Online Shopping Brings Bed & Bath Furnishings Closer to Home

Online Shopping Brings Bed & Bath Furnishings Closer to Home

The impact of online shopping on brick and mortar retailers is becoming more pronounced as consumers grow increasingly comfortable making purchases from the comfort of home – including purchases of bed and bath furnishings.


Polypropylene Resin Continues to Improve Due to Reinforcements

Polypropylene Resin Continues to Improve Due to Reinforcements

Suppliers of polypropylene resins and compounds continue to invest in compounding and processing improvements to boost the resin’s competitiveness with alternative materials such as steel and aluminum. The addition of reinforcement materials (e.g., glass and carbon fibers) increase the resin’s impact resistance and strength, while also offering the weight reduction and corrosion resistance advantages plastics have over metals


The Smoldering Remains of American Coal

The Smoldering Remains of American Coal

Coal production in the US continues to fall year-over-year, despite the best efforts of the current administration to end the “war on coal” and efforts by industry insiders to maintain market share. Even with relaxed environmental standards, demand for coal is falling precipitously. If environmental regulations are not responsible for killing coal, what is?

  • by Owen Stuart
  • October 15 2018
  • food


Canned Food Companies Reevaluate Strategies as Sales Stagnate

Canned Food Companies Reevaluate Strategies as Sales Stagnate

The canned food industry seems to have opened a can of worms. Long a staple of consumer diets, canned food has fallen out of favor with consumers, with more consumers valuing fresh, healthy food made without packaging. For example, several major canned food companies saw revenues decline in the first half of 2018. Furthermore, Campbell canned its CEO due to a precipitous drop in sales. So what happened? How did canned food get left off of consumers’ plates? And what are companies doing to respond?