OPERATIONS

Starbucks CEO takes a stand in presidential race

BY Marianne Wilson

If any retail CEO is going to endorse a candidate in this year’s presidential race, Howard Schultz would certainly rank at the top of the list.

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, the Starbucks chief executive endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president. Schlutz is one of the retail industry’s most politically outspoken chief executives and the endorsement is in keeping with his political leanings — he had described himself as a life-long Democrat. It also comes as the chain has is increasingly speaking out on social and political issues.

“I think it's obvious that Hillary Clinton needs to be the next president," Schultz said in an interview with Poppy Harlow at CNN Money's American Opportunity breakfast. "On the other side, we've seen such vitriolic display of bigotry and hate and divisiveness, and that is not the leadership we need for the future of the country."

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B.Jolley says:
Sep-08-2016 02:18 pm

Hillary is a Criminal
And she will not be good for Americans who love liberty. She will be good for anti-religionists, big government lovers, amnesty advocates, and people who want to live off the backs of others.

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TECHNOLOGY

Target kicks off NY Fashion Week with song

BY Marianne Wilson

Target Corp. is putting out the red carpet for the opening of New York Fashion Week.

The retailer, in partnership with IMG, the parent company behind Fashion Week, opened a temporary sing-a-long piano lounge at The Park at Moynihan Station (on West 33rd Street), one of the official NYFW venues. It kicked off the fashion event with an opening party that drew such luminaries as Queen Latifah, Christie Brinkley, and Kendall Jenner.

The lounge will be open to the public from Sept. 8 through Sept. 10. It promises live streaming of the week’s hottest runway shows, interactive entertainment and essential amenities, including refreshments and charging stations.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Report: Fire at Gap DC was set

BY Marianne Wilson

The fire that damaged a Gap Inc.’s primary distribution center in the Northeast was no accident.

The massive fire at Gap’s DC in Fishkill, New York, was intentionally set, according to Reuters, which cited a report by the New York State Police.

"The ATF National Response Team has concluded that the fire was incendiary in nature. This means that the fire was intentionally set," the State Police said.

State police and the ATF are continuing to investigate the incident, which occurred on Aug. 29.

The facility opened in 2000.

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