Consumer

Public Support Innovative Approaches to Reducing Smoking Rates, Reveals New International Survey from Philip Morris International

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 9:02am

A new international survey commissioned by Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) and conducted by independent research firm Povaddo reveals a public appetite for a better approach to reducing the societal harm caused by cigarettes.

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  • A new international survey commissioned by Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) and conducted by independent research firm Povaddo reveals a public appetite for a better approach to reducing the societal harm caused by cigarettes.
  • Conducted in December 2020 among 22,500+ adults in 20 countries and territories, the survey explores attitudes regarding the role of smoke-free alternatives in improving public health.
  • The results reveal broad support for novel approaches to accelerating the decline of cigarette smoking.
  • Specifically, the survey found that:
    73 percent of adults agree that governments should consider the role alternative products can play in making their country smoke-free.

P97 Networks Selected by RCI Bank and Services to Enable On-Demand Mobility Services

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:00am

P97 Networks, Inc., a leader in cloud-based mobile commerce and behavioral marketing solutions, announced today that it has been chosen by RCI Bank and Services, to bring mobility services to motorists.

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  • P97 Networks, Inc., a leader in cloud-based mobile commerce and behavioral marketing solutions, announced today that it has been chosen by RCI Bank and Services, to bring mobility services to motorists.
  • RCI Bank and Services, which operates in 36 countries specializes in automotive financing and services and supports Groupe Renault in the development of mobility services.
  • We are excited to have RCI Bank and Services as our partner, says Nick Allen, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa at P97 Networks.
  • RCI Bank and Services has been the new commercial identity of RCI Banque S.A. since February 2016.

daVinci Payments “Future of Payments UK” Reveals Continued Desire for Instant Payment Methods and Growing Prevalence of Loyalty Programs

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 8:00am

As the acceleration of digital payments adoption continues, daVinci Payments released a new national UK study, identifying how people prefer to receive payments.

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  • As the acceleration of digital payments adoption continues, daVinci Payments released a new national UK study, identifying how people prefer to receive payments.
  • The 2021 edition of daVinci Payments Future of Payments UK study provides insights into how consumers and employees like to be rewarded and paid.
  • New, non-traditional payments are becoming a mainstay, making it imperative for businesses to embrace new payment innovations to meet consumers demand and need for instant payments, said Sebastien Van Schalkwyk , managing director, Europe at daVinci Payments.
  • Additionally, as people continue to adopt mobile wallets and payment apps as part of their routine, businesses are quickly seeing the value of merging payment and loyalty programs.

Horace Mann Puts Teachers on Track to Reach $100 Million in Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:01am

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) announced today that its Student Loan Solutions (SLS) program identified more than $100 million in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunities for educators in 2020, bringing the programs lifetime total to more than $350 million.1

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  • Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) announced today that its Student Loan Solutions (SLS) program identified more than $100 million in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunities for educators in 2020, bringing the programs lifetime total to more than $350 million.1
    The Horace Mann SLS program provides webinar education, online resources and expert loan coaches to help all public school educators get the loan forgiveness they deserve under PSLF and Teacher Loan Forgiveness.
  • Some of the largest school districts in the country recognize the value of the Horace Mann Student Loan Solutions program.
  • Addressing student loan debt can help.2
    It is important to pursue PSLF now, even during the CARES Act student loan forbearance, added Clark.
  • (1) Potential savings of educators assisted by Horace Mann with Public Service Loan Forgiveness from October 2016 through 2020 based on assumptions established by the U.S. Office of Federal Student Aid.

Sally Beauty Holdings Announces Participation at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:55pm

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH) (the Company) today announced it will participate in the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference.

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  • Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH) (the Company) today announced it will participate in the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference.
  • Presenters will include Chris Brickman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Marlo Cormier, Chief Financial Officer.
  • Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH), as the leader in professional hair color, sells and distributes professional beauty supplies globally through its Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses.
  • For more information about Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., please visit https://www.sallybeautyholdings.com/ .

Rover to Present at the Virtual Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on March 2, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:48pm

In addition, management will host virtual one-on-one and small group meetings with institutional investors during the Conference.

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  • In addition, management will host virtual one-on-one and small group meetings with institutional investors during the Conference.
  • Founded in 2011 and based in Seattle, Rover is the worlds largest network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers.
  • Millions of services have been booked on Rover, including pet sitting, dog walking, in-home boarding, drop-in visits, doggy day care, and grooming in select markets.
  • Rover makes it easier for people to have pet love in their lives through the Rover Guarantee, 24/7 support, vet consultations, and GPS walk mapping.

John Paul Mitchell Systems Promotes Michaeline DeJoria to Chief Executive Officer

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:16pm

John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS), the leading US hair care and styling brand, announces the promotion of Michaeline DeJoria to Chief Executive Officer.

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  • John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS), the leading US hair care and styling brand, announces the promotion of Michaeline DeJoria to Chief Executive Officer.
  • DeJoria, daughter of John Paul Mitchell Systems co-founder John Paul DeJoria, has fond memories of growing up in Los Angeles and visiting her fathers office.
  • John Paul Mitchell Systems, a top manufacturer of salon-only professional hair care products, has been serving the professional beauty industry for over 40 years.
  • The company produces salon-quality hair care, hair color and styling tools through a family of brands including Paul Mitchell, Paul Mitchell Clean Beauty, Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color, Paul Mitchell Pro Tools, Tea Tree, Awapuhi Wild Ginger, MITCH, MVRCK, Neuro, and MarulaOil.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Sixth Annual Make March Matter® Fundraising Campaign

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:16pm

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its sixth annual Make March Matter campaign Monday.

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  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its sixth annual Make March Matter campaign Monday.
  • Actress, author and advocate and longtime supporter of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Jamie Lee Curtis, joined the hospital to kick off the campaign.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005969/en/
    Actress, author and advocate and longtime Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) supporter Jamie Lee Curtis joined the hospital to kick off its 6th Annual Make March Matter Campaign on Monday, March 1.
  • Make March Matter is an annual fundraising campaign that builds awareness and support for childrens health in Los Angeles.

SITE Centers Announces Offering of Common Shares

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:07pm

SITE Centers Corp. (NYSE: SITC) (SITE Centers or the Company) today announced the commencement of a public offering of 15,000,000 common shares.

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  • SITE Centers Corp. (NYSE: SITC) (SITE Centers or the Company) today announced the commencement of a public offering of 15,000,000 common shares.
  • SITE Centers also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 common shares.
  • SITE Centers intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem the depositary shares representing its outstanding 6.250% Class K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, without par value (the Class K Preferred Shares), which have an aggregate liquidation preference of $150.0 million.
  • SITE Centers is an owner and manager of open-air shopping centers located in suburban, high household income communities.

Healthy for Life® 20 by 20 Marks Five Year Milestone by Reporting on Healthy Menu Innovation and Announcing Expanded Nutrition Education

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:15pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005848/en/
    Aramark and the American Heart Association marked the five-year milestone of their Healthy For Life 20 By 20 initiative, created to help improve the health of all Americans through better nutrition and lifestyle habits, by reporting on healthy menu innovation and announcing expanded nutrition education, for National Nutrition Month (March).
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Since 2015, Healthy for Life 20 By 20 has helped millions of people lead healthier lives.
  • Developing an extensive nutrition education curriculum thats been used by more than 800 community organizations across the U.S.
  • These Healthy for Life videos are the latest addition to the online resources accessible for facilitators of the community education program.