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Dollar General Corporation Announces Pricing of $1.5 Billion of Senior Notes

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:52pm

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (Dollar General or the Company) today announced the pricing of an offering (the Offering) of $1.0 billion of its 3.500% Senior Notes due 2030 (the 2030 Notes) and $500.0 million of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2050 (the 2050 Notes and, together with the 2030 Notes, the Notes).

Key Points: 
  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (Dollar General or the Company) today announced the pricing of an offering (the Offering) of $1.0 billion of its 3.500% Senior Notes due 2030 (the 2030 Notes) and $500.0 million of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2050 (the 2050 Notes and, together with the 2030 Notes, the Notes).
  • The 2050 Notes will pay interest at a rate of 4.125% per annum and mature on April 3, 2050.
  • Dollar General will pay interest on the Notes semi-annually on April 3 and October 3 of each year, commencing October 3, 2020.
  • Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years.

E-Commerce experiencing surge in demand as self-isolating consumers rely on online shopping - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:55pm

ResearchAndMarkets.com identifies E-Commerce as one of the key industries seeing increased demand due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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  • ResearchAndMarkets.com identifies E-Commerce as one of the key industries seeing increased demand due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Many consumers are turning to internet shopping during the crisis, opening up new opportunities for online retailers, supermarkets and other sellers of consumer goods.
  • Those businesses, in turn, will need identity management software, cyber-security measures and distribution, as well as social and electronic media for advertising.
  • At the same time, warehouse and delivery employees will be at greater risk of infection -- one reason Amazon increased hourly pay and overtime pay for employees in its fulfilment network.

USANA Schedules First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:53pm

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) today announced that first quarter results will be released after the close of market Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

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  • USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) today announced that first quarter results will be released after the close of market Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
  • Shortly following the issuance of the Companys earnings release, the Company will post a Management Commentary, Results and Outlook document on the Companys website ( http://ir.usana.com ) under the Investor Relations section of the site.
  • The following morning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, USANA will hold a conference call to discuss this announcement with analysts and institutional investors.
  • More information on USANA can be found at www.usana.com .

Artificial Intelligence in Retail Market Projected to Grow with a CAGR of 35.9% Over the Forecast Period, 2019-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:55pm

The artificial intelligence in retail market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 35.9% from 2019 to 2025 to reach $15.3 billion by 2025.

Key Points: 
  • The artificial intelligence in retail market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 35.9% from 2019 to 2025 to reach $15.3 billion by 2025.
  • However, high cost of transformation and lack of infrastructure are the major factors hindering the market growth during the forecast period.
  • The study offers a comprehensive analysis of the global artificial intelligence in retail market with respect to various types.
  • In 2019, North America commanded the largest share of the global artificial intelligence in retail market, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.

ClearSale Unveils False Declines Industry Report

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:17pm

Leading global fraud protection firm ClearSale ( www.clear.sale ) announced today the unveiling of The E-Commerce Conundrum: Balancing False Declines and Fraud Prevention.

Key Points: 
  • Leading global fraud protection firm ClearSale ( www.clear.sale ) announced today the unveiling of The E-Commerce Conundrum: Balancing False Declines and Fraud Prevention.
  • The report, done by Aite Group and sponsored by ClearSale, shows the true scope of the CNP fraud and false decline problem and what merchants need to know to take proper precautions.
  • It details the latest information on the growth of CNP fraud and falsely declined orders in e-commerce, the impact of false declines on customer behavior, and provides strategies for reducing fraud and false declines.
  • This report has been developed by the ClearSale team into an easy-to-view webpage and downloadable document that retailers can use to understand the marketplace and find the best methods for combatting fraud and false declines in their particular industry.

MEDIA ALERT: B-roll Footage: ServiceMaster cleaning professionals discuss/demo DEEP CLEANING methods to break the chain of infection and stop COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:30pm

What goes into properly disinfecting the spaces where people work, learn, play and pray?

