Overshadowing an otherwise strong first quarter, Facebook said on Wednesday it expects to be fined billions of dollars by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has been investigating Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted last year. Of particular interest to the FTC is whether the company violated a 2011 agreement it made regarding the sharing of user data.
Kohl’s is stepping up its omnichannel game, expanding its partnership with Amazon, and will now accept Amazon returns at all its 1,100 locations. And Amazon just announced Key, a service for Prime members, which enables more secure deliveries by gaining access to customers’ garages. In classic “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” thinking, Kohl’s first began teaming up with Amazon in 2017. The in-store Amazon returns desks, currently operating in just 100 stores in Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Chicago, cheerfully accept unpackaged returns, no boxes or labels required, for free.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced first-quarter 2019 earnings strengthened by higher-quality revenue and benefits from investments in its global network. First-quarter adjusted results exclude a pre-tax charge of $123 million, or $0.11 per share after tax, due to Transformation-related charges. These projects will create efficiencies across the enterprise and produce higher-quality revenue growth.
More now than ever, it seems that we are all living busy lives, trying to get ahead with work, careers, family or giving back. But once in a while something profound hits us and resolves thoughts and feelings that we have been harboring for a while. Here’s an amazing example of how this can happen through the power of – would you believe it? – inflight magazines.
Today, HP announced the new HP Stitch S series, a portfolio of digital textile printers that deliver fast, precise color-matching, alongside efficient, simplified processes. It is HP’s latest innovation designed to accelerate commercial digital print adoption. “Décor and fashion application trends, on-demand production and personalization are boosting digital print growth,” says Santi Morera, Head of Graphics Solutions Business at HP. “The digitally printed textiles market is experiencing double-digit annual growth, forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2023, according to Smithers Pira. We look forward to more digital print transformations being realized with the arrival of the new HP Stitch S series.”
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) technologies on display at the ISA International Sign Expo can give signage professionals important competitive advantages in a wide range of display graphics applications. EFI’s exhibit in booth 535 at the April 24-26Las Vegas tradeshow features the new, next-generation EFI™ VUTEk® h5 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED for higher-volume printing, and the high-end EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i printer offering superior-quality soft-signage printing with in-line calendering, both of them running using the newest versions of EFI’s Fiery® proServer digital front ends (DFEs).
In its report, “Wax Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Candles, Packaging, Plastic & Rubber, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Fire Logs, Adhesives), By Product (Synthetic, Natural, Mineral), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 – 2025,” Grand View Research values the global wax market size at $10.03 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing demand for wax and its derivatives owing to their superior properties, such as good water repellency, non-toxicity, and outstanding chemical resistance, is expected to steer the market growth over the forecast period.
Kansas City is well known for being the home of some of the nation’s most iconic brands: the recognizable crown on Hallmark Cards, the delicious line of crème-filled cakes from Hostess, the dynamic Kansas City Chiefs football team, its slew of mouth-watering steak houses, and birthplace to important American figures such as President Harry Truman and PGA pro golfer Tom Watson. It is also the proud headquarters of Allied Litho, a well-established third generation commercial printer firmly rooted in its Midwest values of producing the highest quality, providing excellent customer service and fast turn time, and remaining loyal to its nationwide clientele.
Pulp and paper artwork stole the show in a night of festivity and philanthropy, with Domtar as the premier sponsor for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Spring Gala, held on April 12, 2019. In its 10th year, the Spring Gala’s theme was “Pulp Art,” in the style of pop art similar to the works of Andy Warhol. The night featured entertainment, food, cocktails and other activities throughout the museum in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
"International Paper delivered solid earnings and generated strong cash from operations in the first quarter," said Mark Sutton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Operational performance was strong; we managed costs well and leveraged the strength and flexibility of our manufacturing system. In the first quarter, we also returned nearly $400 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. Looking ahead to the second quarter, we anticipate improved seasonal demand and we are well positioned to continue generating strong cash flows in 2019."