August 23, 2012 |
In-N-Out, McDonald's Corp., Jack in the Box, Burger King and other chains quickly cut ties with Central Valley Meat Co. this week after undercover footage from an animal welfare group showed cows at the California slaughterhouse seemingly tortured and otherwise mistreated. McDonald's said the percentage of its meat that came from the Central Valley slaughterhouse was in “the low single digits.” "Upon learning about USDA's decision to suspend CVM, we took immediate action and suspended supply from this facility, pending further investigation,” the hamburger giant said in a statement.
April 9, 2009 |
A top Toyota executive said the automaker's U.S. operations were prepared to deal with the effects of a possible bankruptcy filing by rival General Motors Corp. Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, said the company's U.S. factories shared about two-thirds of their 500 major auto-parts suppliers with Detroit's Big Three automakers. Of that group, about 10 are in "critical need" of cash. GM has recently said it may file for bankruptcy protection as part of its restructuring plan.
July 12, 1990 |
Investigators are looking into allegations that New York Telephone suppliers helped pay for bawdy parties and prostitutes at annual conventions of company employees, it was reported today. State regulators are questioning whether the meetings at Florida resorts resulted in higher costs being paid by customers, The Wall Street Journal said. The meetings, held for one week each year from 1984 through '88, allegedly involved improper contact between employees of Materiel Enterprises Co.
September 15, 2011 |
Discount giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced a multibillion-dollar initiative to promote female workers and women-owned businesses as part of an effort to improve its corporate image. The move came as the nation's largest retailer continues to deal with accusations that it doesn't have an equal workplace. The Bentonville, Ark., company may face individual claims of sex discrimination after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a class-action suit by female workers in June. On Wednesday, Wal-Mart said it had developed five goals, designed to "help empower women across its supply chain," that it aimed to achieve by the end of 2016.
February 20, 1990
Relatives of 13 people killed and 32 injured in the collapse of a department store will share a $33.1-million out-of-court settlement. The three-floor Amigo Store collapsed during a thunderstorm on July 7, 1988. A 14th person was killed, but relatives did not sue. The settlement came from the store, the city of Brownsville and several construction companies and materials suppliers.
February 13, 2012 |
McDonald's Corp. says it wants its pork suppliers to start treating pregnant pigs better. The fast-food giant said Monday that it is requiring suppliers to provide plans by May to phase out stalls like the one in the photo above that restrict the movement of pregnant pigs. It made the announcement in a joint statement with the Humane Society of the United States. "There are alternatives that we think are better for sows," said Dan Gorsky, senior vice president of the company's North America Supply Chain Management.
November 16, 2012 |
Ikea Group, the Swedish company known for low-cost furniture and home goods, admitted and apologized for contracting with East German suppliers that used forced labor to manufacture the firm's products more than two decades ago. A report commissioned by Ikea from Ernst & Young showed that the company worked with suppliers in the communist German Democratic Republic some 25 to 30 years ago. Those suppliers used prisoners -- including political dissidents...
February 13, 2014 |
Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report Thursday, drawing praise from Greenpeace for steps the company has taken to reduce use of conflict minerals in its products. "Apple's increased transparency about its suppliers is becoming a hallmark of Tim Cook's leadership at the company," said Greenpeace Energy Campaigner Tom Dowdall in a statement. "Apple has flexed its muscles in the past to push suppliers to remove hazardous substances from products and provide more renewable energy for data centers, and it is proving the same model can work to reduce the use of conflict minerals.
August 30, 1985 |
Question: I have an old black coat with black fox collar and cuffs. I don't think there's much hope for the coat, but the fur still looks presentable. Any ideas for a fashionable use of the fur?--T.T. Answer: Put your fur cuffs on your favorite pair of leather or knitted gloves, as illustrated here. This idea comes from Milan designer Keith Varty of Byblos, who uses the look to great advantage in his current fall-winter collection.