Kate Hudson’s Influence on Fabletics Takes it Top on the E-commerce

Fabletics is the fastest growing fashion activewear brand we have in the market today, but who would have seen this success in an industry where Amazon controls at least twenty percent market share? Leading the e-commerce fashion industry is no mean task; however, Kate Hudson is quite determined to succeed, and going by the business records, the prospects are good. Currently, in a period of three years, Kate has helped grow Fabletics to $250 million, and her biggest selling point has been the subscription strategy.

 

Historically, quality customer products are always determined by price; however, there has been a sudden shift in demands, and this factor does not hold water anymore. Instead of the price factor, customers are also looking at brand recognition, last-mile services, exclusive designs, customer experience and other gratification elements. With enough due diligence on their market, Fabletics is well informed about the needs of its customers and hence its strive to ensuring that it adequately addresses it. The subscription mechanism which has partly been one of the reasons for the growth of the company is quite simple, yet effective. The basis of this idea was to create a convenient shopping environment even for busy people.

 

The other strategy that has helped Fabletics take on their market is their different approach to physical stores. Traditionally, physical stores have “killed” many businesses since most shoppers’ window-shop from the store then go make their purchases elsewhere. However, through the “reverse showrooming” strategy, Fabletics has been able to curb this. The reverse showrooming works by adding those clothes that the customer showed interest into their online charts hence allowing them to make those purchases at a later date without physically coming to the store.

 

Fabletics has also been keen on the use of online data in their retail strategy. Through the use of these data, Fabletics has been able to stock its stores with the right types of wears that their customers need.

 

Lastly, Fabletics’ growth has been achieved by focusing on product accessibility, customers, and their culture. Product accessibility is a critical component in any business, and with Fabletics operating in a market that is largely dominated by Amazon, this is one factor it has to pay attention to, and it has done right so far. Through reverse showrooming and subscription membership, Fabletics has been able to target both its online and offline customers.

 

Kate Hudson is one of the co-founders of the giant active leisure brand and currently the CEO and face of the business. While the successes are a joint effort of every member of the team, Kate has played a huge role and still does. Her take on Fabletics is that this is a brand for everybody who is committed to living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Desiree Perez and Her Connection to Roc Nation

Desiree Perez is a much needed help when it comes to running all of the businesses that Jay-Z has acquired. It is Desiree Perez who is holding down the fort at Roc Nation, and people can tell that she is doing a great job. She has negotiated some multi-million dollar contracts for athletes at Roc Nation Sports, and she is on the verge of negotiation for some major deals with Live Nation in relation to concerts. This is what Desiree Perez does.

She takes the time to go over contracts as she sits with other executives. She looks for the very best deal that can occur between Roc Nation and the parties that are looking to make deals with the Roc Nation roster. Desiree Perez is an intricate part of the business model that Jay-Z has in place because she is the closer on deals. It does not matter how many artists Jay-Z put on the Roc Nation roster. If he cannot get the Roc Nation artists successful contracts it is worthless for any of them to be on the roster.

They are wasting time if they don’t have the ability to make money outside of the Rock Nation camp. This is what Desiree Perez focuses is on. She wants to make sure that people that are part of Roc Nation are getting full exposure of their talents. She wants to have a successful team, and that is why she campaigns so hard for the Roc Nation brand. That is why she see goes back to the business meeting again and again until she gets favorable numbers for Roc Nation artists. This is what Jay-Z likes about Desiree Perez. She is a determined spirit that is going to push the envelope every time when it comes to a new deal.

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Eric Lefkofsky Startup Tempus, On Improving Cancer Treatments

Tempus CEO and philanthropist have been in the line of improving data management of Cancer through technology, a venture that was more than necessary. The billionaire was recently captioned saying that he is willing to invest over $100 million in Tempus to realize its mission. Tempus Company is focused on saving the lives of cancer patients through customized cancer treatments using genomic sequencing.

Tempus has raised a total funding of $130 million since it began in the year 2015. The current estimate valuation of Tempus is said to be at approximately $700 million though Eric Lefkofsky has not confirmed this information. Co-founder Brad Keywell and Lefkofsky remain the largest individual investors in Tempus. The company continues to add on investors and also receives funding New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth. The loss of a loved one motivated Lefkofsky venture into health. Tempus has so far made partnerships with the Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, and the Duke University School of Medicine among others.

Eric Lefkosky has founded and co-founded some successful companies. Among his currently trading corporations are Echo Global Logistics, MediaBank, Groupon.com and the new Tempus. Among the groups that have made tremendous success include Groupon.com which was announced as the fastest growing company by Forbes. Eric still maintains his position as the Chairman of Groupon.com after stepping down as CEO.

