Topics to Enjoy Over Coffee

 

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Whole Foods Market Serves Up Top 10 Trends for 2017– Let’s all be honest food, groceries, and what to eat is becoming a phenom. I find Food to be just as trendy as Fashion and Style, with maybe a little longer shelf life. No-pun intended. I know there are a few items on this list I am personally very excited about!

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Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year is ‘greenery’– 2016 has been a tough year for me personally and I don’t think I am alone. I have been very vocal about my excitement for 2016 to end and 2017 to begin. Pantone has released the color of the year and it is greenery, “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.” Seems right up my alley.

Topics Worth Discussing

How we shop as consumers is changing. For those of us who remember a time, not that long ago, when if you wanted a book, a new top, or just to rent a movie you had to get in a car and drive to a store. The landscape of retail has changed over the last 2 decades with online and mobile shopping. Retail will only continue to morph from where it is now and grocery is the next frontier.Amazon is launching a new concept store where a customer will never have to go through checkout or even open their wallet. Walmart is making it easy  for customer’s to get groceries by just pulling up in a car and picking up, and of course new players are starting to emerge.

Radical Change Is Coming To Grocery Business As Amazon, Walmart, Lidl And Aldi Get Aggressive

Having lived in San Francisco for over a decade I am never surprised when our city does something progressive with legislation. I mean we were the first city in the nation to ban plastic bags. Depending on where you live in the States you may look at us and think we are extreme, but for me it is just one of the many reason’s I love this city so much. San Francisco is a place not afraid to push boundaries, to be innovative, and to push the envelope.

I came across a couple of articles this past week where Portland is stepping out with new legislation regarding pay inequality. Essentially the city has voted to tax companies whose CEOs make more than 100 times the median employee pay. Now the debate here is if this legislation is practical or more symbolic in nature. Below are two articles opposing different views. Curious to know what you think?

Council passes CEO surcharge, leans towards public campaign financing:

Why Portland’s Drastic Move to Limit CEO Pay Will Make ‘Virtually No Impact’

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