$KATE (Kate Spade & Company)

$KATE {{ '2016-07-07T16:20:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KATE said Marissa Andrada will join the company as SVP of Human Resources, effective July 18, 2016. She will report to Craig Leavitt, CEO and replaces William Higley, who will be moving on to pursue other opportunities after 20 years with the company.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$RAI {{ '2017-07-19T15:26:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAI's shareholders approved three proposals related to $BTI's proposed acquisition of $RAI, including adjournment of the special meeting, plan of merger and compensation payments. The transaction is expected to close on or about July 25, 2017.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$CAR {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Car Rental operator $CAR said it has integrated $AMZN’s voice platform Alexa to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations with ease.  Avis is the first car rental company to offer the service.

$TIF {{ '2017-07-13T14:32:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Jewelry retailer $TIF has appointed Alessandro Bogliolo as CEO, effective October 2, 2017. He will also join Tiffany’s BoD. Most recently, he served as CEO of apparel company Diesel SpA. Earlier, Bogliolo served Bulgari SpA in various leadership roles, including COO and EVP.

$JWN {{ '2017-07-12T15:18:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JWN announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Promenade at Town Center in Santa Clarita, California. The approximately 30,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The new Nordstrom Rack store will join more than seven existing retailers in the area.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-12T13:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said on Prime Day 2017, held on July 11, sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60% compared to 2016, and sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher. Purchases made on Prime Day 2017 were more than 50% higher than the prior year.

$COH {{ '2017-07-11T20:37:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COH completed the acquisition of $KATE for $18.50 per share in cash for a total transaction value of $2.4Bil. The $2.4Bil purchase price was funded by a combination of senior notes, bank term loans and excess cash.

$COH {{ '2017-07-11T10:53:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COH's subsidiary completed its tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of $KATE at a price of $18.50 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest thereon and less any applicable withholding taxes. The parties expect to close the acquisition of all balance outstanding shares of $KATE on July 11, 2017.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-10T11:06:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN plans to open a new fulfillment center in Orlando, Fla. When the site opens in 2018, $AMZN will create 1,500 new full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-05T13:32:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City. Employees at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

$JWN {{ '2017-06-30T15:02:27+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JWN plans to close its Dulles Town Center full-line store in Dulles, Va., a suburb of Washington D.C. Originally opened in September 2002, the store will serve customers through Sept. 8, 2017. The store closure will impact about 150 non-seasonal employees.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T12:06:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE said that on the $AMZN partnership, it's a small pilot currently and not much can be spoken about the future plans. The company will continue to work with the retailer and if it sees success then it will work on to build the plan to scale it.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T11:55:57+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE expects modest decline of about 50 BP in GM, with FX having a greater impact in 1H18. However, SG&A is expected to grow in the mid single-digit range, inclusive of costs related to leadership and organizational realignment. $NKE expects majority of those costs to be incurred in 1H18.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T11:33:33+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE's nearly three quarters of NIKE.com consumers were members in 4Q17, up 25%, with a plan to accelerate through stronger member benefits and international expansion. The company has also begun a new partnership with Instagram that will allow consumers to purchase $NKE product in the Instagram app.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T11:31:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE's digital products surpassed a milestone of over $2Bil in revenue in FY17, which was nearly double of what it was two years ago. In FY18, both SNKRS and NIKE shopping apps will be expanding into Europe and Greater China. $NKE added that its members on its apps are spending nearly triple of what others spend on NIKE.com.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-29T21:37:49+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$NKE {{ '2017-06-29T20:50:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NKE repurchased a total of 14.9MM shares for approx. $820MM during 4Q17, as part of the four-year, $12Bil program approved by its BoD in Nov. 2015. As of May 31, 2017, a total of 79.8MM shares had been repurchased under this program for approx. $4.4Bil.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-29T20:44:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NKE, which recently cut 2% of its workforce and initiated a new business structure, reported a 19.14% jump in 4Q17 earnings, driven by global revenue growth, lower expense, and lower tax rate. Net income rose to $1Bil for the quarter from $846MM a year earlier, while revenue inched up 5.25% to $8.67Bil.

$ADBE {{ '2017-06-29T16:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE announced new voice analytics capabilities in Adobe Analytics Cloud that enable brands to deliver more customer experiences. Through Adobe Analytics Cloud, brands can capture and analyze voice data for all major platforms including $AMZN's Alexa, $AAPL's Siri, $GOOG's Google Assistant, $MSFT's Cortana and Samsung Bixby.

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