Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday

A new 15% tariff on Chinese imports will go in effect just after midnight Sunday, placing levies on hundreds of household goods and consumer tech, including a bevy of Apple  products. The tariffs, put in place by President Donald Trump as part of an escalating tit-for-tat trade war with China, were entered into the Federal Register on Friday. Apple, the largest U.S. technology company by market cap, has its products assembled in China by Foxconn and then ships them to consumers all over the world. The Apple Airpods, Apple Watch and accompanying Apple Watch…

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CBD For Dogs: The Best Products On The Market Based On Quality

2019 will forever be remembered as the year CBD companies started popping up like weeds. After the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, a lot of new cannabis startups have come to try their hand at the CBD industry. And although many of them have some neat products in an array of delivery methods, the market has become oversaturated with those who claim they have a mural cure for our furry best friends. Considering that most owners put their dogs first, it’s important that what they ingest is good, if…

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Viacom18 Consumer Products partners with Jack & Jones

Viacom18 Consumer Products announced the release of their new Jack & Jones X Peanuts range earlier this month. This new range of t-shirts will feature Peanuts characters Snoopy, Woodstock, Sally and Charlie Brown. Viacom18 Consumer Products has been the Peanuts master licensee in India since 2014 and has built a program that includes over 14 licensees in more than 15 categories with an exciting range of products that cater to kids, teens, and tweens. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020, Peanuts continues to make its mark on pop culture with…

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Lucky’s Market to sell Kroger’s Simple Truth products

Dive Brief: Natural grocer Lucky’s Market will now sell Kroger’s Simple Truth private label products in all 39 of its stores, according to a press release sent to Grocery Dive. The company has tested the sale of Simple Truth products at 20 stores in Florida and Georgia this year, and has seen a positive response from shoppers. Simple Truth products “meet or exceed” Lucky’s natural organic program standards, the company said. Lucky’s will continue to sell its own private label products as well. Dive Insight: Colorado-based Lucky’s Markets and Kroger…

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8 Israeli products to keep your pets safe, clean and happy

Our four-legged friends have not been left behind in the Israeli innovation revolution. From the country that invented DogTV, here are eight items you can purchase to help your pet stay comfy and safe. This full pet-health monitor keeps tabs on Tabby’s temperature, pulse, respiration, heart rate variability, activity level, posture and calories consumed. All data is recorded and processed on the collar and transmitted wirelessly to a secure cloud database.Pet parents and veterinarians can see the data via a dashboard, and receive alerts if any abnormalities are detected. Bowldog folding…

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Traders Body CAIT Calls For Boycott Of Chinese Products, 500% Duty Hike

Calling China a probable enemy, the Confederation Of All India Traders has given a call to boycott Chinese products and sought custom duties of up to 500% on these goods. This development comes after China supported Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council on the abrogation of Article 370 in India related to the special status for the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The body said that China has placed itself on the probable enemies for security of the country list by supporting Pakistan’s claim. The call has been given to…

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Four products, including Kerela’s Tirur betel and Mizoram’s Puanchei, get GI tag

NEW DELHI: Four new products – Kerala’s Tirur betel, Tamil Nadu’s Palani Panchamirtham ‘prasadam’, Mizoram’s Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puanchei – received Geographical Indication (GI) under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. “PalaniPanchamirtham from Palani Town in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu State, Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puancheifrom the state of Mizoram and Tirur Betel leaf from Kerala are the latest additions to the list of registered Gis,” said a release from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. GI is an indication used on products that have a specific…

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Successful Marketing Is About People, Not Products

These days, successful marketing is about getting to the human story. And to get to the human story, we must think beyond the office walls. Steve Blank, author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products That Win, has said, “In a startup, no facts exist inside the building, only opinions.” It’s true. Inside the confines of your four walls, views are myopic. They breed opinions about what business owners want consumers to believe or buy into. But, those opinions won’t always correlate with facts. The balance of power has shifted…

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