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Starbucks Enters Licensing Agreement with SouthRock to Drive Next Wave of Growth in Brazil


Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with SouthRock – a leading multi-brand restaurant operator in Brazil – to fully license Starbucks retail operations in the country. The agreement provides SouthRock the rights to develop and operate Starbucks® stores in Brazil. By leveraging its strong market knowledge in commercial real estate, marketing and operations, SouthRock plans to drive long-term growth in a way that creates new opportunities for Starbucks customers and employees, both in exis... Read More »

Helping 1 million Europeans find a job or grow their business by 2020

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That’s why we’re renewing our commitment to the EU Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, with a new pledge to help 1 million Europeans find a job or grow their business by 2020. This commitment goes beyond our previous pledge to help people develop digital skills to ensure that we support trainees as they put those skills to use in building careers and businesses. We’ve now trained 3 million Europeans, and more than 2 million people in Africa, in digital skills. This is our “Grow with Google” project, launched in 2015 and localized with expert ... Read More »

Madeleine Persson appointed as Sweden’s most powerful female director

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The award for Sweden´s most powerful directors is a prestigious award that focuses on lifting women in business. As Managing Director for H&M, Madeleine´s main responsibilities are design, assortment and buying, store development and marketing. “Everything starts with the customer and my competence lies within creating a great customer offering. I am confident that we can turn these setbacks around since retail is easy to change and our prime goal is to make our customers happy” Madeleine Persson, Managing Director H&M. ... Read More »

Volkswagen Newsroom App as a mobile work-place for journalists

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A feature especially useful for journalists: The Media category contains all of the contacts relevant for press work in the communications departments of the Group and brands. All of the contacts are listed with their picture, job title and contact data. The section also offers a clearly laid out media library with numerous background reports to assist with research. An events calendar is also integrated in the app. It provides an overview of events with a brief description of their content. The app also provides a wide range of other practi... Read More »

Newsroom placements for students across Europe


This year we’re offering placements across 10 countries. For the first time, news publishers in Belgium and the Netherlands will be taking part—the Fellowship will open here soon—and each of will offer new opportunities for students to gain valuable experience. Applications are open in the following european countries: Austria, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Country-specific applications can be found on the News Lab website. In the coming weeks, the participating newsrooms will select their preferred c... Read More »

Welsh grower delivers earliest ever British strawberries

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Tesco’s Bridgend Extra store will today (February 22) begin selling the first strawberries of the season, which were grown by Springfield Nursery, based near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Tesco strawberry buyer Jordan Blandford said: “Hats off to Springfield who have achieved this fantastic coup with their expertise and innovation. There is always a lot of excitement about the first British strawberries being picked because their arrival means the start of spring is not too far away.  This is brilliant news for customer... Read More »

DHL Express certified Top Employer Global for fourth year in a row


DHL Express was one of just 13 companies to be recognized as Top Employer Global and – for the fourth year in a row – the only company to be certified in all regions. “Our people are everything at DHL Express. They form the backbone of our global transport network, they differentiate us from the competition by going the extra mile and most importantly, they deliver the customer experience. It’s therefore extremely gratifying to see our investments in our people recognized by organizations such as Top Employers Institute,” said Ken Allen, CEO... Read More »

Old Navy named one of the 2018 best workplaces for Giving Back by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

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The ranking considered more than 385,000 employee surveys from companies across the U.S. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. The ranking also accounted for how women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals experience giving back in the workplace. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our e... Read More »

A New Investment in Community Leaders

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Facebook will commit tens of millions of dollars to the program, including up to $10 million in grants that will go directly to people creating and leading communities. In addition, we introduced new tools for group admins and the expansion of our London-based engineering team that builds technology to help keep people safe on Facebook. More than 300 community leaders from across Europe came together today in London including Blind Veterans UK, an advocacy organization that provides practical and emotional support to blind veterans and th... Read More »

Danish business embraces digital to create jobs and save lives

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They knew that the internet was a great way to reach customers, but they also knew they were missing basic skills to market online so they decided to sign up for Google Succes online, a program that taught them how to improve SEO (search engine optimization), use Google AdWords to create online ads, and measure their ad performance with Google Analytics. After joining the program in 2016, Mark and Anders have increased the number of people trained from 360 to 3,200. They’ve also grown from two to 30 staff, recruiting many ex-army people, and... Read More »

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