The BoF Podcast: Amber Valletta Says, ‘I Don’t Want to Work in an Industry That Is the Same as Before’ | Podcasts

To subscribe to the BoF Podcast, please follow this link.  LONDON, United Kingdom — “The uncertainty has forced us to get really present… We have an amazing opportunity to restart and to begin again,” Amber Valletta told BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks in the latest episode of The BoF Podcast. “It is an incredible opportunity to stop and really figure out where we want to go from here. We can redesign a future.” The American supermodel and actress, who has graced the cover of American Vogue 13 times and starred in various television…

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Purchase the Latest State of the Specialty Food Industry Research

The Specialty Food Association, working with Mintel, has released its 2020-2021 Edition of the State of the Specialty Food Industry. The annual research helps companies make data-driven business decisions by exploring the market and where it is going based on sales forecasts in key categories, and how the specialty food consumer is evolving. Critical this year is the impact of COVID-19; analysis and supply chain commentary put the data in context of the pandemic and its effects on the industry. You can purchase the State of the Specialty Food Industry Full Report…

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Ski industry leaders collaborate for World Ski Awards #Restart campaign | News

World Ski Awards has published the first series of interviews with ski industry leaders as part of its #Restart campaign to galvanise the recovery efforts of the collective global ski tourism industry in the wake of Covid-19. The initiative includes interviews with the heads of ski resorts, hotels and chalets, ski agents and heliskiing operators on their experiences during lockdown, and their advice on how to navigate the crisis. The #ReStart initiative is an on-going resource of information, practical advice, marketing and PR support, and a platform to aid the…

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Dream Cruises leads industry back into action | News

Genting Cruise Lines has announced a restart of operations for Dream Cruises as the operator seeks to become the first to return to the seas. Explorer Dream is set to operate two- and three-night Taiwan Island-Hopping itineraries from July 26th, departing from Keelung and calling at Penghu, Matzu and Kinmen islands. “After months of detailed planning with the authorities to ensure the safety and health of guests and crew, we appreciate the approval of Explorer Dream resuming cruise operations in Taiwan.  “Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in…

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SFA Releases State of the Specialty Food Industry, 2020-2021 Edition

The Specialty Food Association, working with Mintel, has released the 2020-2021 Edition of The State of the Specialty Food Industry report. The annual research explores the market and where it is going based on sales data from the past three calendar years, sales forecasts in key categories, and a consumer survey that tracks behaviors, preferences, and generational differences shifting the market. This year’s research includes analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the specialty food industry, including supply chain commentary, to provide insight on market ramifications, challenges, and opportunities in…

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Dream Cruises leads industry back into action | News

Genting Cruise Lines has announced a restart of operations for Dream Cruises as the operator seeks to become the first to return to the seas. Explorer Dream is set to operate two- and three-night Taiwan Island-Hopping itineraries from July 26th, departing from Keelung and calling at Penghu, Matzu and Kinmen islands. “After months of detailed planning with the authorities to ensure the safety and health of guests and crew, we appreciate the approval of Explorer Dream resuming cruise operations in Taiwan.  “Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in…

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VisitEngland launches Covid-19 secure industry standard | News

VisitEngland has launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening. The move comes in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective government and public health guidance, have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place. The scheme is free to join and…

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Black Fashion Industry Leaders Want to Move From Cancel Culture to Accountability With New Coalition | News & Analysis

Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles are the co-founders of the Black in Fashion Coalition | Source: Getty Images and Courtesy NEW YORK, United States — A new organisation of more than 400 Black editors, models, stylists and executives is looking to harness the current moment to address systemic racism and discrimination in the fashion and beauty industries. Co-founders Lindsay Peoples Wagner, the editor in chief of Teen Vogue, and publicist Sandrine Charles are the leaders behind the Black in Fashion Coalition, which will officially launch in July. Peoples Wagner…

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The Beauty Industry Joins the Corporate Reckoning on Race | News & Analysis

NEW YORK, United States — As protests against police killings and racism spread across the country, most of America’s beauty brands responded at first by posting a few words of support on social media sites. That wasn’t nearly enough for Sharon Chuter, the Nigerian-born founder of makeup company Uoma Beauty. She began a campaign to pressure businesses in her industry to do something more tangible — for starters, releasing the percent of their black employees. It worked. Several of the nation’s biggest cosmetics businesses shared the numbers —some as low…

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Leaders Band Together to Save US Cheese Industry

Cheese organizations and entrepreneurs across the U.S. have joined together to create Victory Cheese, a task force to help save small cheese companies. Cheese producers are currently reporting 30 to 80 percent revenue declines and aren’t expecting a turnaround anytime soon. The Specialty Food Association has joined the task force along with other industry organizations, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs such as Oldways Cheese Coalition, Culture Media, the Good Food Foundation, and American Cheese Education Foundation. The group also includes leading producers, distributors, and retailers and organizations from the largest cheese producer…

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