Bitcoin Daily: CoinZoom Crypto Exchange Debuts Visa Debit Card; Wave Financial To Offer Kentucky Bourbon Tokens As Investment

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In other news, Wave Financial has made deal with Wilderness Trail Distillery in Kentucky to tokenize bourbon barrels that are valued at as much as $20 million, CoinDesk reported. Britney Reddy will serve as the chief of banking operations and chief financial officer of the bank.

The B2B Payments Fraud Threat Of Internal Employees

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The currency exchange company continues in the grips of a ransomware attack that has crippled its operations, as well as the foreign currency operations of its corporate clients, including HSBC and Barclays. According to local Kentucky Today reports, $1.5

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Amazon Air Expands In A Bid To Better Manage Shipping Logistics

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billion hub in Northern Kentucky, scheduled to be open in 2021. I think the question is just how quickly they will ramp that operation.”. The new Kentucky location will have capacity for 100 planes. “We

Uber Eats Drops Fee For Non-Chain Eateries In US, Canada

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In those cases, though, the companies are still allowed to operate through online or takeout orders. In an attempt to give relief during the coronavirus pandemic, Uber Eats will be waiving delivery fees for independent restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, Reuters reported.

NCR Widens Regional Service With Purchase Of Midwest POS

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announced the acquisition of Midwest POS Solutions to expand its presence in Kentucky and Indiana, as detailed in a press release on Monday (Oct. The Indiana- and Kentucky-based Midwest POS technology company has been serving the restaurant industry for more than 75 years. NCR said it will operate three local offices with the Midwest POS staff and management. “We NCR Corp.

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. The Habit Restaurants is now owned by Yum!

Kroger, Walgreens Pool Resources In Retail Procurement Alliance

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” Kroger and Walgreens launched a pilot last year in 13 Northern Kentucky Walgreens stores to test Kroger Express, a one-stop-shopping concept.

FedEx Will Not Renew Amazon Ground Delivery Contract

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billion hub in 2021 in northern Kentucky, where it is growing its Amazon Air fleet to encompass 50 aircraft. It was also noted that Amazon had been recently building up its roster of planes, operated by Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings.

China Tests Facial Recognition Subway Payment

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A subway operator in Shenzhen, China is testing facial recognition software, powered by a 5G network, to pay for entry, according to reports. The face would be linked to a payment account, although whether the technology will work for similar faces or twins is not known.

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What Remote Sellers Should Know About South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

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Hawaii, Kentucky, and Vermont asked businesses to start collecting sales tax by July 1, 2018, mere days after the Supreme Court issued its decision. Operations Oracle Regulatory Compliance Economic Nexus Laws Laws remote seller sales tax South Dakota Tax Laws WayfairEditor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

2018 Sales Tax Changes You Need to Know

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Already in 2018, Alabama, Kentucky , and Oklahoma have enacted marketplace sales tax laws. Kentucky decided to tax a number of additional services. Operations Oracle Avalara tax technologyEditor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. . Like many years, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for sales tax changes.

Feds Are Looking Into Railroad Customer Fees

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and others have revised their operating plans in an attempt to boost efficiency. Paul Verst, chief executive of Kentucky-based Verst Logistics Inc., A federal agency is investigating fees imposed by railroad companies that aim to get customers to comply with new procedures.

FedEx Won’t Renew US Contract With Amazon

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Amazon has been building up its own roster of planes recently, operated by Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. billion in an air cargo hub to be built in northern Kentucky, as it moves to rely more on its own logistics for deliveries.

Grubhub Spikes 10 Pct Post-CEO Stock Purchase

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the Louisville, Kentucky-based operator of KFC and Taco Bell. “We Grubhub saw its shares increase as much as 10 percent after it was revealed that its CEO purchased almost $1 million of company stock. The information was discovered in a filing with the U.S.

Apple Touts Spending On U.S. Suppliers To The Tune Of $60 Billion

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One of them was Kentucky firm Corning, which makes the glass for Apple’s phones and iPads. They require a highly advanced and precise manufacturing operation, as well as skilled technicians with specialized training.”.

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Deutsche Post DHL CEO Confirms Delivery Deal With AmazonFresh

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Deutsche Post currently operates online supermarket, AllyouneedFresh. Appel said during the meeting late last week that Deutsche Post would continue to operate its online supermarket with the Amazon deal. In March, reports surfaced that Amazon was partnering with DHL to leverage DHL’s facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport to build out its upcoming Prime Air cargo hub operation.

Coronavirus Fear Could Cause Streaming Subscription Service Spike

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Walmart , in one case, has implemented a policy for emergency leave on the heels of a store associate in Kentucky having a positive result for the virus. Apple didn’t specify when the stores would be in operation again.

Grubhub, BJ’s Restaurants And Brewhouse Announce Partnership

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operates a nationwide chain of casual dining restaurants offering a diverse range of menu items. We are excited to be expanding our delivery options and combining BJ’s extensive menu with the convenience of Grubhub,” said Lon Ledwith, executive vice president of operations at BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.

