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The other side of e-commerce: Spreetail to hire hundreds

E-commerce has become a dirty word in many circles, with people blaming online shopping for killing everything from the mom-and-pop corner store to their favorite mall chain.

So far this year, Radio Shack, Vanity, Family Christian Stores and Rue 21 have all either closed stores in Lincoln or announced plans to do so. And other chains, including Sears, J.C. Penney, Gordmans and Payless ShoeSource, have announced store closings elsewhere in Nebraska.

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Spreetail, an e-commerce company located at Nebraska Innovation Campus, is looking to hire 400 people over the next three years.

Local view: Partnerships a proven model

Four years ago, we turned the first shovel of dirt at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Leaders in Nebraska education, business and government had outlined a bold vision for this public-private venture adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. We wanted to combine the expertise of UNL faculty with the resources of the private sector to bring research breakthroughs to market, attract talent to our state and grow Nebraska’s workforce and economy.

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Weller named head of food science and technology, Food Processing Center

Curtis Weller has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology and director of the Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Weller has held both roles on an interim basis since August 2016, when Rolando Flores left to become dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

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Former California ag secretary to deliver Heuermann Lecture

Former California Secretary of Agriculture Arthur Gen "A.G." Kawamura will discuss water and global resources during the next Heuermann Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The free lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be at 4:30 p.m. April 12 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive.

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The Mill Coffee & Bistro to open at Nebraska Innovation Campus

NIC's first restaurant has deep roots in Lincoln.

Daniel and Tamara Sloan, owners of The Mill Coffee & Tea, announced their plans to open a third Lincoln location at Nebraska Innovation Campus this summer.

The new shop, to be called The Mill Coffee & Bistro, will feature The Mill’s signature coffees and teas as well as an expanded food menu of breakfast items, lunch items, small plates, snacks, wine and beer.

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Lincoln ag tech company raises $3.2 million

A Lincoln-based agriculture technology startup has raised more than $3 million from investors.

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NIC welcomes new partner to Biotech Connector

Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced a new partner. Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, said Adjuvance Technologies Inc. will move into Biotech Connector space on the campus this summer.

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University staff spinoff is latest Nebraska Innovation Campus partner

Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced a new partner. Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, said Bolero Information Systems LLC will move into space on the campus this spring.

Bolero Information Systems, a software development spinoff founded by staff members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a web application development and design company that specializes in research administration and business process automation.

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Plant breeding symposium is March 14

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture invites scientists, researchers, plant breeders, genomicists and students from across the nation to the Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 14, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.

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Frontier Co-op joins Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Frontier Co-op, a leader in natural and organic products, has joined the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.

The alliance, previously called the Alliance for Advanced Food Sanitation, launched by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and founding industry partners in 2015, works to improve sanitation approaches and practices with and for the food industry.

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