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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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E-Grocery Market Is Booming Worldwide | Kroger, Safeway, Albertsons, Amazon, Walmart and more   
October 21, 2021
Source: openpr.com - E-Grocery Market describes an in-depth evaluation and Covid19 Outbreak study on the present and future state of the E-Grocery market across the globe, including valuable facts and figures. E-Grocery Comparison,
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Facebook reportedly planning on rebranding itself   
October 21, 2021
Source: yourerie.com - Facebook is reportedly planning on rebranding itself. The new name would be focused on the “Metaverse” which the company defines as “an online world where people exist and
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Stord Opens Warehouse in Las Vegas, Adding Supply Chain Capacity Ahead of Busy Holiday Season   
October 21, 2021
Source: KEVN Black Hills Fox - Announcement comes on the heels of the cloud supply chain leader's 300%+ year-over-year growth and $90 million Series D
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Is Facebook changing the company name' Rebrand could be coming, report says   
October 21, 2021
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Facebook is reportedly planning to announce a rebrand which would include changing its company name. Staff video Staff video, USA TODAY
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Is Facebook changing company name' Shift to metaverse ignites rebranding plan, report says   
October 21, 2021
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer - Is Facebook going to change its name' The tech giant is planning to announce a rebrand which would include changing its company name, according to The Verge. The move would place Facebook and other apps,
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Fact check: Photos of bare, fully stocked grocery store shelves shared online to support false claim   
October 21, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - A viral meme claiming to show empty grocery shelves due to global supply chain problems uses an image that was captured in 2018 after a hurricane.
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Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand as its shifts focus to metaverse   
October 21, 2021
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Is Facebook going to change its name' The tech giant is planning to announce a rebrand which would include changing its company name, according to The Verge. The move would place Facebook and other apps,
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Is Brand Loyalty Dying'   
October 21, 2021
Source: Total Retail - Brand loyalty falls into one of two camps: functional or emotional. Functional brand loyalty is based on how convenient, effective and well-priced a product is. This has its benefits, such as customer recommendations and good...
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Authorities investigate $1.8 million sale of bogus masks to Cleveland Clinic as part of wider probe   
October 21, 2021
Source: Cleveland.com - Federal authorities are investigating shipments of counterfeit, faulty masks to hospitals across the country, including the sale of nearly $1.8 million to the Cleveland Clinic last year, which may have led to an increase in...
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Walmart plans $450M grocery distribution center, 400 jobs in Lyman, Spartanburg County   
October 20, 2021
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal on MSN.com - Walmart on Tuesday announced plans to build a distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries in Spartanburg County. A press release said Walmart will invest $450 million in the 720,000-plus,
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This tech company is creating a one-stop-shop for voluntary benefits   
October 20, 2021
Source: Employee Benefit News - Tech company Overalls is launching an all-in-one insurance platform, highlighting how non-medical benefits can contribute to an employee’s financial wellness and resilience.
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Only Labor Can Force Canadian Pension Funds to Divest From Oil   
October 20, 2021
Source: Jacobin - One of Canada’s largest institutional investors, responsible for managing billions of dollars in workers’ pensions, has committed to fossil fuel divestment. It’s a good step — but without pressure from the...
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Shopping scam almost costs a local woman thousands of dollars   
October 20, 2021
Source: WNCT - It all started when a Greenville woman says she received a check for nearly $2,000 from someone posing as a CVS pharmacy. After that, she began to receive
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Panic ordering by retailers is making the supply chain crisis 'even worse'   
October 20, 2021
Source: CNBC - Retailers and manufacturers are overordering or placing orders too early as they panic over the supply chain crisis, and that's not helping, experts told CNBC.
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CDPQ to take minority interest in Grupo Diagnóstico Aries   
October 20, 2021
Source: PE Hub - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has agreed to acquire a minority stake in Grupo Diagnóstico Aries, a Mexico City-based provider of medical diagnostic services.
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Westervelt, CDPQ buy Georgia timberland, set up partnership   
October 20, 2021
Source: PE Hub - The Westervelt Company and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec have acquired more than 76,000 acres of pine timberland in Georgia from Superior Pine Products.
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Retail Sales Swell in September: 3 Fund Picks   
October 19, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Retail sales accelerated in September as coronavirus cases declined and students and employees returned to schools and offices.
