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The DisruptED Efforts of Starbucks to Pioneer Education as a Benefit for Frontline Partners: Episode 2 of 2

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In an era of shifting workforce expectations, Starbucks has been leading in developing educational benefits designed explicitly for its frontline partners. In the second episode of DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski continues his discussion with Brandon Carson, the Vice President of Learning, Leadership & Cultural Experiences at Starbucks. Missed the first episode? Catch up…

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The DisruptED Efforts of Starbucks to Pioneer Education as a Benefit for Frontline Partners: Episode 1 of 2

Starbucks set a new standard in corporate learning and development by offering education as a benefit to its frontline partners. This initiative departs from the norm, where companies typically focus educational investments on upper-level management. In the first of a two-part episode on DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski engages with Brandon Carson, Vice President…

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Crime-Related Retail Closures Soared in 2022. Is Closing Shop the Right Solution?

There are rising concerns about increasing crime rates the past couple of years in the U.S., and the retail industry is no stranger to this. In fact, the 2022 National Retail Security Survey revealed a 26.5 percent increase in organized retail crime (ORC), according to the National Retail Foundation. How are retailers reacting? Some, like…

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Union Avoidance or Neutrality? Chipotle Faces a Critical Decision as Michigan Store Unionizes

Marking a first for the national chain but a familiar trend for the year, a Chipotle restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, has voted to unionize, the first of the company’s 3000 locations to do so in its near 30-year history. Current employees are seeking improved scheduling, increases in wages, and better work safety conditions. Chipotles’ Lansing…

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Analysis: Lessons for CEOs from the Schultz & Starbucks Union Avoidance Campaign

Summary: In this report, corporate executives will get a full analysis of Starbucks’ union avoidance saga since the return of Howard Schultz, detailing his strategies over the years, how he’s putting them to work now, and how the consequences of taking an aggressive stance against Starbucks Workers United have impacted the company’s brand and financials….

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Coffee Prices, Continue to Rise

‘The New York Times’ reports that the cost of coffee beans has soared this year, leaving roasters with little choice but to raise prices. In Brazil, the world’s largest coffee exporter, extreme weather has damaged crops. The pandemic has caused shipping bottlenecks, and political protests stalled exports from Colombia, where the price of beans…

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Getting Back to Basics in the Health Market

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   On this episode of The Main Course, Host Barbara Castiglia talked with Steve Schulze, the Founder of Nékter Juice Bar, a juice bar…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Leading Sustainability at Scale
August 24, 2020

There’s no debating the fact that clean air and clean water are essential to human life. But these resources are becoming increasingly scarce, particularly in impoverished areas of the world. As America begins to feel the effects of climate change, people-focused solutions arise, like sustainable building design. “Build For Impact,” explores how the sector…

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Learn from Experiences in Other Industries
June 11, 2020

Cole and the Bananas’ team are constantly looking elsewhere. If you ask Cole who the organization’s competitors are, he won’t tell you the rest of the teams in the Coastal Plain League. He’ll rattle off the likes of Google, Amazon and Starbucks, because he’s not putting on a baseball game – he’s putting on an…

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Will Robotic Baristas Be the New Normal?
September 9, 2019

 Restaurants have integrated digital elements for several years now. Between interactive ordering kiosks or delivery service apps, the ordering and dining experience has become continually less personal. The kitchen has always been technologically advanced, and now customers are getting a firsthand look. Futurist and LinkedIn Top Voice on Tech Cathy Hackl shared this video…

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Business Casual: Google Takes on Amazon, Starbucks Tries Delivery, and the Telemedicine Argument (July 26, 2019)
July 30, 2019

On the premiere of Business Casual, hosts Tyler Kern and Daniel Litwin recap the week that was in the business-to-business world. Hear from New York Times bestselling author Bryan Eisenberg who joins the show to discuss whether Google can compete with Amazon in the retail space. Eisenberg explains why price is not the only…

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Starbucks Tests Delivery, Krispy Kreme Gets a Makeover and Pizza Hut Tries Cubbies
July 30, 2019

Will a digital facelift to Krispy Kreme stores be what propels the brand into modern brick and mortar retail? Will Starbucks see popularity on Uber Eats? Should Pizza Hut remove the human touch point from the pick-up process? Give this snippet a listen for hot takes. Bullish or Bearish is a regular segment appearing…

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