Retail – Karolingische Klosterstadt Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:00:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Retail – Karolingische Klosterstadt 32 32 Retail Technology Improves CX Unlocking Efficiency Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:00:24 +0000

Imagine a store where shoppers can see and summon all of their size, style and color options on the shelves and in stock without ever leaving a fitting room; where managers know what’s selling and what’s on the shelf at presentand associates can learn while working on their own.

This store is not a fantasy. Beverly Hills, California is where COS smart store retail technology is already improving the customer experience, optimizing omnichannel opportunities, enabling operational efficiencies, empowering staff and evolving retail. whether in-store, online or hybrid.

COS is a division of the H&M group which stands for Collection of Style, with 271 stores worldwide. The brand, offering classics and wardrobe essentials reinvented, operates gStore, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) first mobile application from GreyOrange. The app helps its staff combine the ideal aspects of e-commerce and in-store shopping to deliver unique and personalized experiences that customers want but can only get in person.

“We develop and imagine how COS retail spaces can inspire our customers, today and into the future,” said Lea Rytz Goldman, COS’s chief executive. “Our ambition is to pilot new technologies that allow us to meet and exceed our customers’ in-store shopping expectations. With COS Beverly Hills, we have seen with our own eyes how our customer experience can be improved through technological improvements.

Indeed, retail technology is unlocking what The Huffington Post calls “omnipersonal” experiences, enabling retailers to truly differentiate themselves by serving customers in personalized and relevant ways across all store touchpoints: in-store , mobile, online and runtime. The Beverly Hills COS store is just the start.

The solutions that COS unlocks through retail technology include:

Create enhanced in-store customer experiences. Smart touchscreen mirrors in fitting rooms use item-level radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to automatically recognize products and sizes that customers have already chosen. Behind the scenes, AI technology allows mirrors to also offer in-stock options for colors, sizes, styles, and complementary accessories that shoppers can request associates bring to them. (Although not all retailers have yet implemented RFID in their stores, there are still opportunities to take advantage of existing technology labeling, such as barcode scanning.)

Soon, COS will expand this functionality to allow shoppers to “try and buy” directly from the fitting rooms. An additional tap of a smart mirror will complete the purchase and direct associates to bags of items to hand out to departing customers, who never have to wait in line at a sales counter.

Not only do these features attract shoppers to a store, but they can also keep them coming back. According to Capgemini, 46% of consumers who have a positive experience with in-store automation would shift their online purchases from digital-focused retailers to retailers with in-store automation technology.

Unleash real-time data and insights managers can use right now. Until now, COS managers in Beverly Hills printed out weekly email updates on top-selling products and shared them with staff. Through the gStore app, they see RFID data on a tablet, allowing them to know in real time what is selling and what is not selling and to make the corresponding decisions to act quickly on the evolution of trends in consumption. This keeps hot items out front while they’re hot.

It is only an opportunity offered by the gStore application. Managers can drive inventory replenishment in real time by monitoring which shelves need restocking and managing related tasks. Additionally, managers have a complete overview of online order status to ensure better CX for omnichannel shoppers.

Enable efficient online order processing. The application enables COS to provide online shopping and shipping service from in-store product store to remote customers, transforming the store into a mini-distribution center and optimizing speed, cost and supply. It can also maximize customer convenience by coordinating curbside pickups at the Beverly Hills location or at a partner store, whichever is closest to the customer and has the item in stock. Retailers can get customers what they want, where and how they want it.

Self-trained collaborators during their work. The gStore mobile app provides continuous interactive on-the-job learning and training for associates, sharing best practices, retail trends and shopper needs via smartphones that help them seamlessly organize customer experiences exceptional with minimal prior training. Associates can also look up shopper information they glean from the sales floor through associate surveys. The result? Employees get a self-directed journey to excel at their jobs and delight their customers.

Using retail technology, COS gives customers a reason to shop in-store by providing convenience and service worthy of their time. And gStore’s in-store technology helps COS deliver a shopping journey that customers simply can’t follow behind a keyboard at home.

COS smart store retail technology is already improving the customer experience, optimizing omnichannel opportunities, enabling operational efficiencies, empowering staff, and evolving retail, whether in-store, online, or hybrid of them.

Deloitte: What does the year look like for apparel retailers? Sun, 19 Jun 2022 22:34:52 +0000

Australian retail sales have come out of the pandemic better than if it had never happened.

But the country’s inflation challenges could prove more problematic, with overall spending expected to slow from the second half of 2022, and retailers facing a shift towards value buying, margin squeezes and increased business costs.

