BREAKING NEWS!
KIOF 97.9 FM Studios Are Closed To The General Public

Due to rioting which has occurred in the downtown Las Vegas, Nevada area over the past few days, our downtown studios continue to be closed for the foreseeable future to protect the safety of our staff.

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. / KIOF 97.9 FM is an official independent State of Nevada public broadcaster and part of the Nevada Public Broadcasting System. We continue to bring you Breaking News on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic as news becomes available so you, our listeners here in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley and throughout the world, whether your tuned into KIOF 97.9 FM, listening on our Internet streams or visiting our website to stay up to date as the situation continues to be fluid.

LOCAL NEWS  

Critical U.S. Small Business Administration Resources During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:55:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - Did you know that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made it easy for your Las Vegas small business to access capital and payroll protection during the COVID-19 Pandemic? There are 2 program offerings by the SBA: SBA EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan). This program is very simple to get into since an additional round of funding was just signed into law by President Trump. It takes a few minutes to get an application submitted and into their queue for processing. If your sm...

Nevada U.S. Attorney's Office And FBI Share Tips For Avoiding COVID-19 Scams Targeting Vulnerable Population
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:15:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - Today, U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI warned of several new fraud schemes seeking to exploit the evolving coronavirus public health emergency. Scammers have already devised numerous methods for defrauding people in connection with COVID-19. They are setting up websites, contacting people by phone and email, and posting disinformation on social media platforms. We highly recommend to our local listeners a...

Broadcasters Keeping Communities Informed
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:05:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - In times of emergency, Americans turn to their local radio like KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio and television stations first for the most trusted and reliable information to stay safe and informed. Unlike other communications mediums, State of Nevada public broadcasters like KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio are on the front lines of a crisis, committed to staying on the air to provide critical information even when their own lives are in danger. Today, despite facing the same e...

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Reacts To COVID-19/Coronavirus As A Pandemic With Cases Growing In The USA
Posted on Sat, 14 Mar 2020 15:35:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We follow the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") Announcement on Thursday, March 12, 2020 with updated restrictions on visitors to federal facilities: As the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the United States increases and the World Health Organization has classified COVID-19 as a pandemic, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio, effective immediately, will no longer allow visitors into our Las Vegas, Nevada facilities, absent special permission from the President/CEO or Vice Presiden...

2020 USA CBD Expo Comes To Las Vegas
Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:30:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - With the Nation's Largest CBD Event coming to Las Vegas, Nevada the KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio and USA CBD Expo succeed in concentrating the entire CBD and Hemp industry into one comprehensive, all-inclusive event. The event is for ages 18+ only. Here's what to expect over at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 13th to the 15th: 300+ vendors, 500+ of the industry's best brands. Learn from 50+ expert speakers about all aspects of CBD and Hemp. Take adva...

CES 2020 Keynote Speech with Ivanka Trump and Gary Shapiro
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:20:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio President and CEO Gregory LaPorta attended the CES 2020 Keynote Speech with Ivanka Trump and Gary Shapiro. Ivanka Trump is the Senior Advisor to the President Trump since 2017 and also President Trump's daughter. Gary Shapiro is the President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio President and CEO Gregory LaPorta would like to personally thank CBS, Reuters, Fox News, USA To...

Consul General (Ambassador) Donghua Wang of the People's Republic of China Visits KIOF 97.9 FM
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:45:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio hosted Consul General (Ambassador) Donghua Wang of the People's Republic of China for an interview as well as Director of Political and Press Affairs Wenlin Peng of th...

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Completes New FCC and FEMA Requirements For EAS Ahead Of Schedule
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:18:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - EAS participants are required to receive FEMA IPAWS cap messages per 47 CFR Part 11.52(d)(2), and to be able to verify the digital signature on alerts per 11.56(3)(c). To maintain compliance with commonly accepted security standards, FEMA is removing support for older methods, and is requiring the use of a more recent TLS 1.2 protocol to access its IPAWS server. Further, a DHS intermediate security certificate will expire on 18:20 UTC November 8, 2019. The Rev95 update is needed to continue to...

FEMA and FCC to conduct Emergency Services Test
Posted on Mon, 29 Jul 2019 22:00:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be conducting a nationwide test on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. KIOF will be participating in this test, which starts at 2:20 PM EDT. and ends at 2:50 PM. The EAS is a national public test which gives the President of the United States the communication ability to address the nation during any national emergency. The system is also used by local and state aut...

