$GK (G&K Services Inc.)

$GK {{ '2016-08-16T13:30:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of both $GK and $CTAS have approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the next 4-6 months. BofA Merrill Lynch acted as exclusive financial advisor and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Stinson Leonard Street LLP acted as legal advisors to $GK.

$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.

$UNF {{ '2018-01-03T13:39:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNF's Core Laundry Operations produced 1Q18 revenues of $373.8 million, up 6.2% from the prior year period. Specialty Garments segment reported revenue of $28.4MM, up 27.2% YoY. This improvement was primarily due to increased outages and project-based activity in the US and Canada.

$UNF {{ '2018-01-03T13:34:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Uniform provider $UNF reported 21% growth in its 1Q18 results, helped by higher revenues. Net income rose to $34.2MM, or $1.67 per share, compared to $28.2MM, or $1.38 per share during 1Q17. Revenue during the quarter rose 7.7% YoY to $415.8MM, helped by growth in its biggest segment Core Laundry.

$XOXO {{ '2018-01-02T13:16:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XOXO named Jeffrey Yin as General Counsel, reporting to CEO Mike Steib and serving on XO Group's executive team. Most recently, Yin served as the General Counsel of The Alberleen Group, a boutique investment bank and family office.

$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%.

$CTAS {{ '2017-12-21T22:09:18+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$AMZN {{ '2017-12-20T16:49:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced the launch of Mozilla Firefox and Amazon Silk browsers on all Amazon Fire TV devices in over 100 countries and territories. This gives customers access to popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, news sites, video sharing services, and other sports, and entertainment content in addition to the existing movies and TV shows.

$AMZN {{ '2017-12-19T13:51:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN's Amazon Web Services, Inc. launched the AWS EU (Paris) Region. With this launch, AWS now provides 49 Availability Zones across 18 technology infrastructure regions globally with another 12 Availability Zones and four regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second AWS GovCloud Region in the US expected to come online by early 2019.

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