That’s according to Deloitte Access Economics’ latest quarterly retail forecast subscriber report, covering the second quarter of 2022.

Retail spending surged at the end of 2021 and followed that with an additional 1.2% gain in actual sales in the March 2022 quarter, the report documents.

This saw actual retail spending around 6.2% ahead of its pre-COVID trend.

Analysts say colder weather is likely to support wardrobe updates after consumers spent the past two winters in lockdown.

Double-digit sales growth is expected for apparel and department stores in 2022 (compared to locked 2021), driving retail sales performance of 5.5% growth in calendar year 2022.

The report’s lead author and Deloitte Access Economics partner, David Rumbens, said overall findings are mixed for the year ahead.

“The outlook for growth is positive, but it still presents a number of challenges for retailers. Inflation is now a cold hard reality, as the majority of top line growth over the next few years is expected to be driven by price rather than volume.

“For households, the pinch in prices is almost inevitable, with CPI price growth for non-discretionary goods and services up 6.6%, more than double that of discretionary prices which rose by 2.7%.

“These non-discretionary goods and services are those that households are least likely to reduce their consumption of, including food, fuel, shelter and health, putting significant pressure on other components of spending.

“The March quarter saw retail prices increase 3.2% on the year, driven by a 4.5% increase in retail food prices. And input costs are unlikely to decline by soon, as producer prices were 16% higher than pre-pandemic levels in March. This means that retailers are likely to feel the brunt of rising costs for some time.”

Retail price growth is expected to peak at 5.5% in the year to December 2022 (with retail food prices increasing by 7.6% over the same period).

Most of the retail turnover growth in the second half of 2022 and in 2023 and 2024 will be driven by prices rather than sales volumes. Retail sales volume growth could average just 1.1% from 2023 to 2025, compared to 1.9% per year for retail price growth.

This forecast includes some moderation in price growth after peaking in December 2022.

There are early and encouraging signs of lower shipping costs. In particular, the Reserve Bank seeks to actively suppress price growth via interest rate hikes.

“For now though, companies may need to look for ways to cut costs and reduce disruption to operations to avoid losing competitiveness,” Rumbens said.

“This could involve diversifying and building more resilient supply chains, or moving to a more vertically integrated structure to better control supply chain visibility.

“With high salary pressures, companies may need to maximize staff retention as much as possible by investing in training, talent pipelines and automation.

“Overall, the cost of living compression, rising interest rates and preference for services spending are expected to lead to slower retail momentum in the second half of 2022, which could then result in lower real per capita retail spending in 2023 and 2024.

“This means that the speed of return of net migration will become an important driver of future retail growth prospects.”

Palmyra is working to bring hospitality and more retail to town Sat, 18 Jun 2022 02:43:00 +0000

PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) – The town of Palmyra welcomed many out-of-town visitors over the weekend, but there aren’t enough places for them to stay.

City officials said there was a chain of hotels that wanted to come to Palmyra, but the city needs to see if that’s possible.

“We have an increasing number of visitors it seems every weekend with our ball field here and we have traveling teams every weekend,” Pro Tem Mayor Brock Fahy said.

The town only has one hotel left at the moment, but they are looking to add one more.

“Our hotel that we have here now can only accommodate a certain number of people that we have, so to have a larger hotel to accommodate that need, as well as for our manufacturing needs, you know we have Doyle Manufacturing at north of Palmyra which is developing,” Fahy said.

Fahy said a major hotel company was interested in coming to Palmyra, but he did not reveal which one.

On Thursday night, city council voted to have Growth Services Group complete a feasibility study to see if a 21-acre lot on Highway 168 is suitable for the hotel and some retail stores.

Brown’s Furniture chairman Tav Brown said new businesses and accommodations would also give current businesses a boost.

“We see people every day who want to shop here, then they want to go eat in restaurants here and vice versa,” Brown said.

Brown hopes the city will be able to make it happen.

“I think that would be a huge advantage for the region. We are lucky because so many people want to be here. And the more stuff we have, I think that’s just going to make the city grow even more,” Brown said.

Fahy said he had no timeline for the start of the investigation or how long it would take.

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Bank of Israel, BIS and Hong Kong cenbank to test feasibility of retail CBDC Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:21:00 +0000

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JERUSALEM, June 16 (Reuters) – Israel’s central bank said on Thursday it is teaming up with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Lab to test the feasibility of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for retail.

