NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Is Bringing Everyday Luxury to the Baking Aisle
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Taking note of the evolving chocolate landscape, with unique origin cocoa, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® is launching a premium baking chip made with single
Nintendo Download: Feeling Super Hot!
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Making the Leap: Survey of “Mompreneurs” Shows Running a Business Less Daunting than Starting It
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PicMonkey, a leading cloud-based image editing and design platform, today announced the results of a third-party survey which reveal that starting and ru
Glamping Gets Ghoulish at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts
Aug. 22, 2019 19:29 UTC Halloween, fall activities entice families to try camping for the first time CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kids are heading back to school and cooler weather is around the corner, so families are thinking about fall camping, or these days, glamping. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the U.S. and Canada have a full schedule of fall and Halloween activities scheduled, with Halloween-themed weekends already underway at some locations. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190822005654/en/ Haunted hayrides are one of many Halloween and fall activities families enjoy at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the U.S. and Canada. (Photo: Business Wire) Most Jellystone Park locations celebrate Halloween with campsite decorating and costume contests, trick-or-treating, magic pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving or painting contests, as well as monster-themed dances. A growing number also have haunted graveyards, trails and houses. Many parks also offer a variety of traditional fall-themed weekends that include scarecrow-making contests and fall crafts. A handful of locations even have corn mazes. Visit campjellystone.com/explore/activities/theme-weekends/halloween/ for details on individual park activities. “With the explosion of young families starting to camp, our Halloween-themed weekends are some of the busiest times of the year, with many locations starting them in August or September,” said Trent Hershenson, vice president of Marketing. “Parents today want to give their kids an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while being entertained, and with Halloween so popular, families are finding it’s a great time to try camping.” Hershenson said that families also want the comforts and convenience of premium cabins, Wi-Fi, and other amenities that Jellystone Park offers, such as jumping pillows, mini golf and wagon rides. He noted another trend: many first-time campers are renting RVs, including ones already set up on-site. “Cabins book up quickly for fall weekends, making RVs an excellent option,” he said. Hershenson recommended GoRVing.com, campjellystone.com/plan-your-trip/rv-rentals, and the RVshare website http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-9158868-13807248. First-time campers can find other helpful tips on the Jellystone Park blog at campjellystone.com/journal/. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is the nation’s leading family camping destination, famous for pools, water slides, and splashgrounds; activities including character interactions, jumping pillows, mini golf, and pedal carts; and theme weekends. Guests choose from premium cabins and yurts, as well as deluxe RV sites and tent sites. There are more than 75 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Visit www.jellystonepark.com. Multimedia available at: https://www.jellystonefranchise.com/pressroom/ View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190822005654/en/ Contacts Ritter Communications, Brad Ritter email@example.com 866.284.2170 Source: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Haunted hayrides are one of many Halloween and fall activities families enjoy at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in the U.S. and Canada. (Photo: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190822005654/en
Black Knight's First Look: July Prepayment Activity Hits Highest Level Since 2016; Mortgage Delinquencies See Strong Recovery from June Spike
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) reports the following "first look" at July 2019 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.
The New Home Company Names Miek Harbur Senior Vice President, General Counsel
ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The New Home Company (NEW HOME, NYSE: NWHM) today announced that Miek Harbur has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel.
The Unprecedented Global Reach And Operating Presence Of Century 21 Real Estate LLC Surpasses 10,000-Office Milestone
MADISON, N.J., Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With real estate more 'Glocal' than ever, the news announced today by Century 21 Real Estate that its system is now operating in 10,000 offices worldwide provides a competitive advantage for home buyers and sellers, and for securing long-term growth and market share for the C21(®) Network's affiliated brokers. The unprecedented global reach of the CENTURY 21(®) brand is a connection and collaboration of 130,000+ relentless independent sales professionals in 82 countries and territories who live their mission to defy mediocrity and delivery extraordinary experiences, and a presence that so-called disruptors, and others in the industry, cannot match. In a world where the daily course of industry business is increasingly being conducted country-to-country and continent-to-continent, the global growth of the brand is a real differentiator for local clients and their C21 Network professional.
