Thrive Market is first online grocer to become B Corp certified

Organic and natural online marketplace Thrive Market on Monday announced its B Corp certification, signifying the retailer’s commitment to balancing purpose and profit. Thrive Market is the first major grocer and largest non-GMO food retailer to be B Corp certified.  

The certification comes largely as a result of Thrive Market’s Zero Waste fulfillment centers effort; new, curated packaging; and its commitment to organic and regenerative organic agriculture. Additionally, Thrive’s supply-chain poverty alleviation efforts were recognized as the retailer recently enacted trade terms, positive labor conditions and support for underserved suppliers to reduce poverty. 

“Thrive Market is trying to build a company and an infrastructure that could last 100 years,” said co-founder and CEO Nick Green. “Being a B Corp enables mission-driven companies like ours to stay mission-driven through capital raises, changes in ownership or leadership by

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The stock market winners and losers from negative interest rates

On the other hand, lower rates means companies can access cheaper debt, which they can use to fuel growth. This is good for fast-growing companies with low or non-existent profits as they can use cheap debt to expand and become profitable. 

It could also be positive for stocks because it increases the value of future earnings relative to the lower yields on offer from the bond market. This means it is more worthwhile owning stocks than bonds for future income, which pushes up share prices.

Adrian Lowcock, of fund shop Willis Owen, recommended the £1.2bn Merian UK Smaller Companies fund for investors looking to profit from lower interest rates.

Mr Lowcock said negative rates would be good news for companies with lots of debt, such as airlines and retailers. Utilities such as Severn Trent and National Grid are also packed with debt so may see profits rise if rates go

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Three Tech Strategies To Market Your Brick-And-Mortar Business

Author of The CashPT Blueprint; business owner, coach and podcast host helping healthcare entrepreneurs scale their time, income and impact.

When you run a brick-and-mortar business, you develop a list of “reliable” advertising and marketing strategies you think you should use. You place print ads, get brand sponsorships or buy billboard space—not necessarily because they get results but because they’re touted as the best ways to drive people to your restaurant, store, gym, studio or practice.  

Even if traditional approaches have been effective for your business in the past, you can’t rely on them completely anymore. Many normal activities are on hold or scaled back for the foreseeable future, and your customers’ habits have changed overnight. Everything is moving online, and successful entrepreneurs must find new ways to market their businesses using modern technology.

Don’t be intimidated if you aren’t naturally tech-savvy. Armed with just a phone and

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Lagarde Says ECB Needs to Question Market Neutrality on Climate

A cyclist passes the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt.

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The European Central Bank must question whether mirroring the composition of the bond market in its asset purchases is appropriate in light of climate risks, according to President Christine Lagarde.

Her argument centers on whether investors are correctly pricing bonds issued by polluting companies. With the European Union pushing an aggressive agenda to make the continent climate-neutral by the middle of the century, those assets might drop in value, posing a risk to the central-bank balance sheet.

The ECB is currently assessing how it conducts policy, looking at issues from inflation measurement to climate change. For years, it’s faced criticism that its stimulus is tilted toward supporting brown industries — because those companies have a strong record of issuing corporate bonds, and the ECB has insisted that its purchase programs must reflect what the

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A Trump-Tied Law Firm ‘Played Both Sides Of The Ledger’ During Oil Market Crash

A law firm that previously employed President Donald Trump’s interior secretary and has multiple clients in the U.S. fossil fuel sector continued to represent Saudi Arabia through an oil price war that devastated U.S. oil drillers earlier this year. 

Since 2016, the government of Saudi Arabia has paid Colorado-based lobbying giant Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck more than $6.7 million to represent its interests in Washington, according to data from the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics. 

In April, HuffPost reported on the firm’s lucrative relationship with Saudi Arabia as the kingdom and Russia flooded the market with cheap oil. But it was unclear at the time if BHFS retained the Saudi government as a client into 2020.