The test will be secured by cybersecurity and in the proposed model, intermediaries will have no financial exposure to customers holding or transferring CBDCs, which will reduce risks and costs, the Bank of Israel said.

The so-called Sela project, led by the Hong Kong center of the BIS Innovation Hub, is expected to start in the third quarter and results will be released by the end of the year.

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The Bank of Israel intensified its research and preparations for the possible issuance of a digital shekel to create a more efficient payment system after it first considered issuing a CBDC in late 2017.

“Providing an efficient payment system that will increase competition in the payments market is one of the main motivations we have identified for a possible issuance of a digital shekel – an Israeli CBDC,” said the deputy governor of the Bank of Israel, Andrew Abir, in a statement.

Last month, the bank said that although it has received public support, it has not yet made a final decision on issuing a digital shekel. Read more

The joint project will explore the feasibility of a two-tier architecture where there is no financial exposure of intermediaries involved in the transaction, unlike traditional methods of providing funds from the central bank to the public via commercial banks.

“This architecture is believed to have several advantages: less financial risk for the customer, more liquidity, lower costs, increased competition and wider access,” the Bank of Israel said.

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Is Tractor Supply Co (TSCO) a winner in specialty retail? Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:34:25 +0000

Tractor Supply Co (TSCO) is near the top of its industry group according to InvestorsObserver. TSCO gets an overall rating of 55. This means it scores more than 55% of the shares. Tractor Supply Co earns a rank of 77 in the specialty retail industry. Specialty retail is number 98 out of 148 industries.

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Finding the best stocks to invest in can be difficult. There are thousands of options and it can be confusing to know what really constitutes great value. InvestorsObserver lets you choose from eight unique metrics to display the top industries and top performing stocks within that industry. A score of 55 would be over 55% of all actions. Our proprietary rating system captures technical factors, fundamental analysis and the opinions of Wall Street analysts. This makes InvestorsObserverThe overall rating of is a great way to get started, regardless of your investing style. Scores ranked in percentiles are also easy to understand. A score of 100 is high and a 0 is low. There’s no need to try to remember what’s “good” for a bunch of complicated ratios, just pay attention to the higher numbers.

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Tractor Supply Co (TSCO) stock is trading at $196.22 at 10:17 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, up $4.19, or 2.18% from the previous closing price of 192.03 $. The stock has traded between $193.26 and $196.98 so far today. Volume today is less active than usual. So far, 132,246 shares have been traded with an average volume of 1,301,402 shares. Click here for the full stock report for Tractor Supply Co stock.

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New California charging hub will have 40 fast chargers, retail and restaurants Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:07:00 +0000

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Charging hubs, which feature multiple DC fast chargers as well as restaurants and retail outlets, could be the next big thing. It’s a successful model that Tesla has been following for years at its Supercharger sites, and it seems to be spreading.

Real estate developer LL Development plans to build a public charging center called The Stack Charge near Baker, California, just off I-15, a major thoroughfare between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The Stack Charge will include “high retail offerings and quick-service restaurants…outdoor lounges, 24/7 restrooms, Wi-Fi, and more,” the company explains. “The nearly 2,500 square foot vacant drive-thru space will be leased to a quick-service restaurant tenant and upgraded to include an outdoor lounge and waiting area.”

The company says the site will include 40 DC fast charging stations, 8 of which will be “universal charging stations”. This would seem to suggest that the other 32 will be Tesla Superchargers, as these are the only types of DC chargers that are not “universal” (although they will soon be). The company didn’t say who the operators will be, but a photo accompanying the press release did indeed show Tesla superchargers.

Construction at the Baker site will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2023. The Stack Charge hopes to build 10 charging centers across Southern California over the next year, at locations in Los Angeles , San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego counties.

“There is a lack of fast-charging infrastructure despite the growth in electric vehicle sales,” said Stack Charge co-founder Lester Ciudad Real. “We seek to acquire sites that have strong commercial real estate fundamentals and benefit from high through-traffic, as we expect demand to skyrocket as electric vehicles continue to dominate the market.”

“Existing electric vehicle charging sites offer a poor user experience due to lack of equipment, slow charging times and inconvenient locations,” added co-founder Lawrence Fung. “We aim to redefine electric car charging by transforming stations into modern hubs with experience-driven amenities.”


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Pet care ETF may hold up better than other retail categories Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:42:37 +0000

Investors should take a look at a themed play on pet care exchange-traded funds, as spending on pets is expected to remain stable in a post-pandemic world.

