Phoenix Welcomes Online Alcohol Delivery Startup, Drizly

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Boston-based eCommerce alcohol delivery startup Drizly has announced its next location in Phoenix, Arizona. Partnering to deliver alcohol from local liquor stores that include Lucky’s Liquor, Gary’s Liquor and Chandler Liquors, Phoenix residents will now be able to order and receive alcohol delivery from these retailers. Neighborhoods in the Phoenix area that will have access to this service include Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler.

PayPal Takes The Court With WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury

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While the last few years has seen a lot of expansion out of PayPal , it’s latest announcement with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury certainly stands out. ” A post shared by Phoenix Mercury (@phoenixmercury) on Apr 8, 2019 at 10:09am PDT.

Opendoor Trims Employees And Perks

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It has also asked between 200 and 300 people in offices across the country to relocate to its Phoenix location, said the people, all of whom asked not to be identified because the company is private.”. A company spokesperson told Bloomberg that Opendoor was “streamlining operations in our Phoenix office” as a way to improve customer service. eCommerce costs employees hiring Investment News online platform Opendoor phoenix real estate Startup What's Hot

Pizza Hut Is Now Delivering Beer With Pizzas

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The company announced the test delivery service is live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area for consumers aged 21 and older, and will be offering six-packs of Budweiser, Bud Light, Shocktop and locally brewed craft beer during its initial phase. Yes, Phoenix is the new Peoria, according to Stacy Lynn Bourgeois, director of brand marketing for Pizza Hut. Retail Alochol Delivery News phoenix Pizza Hut restaurant What's Hot Yum!

The Rise of Alternative Data in the Lending Market

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EXCLUSIVE – There were conflicting views on the importance of the FICO score at the PayThink Conference in Phoenix this week. While only some professionals were bold enough to say the standardized credit scoring has become marginalized, others maintained that it was here to stay.

7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets

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markets. ” According to Fortune , the company will test the service in 18 markets: Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas-Ft. Convenience store operator 7-Eleven is launching beer and cider delivery in select U.S.

US states to proactively regulate fintech market

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State regulators are to take a more hands-on approach to regulating and engaging with financial technology developments, according to Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, who was speaking as part of a panel at this year’s Money20/20.

Wholesale Change In Invoicing And Payables

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Another firm, Phoenix Fire, which focuses on building business partnerships, helped cement the relationship between ADS and Basware. In an interview with PYMNTS, Ann Grace, director of marketing for ADS Solutions, and Daniel Ervin, CEO of Phoenix Fire, said that the relationship between Basware and ADS (which, Ervin said, helps Basware compete with, say, Tradeshift) points toward the trend of enterprises large and small bringing on board fully integrated ERP platforms built on the cloud.

McDelivery Is McDominating In 1,000 New Markets

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3,500 more McDonald’s markets are going to be lovin’ it by the end of June as delivery service rolls out to even more restaurants. That’s on top of the locations where it was already available, including Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego and Tampa. Second, said Easterbrook, in five of McDonald’s largest markets, 75 percent of the population is living within three miles of a restaurant.

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$1B+ Market Map: The World’s 260 Unicorn Companies In One Infographic

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Using the CB Insights database, we mapped global unicorn companies valued at $1B+ according to the primary markets in which they operate. Mapped by market. Our market map divides unicorns up into thirteen categories comprised. Phoenix New Media.

Investments Stay Afloat And Thrive Market Bags $111 Million

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In a world where sunshine in the news is in something of short supply, the good folks at Thrive Market can add good news for those in need of some to report to the list of things they deliver. You can’t eat it, but after the week the world’s markets have been having, reporting numbers in black ink is pretty delicious. Other speciality players in the market like Vitacost or Grub Street offer similar services.

What U.S. Tourism Means to Alipay

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payments markets with a focus on the industries that cater to Chinese tourist, according to a keynote by Souheil Badran, President of Alipay North America, at the Paythink Conference in Phoenix.