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CDPQ invests in Grupo Diagnóstico Aries   
October 19, 2021
Source: Associated Press - PRNewswire/ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, today announced that it will acquire a significant minority stake in Grupo Diagnóstico Aries (the...
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Novelis Announces nearly $130 Million Investment to Enhance Oswego Operations and Meet Growing Demand for Aluminum   
October 19, 2021
Source: WFMZ-TV - Novelis Inc., the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced plans to invest approximately $130 million to upgrade its operations in Oswego,
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Hungary on the Verge of Purchasing Budapest Airport   
October 19, 2021
Source: Airways - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated today that the purchase of Budapest Airport (BUD) might be completed "any minute now."
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Westervelt and CDPQ announce new strategic partnership focused on sustainable timberland, with acquisition in Georgia   
October 19, 2021
Source: Associated Press - PRNewswire/ - The Westervelt Company and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, today announced the acquisition of more than 76,000 acres (307 km2) of high-quality pine...
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Thrive Market Announces First Shoppable Cookbook   
October 19, 2021
Source: Specialty Food Association - Thrive Market, a member-based online marketplace, has introduced a shoppable cookbook—Healthy Living Made Easy. With 60+ recipes featuring better-for-you, healthy ingredients an
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These 5 people were supposed to save retail. Here's how they did.   
October 19, 2021
Source: Retail Dive - But, as the following stories show, no one person can be the savior of retail. Rightly or wrongly, leaders such as Jenna Lyons, Ron Johnson and Rachel Shechtman were held up as the bright stars they are — only,
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Grocery store shelves bare' These products may be hard to find amid supply chain disruptions   
October 19, 2021
Source: USA TODAY on MSN.com - Shopping for groceries should be an easy task, but scarcity on some products are leaving customers frustrated. Here's a few items to watch out for.
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Commercial Insurance Market Expected to Garner $1,613.34 Billion By 2030: Allied Market Research   
October 19, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Rise in need for insurance policies among enterprises, increased competition among small & medium-sized businesses, and presence of huge number of insurance providers drive the growth of the global commercial insurance market.
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Pension investment major CDPQ buys into rapidly growing Mexican lab testing group GDA   
October 19, 2021
Source: AltAssets - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has bought a "significant" minority stake in Grupo Diagnóstico Aries, one of the fastest growing medical diagnostic services groups in Mexico.
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Walgreens cited shoplifting as rationale for closing 5 stores in San Francisco, but local officials, data, and experts cast doubt on that explanation   
October 18, 2021
Source: Business Insider - Police data obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle found the closing stores had on average less than two shoplifting reports per month since 2018.
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Map: Where 53 S.F. Walgreens stores are located vs. its 22 CVS stores   
October 17, 2021
Source: San Francisco Chronicle on MSN.com - When Walgreens announced this week that it will close five stores in San Francisco, it put itself at the center of a divisive political battle over how the city polices and prosecutes crime. The company cited concerns over retail...
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Is shoplifting forcing Walgreens to cut back in S.F.' Data on the closing stores puts the claim into perspective   
October 16, 2021
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Data released by the San Francisco Police Department raises questions about an announcement from Walgreens earlier in the week that organized, rampant retail theft forced it to close five stores. One of the stores set to close,
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A Tale of Two DTC Brands: Why Some Soar and Others Crash   
October 16, 2021
Source: The Business of Fashion - This week, activewear label Vuori picked up $400 million from SoftBank, while Scott Sternberg’s basics line Entireworld announced its shuttering. Why did two brands that thrived on pandemic fashion trends face two different...
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‘Retail redlining’ or small-business cost-saver' Lawmakers debate the impact of going cashless   
October 16, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - Democrats on a House Financial Services subcommittee said Thursday that businesses should not be allowed to refuse to accept cash because it hurts vulnerable populations, as Republicans said using cash increases operating costs...
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Northleaf leads $500m investment in PE firm Lyric Capital   
October 16, 2021
Source: PE Hub - Lyric Capital Group, a US private equity firm focused on investing in music copyrights, has secured a $500 million investment.
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Resilient shoppers push retail sales up 0.7% in September   
October 16, 2021
Source: WSLS 10 - Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even as they face sticker shock at the grocery stores and elsewhere and even as snarled global supply chains are limiting the flow of goods.
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Luxury fashion brand says it won’t destroy unsaleable goods after facing criticism   
October 15, 2021
Source: The Indian Express on MSN.com - "We will continue to develop and implement solutions to responsibly repurpose, recycle, and reuse excess or damaged products."
