- September 1, 2014 9:42 AM
In the 120 years that Labor Day has been a federal holiday, it has morphed from a day celebrating the blue-collar working class to a handy if inaccurate marker of the end of summer. As for Spend Matters, instead of the usual programming, here is a run-down of significant news relating to labor from this year.
Walmart is attempting to attract more Chinese online shoppers to its partially-owned venture Yihaodian. Along with making efforts to ramp up the supply chain for the online store, Walmart has added additional products to its offerings and made the website more mobile friendly. And, Google is the latest company to test out drones for the delivery of goods. The tech giant recently sent a prototype of a drone to deliver a range of products - from candy bars to cattle vaccines - to two farmers in Australia. Afternoon coffee brings you the latest new on supply chain and procurement.