How Target Can Change Its Grocery Business

Target, the successful North American retail company, has been struggling to market its grocery section to customers. Most customers visit the retail store for its fashionable clothing and home accent, but the company’s grocery sales are down according its fourth quarter sales results. Although the company has developed many initiatives to turn the tanking grocery sales around, one activist’s demand may be the very thing that could help Target’s grocery business expand. Jordan Figueiredo, a food activists who focuses on getting large conglomerates to sell fruit that is bruised or damaged, has began a campaign to get Target stores to implement “ugly fruit” as he calls it.

According to Jordan Figueiredo, the United States wastes up to 45 percent of its fruit and vegetable produce because plant suppliers can not sell fruit that is not physically perfect. Plant suppliers throw away massive amounts of produce that could be use to combat America’s hungry child epidemic. Because large stores like Walmart, Whole Foods, and Kroger stores do not offer to buy this produce, it also contributes to the growing waste problem in the country which, according the Figueiredo, greatly contributes to global warming.

Figueiredo has been engaged in a battle with conglomerates for over 4 years to get ugly fruits into large stores. So far, Figueiredo has successful launched his ugly fruit campaign in several Walmart and Whole Foods stores across the country. By implementing the ugly fruits program where a company sells less than perfect fruit for a discounted rate, businesses can help families who do not normally have access to fresh fruits and vegetables because of the cost. Additionally, by implementing the programs, businesses are sending a message to produce suppliers that less than perfect fruit is valuable and should not be tossed out simply because it has a bump or a bruise.

If Target stores decides to implement the ugly fruits program in its grocery department, the effects on the business’ failing grocery department could be enormous. By adding healthier options that many people can afford, Target stores can provide customers with the produce that they need and receive a major boost in grocery sales. In this article about Target’s grocery business, interested parties can learn more about Figuiredo’s attempt to get the ugly fruits program into Target stores.

The Woman Behind the Brand: The Successful Rise of Lime Crime Cosmetics

Easy going, laid back, and extremely relate-able, are a few of the many reasons why Doe Deere has found success in the world of self-made entrepreneurship. Due to an ever changing technological landscape, it is no secret that the world of online blogging can be extremely competitive. However, through utilizing the power of social media to help launch her career in the make-up industry, Doe Deere has proven that ambition, hard work, and staying true to one’s self can be the keys to success.

Doe Deere’s interest in cosmetics began in childhood, where she often found herself playing dress-up with her friends, taking their imaginative play to the next level with eyeshadows, eyeliners and lip glosses. Her love of color only grew as she reached her twenties, which was when she first burst onto the online makeup scene. Initially confused by her popularity, she soon realized that her eye for color and design, as well as her friendly personality, were what kept her fans logging in on a regular basis. Experimentation with fun and bold makeup is something that she has excelled at, which is a primary reason why her innovative beauty blog stood out amongst the masses.

It was not until 2004 when Deere decided to come up with a creative name for her eBay store front, that Lime Crime was created. Now synonymous with unique, experimental makeup and cutting edge looks, Lime Crime is a brand for fun, creative people who are not afraid to think outside the box.

Throughout her successful rise in fame, Deere has remained humble, continuously seeking feedback and opinions from her fans (whom she lovingly refers to as her “unicorns”). Friendly and accessible, it is not uncommon for her to personally reach out to her fans on an individual basis.

Though she credits Dita von Teese as one of her inspirations, there is no doubt that Doe Deere also stands out amongst her peers. Always an individual and never afraid to be bold, Deere’s ever evolving sense of style will continue to push the boundaries of makeup and design for years to come.  Be sure to join the conversation on Facebook, but also check out the Velvetines line for yourself on Amazon.

Seattle Genetics Co-Founder Appointed to Board of Directors for Mirna Therapeutics Inc.

In January of 2013, the biotechnology-based company Mirna Therapeutics announced that Seattle Genetics co-founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and current Chief Executive Officer Clay Siegall, Ph.D. would be appointed as a member of the Board of Directors as an outside director.

Mirna Therapeutics is an Austin, Texas-based company founded in 2007 that is focused on microRNA in therapeutics. The company’s focus is currently in cancer research, which Dr. Siegall has a background in. The President and CEO of Mira, Dr. Paul Lammers, said that they are excited to someone with the experience that Dr. Siegall has joining their Board of Directors. He expects Dr. Siegall to help guide them towards advancements in developing their microRNA-based therapeutics.

