12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2016

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Yum! Brands Acquires ‘Conversational Commerce’ Platform Amid Ongoing Digital Push

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Brands , parent company of quick-service restaurant (QSR) giants Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, announced Wednesday (March 24) its acquisition of chat-based ordering and marketing platform company Tictuk. Brands’ Chief Digital and Technology Officer, said in a statement. Brands

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As the U.S. Banking Sector Lags—Banking Brand Values Go Up

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banks accounted for 81 of the 500 most valuable and strongest bank brands around the world on Brand Finance’s Banking 500 2019 list, released this week. Led by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s most valuable banking brand (at $79.8 Commerce Corporate DataBank Exclusive Lending Mobile Online Operations Premium Retail Sales & Marketing Security Social Media bank brands Bank of America BankUnited branding Chase Citibank Deutsche Bank Wells Fargo

Inspire Brands To Buy Dunkin' For $11.3B

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Inspire Brands will acquire Dunkin' Brands , the parent of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins , for $11.3 By joining Inspire, these brands will add complementary guest experiences and occasions to our current portfolio.

Spectrum Brands' Net Sales Rise Amid Higher Reinvestments

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Spectrum Brands , whose portfolio includes brands like Repel, George Foreman and Kwikset , reported that net sales climbed 22.6 In announcing its financial results, Spectrum Brands indicated that net sales grew by 28 percent in home & personal care.

QSRs Optimize With Machine Learning As Yum! Brands Acquires AI Company

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As artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities progress, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are using the technology to refine every step of the process, including marketing, menu offerings, operations, signage and more. Brands, Inc. Brands CEO, said in the company release. “We’re

Tailored Brands Might Seek Bankruptcy Due To Pandemic

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Men’s Wearhouse owner Tailored Brands might be the next significant retail company in the United States to make a bankruptcy filing as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Bank — included the potential for bankruptcy, or even the closing of operations, in a recent filing, CNN reported.

Retail Branding Comes Off The Back Burner

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For retailers, especially those deemed non-essential and struggling with revenue, branding may be on the back burner right now. Big mistake, say several branding experts. And who you were was your brand. “A

Luxury Brands Hit The Discount Racks

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While many luxury retailers have found themselves needing to slash prices to keep inventory moving, some luxury brands are switching manufacturing to assist in the coronavirus crisis. A bright spot is also emerging for luxury brands as China recovers slowly.

Inspire Bets $11.3B That Its Brands Can Run On Dunkin’

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Private equity-backed Inspire Brands will be buying Dunkin' Donuts and bringing it private for a whopping $11.3 Inspire’s Many Brands . Inspire has thus far in its history has more or less focused its attention on established brands that were struggling and in need of a turn-around.

How Brands Can Avoid Direct-To-Consumer Pitfalls

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Chief Operating Officer Ro Bhatia told PYMNTS in a recent conversation. Brands that are either expanding existing DTC operations or have only sold through a marketplace can use channels like Amazon without creating potential conflicts in their path to selling directly to consumers.

Helping Brands: D2C Brands Tap New Business Models To Shorten 'Time To Commerce'

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But reaching a broader range of consumers, accommodating their payment preferences, and satisfying regulatory and tax issues in unfamiliar territory introduces a host of new operational challenges for these companies.

Paytronix CEO: Why Restaurants Want To Operate Their Own Ghost Kitchens

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billion deal hours later to merge Grubhub into its growing global brand. But Robbins added that ghost kitchens were an early solution for closing the gap because of their lower operational costs. Cheese has created its own ghost-kitchen brand, known as Pasqually’s Pizza.

Today In Retail: Spectrum Brands' Net Sales Jump; Stamp.com’s Revenue Soars

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In today’s top retail news, Spectrum Brands reported its net sales climbed by 22.6 Spectrum Brands' Net Sales Rise Amid Higher Reinvestments. Spectrum Brands, whose portfolio includes names such as Kwikset, George Foreman and Repel, reported that net sales increased by 22.6

Travel Comparison Platform Trivago Streamlines Operations For Expansion

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Global online travel search platform Trivago is in the midst of revamping operations and cutting expenses for future expansion post-pandemic, CNBC reported. First-quarter results showed an operating loss of €8.9

Lucky Brand Starts Chapter 11 Proceedings, Seeks Sale

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Lucky Brand has started proceedings under Chapter 11 to help pave the way for a sale and decrease its debt load brought about by recent difficulties with the inclusion of the pandemic. Retail bankruptcy Editors' Picks Lucky Brand News pandemic What's Hot

Today In Retail: HanesBrands Net Sales Rise By 25 Pct; L Brands Reveals Spin-Off Of Victoria’s Secret

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billion in net sales from continuing operations for Q1, while L Brands’ board has unanimously approved a plan to split up the firm into two public and independent companies. billion in net sales from ongoing operations for Q1 ending on April 3, 2021, which were up 25 percent from $1.20

Battery Ventures Invests In Two Business Financial Operations Cos.

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This vision provides a complete financial operations platform across business models: B2B, B2C; regardless of billing structure: fixed price, tiered, seat-based or events-based and any combination of the above.”.

