Category Archives: Afternoon Coffee

Ford Cuts Spending by Recycling Aluminum, New York Rejects Fracking Proposal

- December 17, 2014 12:46 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Ford Motor Company will recycle scrap aluminum to use to make new 2015 F-159 pickup trucks. And, New York's health and environmental commissions rejected a hydraulic fracturing proposal today. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Repsol Buys Talisman, Amazon Extends Holiday Delivery Deadline

- December 16, 2014 12:14 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Repsol announced today it will be buying Canadian oil and natural gas producer Talisman Energy. And, Amazon has extended its deadline for deliveries until Friday. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Repsol S.A. Considers Talisman Takeover, PetSmart is Bought by BC Partners

- December 15, 2014 12:21 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Spanish oil and gas company Repsol S.A. is in talks with Talisman Energy Inc. to takeover the Canadian energy firm. And, BC Partners, a private equity firm, will buy the United State’s largest pet store chain PetSmart Inc. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Holiday Spending Higher Outside US, Consumer Sentiment Jumps in December

- December 12, 2014 12:17 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, and it appears consumers outside the US are spending more of their income on holiday gifts this year. However, consumer sentiment in the US is on the rise. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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UK Businesses ‘Bullied’ by Suppliers, US Retail Sales Rise in November

- December 11, 2014 12:18 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

The Federal of Small Businesses reported nearly a fifth of companies in the UK deal with unfair supply chain practices such as “pay-to-stay.” And, US retail sales were strong in November. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Drops in Demand Impact Airbus Production Outlook, Car Sales in China

- December 10, 2014 12:17 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Airbus said it will be cutting production of its A350 jetliner in 2015 and 2016 due to drops in demand. November new car sale growth in China was the weakest it has been in nearly 2 years, rising just 4.7%. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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ConocoPhillips Slashes Spending Outlook, Healthcare Spending Down

- December 9, 2014 12:22 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Energy giant ConocoPhillips is slashing its business spending outlook for 2015 as oil prices continue to plummet. Healthcare spending is down, too. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Reduced Oil Prices A Boon for Some Businesses, Merck Buys Cubist in Effort to Increase Market Share

- December 8, 2014 12:13 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Cheap oil prices are proving to be extremely beneficial for some companies, including airlines, farmers, freight haulers and manufacturers. And, reduced oil prices are slashing import and export costs in China, increasing the country’s trade surplus. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Amazon Enters the Baby Product Market, Low Oil Prices Could Lead to Company Mergers

- December 5, 2014 12:07 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Amazon Prime members who are also parents are in luck: Amazon will now be selling its own baby wipes and diapers. And, falling oil prices could spark some major mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry.

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Rio Tinto Avoids M&As, Oil Supply Chain Includes “Secret” Rail Transport

- December 4, 2014 12:18 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Rio Tinto will not attempt to make any major acquisitions to help prevent a takeover from rival Glencore, the mining company reported. And, the oil supply chain includes “secret” rail routes that carry crude oil through cities and towns. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Suppliers Have Too Much Stock, Coca-Cola Enters Milk Industry

- December 3, 2014 12:13 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

Suppliers often have as much as 40 percent more stock than necessary, a new study found. And, Coca-Cola may soon be one to the milk industry. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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Majority of CEOs Plan to Lower Business Spend, Construction Sector Spending Rises and Cyber Monday Sales Data

- December 2, 2014 12:08 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee

CEOs in the US are less optimistic about their business spending. Construction spending in the US, however, is on the rise. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news.

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