Production of Coca-Cola Suspended in Venezuela

Many companies operating in Venezuela have recently shut down, suspended or scaled back their operations in the country as economic conditions have deteriorated significantly as reported by SlideShare. Coca-Cola FEMSA is the latest business to be added to an already long list. The Mexican beverage multinational has announced that they have made the decision to halt all production in Venezuela due to a shortage of sugar.
Coca-Cola FEMSA is the biggest Coke bottler in the world and has operations throughout Latin America. The suspension was caused by sugar supplies dropping below levels needed to sustain production. The company official named David stated that they expect the shortage to last several months and that they had no choice but to shut down production, as 90% of the products they manufacture require sugar. However, there are no plans for the company to completely terminate its presence in Venezuela at the time being.

This is not the first time that a food and beverage company has had to suspend production in Venezuela due to a shortage of essential ingredients. Just last month, Polar Group, the country’s largest private company has announced that they would not be able to continue producing beer or any other malt beverage as they were unable to secure barley, a key ingredient.

Other companies to scale back operations or exit the country entirely include Clorox and Avon Products.


How Brian Torchin is of Benefit to Health Professionals

The healthcare services sector is amongst the hardest to work in. It is only through thorough preparation for work that those involved can enjoy fulfilling and enduring careers. Brian Torchin has created a name for himself by being among experts who are involved in equipping health professionals with skills needed to make their vocations successful. His firm, HCRC mainly deals in helping medical services providers in their quest to employ highly qualified experts.

Brian’s Hands-on Management Style

Under Mr. Torchin’s leadership, HCRC provides job counseling to its clients who are mostly health professionals. This guidance helps them to pinpoint specific areas that they want to specialize in. Just like any other employees, those working in the health industry need career counseling. This ultimately helps curb the high redundancy and employee turnover occasioned by their dissatisfaction with their jobs. Doctors and nurses are particularly affected and need counseling more than anyone else.

Torchin has been actively involved in helping HCRC’s clients to find jobs as soon as they are available, through many online resources like his account. This is in recognition to the fact that they are numerous openings in the sector, which need to be filled. HCRC ensures that its clients’ staffing needs are all met. Brian himself plays an important role in all the job placement processes that the organization undertakes. He personally goes out to ensure that qualified professionals are matched with the best firms where there skills can be honed properly.

To ensure that clients are matched with competent employees, the firm thoroughly vets employees to ascertain that they meet the highest standards. Brian himself is immersed in the vetting process because he cares a lot about staff recruitment. The vetting procedure itself is thorough, which guarantees that whoever goes through it is up to whatever task that he or she will be assigned once in employment.

Being an experienced medical practitioner, Mr. Torchin recognizes the difficulties faced by medical students in their quest to get jobs. To ease this, HCRC organizes interviews for all professionals. Those whose expertise stands out are often prioritized whenever there is an employment opportunity. His availability on social media platforms guarantees that clients can have personal communication with him whenever they feel like.  Read more about Brian on LinkedIn.

Beneful Dry Dog Food Varieties

PurinaStore’s Beneful Dry Dog Food offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to choosing an appropriate mea for your four-legged canine companion. Here we discuss the first four in their dry dog food line: the Originals and Healthy Weight for adult dogs.
Beneful Dry Dog Food: Originals with real beef

Beneful’s Originals with real beef is full of anti-oxidant rich nutrients; this means every time you fill your dog’s bowl up you are giving them one hundred percent of their daily nutrition. The real beef flavor is accents with spinach, peas, and carrots.

Beneful Dry Dog Food: Originals with real chicken

Made with a mix of tender bits and crunchy bites, Beneful’s Originals with real chicken, carrots, tomatoes, and avocados gives your dog an anti-oxidant rich meal that will provide with will all their daily nutrition in order to thrive and live a healthy life style.

Beneful Dry Dog Food: Originals with real salmon

Beneful’s Originals with real salmon, combines the flavors of sweet potatoes, green beans, and carrots for a wholesome meal that helps maintain a shiny coat and healthy skin on your pet. This omega-rich nutrition means your dog will live a healthier lifestyle all the while having a delicious meal every day.