Lefkofsky is on the board of directors of various institutions which include The Art institution of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, Children Memorial Hospital and World Business Chicago. He is also a trustee of Steppenwolf Theater Company. He was also involved in the committee that was responsible for the 206 summer Olympics in Chicago. Lefkofsky has also been involved in philanthropic work. In 2006, He, together with His wife Elizabeth founded The Lefkofsky foundation which primary focus is on children. The foundation has funded over 50 organizations so far and continued to so. The Lefkofskys also joined the Giving Pledge in 2013. Lefkofsky hopes to help in saving for more cancer patients through Tempus. He is positive about the company moving its agenda on a global scale.

End Citizens United – Bringing Fairness Back To Politics

As the political scene becomes more divided and unstable, many people feel that we are in our current predicament because of the unbalance of wealthy donors influence on campaigns. Our 2016 campaign has been the cause of many new investigations and probes. Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, has already uncovered a paper trail of $100,000 being spent in social media by Russia in 2016.

Our current campaign donations regulations are threadbare and almost impossible to enforce. This situation was made worse in 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled that campaign donations were “speech,” and therefore protected from regulation or suppression. This decision left the campaign trail wide open to wealthy donors who gave billions of dollars to their favorite candidates. Russia is not the only foreign country that has been accused of interference. There are records of Chinese Nationals donating large sum of money to Jeb Bush’s campaign.

It is easy to become discouraged by all of this information coming to surface. But there are organizations who are stepping forward to make a change. Democrats have supported such groups as “Get the Foreign Money Out of American Elections and the grassroots PAC, End Citizens United.

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Also, some politicians are joining the fight to equalize the playing field. One such politician is Randy Bryce, a candidate from the 1st Congress district in Wisconsin. Bryce is challenging the current Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. Ryan is a strong supporter of the status quo and he believes that the Supreme Court got it right in the 2010 ruling.

Bryce is facing a grueling campaign but he has been supported by some prestigious groups, such as the Democratic Party and End Citizens United. Bryce stands out in a crowd of candidates because he believes in small donations and has proven this by the type of campaign he intends to run. 82% of his contributions have come from small donors. He points out that his average campaign donation is $25 from average, working Americans.

Along with Bryce, End Citizens United recognizes that it will take institutional changes to make a difference in how politicians do business. This non-profit group uses its power and capital to support candidates that will bring real change to the campaign donor system. Founded in 2015, after the now infamous Supreme Court decision, the ECU is dedicated to doing what it takes to change politics from the inside out. End Citizens United collected over $4 million dollars in the first quarter of 2017. Predictions for the group see it making $35 million dollars more before the mid-term 2018. It will take the support of the average working American voter to bring fairness and balance back to the United States political climate.

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Lacey and Larkin are the heroes immigrants need

Our world is growing increasingly evil. Day by day fundamental human rights begins to erode as darkness swells and takes over this world. In this time of depravity, we look to those who will be able to bring us back to the light.

One dark blight upon our society is the erosion of immigrant rights here in America. However, two people stand against the eradication of these rights and promote goodness for all. They are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were the first people to break the news on the corruption of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who served in the Maricopa County. The media touted him as America’s Toughest Sheriff.

However, what Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin found was that he was perhaps America’s most racist Sheriff. They discovered that Sheriff Arpaio had purposefully spread racism throughout the Sheriff’s Department. He did that in several ways. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

The first way that he achieved this was by encouraging his police force to pick up anybody who seemed to be the typical profile of an illegal immigrant. Of course, this led to racial profiling. In addition to this, Sheriff Arpaio offered rewards for any of his police officers who brought in illegal immigrants. Once these illegal immigrants arrived at the jail, Sheriff Arpaio would lock them away in particular jail cells meant for Latinos.

The problem with this is that those jail cells routinely failed health inspections. These cells were so awful that several Latinos died from being held there. Of course, while these evils are indeed atrocious, we also find the Arpaio was mismanaging the money of his department, to the point it may even be considered laundering.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin broke the news of these atrocities on their two media outlets, the Phoenix New Times and the Village Voice media.

Word on the street was that Sheriff Joe Arpaio wanted revenge on Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin because they reported on these facts. Those rumors turned out to be right in the middle of October when Arpaio and his gang of thugs pulled up to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s homes and illegally detained them. In fact, this detention only occurred after Sheriff Arpaio illegally asked them to destroy all records of his crimes.

In a bit of irony, Sheriff Joe Arpaio locked Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin into the same disgusting cells that he threw the Latinos. At that moment, Sheriff Arpaio thought he had won. However, history would have the story told differently.

The national outcry against Sheriff Arpaio was great as citizens from both sides of the political spectrum joined hands and demanded the immediate release of these two innocent citizens.