More specifically, the ProShares Pet Care ETF (CBOE:PAWZ) is the first and only ETF dedicated to pet care and retail, which attempts to mirror the performance of the FactSet Pet Care Index. The fund seeks to invest substantially all of its assets in the securities included in the index. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in the securities comprising the index. The index consists of US and non-US companies that stand to benefit from the interest and resources spent on pet ownership.

While Americans have changed their spending habits as economies reopened and many are continuing with their normal lives, some pandemic-related patterns are harder to shake off.

According to the American Pet Products Association survey in February, about 14% of respondents said the pandemic had caused them to buy a new pet, and unlike other spontaneous lockdown purchases, a puppy or a kitten yields much clingier spending behaviors, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Some may even see a pet as committing to a new fixed spending plan for a decade or even two. Also, while human spending habits may change, spending on pets hasn’t changed much.

Spending on pets even continued to rise after an initial jump. In April 2022, inflation-adjusted spending on pets and related products jumped 28% from January 2019. In a recent earnings call, JM Smucker, which owns brands like Meow Mix and Kibbles ‘n Bits, found comparable pet food sales increased. 10% in the quarter ended April 30 year-on-year. In comparison, the company’s consumer food sales increased by a more moderate 3%.

However, pet adoptions have slowed recently. About 415,000 cats and dogs were adopted from shelters in the first four months of 2022, about a fifth less than the same time last year and a third less than the adoptions seen during the same period in 2020, according to Shelter Animals Count. Overall, the pandemic has likely added millions to America’s total pet population. For example, there were 6.9 million more dogs in the United States in 2020 than there were companion dogs in 2016, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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No new retail pet stores allowed in county | Pinellas County Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:09:45 +0000

CLEARWATER – Pinellas County currently has six retail stores that can sell cats and dogs, and they can all stay in business for now; however, due to the measures taken on June 7, it is unlikely that there will be more.

After listening to approximately two hours of public testimony followed by a lengthy discussion that began during an agenda briefing during a June 2 business session, six of Pinellas County’s seven commissioners finally said yes to an ordinance that prohibits the opening of new pet stores throughout the county. and prevents the expansion of existing stores. The ordinance also includes a long list of comprehensive new regulations that will be imposed on existing pet-selling establishments.

Commissioner Pat Gerard voted no. She preferred a complete, non-grandfathered ban on existing authorized stores.

Before the vote, two amendments were added. The first defined conditions under which an existing business would be allowed to move to a new location. These conditions include reducing the size of buildings and retail spaces, as well as reducing the number of kennels allowed. Stores would also be required to pay a fee and pass an inspection.

The second amendment specified that hobby breeders were different from commercial breeders and did not have to meet the same requirements.

The possibility of changing the county’s retail pet store regulations began when commissioners approved a one-year moratorium on Dec. 7, 2021 that prohibited the expansion of commercial locations for the retail sale of cats and dogs. The moratorium also prohibited new permits for additional retail stores and revisions to existing permits. All six stores were allowed to continue normal operations.

Animal activists from across Tampa Bay began attending commission meetings in late October 2021, calling on Pinellas to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits. Activists claimed the retail sale of cats and dogs contributed to the inhumane treatment of animals. They wanted Pinellas to close its retail pet stores as many surrounding counties had done, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Currently, the cities of St. Petersburg, Safety Harbor and Dunedin ban retail pet stores, as do Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties. Largo bans new pet stores.

Commissioners turned to staff for information to make a decision on a ban and approved the moratorium to allow time to consider animal rights activists’ accusations against commercial breeders and retail pet stores in the count.

More than 30 activists from Pinellas and other localities in the state attended the June 7 meeting. They continue to accuse local pet stores of supporting puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of animals. They claim the only way to shut down puppy mills is to shut down pet stores.

The Humane Society of the United States defines puppy mills as inhumane, high-volume dog-breeding facilities that produce puppies for profit, ignoring the needs of the puppies and their mothers. Puppy mill dogs are often sick and unsocialized.

However, local pet store owners insist that they only buy animals from legitimate breeders. They say banning pet retail would only allow puppy mills to thrive and send people online to buy pets where there are no regulations.

Dan Cohn, owner of Sunshine Puppies with locations in Clearwater and Largo, told commissioners that 85-90% of puppies sold at his stores are registered with the American Kennel Club, which he says is the most popular kennel club. respected in the world. He said most AKC dogs have champions in their lines.

“There are no champions in puppy mills,” he said.

He said that if the closing of pet stores leads to the closing of puppy mills, he would gladly close his stores.

