Ten Thousand Villages makes list Good Books signs deal with Schuster Ocean City, Md. rejects sponsor Nissan recall focuses on air bags
Ten Thousand Villages, the world's oldest and largest fair trade retailer, again has been named to Ethisphere Institute's World's Most Ethical Company list.
In making the 2013 list, the Akron-based retailer has won the honor for six consecutive years. Ten Thousand Villages was selected in the specialty retailer category.
To make its selections, the institute reviews codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories, evaluates investment in innovation and sustainable business practices and looks at corporate citizenship, among other issues.
Simon & Schuster will handle sales, distribution and fulfillment for Good Books worldwide beginning June 1, it was announced Wednesday.
Good Books, based in Intercourse, is best known for its "Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook" series and The Mayo Clinic Diet.
The independent publishing company established in 1979 by Merle and Phyllis Pellman Good has been handling its own sales and distribution.
Good Books will remain an independent publishing company under the ownership of the Good family.
However, the agreement with Simon & Schuster will allow Good Books to extend its sales reach and focus more on editing and publishing.
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Ocean City officials have rejected a bid by the makers of Old Bay to wrap boardwalk trams in the colors and logo of the iconic seafood seasoning.
The Town Council decided Tuesday to see how much other companies are willing to pay. The council decided at its biweekly work session to put out a nationwide request for proposals.
Public Works Director Hal Adkins told The Daily Times of Salisbury that the proposal pitched to the council by a media company representing Old Bay manufacturer McCormick & Co. would have brought the town $14,400. The one-year deal would have wrapped eight trams in the Old Bay colors.
The trams run 110 days a year along the 2.5-mile boardwalk. The beach resort attracts about 8 million visitors a year.
DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan is recalling five of its 2013 models in the U.S. because a faulty sensor can permanently turn off the front-seat passenger air bag.
The recall covers the Altima midsize car, as well as the Leaf electric car, Pathfinder SUV and the Sentra compact. Also covered is the Infiniti JX35 SUV.
Nissan says in documents filed with safety regulators that it hasn't determined the number of vehicles affected by the recall.
Nissan said dealers will inspect the sensors in April and replace them at no cost if necessary.