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A garage sale in the 21st century needs a tech-savvy platform. This is where Poshmark comes into the picture, the platform with a community of over 2.5 million Canadians has products listed with over half a billion dollars in value by their users.
It began expanding outside of the United States in Canada in May 2019 and has now launched in India. So its become simple and easy for anyone to sell items from their closet, enabled by a full suite of end-to-end seller tools and services, including seamless listing, merchandising, promotion, pricing, and shipping. Indian consumers will be able to join Social marketplace Poshmark, Inc. (Nasdaq: POSH), a booming community of more than 80 million users and a vibrant network of millions of shoppable closets to make money, save money, connect with others, and foster entrepreneurship.
The platforms scalable model and infrastructure enables continued expansion to new countries and categories in the future. | Photo by Duy Hoang on Unsplash
"As an Indian who grew up exploring the marketplaces of Old Delhi, I know firsthand how important it is to come together and connect as part of the shopping experience. I am confident that our social marketplace will resonate with Indian consumers and allow us to build a thriving and successful community here." The platform's scalable model and infrastructure enables continued expansion to new countries and categories in the future. (IANS/ MBI)
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
Keywords: Clothes, garage, Poshmark, India, Old Delhi, social marketplace
When it comes to burgers, its not just the patty that makes it all worthwhile... one can't forget the cheese or the crunchy lettuce either. In India, McDonald's ensures their burgers use the freshest produce, which means that don't use any ordinary lettuce. The iceberg variety was first introduced in India by McDonald's, as early as the 90s, at a time when not many people were familiar with lettuce and used cabbage instead. Lettuce is a key ingredient known for its crunch, its odourless and is ideal for salads, sandwiches and burgers.
The fast food giant collaborated with local Indian suppliers and pioneered the local production of iceberg lettuce in the country. Their lettuce undergoes 30 quality and food safety checks. After harvesting, the lettuce is pre-cooled to a temperate of below 40C at the farm gate to maintain its freshness. It is then transported in refrigerated vehicles to the world-class processing plant where it is shredded to a measured length and width and then washed and cleaned thoroughly before being vacuum-packed.
The fast food giant collaborated with local Indian suppliers and pioneered the local production of iceberg lettuce in the country | Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash
Today, the lettuce that goes into your favourite burger is produced at a pristine height of 10,000 feet under the rain shadow areas of the Himalayas in the Manali and Lahaul districts. Over the last 15 years, the farm base that produces lettuce for McDonald's menu items has grown from 5 acres to more than 100 acres. The process for growing lettuce is very rigorous and thoroughly monitored starting with the selection of seed variety, nursery production, fertigation, integrated pest management and post-harvest technology. Over the years, the company has continued to engage with local suppliers in good agricultural practices, meeting the Gold Standards of food safety and hygiene. It has transferred global best practices in irrigation, pest control, seed selection benefitting nearly 250 small and marginal farmers across the country. These practices ensure the right conditions for the iceberg lettuce to grow.
With over 60 years of experience in developing the best quality standards for the industry to follow, it continues to build and strengthen the foundation of good food practices and knowledge transfer, while serving great-tasting menu items at a value to its customers. "At McDonald's, we are committed to offering great tasting food using high quality ingredients to our customers. To offer the best to our esteemed customers, we take extra care in ensuring that the highest levels of hygiene and food safety are maintained at every step of how our food is produced, where its ingredients are sourced from and how it is processed . We are committed to responsible sourcing and supporting farmers community growing lettuce for us." said Rajeev Ranjan, COO, McDonald's India , North and East.
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: burger, india, lettuce, McDonalds, locals, North, East
Johnnie Walker Princes Street, the eight-floor new visitor experience for one of the world's best-selling Scotch whisky, has officially opened in the heart of Scotland's capital city on Monday 6th September 6. Set over 71,500 sq ft, Johnnie Walker Princes Street uses world's first technology to reimagine the traditional whisky tour experience. Visitors will be taken on a personalised journey of flavour and discovery, which identifies unique flavours and tastes tailored to them and learn about the fascinating 200-year-old journey brought to life by actors.
Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive, Diageo said: "This is a proud day for everyone. Last year Johnnie Walker celebrated 200 years since founder John Walker opened the doors to his small grocery store and today represents the next chapter of the incredible story. Johnnie Walker Princes Street is a landmark investment in Scotch whisky and into Scotland and it sets a new standard for immersive visitor attractions. It celebrates Scotland's remarkable heritage, our incredible skilled whisky-makers, and looks to the future by engaging new generations of consumers from around the world in the magic of Scotch whisky."
Johnnie Walker Factory. Wikimedia
Four and a half years in the making, it is the centrepiece of Diageo's ï¿½185million pound investment in Scotch whisky tourism in Scotland -- the largest single investment programme of its kind ever seen in Scotch whisky tourism. Barbara Smith, Managing Director of Johnnie Walker Princes Street, said: "We're thrilled to be opening the doors and helping to re-build the tourism and hospitality industry after a very difficult 18 months." "The story of the world's best-selling whisky has been brought to life with flair and imagination and we have built a team which includes some of the most talented individuals in their fields. We are now ready to welcome visitors and begin telling the next chapter of how we are woven into the fabric of Scotland's history and communities."
