Companies of the United Kingdom

Kroger and Ocado announce new region for high-tech Customer Fulfillment Center and expand collaboration to include in-store fulfillment capabilities

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 1:30pm

"Kroger continues to accelerate the expansion of our national network to redefine the customer experience," said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's chief supply chain officer."

Key Points: 
  • "Kroger continues to accelerate the expansion of our national network to redefine the customer experience," said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's chief supply chain officer."
  • Kroger has partnered with Ocado to help accelerate its ability to provide customers with anything, anytime, anywhere through its seamless ecosystem.
  • The CFC model incorporating state-of-the-art automation and AI will be used to expand Kroger products to a larger footprint.
  • "Ocado's in-store fulfillment capabilities, leveraging AI, will further contribute to continuous improvement of the customer pickup experience."

North America Online Gambling Market to 2025: Market is Projected to Register a CAGR of 14.78%

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:30pm

DUBLIN, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "North America Online Gambling Market- Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020-2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "North America Online Gambling Market- Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020-2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Casino gambling has been one of the rapidly growing gambling categories, owing to the convenience of usage and optimal user experience.
  • Custom slot types are trending the most in the market, owing to the scope of innovation and personalization by consumers.
  • The North America online gambling market is a highly fragmented market and comprises regional and global players such as 888 Holdings PLC, William Hill PLC, Caesars Entertainment Corporation and others.

Baozun Strengthens Leadership Team with New Appointments

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:50am

Prior to this, Mr. Yu worked for BT Group Plc from 2009 to 2018 and held several senior leadership positions in UK and Hong Kong.

Key Points: 
  • Prior to this, Mr. Yu worked for BT Group Plc from 2009 to 2018 and held several senior leadership positions in UK and Hong Kong.
  • His last role within BT Group was CFO, Asia, Middle East and Africa and Chairman of BT China.
  • Mr. Vincent Qiu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baozun, commented, On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Robin for being an invaluable member of the executive team.
  • We believe Baozun is uniquely positioned to win in the Chinas dynamic e-commerce market, and now with the strength of our leadership team, I am more confident than ever that we will be able to accelerate growth and build shareholder value.

VA Ready Partners with BAE Systems to Help Virginians Find Gainful Employment

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 1:30pm

In partnership with VA Ready, BAE Systems will help train and place program participants primarily into manufacturing-related jobs that do not require a clearance, including the marine trades, HVAC and electrical industries.

Key Points: 
  • In partnership with VA Ready, BAE Systems will help train and place program participants primarily into manufacturing-related jobs that do not require a clearance, including the marine trades, HVAC and electrical industries.
  • "Our partnership with BAE Systems will lead to many great opportunities for Virginians who have been struggling to recover from the financial fallout of Covid-19," said Caren Merrick, CEO of Virginia Ready.
  • "The opportunities BAE Systems will help VA Ready provide to unemployed and underemployed Virginians in the near-term will have a profound impact on our community.
  • BAE Systems is one of the most admired companies in Virginia and many Virginians will benefit from our partnership."

Dwellsy Reports Show The Best Time of Day to Find A Rental

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:23pm

Dwellsy has made it easy for renters to use the data from their nearest city to find specific advice on when to conduct their rental search.

Key Points: 
  • Dwellsy has made it easy for renters to use the data from their nearest city to find specific advice on when to conduct their rental search.
  • Dwellsy has made it easy for renters to use metro data to find specific advice on when to conduct their rental search.
  • At Dwellsy, we recognize the value in being the first to know when new rental listings come online.
  • Dwellsy operates under the assumption that most people don't have much free time to spend searching for an apartment every day.

Directorate Change

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 5:04pm

Daily Mail and General Trust plc announces that, with immediate effect, it has appointed Filippa Wallestam as a Non-Executive Director.

Key Points: 
  • Daily Mail and General Trust plc announces that, with immediate effect, it has appointed Filippa Wallestam as a Non-Executive Director.
  • She is currently EVP & Chief Content Officer at Nordic Entertainment Group, the Nordic region's leading streaming company.
  • Her previous roles at the company include EVP & CEO of Nordic Entertainment Group Sweden and Head of Strategy for Free-TV and Radio.
  • She left BCG to become a Business Analyst acting as chief of staff to the Chairman at DMGT in 2013.

sonnen introduces the sonnenCore, a new all-in-one, affordable home battery for every home

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 2:00pm

The new compact, affordable, and fully sonnen-designed sonnenCore home battery solution is built using sonnens proven energy management expertise.

Key Points: 
  • The new compact, affordable, and fully sonnen-designed sonnenCore home battery solution is built using sonnens proven energy management expertise.
  • The new product aims to expand and utlimately lead the residential energy storage market as a high quality, affordable home battery option for any home.
  • With its virtual battery, which consists of digitally networked home storage systems, sonnen offers new and highly innovative energy services for network operators and customers.
  • Since March 2019 sonnen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell within its New Energies division.

Balfour Beatty Communities and ENGIE Launch $12 Million Army Housing Energy Efficiency Project

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 3:11pm

The project will deliver turnkey energy efficiency improvements through a self-funding Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).

Key Points: 
  • The project will deliver turnkey energy efficiency improvements through a self-funding Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).
  • Lt. Gen. Doug Gabram, Commanding General of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, along with leaders at all levels of the Army are working with Balfour Beatty Communities to provide safe and quality housing for Soldiers and their families.
  • Fort Eustis Family Homes / Fort Story Family Homes is a partnership between Balfour Beatty Communities and the U.S. Army under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative.
  • Balfour Beatty Communities is an active owner and operator of residential real estate in the multifamily, student, and military housing sectors across the United States.

Top 8 Tips to Keep You and Your Guests Safe During a COVID-19 Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:15pm

Chris Boyles, VP of Food Safety for Steritech, provided his top eight tips to stay safe this year over the holidays:

Key Points: 
  • Chris Boyles, VP of Food Safety for Steritech, provided his top eight tips to stay safe this year over the holidays:
    Keep any gathering small and set standards for your attendees.
  • While the safest way to gather is virtually this year, limit the number of attendees if you plan to host an in-person event.
  • And plan a virtual option to touch base with family members who cannot attend due to symptoms or high risk of illness.
  • Steritech is part of Rentokil Initial plc, a leading business services company, operating globally in over 70 countries.

Maidbot Closes Series B Round Led by RB, Makers of Lysol

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 4:30pm

The funding is being led by RB (Reckitt Benckiser), a leading health, hygiene and nutrition company and the makers of many world-renowned brands including Lysol, Dettol, Harpic, Finish and Mucinex.

Key Points: 
  • The funding is being led by RB (Reckitt Benckiser), a leading health, hygiene and nutrition company and the makers of many world-renowned brands including Lysol, Dettol, Harpic, Finish and Mucinex.
  • Through this investment and our partnership, Maidbot and RB will enable more businesses to reassure customers on cleanliness and deliver an enhanced hygienic experience."
  • Octave Ventures, a leading venture fund supported by Peter Thiel that led Maidbot's Series A round, also participated in the most recent funding round.
  • In addition to Octave Ventures, several VCs alongside hospitality and commercial real estate executives and family offices participated in the round.