Afternoon Coffee: Amazon opens its largest building in the world; Open source supply chain attacks worsen

Stepping up to meet competitors like Walmart in India, e-commerce giant Amazon has opened up its largest campus building in the world in Hyderabad, reports Bloomberg. The campus sits on a 10-acre parcel of land and can house up to 9,000 people.

Open source supply chain attacks getting worse

Over the last year, there's been a spate of online attacks against supply chains running on open-source software, and it shows no signs of stopping. This week, two backdoor attacks slipped into a dozen libraries downloaded by hundreds of thousands of server administrators. These were only the latest supply chain attacks to hit open-source software.

Solar will bypass wind by 2021 in corporate renewable procurement

A new report has said solar will take over wind energy with corporate renewable purchasers in 2021. The Wood Mackenzie and the American Wind Energy Association today released a new report, Analysis of Commercial and Industrial Wind Energy Demand in the United States.

Investments in supply chain can boost consumer trust

A study by professors at MIT Sloan and the University of Pittsburgh has found that companies making efforts to learn more about their supply chain are set to gain consumer trust, and even increased sales. Investments on this front are worth it, according to the new study.

Target reports better than expected quarterly results

Reuters reports that Target Corp. went on to raise its annual profit forecast after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results. Stepped-up investments to remodel stores and additions to its digital business ultimately drew in more shoppers. Target has added initiatives such as Shipt and Drive-up to tackle competition.

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