The Maryland movement to protect the rays gained traction in 2015 after animal activist groups Showing Animals Respects and Kindness and Fish Feel revealed an undercover video from a fishing tournament in St. Mary’s County. The video recorded without permission showed fishermen beating the rays with metal bats, dumping dead rays into the water and hunting pregnant rays..
This isn’t to suggest, of course, that the Internet doesn’t still host its less literal identity communities its pockets of anonymity, pseudonymity and straight up play acting. But generally speaking, the mainstream social Web demands, if not requires, that people port their physical selves over to it. According to the Pew Research Institute’s most recent survey on the subject, 91 percent of teenagers have a real photo of themselves and thus, a declaration of their age, race, gender and attractiveness associated with their social media accounts, up from 79 percent in 2006..
Drive thru windows let customers stay in their cars, place their orders into a speaker system, and “move ahead to the next window” to pay and pick up their food. Drive thru windows helped put the “fast” in fast food and sparked a business revolution. Sales now come from drive thru windows.
After the lockdown was implemented last year to curb the spread of coronavirus, a report by an NGO, India Child Protection Fund (ICPF), revealed that consumption of child pornography spiked by a whopping 95% in India. ICPF Data provided by online data monitoring sites showed that there was a surge in searches for terms like “child porn,” “sexy child” and “teen sex videos”. The report cited data from pornography website Pornhub, a popular Canadian owned internet pornography website and it proves just how big and serious of a problem child porn is..
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide a new perspective by conceptualising country of origin (COO) from a management perspective, identifying the impact different COO constructs have in the context of fashion retailer and manufacturer businesses.Design/methodology/approach This qualitative study comprises a series of in depth interviews with key informants from large scale fashion retailers and manufacturers in the UK.Findings The major findings of this research demonstrate that COO is considered a strategic business imperative but manifests in a variety of ways depending on brand positioning, long term strategic plans, expertise, and brand values etc.Research implications This study contributes to the body of knowledge about the importance of COO. The findings of this research will have practical implications for manufacturers and retailers, informing the debate on the value of the ‘Made in [.]’ epithet.Research limitations Findings are limited to the UK fashion clothing industry.Originality/value This research presents a new perspective on the COO construct, addressing it from a management rather than consumer perspective. It argues that COO can be considered as a strategic dimension, which is manifested in a variety of ways.