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McDonald's to beef up oversight of China suppliers


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

McDonald's will review surveillance video of its suppliers in China and increase supplier audits, including unannounced third-party inspections, as part of a push to boost food safety. The chain has a… Read More

Study: Streaming to drive digital music revenue in 5 years


  • GigaOm

Revenue from digital downloads of music is forecast to fall 39% in the next five years, with streaming representing 70% of digital music revenue by 2019, according to MIDiA Research. At present, just … Read More

Rivals hope to use delivery and mobile against Amazon


  • New York magazine

Amazon's breadth, depth and head start make it a difficult opponent, Kevin Roose writes. But there are multiple tactics other businesses are using to undercut the company, including mobile shopping, q… Read More