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Gildan Activewear Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Peds Legwear, Inc., effective August 22, 2016. Gildan previously announced on July 27, 2016 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interest of Peds. Gildan is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery, and shapewear. The Company sells its..."/>
Gildan Announces Completion of Acquisition of Peds Legwear, Inc.
Omnicom Group's KERN announces the launch of its new growth-hacking marketing agency, KERN X. The first agency of its kind, KERN X is specifically designed and purposefully built to take startups from funded to famous. KERN X was cultivated to capitalize on the latest cutting-edge trend in growth-hacking, which is defined by marketing movement leader Aaron Ginn as pushing a metric through the use of a testable and scalable methodology."/>
Omnicom Group Launches KERN X, a Growth-Hacking Marketing Agency Purposefully Built for Funded Startups
Comcast Corporation, today announced it has completed its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development. This Smart News Release features multimedia."/>
NBCUniversal Completes DreamWorks Animation Acquisition
Duluth Holdings Inc., a lifestyle brand of men’ s and women’ s casual wear, workwear and accessories, today announced that it will report second quarter 2016 financial results after market close on Thursday, September 8, 2016.. A conference call and audio webcast with analysts and investors will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time, to discuss the results and answer questions. Live conference call: 844-875-6915 or 412-317-6711..."/>
Duluth Holdings Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results on September 8
Cosi, Inc. Announces Leadership Changes
Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. today reported financial results for the twelve and twenty-eight weeks ended July 11, 2016.. Highlights for the twelve weeks ended July 11, 2016, as compared to the twelve weeks ended July 13, 2015:. Total revenue increased 21.7% to $66.3 million. Comparable restaurant sales increased 4.0%. Opened nine new Company-owned restaurants and reopened a restaurant in South Carolina damaged by a hurricane last year. Restaurant contribution increased..."/>
Zoës Kitchen Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results
Century Communities, Inc., a top-25 U.S. homebuilder of single-family homes, townhomes and flats in select markets, today announced that it has expanded its senior unsecured credit facility to $380 million. Borrowings under the credit facility will bear interest at an unchanged rate of LIBOR plus a spread of 2.75% to 3.25%, depending on Century’ s leverage ratio. The term of the credit facility has been extended one year to mature in October 2019."/>
Century Communities Expands and Extends the Maturity Date of Its Unsecured Credit Facility
Keter Publishing House Ltd. to Modan Publishing House closed than Modan is about to dismiss most of Keter's employees, "Globes" has learned. When, earlier this year, the sale of TASE-listed Keter, controlled by A target= new href= http://www.arledan.co.il/> Arledan Investment Ltd., was announced, Modan claimed that its intention was to maintain two separate activities and categorically denied reports in "Globes" that most of the acquired publisher's..."/>
BRIEF: Israeli publishing merger to result in layoffs [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel]
Stein Mart, Inc. announced today that Dawn Robertson, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Greg Kleffner, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the B. Riley& Co. Consumer Conference being held at the Sofitel New York hotel on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. ET.. The audio portion of the presentation will be webcast live through Stein Mart’ s investor relations website http://ir.steinmart.com."/>
Stein Mart, Inc. to Present at B. Riley Consumer Conference
Wynn Resorts, unveiled Wynn Palace to the world at 8:00 p.m. today. Wynn's latest masterpiece and is set in a commanding position in Cotai, Macau's bustling new tourist hub. The opening of Wynn Palace will help launch a new era of prosperity for Macau and attracting more international tourists to the city."/>
Wynn Palace Now Open in Cotai, Macau
Fred's, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2016, to shareholders of record as of September 2, 2016.. Fred's, Inc. and subsidiaries operate 651 discount general merchandise stores and three specialty pharmacy-only locations in 15 states in the southeastern United States."/>
Fred's Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.06 Per Share
NIKE Launches New Nike+ Run Club App
Wynn Resorts, unveiled Wynn Palace to the world at 8:00 p.m. today. Wynn's latest masterpiece and is set in a commanding position in Cotai, Macau's bustling new tourist hub. The opening of Wynn Palace will help launch a new era of prosperity for Macau and attracting more international tourists to the city."/>
Wynn Palace Now Open in Cotai, Macau
Isle of Capri Casinos is paring its casino portfolio by selling a property in Louisiana for $134.5 million. An affiliate of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Laguna Development Corp. is acquiring the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles in Westlake, La. Creve Coeur-based Isle of Capri has owned the casino for more than 20 years."/>
BRIEF: Isle of Capri selling Louisiana casino for $134.5 million [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Five ways to save on college textbooks [Sun Sentinel]
Time Inc. has named Laura Brown Editor-in-Chief of InStyle, it was announced today by Alan Murray, Chief Content Officer, and Jess Cagle, Editorial Director for the Celebrity, Entertainment and Style Group. A fashion and media leader known for her creative vision, Brown will oversee the editorial operations and content of one of the most influential brands in style, beauty and celebrity. She joins Time Inc. from Harper’ s Bazaar, where she has served for eleven years, most..."/>
Laura Brown Named Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc.’s InStyle
Dick's Sporting Goods and Field& Stream are opening under one roof on Friday, the next big stores to launch after Kroger Marketplace opened its doors earlier this month."/>
Chesapeake grand opening of Dick's Sporting Goods to feature Frank Beamer, "Swamp People" stars [The Virginian-Pilot]
Alimentation Couche-Tard, which operates Circle K convenience stores, among other businesses, has agreed to purchase CrossAmerica's parent company, CST Brands of San Antonio, Texas for $4.4 billion. The deal, expected to close in 2017, includes CST Brands' control of..."/>
Allentown's CrossAmerica Partners to have a new Canadian owner [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
McDonald's french fries. As part of last week's release of Frank Ocean's new album "Blond" and visual album "Endless," West penned a poem titled "McDonald's Man" for the accompanying "Boys Don't Cry" magazine. The zines were only available at four pop-up shops, one each in the Chicago area, New York, Los Angeles and London."/>
Kanye West pens poem about McDonald's, has intense fry-related feelings [Chicago Tribune]

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