Tribute To Trader Joe’s Founder, A Pioneer Who Changed The Way We Shop For The Better

Joe Coulombe was a forward-thinking entrepreneur when he launched Trader Joe’s in 1967. He passed away on Feb. 28 at his home in Pasadena, not far from the popular chain’s very first store. We salute his mission to make grocery shopping less of a chore. Here’s a few reasons we appreciate the man who launched TJ’s. Coulombe was reading a book called White Shadows on the Seven Seas when he came up with the nautical theme for his first store. The staff still wears Hawaiian shirts and occasionally will don a festive lei, handing the fragrant flower necklaces out to commemorate the opening of new stores. According to the company’s excellent backstory on its website, the original crew members were charged with being “traders on the culinary seas”. That mission includes offering tasty morsels to shoppers, possibly enticing them to buy the latest featured products. Yes, we’re going to give that time-honored practice a place in the shopping hall of fame and credit to Trader Joe’s for being on the forefront of that delightful diversion. Customers stroll through the new Trader Joe’s store on the ground floor of the Continuum apartment … [+] building in the Allston neighborhood...

GM Pharm announces health items for sale on Rakuten, popular items featured

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – GM Pharm announced that it would be selling popular items on Rakuten for a 20% discount. Included in the sales list are The Probiotics for Woman, The rTG Omega-3, The Folic for Daddy, and The Folic for Mommy. “The Probiotics for Woman” contains 11 probiotic bacteria, including 3 species that are patented for their anti-microbial effects on Candida, a leading cause of female vaginitis. In addition to the patented high-molecular coating technology that protects the bacteria until they reach the intestines, prebiotics to nourish the bacteria are also included, fostering a healthy environment for the probiotic bacteria. Furthermore, this item contains zinc gluconate, digestive enzymes, vitamin C, vitamin E, and cranberry extract, which boost the immune system. The plant-based capsules are safe for even those with sensitivity to animal-based ingredients. “The rTG Omega-3″ is an omega-3 product that has enhanced the bioavailability by compensating for the downsides in the original TG and EE formulations. Using rTG Omega-3 ingredient, purified using the low-temperature supercritical extraction and supercriti...

Avinger’s Pantheris Featured in Live Case Transmission at LINC 2020 – GuruFocus.com Avinger’s Pantheris Featured in Live Case Transmission at LINC 2020

REDWOOD, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 4, 2020 / Avinger, Inc. (Nasdaq:AVGR), a commercial-stage medical device company marketing the first and only intravascular image-guided, catheter-based system for diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), announced today that its Pantheris atherectomy system was featured in a live case transmission at the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) 2020, a leading global forum for new methods in the field of vascular medicine held from January 28 through January 31 in Leipzig, Germany. In addition to performing the live case, Dr. Arne Schwindt, a key opinion leader in the field of vascular surgery, highlighted Avinger’s Pantheris technology in a podium presentation at LINC entitled “Optimizing the SFA in CLIA.” Dr. Arne Schwindt and Dr. Angeliki Argyriou, vascular surgeons from St. Franziskus Hospital in Münster, Germany, performed the live endovascular procedure using Pantheris during a session entitled, “OCT-guided atherectomy of popliteal stent ISR followed by DCB.” The patient for the live case presented with claudication and rest pain in the right leg, stemming from blockages within stents placed ...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. You could get a big TV or a bunch of smart gadgets this Black Friday, but one of the best ways to save this year is by cashing in on one of these impressive mattress deals. Worried about taking the leap and buying a new mattress online without ever laying down on it? Don’t worry, all major brands offer at least a 100-night trial (if not more). Sleep on it for a month or two, see if you like it, and if not, get your money back. The Leesa is my go-to mattress when anyone asks which bed-in-a-box they should get. It keeps you cool. It’s not overly cushiony and it’s not unforgivingly firm. It’s the Goldilocks of mail order mattresses. What I love about Leesa is that no matter what the conditions I’m sleeping in, I wake up refreshed and feeling, not just good, but great. The memory foam is supportive in all the right places and the cooling gel actually does what it...

Heidelberg Debuts New Technology, Gives Back at PRINTING United

Thousands of attendees of PRINTING United, a brand-new trade show displaying the convergence of multiple print technologies, visited Heidelberg North America’s booth to see the new offerings from the company. Focused on scalable solutions, the show resulted in many profitable sales across Heidelberg’s scalable solutions portfolio. Making its U.S. debut, the Diana Go was a show favorite amongst attendees – leading to its first two North American purchases, while also influencing the purchase of several other folder-gluers in the Diana portfolio. The cost-effective, flexible folder-gluer handles a variety of carton styles such as straight-line and lock-bottom cartons, as well as special styles with attachments. On the other side of the booth, customers were fascinated with Heidelberg’s digital solution, the Versafire EP, with its short-run capabilities and ability to fulfill variable commercial, packaging or label work – resulting in multiple EP sales across the United States. In the center of the booth, several US and Canadian customers signed for Prinect Production Manager with Business Manager – a unique software subscription, designed to help take printers’ efficiency to the n...

Best New And Featured Products Announced For Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo

ORLANDO, FL – Thousands of new products and services from 400 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida being held together at the Orange County Convention Center.   Several Awards were presented, including: The  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo are produced and managed by Clarion UX, and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.  The trade show and conference provide industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 400+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit https://www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/. Carbon Steel Pipe, Steel Tube, Steel Pipe, Carbon Pipe, Carbon Tube – Youfa,https://www.chinayoufa.com/

Report: Amazon Changed Algorithm to Favor Profitable Products

Despite internal opposition, Amazon has changed its search algorithms to prioritize listings that translate into bigger profits for the company—including its own private label goods, according to a Wall Street Journal exclusive. Citing sources from Amazon’s A9 search team and the company’s lawyers, the WSJ report claims Amazon tweaked the search algorithm from showing the most relevant products to “featured” ones. The change was not publicized and was initially contested by Amazon’s internal lawyers, who said it could potentially cause trouble with antitrust regulators. It was also unpopular with the A9 team, as it was thought to put profitability over what’s best for customers. While the tweak wouldn’t necessarily boost only Amazon products, it would likely give a bump to the tech giant’s private-label brands as they are designed to be more profitable for Amazon. According to the report, Amazon’s retail team pressured A9 engineers to favor Amazon’s private-label products for years, arguing that they should receive preferential treatment in search results. Their logic was that grocery store chains and drugstores put their own products right next to national brands in-store. When...

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Adidas Sells Inclusivity, but Its Workforce Tells Another Story Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn

Adidas headlines didn’t end with the brand’s failed bid to trademark its three stripes in the EU Wednesday. It has allegedly been hiding racial inequality in its workplace behind ad campaigns dominated by black celebrities, according to a report by the NYT. Adidas’s share of the North American sports footwear market has grown from 4% to 11% since 2015, bolstered in part by partnerships with black athletes and musicians including James Harden, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and Kanye West. But fewer than 4.5% of the nearly 1,700 employees at its U.S. headquarters are black, while nearly 78% of employees at the company headquarters are white. Black employees anonymously told the NYT that they’re often discriminated against at the office. Adidas counts on influential black celebrities to market its products, but its representation gap has led to several public missteps reinforcing racist stereotypes. One example: It pulled a pair of white sneakers, meant to commemorate Black History Month, off the market earlier this year after customer backlash. It’s not just Adidas. Behind-the-scenes homogeneity has led to controversies in the broader fashion industry. Brands often respond by devoting r...