Cohn also said he had no problem adhering to the comprehensive 16 pages of new regulations, which include minimum operational standards. The regulations include requirements for animal care and housing. Dogs and cats must be examined and tested by a veterinarian to ensure that they are in good health and the animals must receive the required vaccinations. Stores must keep written records of dog and cat sales and provide warranties to their new owners. There are rules about where dogs and cats for resale can be purchased and more.

Activists also say local pet stores are not following county regulations and failing to treat their animals humanely. But these claims have not been verified by Animal Services. According to manager Doug Brightwell, although his department receives about three or four complaints a month about pet stores, staff have never written a citation. Nor can he verify claims by activists that local stores are selling dogs from puppy mills. He confirmed that many animals came from out of state.

Brightwell presented research findings on current federal animal care and welfare regulations published in 2010 and a follow-up report in 2021 to the dog breeding industry as required by law on animal welfare. The result is that the health and welfare of dogs produced by the dog breeding industry and shipped to local pet stores are ignored.

Animal Services’ research formed part of the commission’s decision to prohibit the opening of new stores because, according to the order, “it is in the best interest of the county and the life, health, safety and welfare of residents and animals”. .”

The commissioners decided not to ban outright due to concerns that banning existing businesses could send people online buying pets from unregulated businesses. There was also the threat of legal action, as permitted by a new state law, from stores if their revenue dropped 15% or more because they had to stop selling cats and dogs to the by local order.

Despite requests to add rabbits to the ban, commissioners failed to act primarily because Animal Services has no information on the sale of rabbits in the county, which county attorney Jewel White said. , was necessary. Brightwell said there are 11 or more locations in Pinellas where rabbits can be purchased.

Animal advocates have given many examples of cruelty involving people buying rabbits as pets.

Commissioner Karen Seel expressed her disappointment. She had called for rabbits to be included in any ordinance when the public demanded it last fall. Rabbits could not be added to the June 7 order because it had not been announced.

The county had to act on a local ordinance before Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill passed by the Legislature that would ban the sale of cats and dogs in retail establishments statewide. As of June 7, this bill had not been sent to the governor.

Suzette Porter is the Pinellas County Editor of TBN. She can be contacted at

Tom York on Business: new CEO at used smartphone retailer ecoATM/Gazelle Tue, 07 Jun 2022 05:55:00 +0000
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Based in San Diego ecoATM/Gazellewhich has created a huge market in the buying and selling of used smartphones and other devices at retail kiosks, said this week that Stan Pavlovsky joined the company as CEO.

Pavlovsky succeeds david maquerawho is retiring after leading ecoATM/Gazelle “during a seven-year period of transformation for the company and the industry,” according to a press release.

Before taking on his new role, Pavlovsky was an executive at a digital image retailer ShutterstockHe previously served as Executive Vice President of Meredith Digital at Meredith Corp.., a media and marketing company.

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More Executive Changes… InterContinental San Diego Announces Hospitality Veteran Brian Hughes is its new CEO.

Prior to joining the InterContinental San Diego, Hughes spent 11 years as the hotel’s general manager. Omni Hotel San Diego as good as Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. He was most recently with the iconic Omni La Costa Resort & Spaof which he was the general manager.

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Online plant dealer living root said it closed $4 million in seed funding. The company said in a press release that the investment will help fund the growth of its supply network of growers and nurseries across the country.

Seed round participants include top San Diego investors with extensive industry experience, such as Jake Goodall, former CEO of jack in the boxand Ken Cookfounder of McKenzie Farmsthe largest Christmas tree farm in the United States.

The company, founded in 2020, works with partners in California, Oregon and Florida to provide nurseries access to its platform as a fulfillment distributor. The company also said it plans to launch into new categories such as outdoor plants, vacation items and plant care accessories later this year.

The company said in a press release that it plans to launch its Series A fundraising later this year and continue to capitalize on vast market opportunities and disrupt this $60 billion-a-year industry.

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San Diego-based construction management service provider Gaffon announced the appointment of Heather Skaife as Director of Project Management and Construction.

According to a press release, Skaife is a construction and operations executive with more than 17 years of industry experience. In her previous roles, she served as Program Director and Director of Operations, overseeing project teams and all phases of large-scale construction and development programs.

Skaife will report to Robin Duveenthe company’s top executive.

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This cute article is worth noting… A Chula Vista McDonald’s restaurant recently threw a surprise end-of-year party at a local school after they received a very intriguing letter from a second-grader thanking them for making her feel special.