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Welcomes USIAHT
Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:05:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We welcome the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking to KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio as a sponsor. The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking is working to end Human Trafficking in the United States through prevention, combating demand, rescuing victims, influencing government policy and providing safe refuge for the restoration of survivors. They are a nonprofit, faith-based organization anointed by God to fight against human trafficking in America with truth and integrity, sho...

July 5, 2019 Earthquake Rattles The Las Vegas Valley
Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019 21:52:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley about 8:19 p.m. A Magnitude 7.1 earthquake affected parts of the SW United States and Mexico. Preliminary reports state the epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. The studios of KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada were OK with no damage reported to our equipment and the station continued to broadcast normally. There were no injuries reported to the station....

July 4, 2019 Earthquake Rattles The Las Vegas Valley
Posted on Thu, 04 Jul 2019 18:17:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley about 10:33 a.m during a live Independence Day Special of the Paul and Dean Show. A Magnitude 6.4 earthquake affected parts of the SW United States and Mexico. Preliminary reports state the epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. The studios of KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada were OK with no damage reported to our equipment and the station continued to broadcast normally. There were no injuries report...

Feature Story News Now Heard on KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc.
Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:13:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Thursday, June 13, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. began running Feature Story News heard after the top of each hour. Many are wondering what happened to VOA News which has been heard on KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. since February 2016. We are bringing you additional news. VOA programs will continue to be heard on Sunday mornings during their normal times. In addition to VOA News, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is the valley's first independe...

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Welcomes Southwest Gas
Posted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:01:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We welcome Southwest Gas to KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio as a sponsor. Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc They provide natural gas service to Arizona, Nevada, and portions of California. Their communities, and the more than 2 million customers they serve, are the reasons why they've been heating things up for decades. So, whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbecue with friends, getting cozy indoors during the winter,...

Statement from KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. Regarding CPB Winding Down
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:50:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Monday, March 18, 2019, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made a statement regarding President Trump's proposed FY 2020 budget, which would rescind all but $30 million of each FY 2020 and FY 2021 funding for public media. Her statement can be read in it's entirety here: https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/statement-cpb-president%E2%80%99s-fy-2020-budget-proposal-eliminating-funding-public-media The Corporation for Public Broad...

The MARC 15 Celebrated It's 3rd Year At KIOF 97.9 FM
Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:32:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - KIOF 97.9 FM just entered it's 4th year of broadcasting to the general public in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley when it was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") back on February 1, 2016 as a non-commercial educational radio station. KIOF 97.9 FM chose the Arrakis Systems MARC-15 console for it's main studio to bring you some of the best programming over the air and on our Internet streams world-wide. Arrakis Systems manufactures and sells radio station equipm...

Your Business On KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Local News Website Pages
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:48:00 UT

NORTH LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - As KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio grows, getting your business onto our website is the key to your success whether your here in the community, in Nevada or anywhere, we'll get your business to show up on our Local News pages. Advertising directly on our website through your business and corporate sponsorship's if the key to your success with the 1000's of visitors to our website on any given day....

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Teams Up with Business Wire
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:35:00 UT

SAN FRANCISCO (LVPR) - On March 11, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio began testing a news feed with Business Wire on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. The news feed is currently located in the IN OTHER NEWS section on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. This news feed will soon begin generating statewide news around Nevada. Check back periodically and watch the statewide news appear in this section....

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Launches It's Own Local News Room
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:21:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On March 13, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio launched it's own local news room for the general public to experience. Local news stories around the community is the key to solving community issues that affect everyone. KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio is looking for quality journalists to write local news stories here at the radio station. If your interested in writing local news stories, not the fake news that we all hear about, contact the radio station by emailing inf...


NATIONAL NEWS  

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Congratulates One Of Our Very Own
Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:00:00 UT

LA JOLLA (LVPR) - All of us here at KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio congratulate one of our very own in helping to bring KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio to a greater presence and footing in the Las Vegas, Nevada community as an independent State of Nevada public broadcasting company. Voit Real Estate Services is a privately held, broker-owned Southern California-based commercial real estate firm that has been providing strategic property solutions for our clients since 1971. Throughout our 48+ year...