Clay Siegall, Ph.D. co-founded Seattle Genetics in 1998 and is the company’s current President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman for the Board of Directors. With Dr. Siegall‘s direction, the Seattle Genetics has successfully created antibody-based therapies for cancer patients whose medical needs were not being met. In addition to being a part of Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall is a published author with over 70 works published. He also holds 15 patents.

Before starting Seattle Genetics, Clay Siegall attended the University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor in Science in Zoology. He then attended George Washington University where he received his PhD in Genetics. After graduating he worked for the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health as well as the Bristol-Myers
Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute before co-founding Seattle Genetics.

Sources:

http://www.pegsummit.com/uploadedFiles/PEGS/Agenda/15/PEGS-Interview-Siegall.pdf

http://www.mirnatherapeutics.com/pdfs/releases/2013%200130%20Mirna%20Siegall%20BOD.pdf

A Great and Influential Person; Nizan Guanaes

Life presents its self in different angles as we hope to see. We all write our future and success stories. One chooses their career path, but that’s not the end, you have to make everything work out for you and others that rely on you. Against all odds, be able to prove to yourself how capable you are. A few people go through great trouble to do this while others never have to struggle because they choose their paths, wisely and based on their passion.

 

Nizan Guanaes, the co-founder and partner of ABC holding companies, started small, gave the respect to the little startup, and all this propelled him higher to the place he is today. His humbleness and desire to make the change the world needs has motivated him greatly in life and also in the commencement of his ventures. He is currently a great entrepreneur and an excellent advertising professional. His dedication in his work has contributed significantly to the expansion of ABC Group, which currently has over 18 companies, that range from advertising, content marketing and entertainment. He has acquired considerable recognition in the business world and is not only a great entrepreneur and investor but also among the most creative and influential people in Brazil.

 

Nizan Gunaes has not only revolutionized the advertisement industry but has stunned many with his efforts and desires to give back to the society. His contributions to education, the environment, women and girls empowerment and combating sexual harassment among girls; has enabled him to gain higher status and respect in the society. It has also allowed him to gain recognition worldwide for his efforts, bugging among other awards and recognition, the ambassador of good will for UNESCO. He is also a great family man, giving all his love to not only the society but to his wife and son.

Learn More:

http://www.conarh.com.br/nizan-guanaes/

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/goodwill-ambassadors/nizan-guanaes/

Don’t Let Anyone Laugh At Your Wikipedia Page

Wikipedia is not known for being a humorous site. Those looking for a little Wikipedia humor do have an option. They can check out the Twitter account run by Ed Summers. Summers has logged a number of fairly funny – and outrageous – Wiki edits made by congressional staffers.

Those affiliated with members of Congress are tasked with a great many duties. Representatives do want to make sure accurate reporting is done about them. Unfortunately, they cannot just open an account with a major newspaper and start changing stories. Wikipedia does not present such barriers. Anyone who creates a profile on the platform can write, edit, and update a Wikipedia page. Congress has taken note of this, and made a host of changes to Wikipedia pages.

Summer has made it a mission to keep track of some of the more comical Wikipedia revisions. One edit focused on referring to GOP Congressman Tim Huelskamp being named a “national conservative leader”. The edit – and title – is a dubious one. Tim Huelskamp is not going to be returning to Congress next session as he lost a primary election. Additionally, he was removed from a committee position showing his influence in Congress has diminished. Admittedly, the Tim Huelskamp staff likely does not see the humorous side of this edit.

Anyone who has a legitimately serious requirement to create a Wikipedia page doesn’t want people to be laughing at it. A person who lacks the professional skill to create a nice Wikipedia page may end up creating a page that yields disastrous results. Putting forth a good effort is commendable, but the end result is what creates the greatest impression. Actually, the impact left on the reader is really the only thing that counts. A Wikipedia page that does not contain quality writing is, at best, going to be a mundane read. At worst, the page will be a huge turn off. Entrepreneurs positively cannot accept such a result.

Get Your Wiki ensures no one has to worry about being a laughing stock due to a messed up Wikipedia page. Get Your Wiki creates completely original Wikipedia pages on behalf of all manner of clients. The service also handles editing and monitoring and does those tasks quite well.

An online presence should not cause any harm. A solid Wikipedia page definitely won’t hurt its subject. With the people creating the page, the page is sure to yield great results.

