Tag: Beef

Ralph Lauren to cut thousands of jobs and beef up online business

REUTERS: Luxury apparel maker Ralph Lauren Corp will cut 15per cent of its global workforce by the end of its fiscal year in a company-wide restructuring to lower costs and move more of its business online, it said on Tuesday.

The company had a total workforce of 24,900 as of March end and based on that, the plan could impact more than 3,700 jobs.

The COVID-19 health crisis has hammered demand for high-end handbags, apparel and accessories in retail stores, forcing luxury goods companies to slash costs and slow brick-and-mortar expansion plans.

However, their e-commerce sales have surged. Ralph Lauren said it would invest in digital platforms to support e-commerce operations, expand product personalization and add new features like augmented reality.

It will also move some human resource and planning systems to online cloud platforms, and streamline reporting lines.

“The changes happening in the world around us have

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Weaber: Purebred Beef Unit is a head start on career in the cattle business | Livestock


Bob Weaber, a professor of animal sciences, says K-State’s Purebred Beef Unit was built to accommodate contemporary livestock handling spaces. (Courtesy photo.)

Bob Weaber gets a feeling of satisfaction as he enters the Purebred Beef Unit on the Kansas State University campus.

The building, just three years old, serves as something of a spark for Weaber, a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, and the faculty coordinator at the unit.

Here, he has the opportunity to carry out a vigorous research program, while also helping to mold students who are training for careers in the beef cattle industry.

“My research focuses primarily on beef cattle genetics as well as my special interest in new trait development, such as feet and leg structure in cows, male fertility, feed intake and feed efficiency,” Weaber said.

He and his animal science colleagues work with others in the College of Veterinary

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