Business & Industry
One in five Canadian employees are in occupations at high risk of automation   
June 01, 2020
Source: Digital Journal - OTTAWA, May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new report released by The Conference Board of Canada indicates that nearly one in five Canadian employees are in occupations at high risk of automation ...
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Do You Throw Out a Cast-Iron Pot or Recycle It'   
June 01, 2020
Source: SFGate - Every ton of recycled iron and steel saves 1,400 pounds of coal, 120 pounds of limestone and 2,500 pounds of iron ore, according to Steel Recycling Institute figures. (See References 5 ...
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News related to 'Zalando and Sustainable Apparel Coalition issue sustainable metrics for brands and retailers'   
June 01, 2020
Source: Edie - German online fashion retailer Zalando has confirmed it will be the first retailer signed up to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to use a new module that will make sustainability assessments mandatory for its private...
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Manitoba's economy to contract sharply this year, rebound in 2021   
June 01, 2020
Source: CBC.ca - The Conference Board of Canada expects Manitoba's economic output to decline sharply this year, followed by a strong rebound in 2021 as the province recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. In an ...
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Conference Board expects B.C. economy to shrink 3.8%   
June 01, 2020
Source: Times Colonist - While it is bullish on B.C.’s economy next year, the Conference Board of Canada suggests the ... be weak until the second half of the year, as social distancing and stay-at-home measures ...
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How California Farms Can Survive The Post-Pandemic World   
June 01, 2020
Source: KPBS - Growers will need to find new ways to market their products, such as shipping farm boxes directly to consumers.
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Executive Pay 2020: Did your boss get a coronavirus pay cut'   
June 01, 2020
Source: WCPO Cincinnati - But that didn’t keep him from doing it – twice – in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Adam Symson, CEO, E.W. Scripps Co. The first cut came March 9, when Symson amended his employment contract to roll back a...
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Consumer confidence rises unexpectedly in May as economy reopens   
June 01, 2020
Source: CNBC - The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 86.6 this month from 85.7 in April. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected consumer confidence of 82.3 in May. "Short-term ...
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Longtime Western Growers’ PACA expert Tommy Oliveri dies   
June 01, 2020
Source: The Packer - Tom “Tommy” Oliveri, who worked at Western Growers in various roles for almost 40 years, has died. Oliveri died May 28. He was 67. Oliveri retired from Western Growers in January 2018 ...
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Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches Policy Hub   
June 01, 2020
Source: Fibre2Fashion - The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched Policy Hub, and will lead an effort to align the apparel, footwear and textile industry on a European policy agenda around circular economy.
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