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Crypto lending firm Celsius Network raises $400M   
October 15, 2021
Source: CoinTelegraph - “It’s not $400 million. It’s the credibility that comes with the people who wrote those cheques,” Celsius CEO said. Cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius Network has raised $400 million ...
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Makes $5.2 Billion Investment in VillageMD to Deliver Value-Based Primary Care to Communities Across America   
October 15, 2021
Source: ???? - Investment increases ownership stake in VillageMD to 63 percentIncreases number of co-located primary care practices to over 600 in more than 30 U.S. markets by 2025 and 1,000 by 2027, with more than half in underserved...
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Walgreens shares surge as CEO Roz Brewer outlines plans to make health care its growth engine   
October 15, 2021
Source: CNBC - Roz Brewer, who joined as CEO in March, said the company will open hundreds of doctor offices, shake up its front-of-store merchandise and free up pharmacists' time.
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Walgreens closing stores over shoplifting fears   
October 15, 2021
Source: NBC News - Some major retailers are concerned over what is being called “organized retail crime” where shoplifters are getting away with hundreds of dollars in goods with little repercussion. NBC News' Jacob Ward reports that...
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Walgreens closing 5 more San Francisco stores over shoplifting fears   
October 15, 2021
Source: NBC News - Walgreens said Tuesday that it will close five more stores in San Francisco next month because of organized retail theft in another blow to a city that has
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RedMart Turns 10 With Opening Of S$100 Million Dollar Warehouse   
October 14, 2021
Source: Geek Culture on MSN.com - Welcome to RedMart's new crib. The post RedMart Turns 10 With Opening Of S$100 Million Dollar Warehouse appeared first on Geek Culture.
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Walgreens closes five more stores in San Francisco due to thefts   
October 14, 2021
Source: CBS News - Officials with the nation's second-largest drug store say they have closed 10 stores in San Francisco since 2019.
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Walgreens closing more stores in San Francisco due to organized theft   
October 14, 2021
Source: The Hill - Walgreens is closing more stores in San Francisco due to organized retail theft in the city. The retailer made the announcement on Tuesday, saying five stores will close next month, SFGATE reported. “Retail theft across our...
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Walgreens to Close Five San Francisco Stores on Shoplifting   
October 14, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc is closing five stores in San Francisco because of rampant shoplifting. Theft rates in recent months have risen to five times the company’s national average despite increased investment in...
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San Francisco Leaders Question Reasons Behind Latest Walgreens Store Closures   
October 14, 2021
Source: CBS SF Bay Area on MSN.com - Mayor London Breed on Wednesday was pushing back against the idea that rampant retail theft was the only reason behind Walgreens' recent decision to close five more stores across San Francisco
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Walgreens to Close 5 Stores in San Francisco, Citing ‘Organized’ Shoplifting   
October 14, 2021
Source: New York Times - One of the stores was targeted at least five times by the same man, who drew widespread attention for raiding the store on a bike and was later arrested, the authorities said.
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Celsius investment shows ‘conviction’ in blockchain, says CDPQ   
October 14, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - Canada’s second-largest pension fund has said its inaugural investment in the digital asset sector reflects a belief that blockchain technology will shake up the financial industry, even as cryptocurrencies attract mounting...
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Walgreens Is Permanently Closing These Stores, Starting Nov. 8   
October 14, 2021
Source: Yahoo - Walgreens has been no stranger to downsizing over the last few years. In 2015, the pharmacy chain closed around 200 stores to cut costs, and then in 2019, the company announced the closure of 200 more locations.
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Celsius Network Receives $400M Investment; Valued At More Than US $3 Billion   
October 14, 2021
Source: finsmes.com - Celsius Network, a Hobeken, N.J.-based global cryptocurrency earning and borrowing platform, raised US $400m in funding
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Which Walgreens Stores Are Closing in San Francisco' Full List Revealed   
October 14, 2021
Source: Newsweek - Walgreens has been the victim of some instances of theft over the past few years, forcing them to close stores and transfer prescriptions to new places.
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Walgreens to close 5 more S.F. stores, citing rising costs of retail crime   
October 13, 2021
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Walgreens said Tuesday that it will close five stores in San Francisco in November, citing the company’s concerns over retail theft in the city. “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers...
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