Walgreens Boots Alliance World Sustainability Awards

Walgreens Boots Alliance Wins Diversity & Inclusion Category of the 2023 World Sustainability Awards.

Walgreens Boots Alliance's global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy

With more than 325,000 employees in nine countries, our workplace encompasses a range of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, perspectives and insights. Our goal is to create a culture underpinned by allyship, where diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is not just a mantra but a seamless way of working. Our mission is to attract, develop, and engage employees and partners who reflect the diverse customers and communities we serve, and to foster an inclusive future where everyone feels respected, valued, and excited to grow their career with us. We can accomplish this by having DE&I at the center of everything we do.

Our global DEI strategy follows three pillars of action: continuously learning, building talented and diverse teams, and building inclusive brands and services. During fiscal 2022, our strategy came to life through continued leadership accountability and transparency in building talented and diverse teams, expansion of our business resource groups (BRGs), including membership, driving and enhancing, supplier diversity initiatives, and ongoing organizational learning and awareness.

Boots has a DEI Steering Group composed of senior leaders from the UK and the Republic of Ireland who meet monthly to hold themselves accountable for change. No7 Beauty Company has a Racial Equity Movement (REM) board across the UK and U.S. that supports the Company's efforts to root out all forms of racism in the workplace and encourage our function leaders to integrate DEI commitments within their teams. While our strategy is global, our execution is local, and we are empowering our leaders to listen, learn, and take meaningful action based on their local cultures, regulations, and customers. https://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com/

United States Sports Fan Analytics Trends Study 2023

The Sports Fan Analytics & Trends study provides you with key measurements of consumer fan behavior and demographics, trending since 2011, drawing upon nationwide consumer surveys, across 18 sport categories.

Fan Behavior and Analytics

With this study, you gain a comprehensive insight into all facets of a dynamic, rapidly shifting sports fan marketplace covering TV viewership, online viewership, attendance, social media, sponsorship influence indices, mobile device consumption patterns, consumer product brand preferences, fantasy sports, logo apparel purchasing, sports venues, and favorite professional and college team rankings.

Highlights of the Study

- Key measurements of consumer fan behavior and demographics.

- Utilizes nationwide consumer surveys to provide comprehensive insight into all facets of a dynamic, rapidly shifting sports fan marketplace

- Data sets across 18 different sports, inclusive of Major and Minor Sports: NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, Golf, Tennis, Running, College Football, College Basketball, NASCAR, IndyCar, Lacrosse (MLL/NLL), Soccer (non-USA), Minor League Baseball, Minor League Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts

Key Attributes Reported On:

TV & Online Viewership


Social Media

Sponsorship Influence Indices

Mobile Device Consumption Patterns

Consumer Product Brand Preferences

Fantasy Sports Involvement

Logo Apparel Purchasing

Sports Venues

Favorite/Most Popular Team Rankings


Target Audience Includes:

Advertising and marketing agencies

Consulting firms conducting competitive intelligence on behalf of clients

PR firms

Corporate sponsors



Sports media

Financial services

Social media networks

Social media firms and digital marketing agencies

Companies Mentioned

Adidas, American Express, Amazon, American, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Bud Light, Chick-fil-A, Charles Schwab, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Diet Coke, Doritos, Enterprise, Fidelity, Ford, Gatorade, GEICO, Hertz, Lays, MasterCard, McDonald's, Monster, Nike, Red Bull, Samsung, Southwest, State Farm, Toyota, Verizon, Vitamin Water

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2023 LA Auto Show Presents The Electric Avenue - Nov

Mark your calendars for November 17-26 as the Los Angeles Auto Show® introduces an unprecedented experience for attendees. For the first time, a diverse roster of automotive brands will empower visitors to directly compare electric vehicle performance, comfort and features by getting behind the wheel. Set against the expansive backdrop of the show's 1M sqft venue, visitors can experience top-tier models from leading automakers through both street drives and specialized indoor tracks. The 116th LA Auto Show® ensures a unique, pressure-free environment for attendees to gain firsthand insights and make well-informed vehicle choices.

Experience the future of automotive on the streets of Los Angeles! This year, the Los Angeles Auto Show propels attendees into the driver's seat with an electrifying array of ride-and-drive experiences. Attendees will navigate the show's Electric Avenue, a sweeping, zero-emission vehicle test track that seamlessly circles the entire South Hall at the LA Convention Center, measuring almost one mile. In a premiere initiative, sponsored by LADWP and Volta, both seasoned EV enthusiasts and curious first-timer shoppers are invited to pilot a range of vehicles from a dozen cutting-edge EV options. The EV fleet will be kept in peak performance thanks to dedicated Volta charging stations.

Discover the electric diversity of Electric Avenue! Each automaker will showcase its unique flair with test drives running daily from 9AM to 5:30PM. Dive into a lineup featuring powerhouses like Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Lucid, Polestar, Porsche, and Volvo. And for those looking to shift gears, the LA Auto Show introduces an electrifying twist: Verge Motorcycles debuts its two-wheeled electric sensation, ready for eligible enthusiasts to take for a spin down Electric Avenue.

"With California leading the world as the most influential market for gas and electric vehicle ownership, it's essential that the Los Angeles Auto Show gives visitors the opportunity to experience the newest products and latest technology," said Los Angeles Auto Show President Terri Toennies. "The show will allow consumers to discover the power, handling and comfort of these innovative vehicles, as well as the new electric motorcycle offering for licensed visitors to experience alternative mobility solutions."

Eligible riders will be able to throw a leg over the newest electric machine from Verge. Boasting almost 900 ft-lb of torque, a range of more than 230 miles, and the world's first hubless electric rear wheel motor among its many highlights, the revolutionary Verge TS models will showcase advances in the latest two-wheeled electric options.

