Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have signed up to a formal exit deal from the royal family, which will see them forsake their His and Her Royal Highness (HRH) titles and will no longer receive UK taxpayers' funding for their duties. … [Read more...] about Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan sign formal deal to give up royal titles
Last year, I visited the Herman Miller factories and manufacturing partners in and around Zeeland, Michigan, and my first stop was at the astonishingly efficient factory that turns out the famed Aeron chair. Using a continual improvement management process learned directly from Toyota manufacturing gurus, Aeron production efficiency has improved by 500% since it was first introduced. All of which is a marked contrast to the Eames classics that made Herman Miller famous. As much as technology has advanced, and as much as the status of the American worker has morphed, the process of making an Eames lounge or a LCW chair remains painstaking and thoroughly human. … [Read more...] about Watch: The Handmade Process Behind Your Eames Chair
e-commerce site that launched today, Beyond Meat is offering its products in bulk (one choice is a 10-pack of burger patties combined with two pounds of Beyond Beef) with free two-day shipping. “We have considered direct consumer for a time, but definitely the COVID pandemic situation sped that up a little bit and add some more sense of urgency,” says Charles Muth, chief growth officer at Beyond Meat. … [Read more...] about Beyond Meat will now ship its plant-based burgers to your home
Bookstores with limited room for displays and storage will have to decide which ones to showcase and which to ignore. As the social media team of Waterstones Piccadilly, the chain’s flagship London store, recently tweeted: “We are big and I doubt we’ll stock them all. No one has enough space for this.” (Having said that, a US report found that bookstore sales declined by 33.4 percent in March compared to last year, so if the new releases reverse this, it would be welcome.) … [Read more...] about How to deal with a deluge of new books
With theaters closed, studios have made films like “Hamilton,” “Trolls World Tour” and, coming up, “Mulan” available on streaming or on-demand services, training people to expect instant access to big movies in their living rooms. “Consumer interest in moviegoing will be meaningfully reduced,” Rich Greenfield, a founder of the LightShed Partners media research firm, wrote in an Aug. 6 report. “Moviegoing will not disappear, but there will not be enough demand (nor supply of content) to support 40,000+ screens in the U.S.” (The country has 40,998 movie screens, according to the National Association of Theater Owners.) … [Read more...] about Movies are returning to theatres. Will audiences follow?