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Adjust your expectations: State extends vaccination timetable into indefinite future

Memphis Business Journal - 9 hours 26 min ago
The State of Tennessee is signaling to residents that they might oughta tamp down their excitement when it comes to when they'll get the COVID vaccine. A set of revisions to the Tennessee Department of Health's official COVID-19 Vaccination Plan pushes back its expectations for when vaccines will be available for most of the age-based phases of eligibility. Under the revised plan, published Jan. 22, Tennessee residents who are 65 and over could get vaccinations beginning in March. There are no…

High-profile expansion stalled, Indigo Ag cites pandemic, company's youth

Memphis Business Journal - 9 hours 32 min ago
"As a young and innovative company, Indigo’s growth trajectory remains dynamic. And like other companies, we face the challenges of a global pandemic," Christopher Goode, Indigo's senior director of government and community affairs, said in a statement.

Pollo Campero looks for franchisees, real estate in Memphis

Memphis Business Journal - 10 hours 27 min ago
"So, the best market, as we defined it, is the Southeast region of the country, meaning Tennessee, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida."

ALSAC adds to C-suite, hires away City of Memphis’ deputy COO

Memphis Business Journal - 11 hours 49 min ago
ALSAC adds to its C-suite and hires away a key member of City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s leadership team.

FedEx files trademark for new global tagline

Memphis Business Journal - 12 hours 26 min ago
The phrase, "FedEx. Where Now Meets Next." is introduced as the company is playing a key role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Bank of America awarding $750 cash bonuses to employees as pandemic continues

Memphis Business Journal - 16 hours 30 min ago
Bank of America Corp. is awarding cash bonuses to employees as a show of support during the pandemic.

The Movie Biz: Oscar adjusts to the new reel-ality

Memphis Business Journal - 16 hours 30 min ago
Oscar’s adjustment to the new reel-ality has been almost comic, writes film critic Eleanor Ringel-Cater.

Poverty-health connection the focus of UTHSC nationally funded research

Memphis Business Journal - 16 hours 37 min ago
“If these social determinants of health are ignored when patients visit health facilities … then the long-term effectiveness of physical and mental health treatment is limited."

Panera Bread doubles down on alternatives to dine-in service

Memphis Business Journal - 16 hours 38 min ago
Panera Bread Co., the Missouri-based operator of the bakery-cafe chain, has revamped its catering program to accommodate changes the pandemic brought to its business customers, with more changes to come. The company also has beefed up other so-called "off premise" services, which include delivery, carryout, and drive-thru sales as well as catering. Panera's off-premise sales went from 40% of total sales to 85% during the pandemic, officials told Business Insider. According to research firm Technomic,…

Monitoring the Weather at the Edge of the World

NYT Technology - 19 hours 56 min ago
Marsibil Erlendsdottir runs a farm and provides weather reports from a remote outpost in eastern Iceland. The job requires vigilance and an unfailing resolve.

Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place

NYT Technology - 19 hours 56 min ago
Workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., are to vote next month on whether to unionize, the largest and most viable effort of its kind involving the technology giant.

Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

NYT Technology - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 18:55
The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year.

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

NYT Technology - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:39
Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon are among the companies offering the government assistance with logistics and operations.