Vehicle manufacturers keen to create a one-stop shop for discovery and experience have placed indoor ride-along tracks directly within their main hall exhibitions. This includes Camp Jeep, Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, and Volkswagen. In another first for the LA Auto Show, Ford's Adventure Track will begin inside their exhibit space and head outside, creating a multisensory experience.


In response to surging consumer interest and marking yet another groundbreaking feature at the LA Auto Show, the Electrification Discovery Center has emerged. In collaboration with the Hispanic Motor Press Guild, bilingual EV ambassadors fluent in both Spanish and English, will guide visitors through the electrification journey. The Center is not just an exhibit but an educational hub, aiming to demystify the nuance of EV ownership. Attendees will gain insight into driving characteristics, charging options, enticing purchase incentives, and an extensive array of EV products and vehicles on display, spanning both pure EVs and hybrid models.

Adding to the Center's offerings, renowned author and automotive journalist Matt DeLorenzo will host weekend sessions centered around "How to Buy an Affordable Electric Car." Drawing from the wealth of knowledge in his latest book, How to Buy an Affordable Electric Car: A Tightwad's Guide to EV Ownership, DeLorenzo will share valuable insights for potential EV owners."

"Our research has shown that many consumers are unaware of what electric vehicles can offer and sometime confused by the purchasing programs, charging options, and more. We decided to create the Electrification Discovery Center and provide bilingual staff to allow visitors to ask any questions they have, so they can really understand the new opportunities available to them," said Toennies.

$75M Opportunity In The New Hollywood

While Hollywood has traditionally been the hub for film and television production, that prominence may be fading rapidly as production companies trying to meet the insatiable appetite of consumers for content across the increasing diversity of entertainment platforms look for safer and more cost-effective locations. Locations such as Atlanta have tried to lure production companies with film incentives and over-built/over-hyped studios but have fallen prey to the same disincentives as Hollywood: traffic congestion, crime and cost escalations.

One location that seems to have avoided these disincentives and gained prominence in the industry is Nashville, Tennessee. Known as “Music City U.S.A” as a result of its thriving music scene, Nashville may just have become the hot, new “go-to” destination for filmmakers and is fast gaining popularity among some as “Movie City U.S.A,” attracting filmmakers and talent from around the world who are drawn to its vibrant entertainment culture, artistic community and quality of life.

One company, Worldwide Stages, a soundstage and production campus just south of Nashville, seems set to capitalize on this transformation. The company aims to set a new standard in the entertainment production industry by offering unparalleled concierge service, convenience and safety.

“Worldwide Stages isn’t just providing the traditional soundstage environment for entertainment production companies,” said the company’s CEO Kelly Frey. “We are providing a comprehensive solution for the problems that entertainment production companies have had to deal with at other locations.”

Worldwide Stages has already hosted production companies such as Paramount Pictures (NASDAQ: PARA) and Amazon Studios and A-list talent across the full spectrum of feature film, TV broadcast and music industries (resulting in company credits in publications ranging from People to Forbes).

Worldwide Stages Announces Proposed $75 Million Stock Offering

In a recent announcement, Mr. Frey revealed that Worldwide Stages has taken a significant step forward by filing a proposed $75 million stock offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The offering, to be conducted under the Regulation A+ Tier 2 framework, allows even small retail investors to participate in investing in pre-public and private companies.

The net proceeds from this offering will play a crucial role in expanding the entertainment production capacity of Worldwide Stages with new sound stages and backlots. With plans to enhance their current 320,000 square foot/38-acre production campus, this expansion allows Worldwide Stages to accommodate production companies catering to consumers increasing demand for entertainment content. Worldwide Stages is poised to leverage this growth and make a significant impact in the industry and in the region.

An Opportunity To Be Involved In The Disruption Of The Entertainment Industry

Speaking on the recent development, Mr. Frey shared, “Imagine investing in a Hollywood-style studio complex when Hollywood was first becoming the movie capital of the world. We started with the concept of serving the hundreds of music touring artists, record companies, and entertainment production companies located here in Music City USA, and then were amazed at the massive influx of creative capital in the entertainment production industry from historic feature film and TV production hubs such as Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. So we are excited today to begin the process for retail investors to invest in a company whose goal is to disrupt and revolutionize the entertainment production industry. We do something different, something special at Worldwide Stages. And invariably, the first words we hear from production executives when they walk into Worldwide Stages is ‘WOW, we never imagined production facilities like this existed.’ ”

Worldwide Stages Could Bring New Hollywood To The Next Level Of Production Quality

The company’s campus is already well-equipped to support Nashville’s growing production industry, offering multiple state-of-the-art soundstages, complemented by expansive green rooms and production suites. Additionally, their private 70-seat theater is ideal for screening dailies or hosting intimate performances. The grand lobbies and atriums are perfect for industry events. This makes the facility ideal not only for entertainment production, but also for pre-production and post-production needs.

The facility also has over 1,000 parking spaces and is situated on over 38 acres of secure and picturesque rolling countryside just south of Nashville. Worldwide Stages further solidifies Nashville's position as an important city in the entertainment industry, attracting filmmakers and talent from all over the world who seek the city's thriving entertainment culture and the exceptional services provided by Worldwide Stages.

“As the film industry is starting to ramp up production and fully recover from the pandemic’s impact and prepare for the surge in production work that will result after the current WGA writers’ strike is resolved,” said Mr. Frey, “there will be an even greater need of big production companies for new entertainment hot spots like Nashville and Worldwide Stages.”

Whether it's Music City, Movie City or The New Hollywood, Nashville seems poised to make a huge impact in the entertainment production industry and production campuses like Worldwide Stages look set to be the beneficiaries.