Building Vendor Trust With Virtual Cards

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construction market is on a roll, and recent data suggests it is unlikely to slow. The market is on track to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 Virtual cards move payments quickly,” Phoenix said. “We Checks take longer to reach vendors,” Phoenix said.

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Our Finest Hour

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Excess regulation and costs are driving weak competitors such as mortgage brokers out of the market. Large banks, that own a significant part of the banking market, move farther and farther from the customers. In times of great strain, opportunity rises from the ashes like a phoenix. bank strategy banking banks credit unions finest hour Jeff Marsico Kafafian phoenix

The CFPB Drops Its Investigation Into Zillow With No Actions

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In April, Zillow said it is partnering with three brokerages: West USA Realty in Phoenix, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate in Las Vegas. Starting in the spring, home sellers in Phoenix and Las Vegas will be able to compare a real estate agents’ market valuation of their home with offers from Zillow and other investors.

Target Circle Loyalty Program To Go Nationwide In October

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Target Chief Marketing and Digital Officer Rick Gomez said, per the report, “We are seeing a benefit in building our guest base.” 19 in five cities: Kansas City, Phoenix, Denver, Indianapolis and Charlotte, North Carolina. Starting on Oct.

Amazon Said To Roll Out PillPack Service To Employees

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The publication said PillPack recently filed for several new pharmacy licenses, most of which are to secure clearance to ship drugs from its warehouse in Phoenix to customers, reports said.

Uber Eats Introduces Group Ordering

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The feature was tested in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin, and was made available across the country on Oct. head of restaurant brand marketing, told USA Today. Uber has introduced a group ordering option, the company said in a blog post. .

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People’s Bank Of China To Regulate FinTech

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China has become an emerging FinTech market due to its expanding middle class, rapid digitization and electronic payments adoption. However, while the technology is fine, the financial services (FinServ) offerings concern the president of Chinese financial investment platform Phoenix Finance.

‘Uber Moments’ Pilot Lets Users Book Culinary Classes

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The service was tested in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin, and it was made available across the country on Oct. head of restaurant brand marketing, said at the time.

Uber Eats Testing Service That Allows Users To Book Culinary Classes

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The service was tested in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin, and it was made available across the country on Oct. head of restaurant brand marketing, said at the time.

AI Healthcare Mkt Projected To Reach $36B By 2025

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare market is expected to grow to $36.1 “The growing adoption of NLP [in] applications such as patient-data and risk analysis, lifestyle management and monitoring, and mental health is propelling the growth of this technology in the market.”

Target Brings New Personalized Loyalty Program To More Cities

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Those five cities are: Phoenix, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Denver and Charlotte, North Carolina. “We wanted a program that was … not just about collecting points to get savings,” said Rick Gomez, Target’s chief marketing and digital officer.

Uber Eats Teams With Costcutter In The UK

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With 28% of food and groceries now purchased online in the UK, our partnership with Uber Eats is a great way to reach new customers and demonstrates our continued commitment to helping our independent retailers thrive,” said Costcutter Marketing Director Sean Russell, according to the report.

Don’t Be a Cold Fish

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Situated in slow growth markets. Show-Me-the-Money Stage: After initially networking for their jobs, loan officers saw the marketing value within their personal networks.

Bitcoin Daily: Overstock CEO Shares Movement In Bitcoin Efforts; Russia Might Be Open To Crypto Trading

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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne said that he welcomes Facebook ’s entry into the cryptocurrency market. Byrne predicted that security tokens will reduce friction in capital markets while also improving price discovery.

Construction Payments: Building The House With Virtual Cards

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trillion construction market can have long-ranging effects. In today’s highly interconnected ecosystem, businesses rely on many other companies to keep their operations running smoothly.

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Uber Eats Rolls Out Pickup Feature Nationwide

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The feature was tested in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin, Texas, and was made available across the country on Friday (Oct. head of restaurant brand marketing, told USA Today. Uber Eats announced that it has launched a new pickup feature nationwide.

Lyft’s Grocery Access Program Expands In US, Canada

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The pilot proved successful, serving hundreds of low-income families, and providing thousands of rides to and from a Giant , two Safeway locations and the Martha’s Table lobby market.