Virtua Partners Finalizes Purchase of Courtyard by Marriott in Winston-Salem, NC; Strategic partnership with Hotel Equities promotes continued growth through new development and acquisitions
Aug. 22, 2019 14:03 UTC SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virtua Partners announced the purchase of a 126-room Courtyard by Marriott under construction in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hotel Equities will manage the Marriott hotel in downtown Winston-Salem when it opens in Q1 2020. Hotel Equities and Virtua Partners joined forces last year to expand upon their current hospitality portfolio through new development and acquisition opportunities. Hotel Equities is providing development services for the Courtyard through the construction process and will see it through completion. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190822005390/en/ Courtyard by Marriott Winston-Salem (Photo: Business Wire) Located at 640 W. 4th Street in the heart of Winston-Salem, the Courtyard will feature a rooftop bar with views of the surrounding downtown area. As the home of Wake Forest University and numerous corporate headquarters including banking firm BB&T, Winston-Salem enjoys its status as both a college town and a business and medical hub. “This transaction is a perfect example of what the strategic partnership between Hotel Equities and Virtua Partners was designed for,” said Joe Reardon, Hotel Equities’ chief development officer. “Our experience in identifying opportunities and the ability to provide equity and debt solutions through our partnership makes us a force in acquisitions and development. The new Courtyard in Winston-Salem will feature upscale accommodations and a rooftop bar overlooking the thriving downtown market. The community is dialed-in on the hotel’s construction progress and anticipating opening day of the unique Courtyard by Marriott.” The Courtyard is also significant because it is among the first hospitality projects in the country to be built as an Opportunity Zone development – a recent legislative program designed to stimulate local economies through long-term investment from private capital. “There is an incredible amount of upside for this project,” says Quinn Palomino, CEO of Virtua Partners, “whether it be to the WinstonSalem community, the people who will be employed through construction and full-time hospitality jobs or the investors who chose to finance this project. When combined, the demand drivers of the Winston-Salem community, the management expertise of Hotel Equities and the tax breaks of the Opportunity Zone program all serve to optimize this property’s potential.” The hotel also will feature an expansive courtyard and more than 1,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space in a building architecturally designed to complement adjacent properties and the surrounding neighborhood. In addition to the hotel’s rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city, amenities will include a full-service bistro, swimming pool and fitness center. About Virtua Partners: Virtua Partners is a private equity firm specializing in commercial real estate. Virtua designs and executes investment opportunities across the country. Investment products include fixed income, growth to income, growth and aggressive growth. Through its affiliates, Virtua provides debt and equity origination, asset and property management, workout consulting, development and fund management. Please visit www.virtuapartners.com to learn more about our investor services. About Hotel Equities: Hotel Equities is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel ownership, management and development firm operating more than 140 hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as Founder and Chairman; Brad Rahinsky serves as President and CEO. For more information, visit www.hotelequities.com. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190822005390/en/ Contacts Sommer Shiver, Director of Communications, Hotel Equities, 678.578.4444, x 19 Brad Rahinsky, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hotel Equities, 678.578.4444, x 22 Joe Reardon, SVP, Business Development & Marketing, Hotel Equities, 678.578.4444, x 23 Alex Nye, Gregory FCA for Virtua Partners, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-228-2287 Source: Virtua Partners and Hotel Equities Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Courtyard by Marriott Winston-Salem (Photo: Business Wire) Graphic Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190822005390/en
Parks Associates: 35% of US Consumers Ages 65+ Interested in Telehealth Services from Local Doctor
DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates will examine the market for IoT health solutions and current trends in the connected health market during "Connected Health: Serving Consumers at Home," the pre-show workshop for Connected Health Summit on August 27. This workshop features Parks Associates analyst insight and consumer research focused on the demand and adoption for connected health solutions that improve wellness and enhance independent living.