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The Changes that Rick Smith Has Made at Securus Technologies

Rick Smith is the current CEO of Securus Technologies. He has been at the helm of the organization since July 2008. Before he was appointed to the position of CEO, he also worked as the head of finance, in the operations department and also the IT department. His many years and extensive experience are the qualities that made him the ideal candidate for the CEOs post. For the 9 years that he has been at the helm, the company has made many leaps in the provision of quality telecommunication services within the prison systems. Here, are a few of the things that you may not know about Rick Smith.Rick started his education at the Rochester University. Here, he acquired his Associates Degree. He then proceeded to the New York State University, where he acquired his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering. He also has an MBA from the University’s Simon School. He started his career at a company known as Global Crossing. He worked here between 1972 and 1998. He then started working with Frontier Communications as the president.

Between 2000 and 2003, he was the president of Eschelon. This company held is the first IPO in 2005, all which had been part of Rick Smith’s vision towards the expansion of the company. Rick stayed with the company until 2007, when he joined Securus Technologies. Before he left, he had managed to increase the revenue collected by the company from a mere $30 million to $350 million. Securus has really grown since he took over as the CEO. When he took over, issues such as clients and their families being overcharged for communication were the order of the day in the correctional facilities. He has however managed to overturn the situation and create a system which reaches more than one million inmates in over 2600 correctional facilities in the country.

He has managed to improve the system which is used to manage the communication from the outdated manual systems to the modern, efficient and automated systems.The communication systems have made communication with family members easier and more efficient.The idea that he has been working with is that just because a person has been incarcerated does not mean that they should be disconnected from their loved ones. One of the things that are part of his legacy at Securus is that he has been able to transform the current situation and cost of calling family and friends to affordable and reliable. The systems they have put in place also offer video monitoring to their clients, which makes the correctional facilities safer than they were before. There are prepaid and post-paid options, and also video calling alternatives, which make service delivery excellent for Securus’ customers. Rick Smith is doing a great job at Securus.

Sussex’s Leading Provider of Nursing and Residential Care, Sussex Healthcare

     Located at Dorking Road/Tylden House, RH12 3RZ, UK, Sussex Healthcare is a self-governing company dedicated to providing support services and care homes to people around Sussex. Through its 20 homes, the company offers a broad range of services. It focuses more on specialist care for people with physical or learning problems, such as neurological disabilities, autism, and acquired brain injury. Additionally, Sussex Healthcare focuses on care for older people especially those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Additional services offered by Sussex Healthcare

Sussex Healthcare also offers additional services including sensory rooms, physiotherapy, respite care, specialist gymnasium, day-care, holistic therapies, and sensory rooms. Its staff team is committed to providing top-notch services. Sussex Healthcare carefully selects its staff for each care home and provides in-house training to ensure quality service delivery.

To guarantee the well-being of individuals and improve the quality of life, the company stays up to date with modern, innovative technologies. Also, besides being built for a purpose, most Sussex Healthcare facilities are specially designed to provide contemporary therapies and care using innovative and the most advanced technologies. Quality of life is very important at Sussex Healthcare. For instance, meals are prepared thoughtfully using high-quality fresh ingredients. Moreover, the company offers a broad range of educational opportunities and activities in the on-site facilities as well as in the wider community.

The group started its operations in 1985 with only one home. Currently, the group provides more than 580 beds. This makes it the leading provider of nursing and residential care in Sussex. Since its launch, its philosophy has remained the same: to offer high standards of social, spiritual, emotional, and physical care and recognize the needs of people. Thanks to Sussex Healthcare, individuals can live full lives in safe and comfortable environments. At Sussex Healthcare, service users receive quality meals, accommodation, social and personalized care in a great environment. Skilled nursing care is available round the clock in all homes.

Quality processed food with OSI Industries

OSI Group has the most impressive record in its operations that spans for more than 100 years. The food processing company was established by Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 as a butchery and a meat market joint in Chicago. Back then it was called Otto & Sons, but after years it was rebranded to OSI Industries and later OSI Group. Currently, the company stands to be the largest firm, with more than 65 facilities across the world. It was once featured in the Forbes as the largest company. Sheldon Lavin serves as the CEO at the OSI Group and focuses more on green practices and sustainability as well as food safety. Lavin is committed to the growth and expansion of the company by use of strategic sales methods.

Additionally, innovative leadership and practices give the OSI Group expansion benefits. The company has consistently continued to expand through the acquisition of other various food companies in different continents. OSI Industries provides custom solutions in food products as well as high-quality products for retail industries and consumers.

In 2016, the firm reflected expansion by purchasing seven new food facilities which had the same goals and value just like OSI Industries. From the acquisition of Flagship Europe,the company provides food products for new customers in the world market. The clients will get frozen poultry, pies, sandwich, marinades, sauces, among others. According to the President of OSI Group David McDonald, the purchase of Flagship Europe created an extensive market. Furthermore, acquisition of the Baho Food based in Netherlands and Germany has expanded the demand for the OSI food products.