Key Points: 
  • What goes into properly disinfecting the spaces where people work, learn, play and pray?
  • As the coronavirus pandemic rolls out across the country, the term deep cleaning is taking on new meaning.
  • Skilled professionals who manage healthcare facilities, schools, sports arenas, churches and offices office buildings are faced with the monumental task of breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection and helping businesses return to normalcy.
  • Includes video footage of cleaning techniques, personal protective equipment (PPE) and specialized products for disinfecting surfaces
    Pete Duncanson, Director of Commercial Operations for ServiceMaster Restore and past chairman of the board at Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
    In business 60+ years; a leader in healthcare cleaning, infection prevention and commercial cleaning
    More than 1,900 locations nationwide; 250+ locations trained in the cleaning of healthcare facilities
    Our processes and products meet or exceed standards set by CDC, APIC, AHE, OSHA, EPA, and FDA
    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005115/en/

Gateway Resilience Fund Announces Grants Totaling Nearly $440,000

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:54pm

Grants totaling nearly $440,000 were awarded to 525 individuals and 16 downtown businesses by the Gateway Resilience Fund , officials with the St. Louis Community Foundation announced today.

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  • Grants totaling nearly $440,000 were awarded to 525 individuals and 16 downtown businesses by the Gateway Resilience Fund , officials with the St. Louis Community Foundation announced today.
  • The Gateway Resilience Fund offers help to employees and owners of bars, restaurants, shops, and other small businesses across the area disrupted by the outbreak.
  • The Gateway Resilience Fund is one of two funds hosted by the St. Louis Community Foundation and providing pandemic relief.
  • Individual, corporate, and foundation contributions are being accepted and encouraged for both the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and the Gateway Resilience Fund.

Viral Protection Labs Launches West Coast Operations of 3-Ply and 4-Ply Surgical Masks

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:05pm

Viral Protection Labs (VPL) launches its West Coast operations in April 2020 with the capacity to produce 6,000,000 3-ply and 4-ply surgical face masks per month.

Key Points: 
  • Viral Protection Labs (VPL) launches its West Coast operations in April 2020 with the capacity to produce 6,000,000 3-ply and 4-ply surgical face masks per month.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200331005726/en/
    Viral Protection Labs 3-ply and 4-ply, Made in the USA surgical masks.
  • www.VPLmedical.com (Photo: Business Wire)
    The dire need for more domestically produced masks amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic became clear to the VPL team.
  • VPL's goal is to fill the void of overseas, Made in China surgical masks to those Made in America, where no importation is required.

Mattel Invites Families to #KeepPlaying with the Launch of the “Mattel Playroom,” a New Digital Resource for Parents and Caregivers

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:00pm

In the coming weeks, the Mattel Playroom will be updated with additional content and experiences including designer tutorials, new ways to play with Mattel products and more.

Key Points: 
  • In the coming weeks, the Mattel Playroom will be updated with additional content and experiences including designer tutorials, new ways to play with Mattel products and more.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200331005716/en/
    Our mission to inspire, entertain and develop children through play is more important than ever, said Richard Dickson, President and COO, Mattel.
  • We recognize the unique challenges that parents and caregivers are facing right now both working and playing from home and have designed the Mattel Playroom to be a valuable resource for them.
  • Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products.

EarthTronics Appoints Mantei Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:18pm

EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, announced today that it has appointed Jeremy Mantei as its Midwest Regional Sales Manager.

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  • EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, announced today that it has appointed Jeremy Mantei as its Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
  • Prior to joining EarthTronics, Mantei gained extensive experience in both distribution and the energy services industry.
  • Jeremy has served in management positions in electrical distribution and recently as a sales manager for an energy services company.
  • Jeremy has extensive knowledge to assist manufacturers rep agencies, electrical distribution, energy services companies, said Kevin Youngquist, Executive Vice President of EarthTronics.