Minnesota’s First Del Webb Active Adult Community Debuts
CORCORAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Del Webb, the leading builder of active adult communities in the nation, is celebrating the grand opening of the first Del Webb community in Minn
Church Pension Group to Host a Series of Expert Panels on Shareholder Engagement
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, announced that it will host a series of expert panel
P&G 2019 Annual Report Details Strategic Choices, Strong Results, Superior Brands and Shareholder Value
Aug. 23, 2019 12:49 UTC CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Procter & Gamble's focus on superiority, productivity and improving P&G’s organization and culture created value for shareholders and made a positive difference in results in fiscal 2019, P&G said in its 2019 Annual Report, published today at www.pg.com/annualreport2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190823005186/en/ We've focused and strengthened our portfolio in daily-use categories where performance drives brand choice. Daily-use categories are important to our retail partners as they drive shopping trips and consumer loyalty is often higher. Learn more in P&G’s 2019 Annual Report. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 (Graphic: Business Wire) The Annual Report details how, as previously announced, during fiscal 2019: P&G built sales, market share and profit margin momentum throughout fiscal 2019, finishing the year with the strongest organic sales growth in over a decade. We continued our best-in-class track record of cash return to shareowners, returning $12.5 billion of cash through a combination of share repurchases and dividends, increasing the dividend for the 63rd consecutive year, and paying a dividend for 129 consecutive years. We drove focus on our strategic choices to win with consumers, supported by a strong commitment to social and environmental Citizenship efforts built into the business. In his letter to Company shareowners, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David Taylor said, “We are focused on winning with consumers. That’s job #1—winning with consumers and shoppers through superiority, fueled by productivity, and delivered by an empowered, agile and accountable organization that is driving constructive disruption across the entire value chain in our industry.” These are the strategies and focus areas guiding P&G’s choices and investments, brought to life every day by about 97,000 P&G employees around the world: We have a focused portfolio in 10 categories – daily-use products where performance drives brand choice. We’re extending our margin of competitive superiority in product, package, brand communication, retail execution, and value. We’re driving productivity improvements in cost and cash to fund these investments and improve profitability. We’re leading the constructive disruption of our industry across all areas of the value chain, to win in today’s dynamic world. We're operating through a more focused, agile, accountable organization operating at the speed of the market. Taylor added in his letter to shareowners, “Importantly, these choices are not independent strategies. They reinforce and build on each other and include a strong commitment to social and environmental Citizenship efforts built into the business. They position us well to deal with near-term challenges from macroeconomic headwinds, trade transformation and anticipated competitive response. Together, they are the foundation for stronger, balanced top- and bottom-line growth and value creation over the short, mid- and long term.” Visit www.pg.com/annualreport2019 to explore or download P&G’s 2019 Annual Report. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this release or presentation, other than purely historical information, including estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives, and expected operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. Risks and uncertainties to which our forward-looking statements are subject include, without limitation: (1) the ability to successfully manage global financial risks, including foreign currency fluctuations, currency exchange or pricing controls and localized volatility; (2) the ability to successfully manage local, regional or global economic volatility, including reduced market growth rates, and to generate sufficient income and cash flow to allow the Company to affect the expected share repurchases and dividend payments; (3) the ability to manage disruptions in credit markets or changes to our credit rating; (4) the ability to maintain key manufacturing and supply arrangements (including execution of supply chain optimizations and sole supplier and sole manufacturing plant arrangements) and to manage disruption of business due to factors outside of our control, such as natural disasters and acts of war or terrorism; (5) the ability to successfully manage cost fluctuations and pressures, including prices of commodities and raw materials, and costs of labor, transportation, energy, pension and healthcare; (6) the ability to stay on the leading edge of innovation, obtain necessary intellectual property protections and successfully respond to changing consumer habits and technological advances attained by, and patents granted to, competitors; (7) the ability to compete with