Afternoon Coffee: Trump-Xi Meeting Before Tariff Deadline Is Unlikely; J.C. Penney Alters Supply Chain Again

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A trade meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping is unlikely before a key March tariff deadline, CNBC reports. The news rattled stock markets because the moratorium on raising tariffs ends March 1, and officials have said that the two nations are not close on a deal, CNBC reports. Trump has also said that a meeting with Xi will be needed to hammer out any final deal.

Cutting Appliances, Furniture

The struggling department store J.C. Penney announced that it will stop selling major appliances and will sell furniture mostly online, The Wall Street Journal reports. It’s a reversal of a strategy from a couple of years ago that had the retailer banking on appliance sales, the Journal reports.

A Look at Bulletproof’s Supply Chain

For the wellness brand Bulletproof, its products must be high quality, and that means an exacting supply chain for its clean coffee and healthy oils. Bulletproof discusses how it curates its supply chain to ensure quality in an interview with Supply Chain Dive.

3rd-party Food Delivery? No, Thanks

Having your fast-food delivered with third-party services like GrubHub or Uber Eats has become commonplace, and the sector is booming. But some chains aren’t going along for the ride or have stopped using them, the Associated Press reports.

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