Mactac Announces Association with Canon Solutions America

Mactac graphic products approved for use on Océ Colorado 1640 printer, view printed samples at ISA Industry-leading pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) supplier, Mactac, proudly announces a new association with Canon Solutions America, Inc. Recently, with Canon’s rising customer demand for increased vendor options of roll-to-roll self-adhesive vinyl materials, the two companies have been working to build an approved, high-performance portfolio of products for use on the well-known Océ brand Colorado 1640 printer.
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Twitter Q1 Revenues Gain 20%, Hit $787 Million

Continuing its comeback, Twitter just reported better-than-expected financial results for the first quarter of the year. Twitter said quarterly revenues reached $787 million, which represented a nearly 20% gain, year-over-year. On the not-so-bright side, Twitter reported 330 million monthly active users for the quarter, which represented a decline of about 6 million MAUs, year-over-year.
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Largest Reputation Study in U.S. History Ranks Bass Pro Shops 12th Most Reputable Company in America

Consumers rank Bass Pro Shops as one of the most reputable companies in the world according to a new national study. The Reputation Institute – a national reputation management organization – in conjunction with Forbes conducted the single largest reputation study in the history of the United States, using more than 167,000 individual ratings to measure more than 2,200 companies across the country.
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J.C. Penney Stops Accepting Apple Pay

J.C. Penney confirmed that it stopped accepting Apple Pay in connection with an April 13 deadline that required merchants to retire old magnetic stripe functionality. The retailer decided to stop accepting the mobile wallet after a deadline from a third-party credit card brand, which the retailer declined to name, requiring merchants to accept EMV contactless functionality, according to a statement provided by J.C. Penney. There are questions as to whether the department store chain will bring back Apple Pay, as it suggested low customer adoption and the inability to control purchase data for transactions via the mobile wallet.
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Postal Service Honors 1950s Tennis Champ “Little Mo”

The U.S. Postal Service today honored legendary tennis champion Maureen Connolly Brinker (1934–1969) at Southern Methodist University by issuing a Forever stamp graced with the nickname she was known for when she was the best in her sport: “Little Mo.” In the early 1950s, the 5-foot-4-inch dynamo dominated the tennis world, using powerful groundstrokes to become the first woman to win all four major tennis tournaments in a calendar year. From 1951 to 1954, Connolly amassed nine major singles titles and three major doubles titles. For three years in a row, she was the top-ranked player in the world, and the Associated Press named her its “Woman Athlete of the Year” three straight years (1951—1953).
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Chico’s FAS, Inc. Announces CEO Transition Plan

Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) (the "Company") today announced that Bonnie Brooks, former Vice Chair, President and CEO of Hudson's Bay Company and a current member of the Chico's FAS Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim CEO of the Company, effective immediately. This appointment follows the resignation of Shelley Broader from her roles as CEO and President, and a member of the Board.
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Urban Outfitters Announces Personnel Changes

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), a leading lifestyle products and services company which operates a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands and the Food and Beverage division, today announced two changes in personnel at its Anthropologie brand. First, Andrew Carnie, President, Home Garden and International at the Anthropologie Group will leave URBN to return to his home in the United Kingdom. Andrew will step down as of April 26, 2019. “We thank Andrew for six years of service to the Company. Under his leadership, Home category sales doubled, the brand successfully launched a Home wholesale business and Anthropologie opened its first two stores in continental Europe,” said Richard A. Hayne, CEO and Chairman of Urban Outfitters, Inc.
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Private Equity Offers $1.7 Billion for EFI – But Is It A Done Deal?

An affiliate of private equity firm, Siris Capital Group, announced an all-cash agreement to buy EFI at $37 a share on April 15, 2019. The $1.7 billion offer (which included debt assumption) represents a 45% premium over the past 90 days’ average stock price and a 25.8% premium over the $29.40 Friday closing price. However, as of April 22, the stock is trading at $37.22, which is already more than the offer Siris’ offering price.
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QR Codes are Even More Relevant in 2019

Despite having been around for decades and receiving much media attention, QR codes never became the revolutionary mobile marketing tool that businesses and marketers had hoped. When Apple added native support QR code scanning in its iOS 11 the promise of the technology was renewed. This game-changing move allows QR codes to be scanned on Apple devices directly through the camera app. And the fact that the QR code feature is in the control settings enables ease of use. The latest Android smartphones have also made QR code scanning a native feature. This addresses the major barrier for QR code use in Western markets.
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