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Not Business as Usual Travel Gear


Have a product tailored to both traveling professionals and daily commuters — one that helps organize and add ease to work travels? TGA wants to know about it for an upcoming story. As remote workers transition back to the office or into a hybrid work week, they need hardworking gear to accompany daily commutes and business trips alike. Email product details, MSRP and product photo to by August 13, 2021. READ MORE

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Longer Trips Look Set to Boom Post-COVID-19


Longer trips of more than 10 nights are increasingly in demand post-COVID-19, according to a poll by GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that, with accidental savers on the rise and working from home making longer trips a possibility, lengthier holidays look set to boom post-pandemic. READ MORE

Retailers Must Bring Brand to the (Third) Party


Retail has had it tough. As consumers, we may be emerging from the pandemic with pent-up demand and a clutch of savings ready to spend, but it’s come too late for many businesses. No one was too big to fail. From Francesca’s to Century 21, big names tumbled among the 128 national retailers to declare bankruptcy across 2020-21READ MORE

End in Sight to Supply Chain Disruption and Rates Surge? This Year, Next Year, Maybe…


Frustrated shippers and importers are yearning for an end to constant supply chain disruption and stratospheric rates that seem to have jumped higher every time they look. READ MORE

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Instagram Expands Insights Data to 60 Days, Providing More Analytical Capacity


Good news for Instagram marketers, with the platform recently announcing that it’s doubling the data tracking period within Instagram Insights, stretching it from up to 30 days past to 60 days instead. READ MORE

Current U.S. Travel Restrictions Stay in Place


The White House has confirmed that the U.S. will not lift any of its current travel restrictions amid concerns over the rising number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and the spread of the highly transmissible COVID-19 delta variant. READ MORE

CDC Reverses Indoor Mask Policy, Saying Fully Vaccinated People and Kids Should Wear Them Indoors


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high COVID-19 transmission rates. The agency is also recommending kids wear masks in schools this fall. READ MORE

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What Prime Day Taught Us About the Supply Chain, Back to School, and the Holidays


Merchandise facility managers are having a hard time catching a break this year, dealing with labor shortages and a dearth of shipping containers and air freight capacity. All of that has caused major inventory backlogs for brick-and-mortar retailers. These ripple effects, of course, stem from the pandemic, which temporarily shut down factories and other production operations around the world that are the lifeblood of retail. READ MORE

RVshare Looks to New Uses Beyond Camping with an Airbnb-type Model


Gone are the days when renting a recreational vehicle was all about taking a trip into the woods and disconnecting from the grid on a relaxing vacation. The CEO of one of the largest recreational vehicle rental companies said the company is expanding ways to market RVs beyond traditional camping. READ MORE

U.S. Economic Recovery Intact Despite COVID-19 Surge, Fed Says


The U.S. economic recovery remains on track despite a rise in coronavirus infections, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in a new policy statement that remained upbeat and flagged ongoing talks around the eventual withdrawal of monetary policy support. READ MORE

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5 Surefire Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Employees


Effective leaders must know how to develop leadership skills in employees. More importantly, they should understand that developing their employees is one of the main focuses of their job. READ MORE

Working 9-to-5 is an Antiquated Relic from the Past and Should Be Stopped Right Now


Nothing gives you better clarity than a near-death experience. It awakens you to the frailty of life and the importance of living with purpose and meaning. The pandemic has been a wake-up call. It has shaken us out of our complacency. We have started seriously looking into the way we lead our lives. Many of us have decided that our jobs were dead ends, and quit in the “Great Resignation” wave. This mass exodus shows that people no longer want to waste their lives doing work that they don’t like and will search for better opportunities that offer growth and a future. READ MORE


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