Tribute To Trader Joe’s Founder, A Pioneer Who Changed The Way We Shop For The Better

Joe Coulombe was a forward-thinking entrepreneur when he launched Trader Joe’s in 1967. He passed away on Feb. 28 at his home in Pasadena, not far from the popular chain’s very first store. We salute his mission to make grocery shopping less of a chore. Here’s a few reasons we appreciate the man who launched TJ’s. Coulombe was reading a book called White Shadows on the Seven Seas when he came up with the nautical theme for his first store. The staff still wears Hawaiian shirts and occasionally will don a festive lei, handing the fragrant flower necklaces out to commemorate the opening of new stores. According to the company’s excellent backstory on its website, the original crew members were charged with being “traders on the culinary seas”. That mission includes offering tasty morsels to shoppers, possibly enticing them to buy the latest featured products. Yes, we’re going to give that time-honored practice a place in the shopping hall of fame and credit to Trader Joe’s for being on the forefront of that delightful diversion. Customers stroll through the new Trader Joe’s store on the ground floor of the Continuum apartment … [+] building in the Allston neighborhood ...

Canadian psychedelic drug researcher featured in Paltrow’s Netflix show The Goop Lab

The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Full Disclaimer Gwyneth Paltrow at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. The first interview on her new Netflix series “The Goop Lab” is with Canadian researcher Mark Haden. Canadian researcher Mark Haden is quickly getting up to speed on the media circus and skepticism that follows Gwyneth Paltrow’s juggernaut wellness brand, Goop. The 65-year-old Vancouver professor is the very first interview in Paltrow’s new Netflix series “The Goop Lab,” featured in an episode about the potential healing power of psychedelic drugs. He says he only learned of Goop’s many detractors after taping his interview with Paltrow, but he adds that he’s faced a few critics of his own as executive director of MAPS Canada, which is the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. MAPS’ mission is to explore the potential psychedelic drugs hold for medical treatment, and so the invitation to appear on a Netflix show helmed by one of Hollywood’s biggest stars appealed to Haden, also an ...

These are the 28 bestselling and top-rated products of 2019

Our editors have independently selected the items featured in this article because we think they’re worth knowing about. Shop TODAY has affiliate relationships so we may get a small share of the revenue if you buy something through our links. As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular products shoppers couldn’t get enough of in 2019. This past year we saw a slew of style, toy, electronics, food and beauty items — including the most-searched-for on Google — stand the test of time and even become TODAY viewer favorites. Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post visited TODAY to give us one last look at the bestselling and top-reviewed products of the year. From the always-popular Instant Pot to a pair of highly-rated leggings, Post gives us the scoop on the items you’ll want to snag to kick off 2020 in style. Amazon’s most popular leggings are a favorite among TODAY shoppers and boast over 14,000 reviews. The comfy $13 leggings are made with a soft-to-the-touch “peach skin” fabric and are perfect for all body types. Available in 25 colors, this simple piece can be worn anywhere from the gym to running errands....

How Instagram is using its @shop account to get up-and-coming brands to sell on the platform

Instagram is leaning on one of its own accounts to get more fashion and beauty brands selling through the platform. 2020 is already expected to be a big year for shopping on Instagram, especially for DTC brands. The social media platform started ramping up its Shopping and Checkout features in 2019. Companies including Revolve, Good American, Warby Parker, Balmain and Outdoor Voices all set up shops within Instagram in the last year. But for smaller, lesser-known companies, Instagram is leveraging its @shop account, which launched in May, to help those brands gain traction on the platform. Brands do not pay to be covered on the account, but the hope is that featured brands will use some of the paid shopping offerings. Instagram charges a seller’s fee for brands using Checkout. Earlier this week, the account reached 200,000 followers through “totally organic growth,” said Leigh Belz Ray, editor of Instagram’s @shop account. “Just based on the features we’re putting out, people are sharing them and talking about them.” She said the account is run like a news outlet, posting daily content and creating a content plan months in advance. Typically, the team is scheduling the brands it...

Cobalt Digital’s New Software Defined Decoder Wins Future Product Innovation Award

The 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC software defined decoder from Cobalt Digital is a recipient of Future’s Product Innovation Award presented by TV Technology. Future’s Product Innovation Awards recognize excellence in manufacturing and are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts. Winners are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance for use in a broadcast TV/pro video or broadcast/online radio environment. The RIST enabled Cobalt 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC 4K/AVC/MPEG-2 is a broadcast-grade, multi-standard, software defined decoder that easily met the criteria set forth by TV Technology. The card is designed to address the strictest requirements of today’s broadcasters while providing a painless path to state-of-the-art decoding capabilities. It offers a flexible licensing structure allowing customers to manage CAPEX while simultaneously preparing for future growth. The platform, with single-channel 4K or dual-channel 2K video paths, supports MPEG-2, AVC (H.264) and HEVC (H.265) with resolution up to 4K. “The Future Product Innovation Awards are now in their seventh year,” said Paul McLane, Future managing director content for media technology titles. “...

