$MFRM (Mattress Firm Holding Corp.)

$MFRM {{ '2016-08-08T13:14:09+0000' | timeago}} • Hot News

Steinhoff International to acquire $MFRM. The merger agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the $MFRM board of directors and the management and supervisory boards of Steinhoff, will create the world's largest multi-brand mattress retail distribution network, the companies said in a statement.

$HZO {{ '2018-01-23T14:28:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HZO, retailer of recreational boats, said it has completed the acquisition of Island Marine Center, as part of expanding its Mid-Atlantic operations. As per the terms of the transaction, Island Marine executive Rick Castellini and his team will join the combined entity to manage and lead the operations.

$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.

$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.

$HVT {{ '2018-01-08T19:59:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HVT's sales for 4Q17 decreased 2.6% to $215MM compared with 4Q16. On a comparable store basis, sales were down 3.5%. Based on preliminary estimates, $HVT expects to record a one-time tax charge of $3.5-4MM as a result of the Tax Act. This will be recorded as additional income tax expense in 4Q17.

$TUES {{ '2018-01-08T15:20:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TUES reported sales results for 2Q18. Net sales were $334MM with a comparable store sales increase of 1.6%, which was comprised of a 1.7% increase in customer transactions, slightly offset by a 0.1% decrease in average ticket.

$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.

$PAYX {{ '2017-12-22T15:29:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAYX's expenses increased 7% for 2Q18 with the recently acquired HR Outsourcing contributing about 5% of this growth. Continued investment in technology and growth in the PEO also contributed to the slight up tick in expenses, as the company said it had a good growth expense control in the quarter.

$PZZA {{ '2017-12-22T12:52:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pizza delivery firm $PZZA has promoted Steve Ritchie to the post of CEO, effective January 1, 2018. Ritchie joined Papa John's in 1996 as a customer service representative, and went on to become the COO in 2014 after holding various key positions.

$PAYX {{ '2017-12-21T14:53:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY18, $PAYX affirmed its outlook and continues to expect GAAP EPS to increase in the range of 5-6% and adjusted EPS to increase in the range of 7-8%. Total revenue is expected to grow approx. 6%.

$PAYX {{ '2017-12-21T14:51:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAYX, a provider of payroll and HR services, reported a 7% YoY increase in profit to $217MM or $0.60 per share, for 2Q18. Adjusted earnings for the quarter grew 5% to $0.59 per share. Revenue also increased 7% to $826.5MM from $771.4MM a year ago.

$PAYX {{ '2017-12-21T14:38:45+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.

$LOW {{ '2017-12-19T13:43:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In an effort to improve digital experience for home improvement customers, $LOW has named Vikram Singh as SVP, Chief Digital Officer, effective Jan. 4, 2018. Singh joins Lowe's most recently from $AMZN and brings extensive experience across product strategy, engineering, marketing, business development, operations and user experience design.

$GLPI {{ '2017-12-18T14:49:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GLPI entered into agreements with $PENN, $PNK and $BYD to accommodate the proposed acquisition of Pinnacle by Penn. The company has agreed to amend the Master Lease with $PNK to allow for the sale of the operating assets at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and Belterra Casino Resort.

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