New regulatory filings to the Department of Justice now confirm that BHFS not only represented the kingdom through a standoff that rocked domestic producers, but that its work for the kingdom early this

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$700-billion-dollar Hispanic business market at tipping point

Small businesses line Bagley Avenue in the Mexicantown neighborhood of Southwest Detroit, Michigan.

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As gridlock over another round of stimulus for small business in Washington continues, 5 million Latinos are at risk of bankruptcy, a new study reveals on Monday. Pre-pandemic they were the fastest-growing cohort on Main Street and contributed 4% to U.S. GDP. Their demise portends a troubling trend that can upend communities across America.

Statistics reveal the story. Latino companies that applied for the Paycheck Protection Program saw a 21% drop in revenue from February through September while their costs for PPE and other safety measures rose and continue to remain high. Additionally, they retrofitted their businesses to deal with the pandemic, which resulted in a huge amount of expenditure that exceeded their revenue in the summer. They spent a lot to stay open and ended with a negative 11%

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11 Hard-to-Believe Stock Market Facts

Warren Buffett has quipped that “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” That’s generally true, but if you’re not only patient, but also savvy about how to invest in stocks, you can be among those who profit and build wealth.

Here are 11 things worth knowing about the stock market, some of which can make you a better investor, and a few of which can make you more interesting at parties — whenever parties resume. See how many of the things below surprise you.

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No. 1: Stocks have been around for a long time

For starters, stocks have been around for longer than you likely think. If you define a stock market as a regulated marketplace where people can buy and sell investments, you can go back to the 11th century, when agricultural debts were traded in France,

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Online Advertisement Market Investment Analysis | Amazon.Com, Inc., Aol, Inc.

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JCMR recently announced market survey which covers overall in-depth study including additional study on COVID-19 impacted market situation on Global Online Advertisement Market. The Research Article Entitled Global Online Advertisement Market provides very useful reviews & strategic assessment including the generic market trends, upcoming & innovative technologies, industry drivers, challenges, regulatory policies that propel this Universal market place, and major players profile and strategies. The research study provides forecasts for Online Advertisementinvestments till 2029.


Following Key Segments covers in the Global Online Advertisement Market

Online Advertisement Segment Details
Market Analysis By Companies Amazon.Com, Inc., Aol, Inc., Baidu, Facebook, Google, IAC, Linkedin, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo,
Market Analysis By Type Search Engine Marketing, Display Advertising, Classified, Mobile, Digital Video, Lead Generation, Rich Media, Others,
Market Analysis By Applications Automotive, BFSI, CPG, Healthcare, Industrial, Media
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Cosmetics & Personal Care Market Size, Share, Growth Factors, Top Leaders, Development Strategy, Future Trends, Historical Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Regional Forecast 2025

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Oct 09, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Cosmetics and Personal Care Market” (2020-2025) research provides an outline of the business with key insights, applications and the industrial chain structure. Additionally, it provides information of the worldwide market including advancement patterns, focused scene investigation, key locales and their improvement status. Advanced approaches and plans are examined just as assembling procedures and cost structures are dissected likewise. The report states import/trade utilities, market figures, cost, value, income and gross productivity of the market.

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The global Cosmetics and Personal Care market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate during the forecast period, between 2020 and 2025. In 2020, the market was growing at a steady rate and with the rising adoption of strategies by key players, the

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Online Investment Platform Market 2020-2026 Exhibit A Huge Growth By Profiling Major Companies: Accenture, Murex, SS&C Technologies, Inc., FIS, Fiserv, Inc., and more

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Oct 09, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The latest updated report on the Global Online Investment Platform Market added by Reports and Data presents a comprehensive analysis of the industry size, revenue forecast, regional spectrum of the business vertical, and further elaborates on the major hurdles, challenges, and latest growth prospects. It also provides information on the growth strategies adopted by the prominent industry players and a comprehensive overview of the competitive landscape of the market. Furthermore, it offers the projected valuations of the Online Investment Platform industry in the forecast period of 2020-2026 along with projections about the key regions and segments expected to gain traction in the coming years.

The research report further analyses the market trends and radical features affecting the growth of the market during the estimation timeframe. The report also provides a

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