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Raj Fernando: Triple Threat

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chopper Trading Raj Fernando is a jack of all trades. Fernando has extensive experience with trades and got his start in 2002 at Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade where he completed volunteer work to help him gain extra experience. He worked as a cash bond trader from 1996 to 2003. He started Chopper Trading in 2002 as a small fixed-income trading company and currently services more than 200 people in several locations.

Raj Fernando was born in Denmark, and came to the United States when he was just one year old. He attended Beloit College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and history. Fernando is also widely known for his political affiliations and support for the democratic party, specifically the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign. He has been a strong supporter of the democratic party since 2003. Fernando has made several selfless financial contributions toward the Democratic Party and the fight for true equality. This year alone he donated $30,000 to Women Count, a political action committee with the goal of helping place more Democratic women in office as well as $9,400 to Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Aside from his political contributions Fernando is a member on the PAWS Chicago board of directors. PAWS is a Chicago area “kill free” animal shelter that uses several different strategies to care for and provide shelter to dogs who are ill. Throughout his philanthropic career Fernando has made donations to organizations like Wounded Warriors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and the Illinois Holocaust Museum.The Clinton Foundation has received more than $150,000 from Fernando in support for their campaign total since he began contributing in 2003.

Fernando has made his mark on business, politics and philanthropy as well. His generosity and desire to contribute to a better society is immeasurable. Whether it is business or politics, Fernando genuinely wants the best for everyone involved. He even implemented this into his hiring strategy at Chopper Trading. Fernando wants his employees to feel comfortable when working, he wanted to create a stress free work environment with equal opportunities for success for all and through his donations and opportunities offered at Chopper Trading he has opened doors for so many.

Talk Fusion’s Video Chat Named Product Of The Year By TMC

Recently, Talk Fusion’s cutting edge cross-communication platform was recognized for its exceptional accomplishment in its industry. The Technology Marketing Corporation awarded Talk Fusion’s Video Chat product with the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year. It is the second award that Talk Fusion received this Year from TMC. The award recognizes products as well as services that enable voice, video, and data communications that were introduced to the market. It also honors the products that have been greatly advanced within the past twelve months.

TMC CEO Rich Tehrani noted that it delights him to honor the 2016 Communications Solutions of the Year Award recipients. He acknowledged that they were the true leaders in their sectors and they represented the premier products and solutions in today’s market. Talk Fusion Video Chat enables users to communicate with anyone, anywhere on a tablet, smartphone, or desktop. It utilizes the WebRTC technology to allow the users to communicate face-to-face. Talk Fusion’s Video Chat app is on iTunes as well as Google Play stores.

The second recognition is an indication of the steady impetus driving the state-of-the-art cross communication platform since March 2016 when the initial complete version went live. Talk Fusion founder Bob Reina points out that it is just the beginning. Additionally, he notes that the firm’s IT team that is remarkably talented has huge plans for the future. That is for Talk Fusion’s Video Marketing Solution, which is an-all-in-one product.

Ryan Page, Talk Fusion’s chief technical officer views the accomplishment as a step towards a bigger objective. It is an indication on how creative the team is. Additionally, it is a testament on how critical the firm’s processes are in developing a brilliant application. Following the double recognition, Talk Fusion launched free trials, a new website, TalkFusionInstantPay.com, and its WebRTC Recorder.

About Talk Fusion
Talk Fusion is technology company created in 2007 by Bob Reina. He is the firm’s CEO. Talk Fusion offers the world’s first full Video Marketing Solution. It is committed to facilitating business increase sales. It is also dedicated to helping businesses stay ahead of competition, boost profits, and retain their clients. Talk Fusion provides ways, which make marketing more memorable, engaging, and persuasive. The firm’s products are available in over 140 countries and are marketed by independent associates. These products and services include Video Chat, Video Newsletters, Sign-Up Forms, and Live Meetings.

More on Talk Fusion:

http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/video-conferencing-services/talk-fusion-in-brandon-fl-90033972

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/talk-fusion#/entity

https://ideamensch.com/bob-reina/

Stephen Murray Will Never Be Forgotten

When someone like Stephen Murray passes away, it devastates a lot of people. He was the type of person that made a positive impact on everyone he encountered in his day to day life. Even though he was gone far too soon, he did a lot on in his life.