our local and global competitors in new and existing sales channels, including by successfully responding to competitive factors such as prices, promotional incentives and trade terms for products; (8) the ability to manage and maintain key customer relationships; (9) the ability to protect our reputation and brand equity by successfully managing real or perceived issues, including concerns about safety, quality, ingredients, efficacy or similar matters that may arise; (10) the ability to successfully manage the financial, legal, reputational and operational risk associated with third-party relationships, such as our suppliers, contract manufacturers, distributors, contractors and external business partners; (11) the ability to rely on and maintain key company and third party information technology systems, networks and services, and maintain the security and functionality of such systems, networks and services and the data contained therein; (12) the ability to successfully manage uncertainties related to changing political conditions (including the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union) and potential implications such as exchange rate fluctuations and market contraction; (13) the ability to successfully manage regulatory and legal requirements and matters (including, without limitation, those laws and regulations involving product liability, product and packaging composition, intellectual property, antitrust, data protection, tax, environmental, and accounting and financial reporting) and to resolve pending matters within current estimates; (14) the ability to manage changes in applicable tax laws and regulations including maintaining our intended tax treatment of divestiture transactions; (15) the ability to successfully manage our ongoing acquisition, divestiture and joint venture activities, in each case to achieve the Company’s overall business strategy and financial objectives, without impacting the delivery of base business objectives; and (16) the ability to successfully achieve productivity improvements and cost savings and manage ongoing organizational changes, while successfully identifying, developing and retaining key employees, including in key growth markets where the availability of skilled or experienced employees may be limited. For additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those projected herein, please refer to our most recent 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports. About Procter & Gamble P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190823005186/en/ Contacts P&G Media Jennifer Corso +1-513-983-2570 P&G Investor Relations John Chevalier +1-513-983-9974 Source: Procter & Gamble Smart Multimedia Gallery Video P&G is focused on winning with consumers and shoppers through superiority, fueled by productivity, and delivered by an empowered, agile and accountable organization that is driving constructive disruption across the entire value chain in our industry. Learn more in P&G’s 2019 Annual Report. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 Photo We've focused and strengthened our portfolio in daily-use categories where performance drives brand choice. Daily-use categories are important to our retail partners as they drive shopping trips and consumer loyalty is often higher. Learn more in P&G’s 2019 Annual Report. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 (Graphic: Business Wire) Photo Consumers don’t focus on only one element of a brand and neither do we. We’re extending our margin of competitive superiority in product, package, brand communication, retail execution, and value. Visit P&G’s 2019 Annual Report to see examples in each area. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 (Graphic: Business Wire) Photo We constantly need to drive productivity to fuel investments in superiority and to drive balanced top- and bottom-line growth, including margin expansion. Learn more in P&G's 2019 Annual Report. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 (Graphic: Business Wire) Photo Superiority and productivity are critical, but not sufficient to keep us ahead in a world with a rapidly changing retail landscape, quickly evolving consumer needs, a transforming media ecosystem, and revolutionary changes in technology. Learn more in P&G's 2019 Annual Report. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 (Graphic: Business Wire) Photo We must be, and are, willing to change anything and everything needed to win, including our organization design and culture. The only things we will not change are our Purpose, Values and Principles and our commitment to winning and delivering results. Learn more in P&G's 2019 Annual Report. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 (Graphic: Business Wire) Photo We’ve built Citizenship into our business, and it’s not only doing good, it’s building trust and equity with consumers, and driving growth and value creation for shareholders—a force for good and a force for growth. Learn more in P&G's 2019 Annual Report. www.pg.com/annualreport2019 (Graphic: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190823005186/en
Hilco Global Report on Retail Reinforces Concerns About Fourth Quarter Sales Slowdown in Wake of China Tariff Concerns
Hilco Global Report on Retail Reinforces Concerns About Fourth Quarter Sales Slowdown in Wake of China Tariff Concerns