Beneful Dry Dog Food: Healthy Weight with real chicken

By giving your adult dog, Beneful’s Healthy Weight there is a reason to get excited over mealtime, regardless of being on a diet! This caloric intake smart blend of nutrients combines real chicken with apples, carrots, and green beans in a mix of tender pieces and crunchy bites, it is a healthy every day dog food blend that relies on food science combinations to provide one hundred percent of daily nutrition as well as a calorie-smart diet control.

All mentioned blends are available on Wal-Mart stores in 3.5 lbs., 6.3 lbs., 15.5 lbs., 31.1 lbs., 40 lbs., and 44 lbs. sized bags. Appropriate serving sizes for your dog’s size are listed on the back of the bags for convenience. Follow Beneful!

The Enduring Legacy of Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray private equity firm, CCMP Capital Advisors, in 1989. For the next nearly two decades he led the company in various mergers that made it bigger and stronger. The former CEO died on March 12, 2015 at 52-years-of-age. After being in the leader’s position for well over 20 years, he resigned his position last month, citing health reasons.

Immediately after his departure, acting Chairman Greg Brenneman assumed the position. Soon after Murray’s death, on behalf of the firm Brenneman expressed deepest condolences to the family.  CCMP is a firm that specializes on buyout and growth equity transactions.

And with Stephen Murray at the helm, it was extremely successful at this. In the past decade, it has been in the management of two multibillion-dollar funds. Murray began his rise to success as a student at Boston College, where he earned a degree in Economics in 1984. He then attended Columbia Business School, where he earned an MA in business administration in 1989.

That same year he joined the team of the MH Equity Corporation. Over the next decade MH went through several different mergers – read more: West Village Townhouse for $17 Million.   In 2005, he was named head of a buyout business of JP Morgan Partners. It was under the umbrella of JP Morgan that Murray co-founded CCMP Capital. He became its CEO in 2007.

During his time in the private equity industry, he has also been a board member on such big companies as Aramark, Generac Power Systems, AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe, Cabela’s, Pinnacle Foods, and Legacy Hospital Partners.

He has also supported and continues to support various charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boston College, The Food Bank, Stamford Museum, and Columbia Business School. Read more: 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital

He not only gives financially these things, but he on the board of trustees at Boston College and the chairman’s council at Make a Wish Foundation of Metro New York.

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Socialism Governments – Do They Work For The People?

The 2016 Presidential Primary Election has awakened the sleeping giants in the Democratic and Republican Parties. Thor Halvorssen, Founder and President of the Human Rights Foundation appeared on Fox News with Trish Regan to weigh-in on the difference between the democratic socialist agenda views presented by Bernie Sanders and the results of socialist authoritarianism in Venezuela.


Trish Regan asked Halvorssen to provide the audience with a definition of Socialism, and what it means to the people. Halvorssen explains that people can take the historical definition of socialism, or they can take an academic definition of socialism. Arguably, many democratic countries have socialist policies. Thor continues to define the difference between a socialist policy and having a socialist government. Many people believe that socialism, communism, and Marxism are one in the same. Take a country like Venezuela where the government decides the pricing on goods and materials, then because of their pricing a massive shortage is created and the result is a humanitarian crisis. It is for this reason that Thor says he donated the maximum contribution allowable to the Bernie Sanders campaign. Trish Regan is taken back by his contribution to Bernie Sanders and asks him why?


Thor Halvorssen replied with a quick response saying “the Democrat front runner right now is, unfortunately, someone who has taken millions and millions of dollars from many dictatorships.” Countries such as Algeria, Barian, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and other dictatorships that execute people for being gay, and disagreeing with their decisions. Countries that restrict freedoms and in some cases ban Christmas. Trish replies to Thor’s dictatorship remarks with the statement, “You have experience with this in Venezuela, don’t you?” I sure do, my father was a political prisoner, my mother was shot by the Chavez regime, and my first cousin is currently in prison in Venezuela.


Venezuela for decades had labor governments, governments that nodded to democratic socialism. Democratic socialism governments can exist, but it dissolves when the government decides to take control of everything. The redistribution of wealth does not work to end poverty. To end poverty, you must create wealth.


As Winston Churchill once said, “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

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