Stephen Murray was president and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital along with being a a private equity investor and philanthropist. It was a life that was well lived and lived to the absolute fullest. He took great pride in the work that he did and was proud of it.

Everything starts with education. It gets your feet wet and gets an individual prepared and educated on what to expect in the future. He went to the prestigious Boston College and obtained a degree in economics. This was especially important in his life of work and it helped him along the way when it came to investing.

Murray had a lot of knowledge stashed away and when it came to help people invest, he knew the right thing to tell them and how to inform them the proper way. It is important for investors to know what they are talking about and have the facts to prove it. People are not keen on promises or words. Facts speak volumes.

In 1989, he went on to receive his master’s degree in business admiration from Columbia Business School. When someone is put in charge of running a business, a master’s degree in business really makes a difference.

It gives them all of the information needed to run a successful business which can be hard in today’s economy. Stephen Murray knew how to run a successful business and made it a priority to get it right the first time.

Beyond his work experience and education, which is notable and prestigious, Stephen Murray always gave back. That is why he will never be forgotten. When someone gives back and helps people, they don’t forget that. It leaves a lasting impact on their lives.

He was a big proponent of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the Metro New York area. Whenever someone posses the power to make wishes come true, especially someone that might be going through a difficult time, that can really brighten their day. He also gave back to his school, Boston College, so he never forgot where he came from or how he got there. His legacy is one that will stand the test of time.

Read more:

5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital
CCMP Capital Advisors Gets Backing to Resume Investing From Fund

 

Jim Hunt Is Out To Show His Method Works

Money is an everyday part of life. Some would say it makes the world go around. Having an opportunity to make money is always appealing. Having a strategy would be great. Jim Hunt of VTA Publications stated not only does he have a strategy, but it’s so simple and easy that anyone’s mother could do it and not only make a little bit of change but become a millionaire, tax-free.

That’s a bold statement. Jim Hunt isn’t just pulling this out of nowhere, though. He has a ten step method to prove his claims. First off there should be a small initial investment, which when compounded 10 times will be at a million. The trick is picking the right stock according to Hunt. He will go as far as putting his progress up on YouTube in order to silence any naysayers. He is truly putting his money where his mouth is.

VTA Publications is based in the UK. They have a variety of products geared towards improving their customer’s finances. Their products include retirement planning, DVDs of seminars the company has held, trading stock charts, and trading strategies. There is a wealth of knowledge there to get their customers on the right track, no pun intended. It’s not surprising Jim Hunt is confident enough to YouTube his progress, wishing him luck doesn’t seem necessary.  Check him out on Twitter for more about his products, or VTA Publications strategies.

Brad Reifler Has Insights For Middle Class Investors

Money Monster is a strangely dark satire. The George Clooney film shows what can go wrong when a man is driven mad after following horrible investment advice. Of course, the mix of humor and melodrama in the over-the-top film is intended to entertain audiences as much as shock them. Financial expert Brad Reifler is not a movie critic, but he does suggest those wondering what to do with their money should follow of the lessons taught in the film.

Reifler is the CEO of Forefront Capital, a company he helped found. After years of directing his energy and efforts towards wealthy, accredited clients, Reifler wants to spend more time working with the middle class investors. He also wants to help them navigate the tough road and troubling traps other investors fall into. A PR Newswire article helps get across Reifler’s advice and opinions.

Middle class investors are warned about fees and also being too focused on the stock market. Fees come in all forms. Working with a hedge fund manager or a financial analyst might come with excessive or unnecessary fees. Even making online stock transactions may potentially drain funds. $3 here, $10 there, the costs all add up. The money ends up no longer remaining part of a stock portfolio.

The stock market is absolutely a good place to put money. Blue chip stocks are usually safe and secure, albeit conservative. Putting far too much money into the stock market, Reifler suggests, could be a bad plan. Investment portfolios should be diverse. This does not mean they have to be risky, but money should be spread enough to reduce risk. A stock market dip takes the money invested in it with it. Hence, putting all one’s money in the market could be considered a bit of a risk.

This does lead to another issue: investment options may be limited for the middle class. Actually, the options appear limited. Non-accredited investors do have options available.

Brad Reifler is very knowledgeable about these things. Prior to his current position at Forefront Capital, he founded and oversaw Pali Capital. His opinions should carry a lot of weight.  Check out Brad’s Twitter for more information.