WORLD NEWS  

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio To Open An Office In China
Posted on Sat, 05 Oct 2019 08:26:00 UT

BEIJING (LVPR) - In September 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio began the process with the Chinese government to open an office in mainland China. On Sunday, September 29, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio President/CEO met with Chinese officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China to discuss the process of establishing an independent public broadcasting facility which is part of the ongoing US - China Trade talks LaPorta has been involved with for some time on behalf of the...


IN OTHER NEWS...

Amusement Park Market 2020-2024 | Increasing Investments in International Tourism to Boost Growth | Technavio
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 15:45:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #AmusementParkMarket--The Global Amusement Park Market will grow by USD 19.84 bn during 2020-2024...

Essence Ventures Hires Caroline Wanga as New Chief Growth Officer
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 15:30:00 UT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essence Ventures, the independent Black-owned consumer technology company focused on merging content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color, today announced that Caroline Wanga will be joining as Chief Growth Officer, effective June 29. In the newly created role, Wanga will lead new growth opportunities, market strategy and culture across the Essence Ventures portfolio, which includes ESSENCE Communications, Inc.,...

MassRoots Encourages Trump Administration to Respect Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 15:17:00 UT

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MassRoots, Inc. ("MassRoots" or the "Company") (OTC Pink:MSRT), a technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry, released the following statement in regards to the Executive Order issued on May 28, 2020 pertaining to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. “Like many media executives, I’ve had the privilege of meeting Mr. Trump. His administration has redefined how government communicates with the people it serves and naturally, press organizations...

Ingram Micro Cloud Launches Illuminate Program for Amazon Web Services to Help Simplify Cloud
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 15:15:00 UT

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ingram Micro Cloud today announced the launch of Illuminate, a partner enablement program designed to deliver exclusive services, promotions and offerings to resellers in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). This program is available to Ingram Micro Cloud resellers that are actively navigating through the APN journey. Illuminate for AWS offers specific insights on how to best leverage available resources and benefits across four pillars: COACHING...

Gaia Herbs Offers Grants to Organizations Expanding Herbal Access for Underserved Populations in the United States
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 15:05:00 UT

BREVARD, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gaia Herbs, a leading natural herbal products brand in the United States, is now accepting applications for $5,000 grants via its social impact program, the Gaia Herbs Roots Initiative (Gaia Roots). Open through July 31, the program is exclusive to organizations based in the United States that are working to increase herbal access to drive community empowerment and health. The four winners of the $5,000 grants will be announced in August. “Gaia Herbs has a strong...

Coda Signature Summer 2020 Seasonal Trend Report Predicts a Pivotal Moment for Edibles
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 15:00:00 UT

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coda Signature released a Seasonal Trend Report with insights on what is coming next in the edibles industry....

Jack Daniel's Launches New Spirit-based Canned Cocktails
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:12:00 UT

LYNCHBURG, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Right in time for summer, the Jack Daniel Distillery has introduced the new Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails series featuring Jack & Seltzer; Jack & Cola; and Jack, Honey & Lemonade, available in select markets beginning this month. Each cocktail is made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, perfectly mixed and ready to enjoy in convenient packaging. Jack & Cola and Jack, Honey & Lemonade are 7% ABV, and Jack and Seltzer is 5% ABV with 0 carb...

Compass One Healthcare Salutes Hospital Partners Selected as 2020 Practice Greenhealth Awards Winners
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:00:00 UT

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Several leading US healthcare organizations choosing Compass One Healthcare as its food and nutrition services, environmental services, and/or facilities management provider have been honored with awards as part of the 2020 Practice Greenhealth Awards. Practice Greenhealth is the leading membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to hospitals and health systems across the United States. Two Compass One Healthc...

Fine Craft Co., Ltd.: Excellent Sharpness. Launch of NiNJA at Kickstarter, a Special Japanese Kitchen Knife That Adds Sustainability to Design as an Added Value
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:00:00 UT

GIFU, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fine Craft Co., Ltd., headquartered in Japan has launched a reasonably priced, high-grade kitchen knife called "NiNJA" on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter on May 29, 2020. Outline of NiNJA NiNJA’s concept is "Make functional knives stylish". NiNJA was born in Seki City, a town of knives in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Seki's kitchen knives are well known in Japan and around the world because of excellent sharpness. For many years, however, the design of conventional ki...

Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio Plant Powers Up Plexiglass Production, Job Opportunities As Demand for Clear Protective Barriers Skyrocket During Coronavirus
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:00:00 UT

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With demand for clear barriers increasing during COVID-19, Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio plant has plans to hire over 20 new full-time employees....

How OEMs Can Leverage Supply Chain Demand Planning Solutions to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19 | Quantzig’s Success Story Offers Intricate Insights
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:50:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #Analytics--Quantzig's success story sheds light on how an OEM firm mitigated the effects of COVID-19 using supply chain analytics....

Professional Haircare Products Market 2020-2024 | Expansion of the Spa Market to Boost Growth | Technavio
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:45:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #GlobalProfessionalHaircareProductsMarket--The Global Professional Haircare Products Market will grow by USD 4.63 bn during 2020-2024...

Competitor Price Tracking for a Leading Fashion Etailer | A Case Study on How Quantzig Helped Its Client Increase Profits by 39%
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:35:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #Analytics--Quantzig’s innovative competitor analysis solutions generated more than 36% increase in profits for a leading etailer based out of Netherlands....

CHPA Launches Rebranding Effort as Consumer Health Becomes More Vital to Public Health
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:30:00 UT

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), a 139-year-old industry trade organization, is rebranding its identity for the first time in twenty years. The rebranding effort has resulted in a new logo, tagline, and brand narrative following the addition of consumer medical devices to its scope of representation which had already included over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. CHPA (www.chpa.org) is positioning itself as the only associatio...

Batch Bicycles Releases New Step-Thru E-Bike
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:07:00 UT

MIAMISBURG, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #BatchBicycles--Batch Bicycles released the new Step-Thru Electric Bicycle. The pedal-assist e-bike has an accessible frame design making it easier to get on and go....

IRI’s 2019 New Product Pacesetters Highlights Breakout Year for Both Food and Beverage and Nonfood Launches
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:05:00 UT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, announced today the release of its 2019 New Product Pacesetters,™ the 25th annual report highlighting the most successful new product launches across food and beverage, nonfood and convenience store sectors. Both large and small companies were successful in 2019, thanks to consumers’ willingness to embrace an expanded range of product types and attributes. However, the...

1.6x Increase in Campaign Response Rate Achieved by a Home Improvement Retailer Using Campaign Analytics | Quantzig’s Recent Success Story
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:05:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #Analytics--Quantzig’s innovative campaign analytics solutions generated more than 1.6x improvement in their campaign response rate for a home improvement store....

US Foods to Provide Free Reopening Kits to Independent Restaurants Across the Country
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:00:00 UT

ROSEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced today it is giving away free reopening kits to qualifying independent restaurant owners to help support restaurant reopening efforts in communities across the U.S. The reopening kits provide independent restaurant operators with must-have supplies such as masks and safety guidance posters as well as resource guides to navigate state and local COVID-19 reopening requirements and help create a safer environment for sta...

Colgate-Palmolive Webcasts Presentation at the dbAccess Global Consumer Virtual Conference
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:00:00 UT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President and CEO, Noel Wallace, and Group President, Latin America & Asia Pacific, Panos Tsourapas, will present on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the dbAccess Global Consumer Virtual Conference at 10:00 a.m. ET. Investors may access a live webcast of this presentation and the presentation slides on Colgate’s website at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. For those unable to participate during the live webcast, a recorded version of the webcast...

Rekor Announces Venture To Launch Smart Permit and Parking Management Startup
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:51:00 UT

COLUMBIA, Md. & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #ai--Rekor Systems and Cygnet Infotech launch ROKER venture to automate parking and enable higher revenue for cities, businesses and individuals....

Waitr Holdings Inc. Announces 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to Be Held in Virtual Format Only
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:30:00 UT

LAFAYETTE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waitr Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: WTRH) (“Waitr” or the “Company”), a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, today announced a change in location for the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) via the filing of additional proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). To support the health and well-being of its stockholders, employees and the greater community due to the public health impact of the coro...

Quotient Technology to Participate in the Bank of America Securities 2020 Global Technology Virtual Conference
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:30:00 UT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $QUOT--Quotient Technology to Participate in the Bank of America Securities 2020 Global Technology Virtual Conference...