OSI Industries has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. The company produces food products rich in proteins where some of them are packed and sold to the retail trade globally and others consumed from their leading restaurants. It has focused not only on international expansion but also for domestic growth. They acquired a food plant in Chicago which used to be operated by Tyson Foods. OSI Group purchased it so that it can retain 500 employees who were about to lose their source of income due to its closure. They have always diversified in their production to meet the needs of every consumer.

However, ensuring such a large company remains at its higher level requires exceptional managerial skills and marketing strategies. Through the years, the leaders have been focused on the goals of the firm. The company has remained close to the people of Illinois and the Ronald McDonald House. ISO is known for its contributions to charitable causes like Feeding America.

OSI Group Info: www.foodworks.pl/en/osi-group-en.html

Boraie Development Builds More than Just Buildings; It Builds Communities

According to an article published on the New Jersey Stage website the State Theatre of New Brunswick, New Jersey offered a Free Summer Movie Series in 2016. Community members were able to view six different movies for free throughout the season including popular Disney and Pixar films.

The historic State Theatre offered a 46 inch Stewart film screen, Barco projector, projections in HD, and digital surround sound. This was no “cheap theatre” experience, but a real treat for people of all ages.

The Free Movie Series was part of a larger Community Access Initiative. Through this initiative, the State Theatre hoped to provide access to entertainment at its venue with no cost to local community members. Thus, people in all financial situations could enjoy the beauty of the New Brunswick landmark. The theatre was able to offer this series due in part to the generosity of Boraie Development. Check out Bloomberg to know more.

According to NYTimes, Boraie Development is a company that serves the urban real estate market. Manta.com reports that Boraie Development currently employs 35 people and has an annual revenue over $9 million. Their Facebook Page boasts a meager following. Yet this small company has had a tremendous impact on New Brunswick. In the 1970s, New Brunswick suffered neglect of real estate properties and a transient population. Omar Boraie wished to renew the like certain parts of Europe, he told Tom Bergeron of the NJ Biz. People thought he was crazy. But Boraie purchased vacant properties anyway, and set out on his mission of urban-renewal.

The Aspire is one of Boraie’s crowing achievements in the city. In early 2015, Boraie told NJspotlight that he had already received a great deal of interest from potential tenants for the luxury housing development. His next project was a commercial site on Albany Street. Boraie hoped to attract biological and tech companies to New Brunswick. He believed such companies would benefit from being so close to Rutgers University. Visit Central Jersey Working Moms to know more.

Many real estate companies are simply interested in profit. Boraie Development is not one of these companies. Omar Boraie has demonstrated the company’s commitment to the New Brunswick community, and the city is better for it. Perhaps other companies can learn from his example and use their influence to change communities for the better.

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A Brief Look at Erick Lefkofsky’s Career Profile

Eric Lefkofsky is a renowned American entrepreneur as well as the co-founder of Tempus. He is also the co-founder of Lightbank, a Chicago-based venture capital. Mr. Lefkofsky began his entrepreneurial journey as a carpet vendor at the University of Michigan. Shortly after graduating in 1993, he partnered with Brad Keywell to acquire Brandon Apparel, an apparel company based in Madison, Wisconsin.

In 1999, the duo started an early Internet company, Starbelly, which specialized in promotional products. Over time, Starbelly experienced exponential growth and was sold to Hallo Industries in 2000. Upon the merger, Lefkofsky joined Halo Industries as the Chief Operating Officer. Afterwards, the company went bankrupt. It faced several lawsuits from stakeholders, but they were all resolved by 2004.

In 2011, Lefkofsky started InnerWorkings, a company that provided print procurement services to mid-sized businesses. InnerWorks began trading in the U.S. stock market in 2006. Lefkofsky served on the board of InnerWorkings until October 2012. Lefkofsky and Keywell started Echo Global Logistics, a freight logistics company. In 2006, Echo received financing from New Enterprise Associates, the leading technology investor in the U.S. In the fall of 2006, Echo Global Logistics started trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol ECHO. They went ahead to found MediaBank, a media technology company that provides advertisers with accounting, planning, and analysis software. In 2007, MediaBank merged with Datatech, a premier provider of procurement and planning software in the advertising industry.

Besides entrepreneurship, Eric Lefkofsky has interest in charity work. He teamed up with his wife, Elizabeth, to form a charitable trust to support charitable and educational causes around the world. Their foundation focuses on children. Eric Lefkofsky serves on the board of The Art Institute Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. After launching InnerWorkings successfully, Eric began a teaching career at a Chicago business school. He previously taught applied Technology at Kellog School of Management. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Chicago Booth School of Business where he teaches a course on building technology-based businesses and entrepreneurship. Eric Lefkofsky was part of the committee that brought the 2016 Summer Olympics to Chicago.

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