Down-The-Hole Hammers Market Insights Report 2019 – Global Trends, Opportunities, Analysis and Forecast by 2025

The “Down-The-Hole Hammers Industry 2019 Research Report and Forecast 2025″report has been added to arcognizance.com offering. A down-the-hole hammer (DTH hammer) is a tool that can be attached to the end of a drill string and inserted into a bore. The global Down-The-Hole Hammers market is valued at xx million US$ in 2018 is expected to reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% during 2019-2025. This report focuses on Down-The-Hole Hammers volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Down-The-Hole Hammers market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect. Regionally, this report focuses on several key regions: North America, Europe, China and Japan. At company level, this report focuses on the production capacity, ex-factory price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer covered in this report. Request a sample of Down-The-Hole Hammers Market report @ http://www.arcognizance.com/enquiry-sample/257763 The following manufacturers are covered: Atlas Copco Center Rock Sandvik America West Drilling Supply Technidrill Rockmore International Numa Robit Eastern Dr...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Apple’s newest tablet is a bit of a curiosity. Especially when the company already has two very capable tablets: the iPad Pro is a productivity beast while the iPad Air is more for leisure browsing. The just-announced iPad is Apple’s latest entry-level tablet. It’s more than $100 cheaper than the iPad Air and, depending on which model you get, at least $1,000 less than an iPad Pro. I’m leading with the price of the iPad, because, to be blunt, that’s its greatest advantage over the other iPads. Yes, it has a larger 10.2″ display and it can use a  Smart Keyboard, but other than those two things, this new iPad is just an upsized 6th Gen iPad. It has the same A10 chip, the same 128GB max storage, the same 8mp camera. It’s just bigger. When you look at it side-by-side with the iPad Air, it’s hard to justify not paying the extra $170 for th...

Deliver Exceptional Customer Service With These Essential Technology Products

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Technology is the second most important factor in providing great customer service. The most important is, of course, employees—people who have been hired appropriately for customer service, trained for customer service and aligned with your company’s purpose and values.  Yet without the right technology to support these employees, nobody’s going to be happy. Here are my top technology recommendations, the ones I find myself making most often as a customer service consultant.   One of my more homespun pieces of customer service advice is “Answer your phone!”—and do it in no more than three rings. Making a caller wait longer than that adds to their stress, according to studies relied on by the hospitality industry. Of course, employees will be more eager to grab those calls if you’ve equipped them with a headset that provides a clear connection and the physical comfort needed to face...

Best New and Featured Products Announced For Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

LOS ANGELES, CA  – Thousands of new products and services from 500 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Healthy Food Expo West and Coffee Fest all being held together at the Los Angeles Convention Center.Several Awards were presented, including: The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is produced by Clarion UX and sponsored by the Restaurant Association (www.calrest.org), and provides industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 500+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit www.westernfoodexpo.com The 2019 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will present their annual Torch and Beacon Awards to two inspirational leaders in the industry on Center Stage during this large West Coast gathering for the food and beverage industry. … The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Education Program will include five tracks – Bar & Beverage, Building a Winn...

It is finally September so that means the WEFTEC 2019 exhibition is right around the corner. WEFTEC takes

It is finally September so that means the WEFTEC 2019 exhibition is right around the corner. WEFTEC takes place from September 23-25 in Chicago, Illinois and features many companies with their own booths, including Ovivo with booth #1221. Because Ovivo is a world-class water treatment company, we have an abundance of powerful, effective, and innovative equipment. It is essential for us to show our valued customers what is available to them, especially at the WEFTEC exhibition. Here is a sneak peak of some of what you’ll see this year at Ovivo’s booth at WEFTEC in Chicago if you visit us at booth #1221. Come by our booth (#1221) at WEFTEC 2019 to see these different Ovivo products as well as many more! We hope to see you in Chicago from September 23-25. MYEP, as a leading Chinese supplier for Multi-disc screw press, we have attended IE EXPO Chengdu, during the exhibition, we have got much attention. IE EXPO as a sub-exhibition of IFAT, it has been on the show in Chengdu City the first time, which is the window of China, and one key city on One silk, One Road. And thanks for all the visitors to our stand, wish to see you next time in the exhibition.Our whole supplying scope:1: Slu...

Featured Guest: Managing Partner of Hyde Park Angels Pete Wilkins | Startup Showcase: Soar Robotics | WGN Radio

On the show, Scott kicks off the show by talking with our featured guest Managing Partner of Hype Park Angels Pete Wilkins. Pete Wilkins is a purpose-driven leader committed to creating a positive impact on the world by investing in people and organizations. Today, Pete leads the most active early-stage venture group in the Midwest, HPA. He and his firm take a people-first approach—they purposefully invest human and financial capital in entrepreneurs—to help build businesses that matter. On the latter half of the show, Scott kicks off the Startup Showcase by talking with the Co-Founder & CTO of Soar Robotic, Deniz Kalaslıoğlu. Soar Robotics was founded by Deniz Kalaslioglu and Kerem Ozkan, in an effort to bring autonomy and intelligence to drones and aerial vehicles powered by cloud computing. Soar Robotics has cloud-based AI products that turn drones into smart robots in under 2 hours. Soar enables companies to operate drones and manage drone data autonomously. Topics: Deniz Kalaslioglu, drones, Hyde Park Angels, investments, Kerem Ozkan, Pete Wilkins, Scott Kitun, Sore Robotics, Startup Showcase, Technori Army Combat Boots You can listen to WGN Radio live or as an on-dema...