CarParts.com to Open Cutting-Edge Grand Prairie, Texas Distribution Center
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:00:00 UT

TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS), one of the largest online providers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, today announced it would open a new 210,000 square foot distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The distribution center, slated to begin operations in late 2020, will create a minimum of 150 new jobs and $10 million in economic impact in its first 18 months alone. When operational, the facility will deliver new parts to custom...

The ONE Group to Participate in June Virtual Investor Conferences
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:00:00 UT

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (“The ONE Group” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: STKS), today announced that the Company will be participating in the following virtual investor conferences in June: On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Company will hold investor meetings at the 40th Annual Virtual Piper Sandler Consumer Marketplace Conference. On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Company will hold investor meetings at Stifel’s Virtual Cross Sector Insight Conference. On Tuesday, June 2...

Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend and Business Update
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:00:00 UT

DUBUQUE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS) (“Flexsteel” or the “Company”), one of the largest manufacturers, importers and online marketers of furniture products in the United States, today announced its quarterly dividend and provided a business update. In light of the continued economic uncertainty and dampened demand for furniture related to COVID-19, the Company and its Board of Directors (the “Board”) have implemented conservative cash strategies to ensure the...

Kingold Jewelry Announces Appointment of Yi Huang as Acting CFO
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:00:00 UT

WUHAN CITY, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kingold Jewelry, Inc. ("Kingold" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: KGJI), one of China's leading manufacturers and designers of high quality 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments and investment-oriented products, today announced the appointment of Yi Huang as Acting Chief Financial Officer of Kingold, effective June 1, 2020. Mr. Huang is currently a member of Kingold’s executive leadership team, serving as Vice President of Wuhan Kingold Jewelry Company Limited, a contra...

Jesta I.S. Inc. Releases its Unified Commerce Back Office Management Portal with Advanced OMNI Capabilities for Head Office and In-Store Users
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:00:00 UT

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #backoffice--Jesta I.S. Inc., a global leader in integrated ERP and unified commerce solutions for wholesalers and omnichannel retailers, is excited to announce the release of its new Unified Commerce Vision Back Office Management Portal. The Back Office Management Portal is a secure, web-based and cloud-ready portal that users can easily access to independently configure, create, manage and track an assortment of strategic and administrative workflows for implementation across al...

Property & Casualty Insurers Raise Digital Games as COVID-19 Elevates Customer Expectations, J.D. Power Finds
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 12:00:00 UT

TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Significant investments in direct-to-consumer website and mobile design have helped property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies improve their digital service and shopping experiences. According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Insurance Digital Experience Study,SM released today, insurers have made across-the-board improvements in clarity of information, but many still struggle with the balance of too much information and a minimalist approach. “The COVID-19 pan...

Xtraction Services Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 11:55:00 UT

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Quarter 2020 Financial Results...

Global Chocolate Confectionery Market Review 2014-2018 and Forecast 2019-2024 - COVID-19 Updated - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 11:48:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "The Global Chocolate Confectionery Market and the Impact of COVID-19 in the Medium Term" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report presents a strategic analysis of the global chocolate confectionery market and a forecast for its development in the medium term, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on it. It provides a comprehensive overview of the market volume and value, dynamics, segmentation, characteristics, main players, pric...

Weingarten Realty Investors to Present at Nareit’s REITweek: 2020 Virtual Investor Conference
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 11:00:00 UT

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #drewalexander--Weingarten Realty Investors to Present at Nareit’s REITweek 2020 Virtual Investor Conference...

Global Tobacco Industry & COVID-19 Impact Assessment 2020 - Presents Granular Data on 600+ Different Product and Country Combinations - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 10:45:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "The Global Tobacco Industry and the Impact of COVID-19 on Its Development in the Medium Term" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report presents a strategic analysis of the global tobacco industry and a forecast for its development in the short and medium term, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on it. It provides a comprehensive overview of the industry volume and value, dynamics, segmentation, characteristics, main players, p...

7-Eleven Franchisees Face Prospect of Having to Repay PPP Loans
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 10:45:00 UT

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #7Eleven--7-Eleven franchisees who received PPP loans may have to repay the money because the company is refusing to share actual rent payment information....

