$ARO (Aéropostale, Inc.)

$ARO {{ '2016-05-04T14:28:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Teen retailer $ARO said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.The Company said it intends to emerge from the Chapter 11 process within the next six months as a standalone enterprise with a smaller store base, increased operating efficiencies and reduced SG&A expenses.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-18T15:01:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN has chosen 20 metropolitan areas as proposed locations for HQ2, its second headquarters. These are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Nashville, Newark, New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Toronto and Washington DC.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-18T15:01:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN reviewed 238 proposals from across the US, Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, its second headquarters in North America. The company has chosen 20 metropolitan areas for the next phase of the process. $AMZN expects to make a decision in 2018. The company plans to invest over $5Bil and create as many as 50,000 jobs at HQ2.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-17T19:47:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said Amazon Music Unlimited will become available in Australia and New Zealand starting February 1, giving users access to a catalogue of more than 45MM songs and hundreds of playlists and personalised stations. New subscribers can sign up for a free 90-day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited for a limited time.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-16T15:26:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amazon Web Services, Inc., an $AMZN company, announced that Comcast Cable has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. Comcast Cable will expand its use of AWS by migrating material workloads and building new applications on AWS.

$CTAS {{ '2018-01-11T15:36:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CTAS plans to gradually close its centralized stockroom in Des Moines, IA over the next four months. $CTAS acquired this facility as part of its merger with G&K Services earlier this year. The facilities closure will impact about 35 employee-partners.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T15:44:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced the Virtual Dash Button Service (VDBS), an SDK that allows third parties to offer virtual Dash Buttons on their screened devices. Virtual Dash Buttons are shortcuts that allow Prime members to quickly find and reorder products from a selection of millions of eligible products.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T15:44:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN has added device makers including HP, Kenmore, 3M’s Filtrete brand, Epson, and Blustream to its Dash Replenishment program. Dash Replenishment enables smart, connected devices to measure supply consumption through inputs, including infrared and other sensor arrays. It then signals an automatic reorder of supplies before they run out.

$AMZN {{ '2018-01-10T14:30:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said more than 300,000 US-based small and medium-sized businesses joined the Amazon Marketplace in 2017 and SMBs on $AMZN sold billions of items to customers around the world. Half of the items sold on $AMZN are from SMBs, many of whom choose to use Fulfillment by Amazon. In 2017, FBA shipped billions of items for SMBs worldwide.

$JWN {{ '2018-01-09T22:45:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JWN updated its FY17 expectations for an increase in net sales of approx. 4.2%, inclusive of the 53rd week, and an increase in comparable sales of approx. 0.5%. The company expects full-year diluted EPS to be $2.90-2.95, compared with its prior outlook of $2.85-2.95.

$JWN {{ '2018-01-09T22:45:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JWN's net sales grew 2.5% and comparable sales grew 1.2% for the nine weeks ended Dec. 30, 2017, vs. prior-year period. In the Nordstrom brand, including US and Canada full-line stores and Nordstrom.com, net sales when combined with Trunk Club, rose 0.7% and comp sales rose 1%. For Nordstrom Rack, net sales grew 8.2% and comp sales grew 2.9%.

$JWN {{ '2018-01-09T18:59:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JWN said the president of its Rack division, Karen McKibbin, will retire from her post after three decades. McKibbin will be succeeded by Geevy Thomas, the chief innovation officer of $JWN.

$LB {{ '2018-01-04T13:46:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Lingerie retailer $LB said its sales rose 3% YoY to $2.5Bil in the five weeks ended December 30, 2017, Comparable sales grew 1% during the period. L Brands also narrowed the earnings guidance range for the fourth quarter to about $2 per share from $1.95-$2.10 per share it had estimated earlier.

$JWN {{ '2018-01-02T14:31:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JWN said it will hire 250 employees for its first stand-alone Men's Store in Manhattan. The company appointed Cailin Caro as store manager of the NYC Men's Store, and company veteran Chris Wanlass as VP of its Manhattan full-line stores.

$JWN {{ '2018-01-02T14:30:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JWN said it will hire 250 employees for its first stand-alone Men's Store in Manhattan, which will open on Broadway between West 57th and West 58th Streets in April 2018. The company will also open a New York City flagship store in 2019 at the base of Central Park Tower, an Extell Development Company Project.

$AMZN {{ '2017-12-26T14:47:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN celebrated its biggest holiday season. Prime membership continued to grow this holiday. In one week alone, more than 4MM people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships. More than 1Bil items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide this season, with Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick being the top-selling products.

$CTAS {{ '2017-12-22T14:19:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$CTAS said the growth expectations for the First Aid business have continued to be in the high single digits range. The company has a lot of opportunity to grow its customer base with the safety cabinets and other products and services. $CTAS believes there is plenty of good organic growth to come in future.

$CTAS {{ '2017-12-22T13:53:12+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$CTAS believes the US tax reform will result in significant benefits to the company. Under the new tax laws, $CTAS expects the effective tax rate for FY18 to be 8-12%. These lower FY18 rates will be incorporated into guidance over the next several months. $CTAS expects effective tax rate for FY19 and thereafter to be 23-26%.

$CTAS {{ '2017-12-22T13:52:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$CTAS' integration of G&K continues to proceed as planned. The pace of closing duplicate operations increased in 2Q18. $CTAS has closed 50 operations and 47% of G&K locations have been converted to the $CTAS operating system. This enabled $CTAS to realize about $14MM in synergies in 2Q18.

$CTAS {{ '2017-12-21T22:37:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CTAS is raising its revenue guidance to a range of $6.36-6.43Bil and EPS from continuing operations to a range of $5.39-5.46.

$CTAS {{ '2017-12-21T22:34:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CTAS reported net income of $137MM or $1.23 per share in 2Q18 compared to $140MM or $1.29 per share in 2Q17. Revenue for 2Q18 was $1.61Bil, an increase of 26.4% over 2Q17. The organic revenue growth rate, which adjusts for the impacts of acquisitions and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, was 7.7%.

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