In 2019, the Scotch Whisky industry attracted a record 2.16 million visitors and Johnnie Walker Princes Street, and Diageo's ï¿½185m tourism investment programme aims to rebuild Scotch whisky tourism for the future. The investment includes the transformation of distillery visitor experiences around Scotland, including Glenkinchie, Clynelish, Cardhu and Caol Ila -- the Lowland, Highland, Speyside and Islay homes of Johnnie Walker, linked to Johnnie Walker Princes Street to form a world-class network of attractions the length and breadth of Scotland. Tickets for tours start from ï¿½25 per person, including a 90-minute tour and three personalised Scotch whisky drinks. (all samples are provided with carefully controlled measures and non-alcoholic alternatives available to all guests)
Facts about Johnnie Walker Princes Street visitor experience:
* Set over 71,500 sq ft, it takes the concept of personalisation to a scale never seen before in a global drinks visitor experience.
* Visitors on the Johnnie Walker Journey of Flavour tour will have their personal flavour preferences mapped with drinks tailored to their palate.
* With more than 800 flavour combinations available in innovative dispensation systems, one person could visit Johnnie Walker Princes Street every day for more than two years and not have the same experience twice.
* Over 150 diverse and talented new employees, speaking 23 languages between them, will bring to life the 200-year story.
* The cellar has become a true whisky treasury with some of the most unique whisky casks in the world gently maturing and waiting to be sampled by guests.
* The building -- formerly a traditional department store for almost 100 years -- will contain a state-of-the-art experiential retail space where shoppers can select from the most unique and exclusive whiskies, fill bottles directly from casks and have them engraved.
* Johnnie Walker Princes Street opens its doors with a Green Tourism Gold Award -- the highest sustainability accolade for a visitor attraction. The building includes roof terrace planters which will provide herbs for garnishes and infusions for drinks, a sedum roof covering and bird boxes to encourage biodiversity.
* Johnnie Walker Princes Street is crowned by two world-class rooftop bars and a terrace with breathtaking views of the Edinburgh skyline, including the Explorers' Bothy whisky bar stocked with 150 different whiskies, and the 1820 cocktail bar where drinks are paired with a carefully curated menu sourced from, and representing in culinary form, the four corners of Scotland.
Keywords: Johnie walker, edinburgh, factory, whiskey, scotch, global
Academic life and entrepreneurship are two hectic undertakings, even when done separately. They demand serious focus and dedication. Many entrepreneurs understand that dedicating the energy and time needed to run a business can be taxing. However, starting a business while in college is even more frustrating.
That said, research shows that college is one of the best times to get started on your entrepreneurial journey. Most young entrepreneurs looking to emulate the success of those who came before are struggling to balance academic and business commitments. This article summarizes what you should know before starting your business as a student.
Why Start a Business in College? What Are the Benefits?
You have probably heard the stories of renowned entrepreneurs who started their businesses on campus. Challenges exist, but if you get it right, launching your startup at this stage may be the best thing you have ever done. Here are some reasons why it makes perfect sense to start a business as a student.
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- The Risks Are Low and Rewards High
One of the best things about starting your business right now is that you don't have much to lose. At this stage in your life, you don't own much. If your business journey fails to materialize, you can always focus solely on your studies.
Of course, we are not saying that your approach to entrepreneurship should be casual because you don't have much to lose. Your future career could as well be dependent on the business you start as a student. You don't have to be worried about assignments, as you can always hire a professional online essay writing service to help.
- You Can Use Campus Resources
Another benefit of starting a business while in college is that you can use tons of resources to start and grow your brand. The free and fast internet connection you enjoy on campus may be quite costly once you graduate.
There is also the opportunity to consult professors and benefit from their experience. Your business could also benefit from free meeting rooms and electricity. You can also benefit from a stable stream of customers, using fellow students to test your ideas.
- Real-World Education
Another great benefit of starting your business now is that you get a chance to apply the theoretical information from class in real life. In the process, you get to accelerate your professional growth. Some lessons you learn in your entrepreneurial journey cannot be taught in class.
You have probably heard the stories of renowned entrepreneurs who started their businesses on campus.Unsplash
How to Start a Business in College
College is the best opportunity to launch a startup. You have numerous chances to learn new skills and implement them in classes. That said, starting a business is not something you should approach casually. Careful consideration and planning are required.
College can help influence and define your career objectives if done correctly. Here are some tips to help you balance your academic and business life as a student.
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- Learn to Prioritize
An important point to remember as you consider starting your business is that your academic obligations remain essential. Of course, entrepreneurship may take away some of your hours, meaning that you need to improve your time management skills.
Learning to balance academia and business is critical for your success. Remain organized and always ensure that you submit your assignments on time. If needed, engage professionals from platforms like RoyalEssays to help with some assignments and create time for business.
- Choose the Right Course
The success of your business undertaking will depend, to some extent, on the relevance of your academic program. If you are concerned that your entrepreneurial journey may negatively affect your academic performance, look for ways to bridge the gap between studies and business.
Pick a major that benefits your preferred business and facilitates your strategy. Also, strive to attend classes that allow you to engage with experts and industry leaders. Understand that the learning experience changing for students all over the world, especially during the pandemic. It would be best if you worked harder than ever before.
- Use On-Campus Resources
Colleges have numerous resources that can benefit your business. There are free internet, printing, and copying services, as well as library materials that will be at your disposal.
As a college student with limited funds, learn to maximize what you can get for free. If you are in a business class, ask questions that will benefit your startup.
- Create and Follow a Schedule
Another critical insight for starting a business in college is to remain organized. Create a schedule and checklist to monitor how you use your hours. This will ensure that you don't miss important deadlines. Also, checklists help entrepreneurs to remain focused and motivated.
Starting a business in college comes with numerous benefits but also presents several challenges. Learn when to say "no" and understand that boundaries are essential for the success of any venture. Having a full schedule can make college life frustrating. However, with proper planning, you can learn to balance your day. Most importantly, learn to prioritize.
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