2020 Guide to European CLP Regulations of Nicotine-Containing Products - Modern Oral Admixtures, Heated Tobacco/e-Cigarette Hybrids and More - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 10:43:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "A Guide to European CLP Regulations" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. In Europe, chemical substances are classified according to their toxicity levels. Any that are concluded to be potentially harmful are subject to rules on packaging and labelling. This report does not aim to provide guidance on every regulation that may apply in all member states of the European Union, rather it will concentrate on an important piece of regulation that...

Leadership Quadrant & Strategic Positioning of Facial Cleanser Suppliers - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 10:34:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Leadership Quadrant and Strategic Positioning of Facial Cleanser Suppliers" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The facial cleanser manufacture landscape is diverse and continually evolving. Major players in the facial cleanser market have diversified product portfolios, strong geographical reach, and have made several strategic initiatives. The dynamics of the facial cleanser market extends beyond routine macro-economic elements of supply a...

Global Jams, Jellies, Chocolate Spreads & Peanut Butter Market 2020 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry in the Short and Medium Term - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 10:34:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "The Global Jams, Jellies, Chocolate Spreads and Peanut Butter Industry and the Impact of COVID-19 on Its Development in the Medium Term" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report presents a strategic analysis of the global jams, jellies, chocolate spreads and peanut butter industry and a forecast for its development in the short and medium term, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on it. It provides a comprehensive overview of t...

Avalara Helps Businesses Automate Consumer Use Tax Compliance
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 10:30:00 UT

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $AVLR #taxcompliance--Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR), a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced the availability of Avalara Consumer Use, a new product that helps finance professionals quickly self-assess their consumer use tax obligations and achieve compliance. Referred to by some in the tax industry as low-hanging fruit, consumer use tax presents audit risk for businesses because it’s often mismanaged or overlooked. Consumer use...

Coty Announces Strategic Transformation and Definitive Agreement with KKR on Wella
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 10:30:00 UT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coty Announces Strategic Transformation and Definitive Agreement with KKR on Wella...

Slate Retail REIT Completes the Previously Announced Acquisition of 7 Grocery-Anchored Properties in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States
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WhiteHorse Capital Provides a New Senior Secured Term Loan to Connexity, Inc. to Support the Acquisition of SkimLinks
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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #Loan--WhiteHorse Capital, H.I.G. Capital’s credit affiliate, provided a senior secured term loan facility to Connexity to support its SkimLinks acquisition....

Global Walnut - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com
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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Walnut - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Walnut market worldwide will grow by a projected US $1.3 Billion, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6%. Black Walnuts, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, is forecast to grow at over 2.1% and reach a market size of US $...

Global Pressure Washer - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com
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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Pressure Washer - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Pressure Washer market worldwide will grow by a projected US$479.6 Million, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6%. Electric Pressure Washer, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, is forecast to grow at over 3% and...

Global Electric Hand Dryers - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com
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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Electric Hand Dryers - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Electric Hand Dryers market worldwide will grow by a projected US$119.9 Million, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8%. Automatic Hand Dryers, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, is forecast to grow at over...

Global Food Service Equipment Market - Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 08:57:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Food Service Equipment - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Food Service Equipment market worldwide will grow by a projected US$14.3 Billion, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%. Cooking Equipment, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, is forecast to grow at over...

Global Frozen Ready Meals - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com
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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Frozen Ready Meals - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Frozen Ready Meals market worldwide will grow by a projected US$73.8 Billion, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2%. Canned/Preserved Ready Meals, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, is forecast to grow at ov...

Global Macro Brewery Equipment Market - Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com
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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Macro Brewery Equipment - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Macro Brewery Equipment market worldwide will grow by a projected US$6 Billion, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8%. Milling Equipment, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, is forecast to grow at over 4...

Synthetic Biology Market 2020-2024 | Investment in Synthetic Biology Process and Techniques to Boost Growth | Technavio
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 08:30:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #GlobalSyntheticBiologyMarket--The Global Synthetic Biology Market will grow by $ 11.52 bn during 2020-2024...

Autonomous Delivery Robots Market 2020-2024 | Growth of e-Commerce Industry to Boost Growth | Technavio
Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 08:00:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #AutonomousDeliveryRobotsMarket--The Global Autonomous Delivery Robots Market will grow by USD 16.86 bn during 2020-2024...


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