Afternoon Coffee: iHoliday, Walmart Strike Threat, Make Your Own Twinkies

All I want for Christmas...is Apple.
U.S. Kids Continue to Look Forward to "iHoliday"
-- When it comes to devices, kids' holiday wish lists are simple this year. The most-wanted gifts are predominantly from one company--Apple. According to a recent Nielsen study, Apple's popularity leading up to the holiday season continues a trend seen over the last couple of years, with American kids aged 6-12 generally more interested in the latest iOS offerings than other consumer electronics and gaming devices.

"We feel they ought to move to a more progressive industrial relations approach. After all, they make enough money," he added.
Walmart strike threat spreads along supply chain as unions think big -- The spectre of widespread industrial action returned to US supply chains today after the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) voiced its concern over Walmart's treatment of warehouse workers. This week ITF inspectors have been boarding container ships carrying Walmart goods "to pass on warnings that the company may be experiencing industrial action in the run up to Christmas". The US retailer is said to be the single largest shipper in the world, controlling around 600,000teu per year.

A Thanksgiving post from Next Level Purchasing.
The Procurement Manager's Thanksgiving Prayer -- Tomorrow is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. While Thanksgiving is often associated with traveling to be with family, eating turkey, watching football, and, this year, going out late because Black Friday shopping has bled into Thursday, a central tenet of Thanksgiving is to think about and express how much you appreciate the good things you have in life. So, what does a successful procurement manager's Thanksgiving prayer sound like? How about this?:

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- Sheena Moore

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