Month: March 2018

Watch robots snatch up Just Born’s Peeps without squishing them

Later this year, Just Born will add some help to its Peeps production lines. The additions will work in packaging — plucking the marshmallow treats off conveyor belts and placing them in trays. Speed, care and nimble, pliant fingers are required. One more thing about the helpers: They’re robots. … This story original published here: …

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Hess’s former CEO says stores today are ‘boring’ and responsible for their own demise

It’s no wonder more people shop online, says Irwin Greenberg, one-time CEO and chairman of the Allentown’s former Hess’s Department Store chain. Greenberg, who prided himself on continuing Hess’s cutting edge retail strategy over the years in the spirit of Max Hess Jr., blames retailers themselves… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – …

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Lehigh Valley spelling bee champion wins again

Christopher Serrao, from Readington Middle School, bests runner-up Hassaan Naveed, representing Nazareth Area Intermediate School, and 40 other finalists in the Discover Lehigh Valley Regional Spelling Bee on March 22, 2018, at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem Township. Christopher, who also won the 2017 regional bee, earned a trip to compete in the Scripps National …

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Lehigh Valley credit card processing company won’t relocate headquarters

A local credit card payment-processing company that was looking for a new headquarters in the Lehigh Valley is staying put. Lighthouse Network has decided to expand its existing Lehigh County facilities, Nate Hirshberg, the company’s assistant vice president of marketing, said Wednesday. The U-turn… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – Lehigh Valley …

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What’s driving all the deal-making among Pennsylvania casinos?

The $ 1.3 billion sale of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to an Indian tribe from Alabama may be the headline-grabber, but it’s far from the only pending transaction in Pennsylvania’s evolving gambling industry. It’s actually the fourth. For one, Boyd Gaming Corp. of Las Vegas is planning to acquire… This story original published here: LV …

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