systems
  • Restoring critical wetland habitats that provide flood protection and water filtration
  • Reducing river pollution throughout the United States
  • Strengthening the health of the world’s vital rivers
  • Delivering running water to homes in Africa, Asia, and South America through micro credit loans

“As the company and its customers work to build traditional infrastructure, the Caterpillar Foundation is focused on building human infrastructure, and ultimately, a better world,” said Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan. “Water is a fundamental human need – it is a basic building block necessary to pursue opportunities such as education and economic growth, and place people on a path to prosperity.” -Michele Sullivan, Caterpillar Foundation President

To learn more about the Value of Water Campaign and how to become involved visit www.togetherstronger.com/year-of-water/.

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Cisco Works With STC To Bring 5G To Saudi Arabia

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other communications technology.

Cisco will be collaborating with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to develop 5G communication systems and networks in Saudi Arabia. This collaboration will help to transform STC into a a digital service provider. The two company’s signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress. The signing of the MoU will also play an important role in Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Transformation Plan. Working with Cisco will allow STC to provide advanced network services and differentiate its service delivery as well.

As businesses increasingly digitize, mobile carriers will need the speed, low latency, reliability and dynamic provisioning capabilities that 5G networks are expected to deliver. Our collaboration with STC will enable their network infrastructure to evolve into the new era of digitisation by taking advantage of the 5G momentum.” -Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa

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Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco Sign Strategic MoU to Bring the Benefits of 5G to Saudi Arabia

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