No Lift For Lyft Following Q1 Earnings Report

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By way of contrast, key competitor Uber, with its own looming IPO, has been branching out into other markets). alone, the consumer transportation market is $1.2 There was no lift for Lyft from an earnings report that may have been viewed by investors as having been … uneven.

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TRENDING: Are Credit Unions The Hipster FI?

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The latest PYMNTS Credit Union Tracker™ , powered by CO-OP Financial Services, features news on the latest regulation changes facing the credit union market, along with recent partnerships and innovations that are changing how credit unions conduct their lending practices. News from the credit union market. Recent rule changes and product innovations are promising to help the CU market better serve its members.

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Nearly 100 Pizza Huts To Test Beer Delivery

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The restaurant chain had begun testing the service in Phoenix back in December, Reuters reported. Pizza Hut Chief Marketing Officer Zipporah Allen told Reuters, “Many Pizza Hut restaurants are already licensed to serve and distribute beer, without third-party services, additional fees or extended wait times.”. As restaurant operators seek to bolster sales in the face of weak traffic growth, Yum!

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Carvana Stock Falls Short On First Day Of IPO

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Founded in 2012, the Phoenix-based company sells cars through its website and operates automated towers that store cars in U.S. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. William Blair & Company, LLC, BMO Capital Markets Corp. Carvana Co., a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars, saw its shares fall 16 percent on the first day of its initial public offering (IPO).

Collaboration: The New Competitive Weapon

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In an industry where the top five institutions control more than half the market share, it amazes me how few of the 6,000 other banks are taking advantage of shared insights and resources to compete. GonzoBanker Bank Chief Risk Officer Roundtable Phoenix Apr 3-5.

Stitch Fix Earnings: A Mixed Bag Amid App Efforts

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Smith said the company can serve the needs of “approximately 95 percent of our addressable men’s market” with the expanded selections.

Alphabet Tracker: Waiting For Earnings, Waymo Grows Testing

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Now, all eyes are ahead once more for Alphabet’s upcoming Q1 earnings report slated for today after market close. This put Alphabet’s market cap well above $610 billion at the time. Rather, Waymo is offering households in the Phoenix, Arizona, area a chance to incorporate the company’s self-driving tech into their daily routines — a live test with live folks.

The On-Demand Alternative To Self-Storage

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Overall, Bainter said the storage market is near surpassing $30 billion, and that there are approximately 2.5 The company currently operates in Austin, Houston, Phoenix and Seattle. “We

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VendorDirt: The Big 4 in 2015

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In 2015 will Fiserv be able to continue DNA’s strong market momentum outside of its own core base? Renamed a product it unveiled almost seven years ago and still struggles to capture significant market share? Banks: Silverlake remains a stalwart of the mid-size bank market.

Virtual Cards Can Be Valuable For Analog Industries

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Even so, the global construction management software market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2

Kroger Risks Losing The Digital Grocery Race

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is a tough market – and getting tougher. food and consumer-product market, according to Nielsen. Those investments, though widely deemed necessary, have been costly – and at a time when market pressures are on all grocers to keep their price low.

Oprah Enters The Restaurant World

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The firm was founded in 2008 by Dr. Andrew Weil and Phoenix restaurateur Sam Fox, and was built around Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. “And I think that’s because many believed that you couldn’t have a singularly focused healthy restaurant compete in this market.” Oprah Winfrey is becoming a restaurateur. As of today, the international media titan has announced an investment in True Food Kitchen , a healthy eating startup based out of Houston.

B2B Payment Innovations Keep Suppliers In Mind

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small business market (SMB) will reach $9 trillion by 2020, but also notes that 80 percent of SMBs still use paper checks to make payments. The real estate market also recently saw innovations.

BEC Scam Storms The Sports Field (Literally)

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Anecdotal evidence pf questionable spend includes examples spanning invoices for IT equipment five times the market price, payments for expired contracts and invoices from debarred suppliers (contractors that the government will no longer work with).