Yum! Brands Drives Digital Sales In Q4 With In-House Technology

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Brands, Inc. , The company saw a same-store sales decline of 1 percent, a GAAP operating profit decline of 12 percent, a core operating profit decline of 9 percent and a GAAP EPS decrease of 32 percent year over year. Brands outperformed estimates. Brands

Yum! Brands Digital Sales Reach Record $3.5B Amid Pandemic

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Brands, Inc. Gibbs said KFC registered its highest average sales per store in the brand’s history in a week in early May. The brand has served nearly 20 million contactless digital orders as of March 2020. “We’ve Brands

Brands Go Direct To Consumer Online: Now What?

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Bringing a brand directly to consumers over digital channels was an option to consider in the pre-pandemic world — but the question for brands today in our radically digitized world is not if, but when, according to sticky.io Chief Operating Officer Ro Bhatia.

Retail 2020: Looking Back On D2C Brands

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Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands came in two flavors during 2020. The second flavor were the brands that had seen traction before the pandemic and flourished during it with innovative marketing, fresh business models and cool packaging.

The Habit Restaurants Now Owned By Yum! Brands

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Brands, which also claims Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other luminaries of American fast food under its belt, according to a release. has counted a fast-casual brand among its arsenal of eateries. Brands. BrandsThe Habit Restaurants is now owned by Yum!

Nordstrom, L Brands Temporarily Shutter Brick-And-Mortar Locations

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The retailer also said it is withdrawing its guidance for 2020 because of “heightened uncertainty relating to the impacts of COVID-19 on the Company’s business operations.” L Brands, Inc. , L Brands Inc. L Brands Inc. Nordstrom Inc.

Nymbus Will Help Banks Launch A Standalone Brand in 90 Days

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Nymbus, a startup taking on what is arguably banking’s biggest problem — aging, outdated cores — announced a new product today called SmartLaunch, which “enables financial institutions to stand up a turnkey digital brand under their existing charter in as few as 90 days.” Innovations Mobile Online Operations Retail Trading BNP Paribas Core Banking Finn Hello Bank JPMorgan Chase Nymbus Surety Bank

How Customer Reviews Provide Lifeblood For Restaurant Operations

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How Customer Reviews Provide Lifeblood To Restaurant Operations. That focus has only grown amid the takeout- and delivery-only operational shifts due to COVID-19-related social-distancing efforts.

Women's Apparel Brand J.Jill Sees D2C Net Sales Surge

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J.Jill , an omnichannel retailer and women’s apparel brand, reported that its direct-to-consumer (D2C) net sales soared by approximately 33 percent over 2020 for the first quarter concluding on May 1, 2021, according to a Tuesday (June 8) announcement.

Retail Pulse: Chef’d Halts Operations; Gymboree Updates Brand

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The situation seemed to recently come to a head, as the company told employees that it was shuttering its operations. Chef’d Founder and CEO Kyle Ransford reportedly told employees of its decision to close late on Monday (July 16): “Due to setbacks with financing, unfortunately, we are ceasing operations for all employees,” Ransford reportedly wrote in an email to employees.

Yum! Brands To Hold Back Rent In South Africa

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Brands Inc. , The policy relates to the just under 50 stores owned by the company in the most industrialized nation in Africa, while the other restaurants on the continent are franchisee-operated Bloomberg reported. Brands

Capital Park Holdings Forms Prestige Value Brands And Buys Joy Brands

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Capital Park Holdings has formed Prestige Value Brands, and has used it to acquire Joy Hand Dish Retail Brands from Procter & Gamble, according to a release by the company. These brands include Joy Hand Dish and Cream Suds. The newly formed company said it is going to focus on mid-market brands that bring value to customers. Prestige Value Brands will act as Capital Park’s operating platform to acquire other mid-market brands that have a strong equity. .

Ghost Kitchen Brand Rethinks The Connection Between Virtual And Physical

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Now, as more and more restaurant brands enter the digital space with their virtual offerings, leading businesses are finding new ways to set their brands apart. Typically, one thinks of virtual as operating out of restaurants’ existing kitchens.

Chinese Consumers Resume Buying Luxury Brands

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Yum China Holdings , which operates Pizza Hut and KFC in the country, saw sales continue to fall through the second quarter.

Taster Raises $37 Million To Expand Delivery-Only Restaurant Brands

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Taster operates five delivery-only brands. Off-premise restaurant operations have grown in use cases, especially amid the pandemic, as brands have sought to attract customers who love their food but not the crowds.

Dunkin’s ‘Flexible Operating Model’ Offers Delivery, Pickup, Drive-Thru Amid COVID-19

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As it worked to provide its customers with off-premise options amid the coronavirus pandemic, Dunkin’ Brands reported that about 90 percent of Dunkin’ U.S. All in, Dunkin’ Brands reported revenues of $323.1

For Better Or Worse, Customer Service IS The Brand

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A good product at a good price: that used to be the recipe for a good brand. Payments can be one of the areas of greatest friction for eCommerce players, especially if they operate globally and need to handle many different forms of payment. Brand value. Customer service is one of Amazon’s top bragging rights, and in the future, it’s going to have to be a strength for every successful brand — at least, that’s what Applause CEO Doron Reuveni thinks.