Fund managers skittish over Levi’s long-term growth prospects

Levi Strauss & Co’s is betting it can convince investors there is still plenty of global growth left for the 165-year old company, but fund managers fret the iconic blue jeans maker’s stock may be too pricey to generate a decent return.

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Delta Kicks Off Long-Term Partnership With Black-Owned Winery

Napa Valley’s first Black-owned winery has kicked off a long-term partnership with Delta Air Lines.

Brown Estate wines was founded in 1996 and is located in the heart of wine country—Napa Valley, California. The company is run by siblings Deneen, David and Coral, and they have partnered with the airline to be featured in the winter menu aboard domestic Delta One flights.

“Partnering with innovative, diverse suppliers from certified small-, minority- and women-owned businesses like Brown Estate is fundamental to Delta’s strategy to keep climbing year-round,” said Heather Ostis, Vice President — Supply Chain Management.


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To our fellow winos celebrating Open That Bottle Night, nice work. 😏 For us every day is National Wine Day, and every night is… you guessed it. On some level being in the wine business means being in the business of drinking wine. Not altogether the perfect calling you may imagine, it’s a lot of heavy lifting etc. 😒 We know, #tinyviolin 🎻 That said, yesterday one of our wine club members tagged us in her National Margarita Day pic {bc yes that actually was yesterday 👀} & we’re giving it a repost tonight bc check it 💥she opened a bottle of #brownzin & poured it into a margarita glass💥 FOR THE WIN{E}!!! Dang we love our people 😭 Happy Saturday night y’all… 💪🏾🍷🏆 #brownzin #openthatbottlenight . . 📷 @bgreenindy 💕

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“Seeking employee perspectives and leveraging unique ideas brings us closer to meeting that goal, while creating the highest quality experience for our customers.”

“We are delighted to partner with Delta Air Lines,” said Deneen Brown in a statement “Delta’s all-in commitments to the spirit of inclusion and to their wine program are perfectly aligned with our core values at Brown Estate.”


As reported by Black Enterprise, to kicks things off, Andrea Robinson, Delta’s Master Sommelier, selected two labels from Brown Estate—its 2017 Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc and its 2017 Chaos Theory.

The winemaker describes the 2017 Betelgeuse Sauvignon Blanc’s flavor profile on as “Tropical fruit notes delight the nose, commingled with subtle citrus, fever grass, and lemon verbena. Night blooming jasmine and honeysuckle are shadowed by stone fruit, lychee, and frankincense. Palate delights with a cascade of vibrant pineapple and luxurious guava, finishing with delicate rosewater and effervescent bergamot.”

The 2017 Chaos Theory was described by Wine Spectator as “A potent blend, with expressive blackberry, tar and grilled anise aromas and concentrated yet polished raspberry and smoky cracked pepper flavors. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.”

The partnership reflects Delta’s over-20 year commitment to highlighting diverse suppliers.




“Partnering with innovative, diverse suppliers from small-, minority- and women-owned businesses like Brown Estate is fundamental to Delta’s strategy to keep climbing year-round,” said Heather Ostis, vice president — Supply Chain Management. “Seeking employee perspectives and leveraging unique ideas brings us closer to meeting that goal while creating the highest quality experience for our customers.”

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China eyes long-term food processing deals in Brazil, -Chinese official

The Chinese government is
looking to boost its presence in the Brazilian food processing
sector and reach agreements on joint food safety controls that
would allow for long-term supply deals between the countries, a
Chinese official said on Wednesday.

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Say What Now? Man Who Went Viral for Dropping $500 on Girl Scout Cookies Has Been ARRESTED in Long-Term Federal Drug Investigation

The man in a viral photo who spent more than $ 500 cash to buy 121 boxes of Girl Scout cookies so two Girl Scouts wouldn’t have to stand in the rain, has been arrested in a long-term federal drug investigation.

via NBC:

The photo went viral quickly, garnering nearly 10 thousand Facebook shares in 5 days with people praising the thoughtful gesture.

WSPA set out to cover the act of kindness Tuesday, interviewing both of the scouts and the woman who took the photo. However, late in the afternoon, WSPA learned that the mystery man, identified as Detric McGowan, was arrested Tuesday morning by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

He is accused of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. McGowan allegedly tried to import drugs from Mexico.

According to the local DEA, McGowan was taken into custody at his home in a rural part of Laurens County, where cash and other assets were seized by U.S. Marshals.

Resident Agent Mike Rzepczynski of the DEA told 7-News Reporter Kirsten Glavin over the phone that McGowan’s arrest was part of a long-term federal drug investigation that began in September 2018 and spanned out of state.

McGowan faced a judge Tuesday afternoon, along with several others who were arrested in this operation. 

We’re told he will have a bond hearing on Friday.

McGowan remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

According to the indictment, Detric McGowan has been charged with the following:

  • Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances,
  • Conspiracy to import controlled substances
  • Conspiracy to commit bulk cash smuggling ($ 1,004,665.00),
  • Interstate travel and transportation in aid of drug trafficking business,
  • Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin,
  • Maintaining a drug-involved premise,
  • Conspiracy to structure transactions to evade reporting requirement
  • Three counts of unlawful use of a communication facility.

Yikes. Now we know why he was so comfortable dropping $ 500 on some cookies.

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Traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term neurological and psychiatric disorders

New research suggests that children who suffer traumatic brain injuries are at significantly increased risk of developing new post-traumatic neuropsychiatric disorders, and may benefit from ongoing outpatient follow-up to facilitate early detection and intervention.
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