The student, Ariany Vasquez, who attends Heritage Elementary School, submitted the letter as part of a class assignment, said she hopes to celebrate her birthday there, the place is so nice.

McDonald’s is “the best restaurant for so many reasons”, she said, “It makes me happy like I’m floating on a cloud” and “the workers treat me like I’m God. I feel like a angel when I go there.

Workers at the local McDonald’s at 725 E St. said they wanted to show their appreciation for his sweet words. They thus donated food for the entire CE2 class during its end-of-year party which was held on June 2.

The party for the 90 students included burgers, cheeseburgers, fries and other menu items.

In return, the workers will be honored for their kindness with a celebration in the coming weeks at the restaurant, according to a spokeswoman.

The gift is just one of many that revolve around one of McDonald’s new initiatives, called “Thank You Crew”, were launched in April to focus on workers.

Chula Vista Restaurant is owned and operated by Jill Lindstedone of 13,500 such owner/operator stores in the United States

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Kintara therapy. which is pursuing treatments for various solid cancerous tumors, said recently that it received notification from Nasdaq granting a request for a 180-day extension to return to compliance with Nasdaq’s minimum bid price requirement. Kintara says he has until Nov. 28 to meet the requirement.

The stock is trading at less than $1 a share, the minimum required by the Nasdaq to maintain its bid requirement. The stock price was 17 cents, down 1 cent, or 4.28% in June 3 trading. The price over 52 weeks ranges from a low of 14 cents to a high of $2.85. The company has 65.5 million shares outstanding.

If at any time during the additional 180-day extension the bid price for the Company’s common stock closes at $1 or more per share for at least ten consecutive business days, Nasdaq staff will provide Kintara with a confirmation of compliance.

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The San Diego County Gun Owners PAC announced that its annual fundraising dinner will take place on June 18 at Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center in the Mission Valley.

The dinner, which will help with the organization’s Second Amendment advocacy, is the organization’s sixth annual and is open to the public.

Ticket prices start at $99 per person. For more information, including sponsorship information, visit

Founded in 2015, the organization is considered San Diego’s largest registered PAC, according to one publicist, “with a diverse and inclusive membership with representatives from the LGBTQ, Latino, African American, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.”

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San Diego-based weekly trade publication Weekly influence said it had reached the milestone of 20,000 subscribers.

According to a press release, the owner of the bulletin New Monegasque media has grown the influencer’s weekly newsletter by 300% since its acquisition in 2020.

“After Influence Weekly joined New Monaco Media’s digital portfolio of brands, our goal was to make the newsletter the go-to outlet for all influencer marketing news,” said David Adler, CEO of the parent company. “Since then, we’ve worked hard to find out what our readers are looking for and to build trust with our subscribers. Our team has expanded our newsletter strategy to include relevant content for everyone in the influencer space, from CMOs of national brands to creators looking to jump-start their careers.

Influence Weekly accompanies its Net Influencer website, which covers the influencer marketing industry. The company plans to expand its editorial coverage to include interviews with founders of creator businesses as well as provide a one-stop site for those working in the creator economy.

Tom York is a Carlsbad-based freelance journalist who specializes in business and economics writing. If you have any topical tips you’d like to share, send them to

]]> 6 Outstanding Retail Winners That Jim Cramer Says Are A Buy Fri, 03 Jun 2022 22:35:33 +0000

On Friday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer highlighted six retail winners with exceptional quarters that investors should be lining up to buy.

“Nobody ever won a dime by panicking. If you dumped one of these retail winners in response to Walmart and Target, you’ve made a really big mistake. And you know what, like trends in the market here, each one of these… is a buy,” he said.

The ‘Mad Money’ host’s comments come at the end of a busy earnings season that has seen the country’s biggest retailers struggle to deliver a strong quarter as runaway inflation has led many consumers to be more selective in their purchases.

At the same time, Cramer pointed out that many retailers whose business models allow them to fight inflation or sell cheap products that appeal to frugal customers have posted strong results for their recent quarters.

Supply chain issues, such as the currently tight supply of cars due to shortages of semiconductors, have also helped push up the numbers at some retailers, he added.

Here is Cramer’s list of winners:

  1. Auto area
  2. Williams Sonoma
  3. General dollar
  4. dollar tree
  5. Macy’s
  6. Costco

Cramer added that Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods deserve honorable mentions for having impressive numbers that didn’t quite exceed expectations.

Disclosure: Cramer’s Charitable Trust owns shares of Costco and Walmart.

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