PetSmart Continues Brick-And-Mortar Expansion With More Store Openings

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Continuing to expand our brick-and-mortar footprint is an important part of our strategy to be the most convenient, best-in-class pet retailer,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president of store operations for PetSmart. “In Canada and Puerto Rico, and the company operates another 207 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities.

The Grocery Report: New Products, New Partnerships And New Channels

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Last October, Kroger and Walgreens announced a pilot in which customers at 13 Walgreens stores in northern Kentucky could order Kroger groceries online and pick them up at the drugstores. Walgreens customers have responded very favorably to the Kroger Express pilot in northern Kentucky.

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Fabletics Announces Brick-and-Mortar Expansion

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The first opening will take place in Frisco, Texas next March, followed by Indianapolis, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Schaumburg, Illinois; Boulder, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon in the second quarter of 2017. Less is more,” Dustin Netral, SVP of operations for Fabletics, said in a press release. Activewear brand Fabletics , which was co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, announced plans for a retail expansion across the U.S. in 2017.

Wells CEO Faces Hill Grill On Account Scandals

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Scharf noted the recent changes to leadership, with the creation of the new chief operating officer role , where 75 percent of the operating committee being put into place is new to the firm, having joined since the beginning of 2018.

How Greyhound Bus Makes Fraudsters Play Fare

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The report looked at data from 31 mobile payment operators across 20 countries and found that fraudsters attempted to make 1.6

Amazon To Partner With DHL

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Amazon is reportedly partnering with the German logistics company DHL, said GeekWire , for one leveraging DHL’s facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport to build out its upcoming Prime Air cargo hub operation. Amazon’s entry into the meal kit space could spell trouble for the startup operations — like Plated, Blue Apron and HelloFresh — that currently populate the meal kit space.

Why Brick-And-Mortar Merchants Are Tapping Into Unattended Retail

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The number of Kentucky Fried Chicken locations to adopt kiosks by 2020 is 5,000. To help meet customer expectations in the digital age, retailers have to know who their shoppers are and what they want.

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Amid A Strong Economy, Union Leaders Emboldened To Strike

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According to the report, in the past few weeks, hotel housekeepers in Chicago who are unionized, distillery workers in Kentucky and Seattle crane operators are choosing to strike, citing the need for better pay and benefits. Thanks to the strong economy and tight labor market, workers are emboldened to ask for more compensation and to resort to striking if need be, reported The Wall Street Journal.

NEW REPORT: For UN Workers, A Credit Union Crosses Borders

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a Kentucky CU recently entered into a new agreement with a local university that will provide it the opportunity to raise its profile. For the September/October feature story, PYMNTS spoke with Jim Fenimore, UNFCU’s SVP of operations, and Bill Thomas, UNFCU’s first VP of member operations.

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OnDeck Channels Accountants For SME Funding

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While the tool initially launched in March , reports said OnDeck expanded this aspect of its operations this month across Kentucky, Florida and Alabama. As an alternative lender, OnDeck’s small business solutions target the cash flow needs of companies. But the firm’s newest service focuses on financial management for SMEs in another way.

Walmart’s Allswell Goes On Tour; Target To Expand Debut Of New Loyalty Program

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As it stands, all of the retailer’s online operations and stores are currently operational. The kits are available in Kroger in places like Ohio and Kentucky as well as other brands such as Ralphs in California and King Soopers in Colorado.

Yum Takes Hit From Grubhub And Names New Digital Leadership

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30) even as the quick-service restaurant (QSR) operator — which runs the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC brands — touted its expansions in digital and mobile services. Ties to Grubhub drove down investor confidence in Yum! Brands on Wednesday (Oct.

Verizon 5G Network Launch Foreshadows Mobile Commerce Changes

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The announcement from the mobile network provider serves as the latest demonstration that 5G is coming, and that retailers and payment services providers should get ready to operate in the 5G world.

Amazon Tracker: By Land, Air, Sea

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The new air hub will be located at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in Hebron, Kentucky. Dave Clark, SVP of Worldwide Operations, said in a company statement, “As we considered places for the long-term home for our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list with a large, skilled workforce, centralized location with great connectivity to our nearby fulfillment locations, and an excellent quality of living for employees.

KFC Supply Chain Woes Fowl Up Business

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Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was serving Kentucky Fried Nothing in the U.K. At that time, the supply system went from a six-warehouse operation to running out of a single distribution center in Rugby — a move with at least the appearance of prudent streamlining. last week, when distribution issues with a new supplier prevented chicken supplies from reaching stores, forcing the fast food chain to temporarily shutter roughly 750 of its 900 locations.

Forget Drones — For Amazon Delivery Domination, Think Vans

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Recently, the eCommerce operator ordered 20,000 Mercedes Benz vans to expand its delivery fleet. Amazon also has invested in a Kentucky air cargo hub.

Where Pharmacy Giants Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, And Rite Aid Are Placing Private Market Bets

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Today, the top four retail pharmacies by number of stores — Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid — operate more than 25,000 stores. For many consumers, the local pharmacy is long gone, replaced by big box retailers with significantly more cash and brand recognition.