Monday, March 31, 2008
Survey Management for Direct Store Delivery Businesses
HighJump Software Introduces Survey Management Solution for Direct Store Delivery Businesses
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--March 31, 2008--HighJump Software, a 3M company, a global provider of supply chain execution solutions, today announced the release of a survey management application which helps direct store delivery (DSD) companies manage market intelligence by collecting and analyzing market data gathered at retail locations. The HighJump Survey Management solution provides a structured approach to the design, execution and measurement of field data collection as part of a company's overall market intelligence initiatives.
The HighJump Survey Management system enables companies to monitor and make decisions based on product performance through the collection of real-time data. This provides visibility into items such as share of shelf space, utilization of point-of-purchase materials, pricing and promotions for proprietary or competitive brands. Collection of valuable customer feedback is facilitated through secure completion of on-site customer satisfaction surveys. Customer feedback coupled with measurement of pay-for-performance results assists managers in evaluating presales team member performance.
The HighJump Survey Management system is designed to configure surveys triggered by specific account attributes or events that take place during the presales process. Surveys are assigned based on employee role or route type. HighJump Survey Management leverages data from the host route accounting system to hasten the completion of surveys by the presales team.
"Winning the battle on the shelf begins with better competitive intelligence. We're confident that HighJump Survey Management is a critical tool in helping our clients maximize sales on their key brands," said Chad Collins, vice president of global strategy, HighJump Software. "This new extension to our comprehensive suite of DSD products provides our clients with the opportunity to gain an edge and maximize revenue results in an increasingly competitive marketplace."
About HighJump Software, a 3M Company
Forward-thinking companies entrust HighJump Software to power their supply chains. HighJump Software simplifies the art and business of creating, selling and moving products across global networks. Building upon 3M's history of innovation, HighJump Software helps more than 1,300 clients worldwide drive growth and manage change. www.highjump.com
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.
HighJump is a trademark of 3M.
Mark Holterhaus, 612-392-7616
HighJump Software LLC
Cara Strohack, 519-746-3736 ext. 5010
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Friday, March 28, 2008
Class Action Suit Against MoneyGram International, Inc.
Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP Files Class Action Suit Against MoneyGram International, Inc.
SAN DIEGO-- March 28, 2008 --Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP ("Coughlin Stoia") (http://www.csgrr.com/cases/moneygram/) today announced that a class action has been commenced on behalf of an institutional investor in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of purchasers of MoneyGram International, Inc. ("MoneyGram") (NYSE:MGI) common stock during the period between January 24, 2007 and January 14, 2008 (the "Class Period").
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 60 days from today. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff's counsel, Darren Robbins of Coughlin Stoia at 800/449-4900 or 619/231-1058, or via e-mail at email@example.com. If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed or join this class action online at http://www.csgrr.com/cases/moneygram/. Any member of the purported class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
The complaint charges MoneyGram and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. MoneyGram, through its subsidiaries, provides payment services in the United States, as well as through a network of retail agents in North America, Latin America, western Europe, eastern Europe, Africa, India, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business and financial results related to its investments. As a result of defendants' false statements, MoneyGram stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period, trading in the $28-$30 per share range during most of the Class Period.
On January 14, 2008, the Company announced that it had completed a valuation of its investment portfolio and had experienced additional net unrealized losses of $571 million as of September 30, 2007, bringing its cumulative net unrealized losses to $860 million. In addition, the Company announced it had needed to obtain amendments and waivers under its credit agreements. On this news, MoneyGram's stock declined to as low as $5.66 per share before closing at $6.15 per share on January 15, 2008, on volume of 19 million shares, a one-day decline of 50%.
Later, on March 25, 2008, the Company publicly disclosed that the SEC had launched an investigation into its financial statements, reporting and disclosures related to its investment portfolio.
According to the complaint, the true facts, which were known by the defendants but concealed from the investing public during the Class Period, were as follows: (a) the Company lacked requisite internal controls to ensure that the reserves for the Company's investments in asset-backed securities were adequate, and, as a result, the Company's projections and reported results issued during the Class Period were based upon defective assumptions and/or manipulated facts; and (b) the Company concealed the extent of its potential losses arising from its exposure to asset-backed securities containing uncollectible debt.
Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of MoneyGram common stock during the Class Period (the "Class"). The plaintiff is represented by Coughlin Stoia, which has expertise in prosecuting investor class actions and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud.
Coughlin Stoia, a 190-lawyer firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Boca Raton, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Atlanta, is active in major litigations pending in federal and state courts throughout the United States and has taken a leading role in many important actions on behalf of defrauded investors, consumers, and companies, as well as victims of human rights violations. The Coughlin Stoia Web site (http://www.csgrr.com) has more information about the firm.
Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
Darren Robbins, 800-449-4900 or 619-231-1058
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Stamps Now Available Online
Holiday Postage Stamps now available online, by visiting HolidayPostageStamps.com. All orders are shipped to customers home or office, and are shipped the same day the order is placed, through, www.StampsByMail.us. No more standing in long lines to buy your Holiday Stamps or have Stamp Resellers tell you they are sold out.
(PRWEB) November 16, 2007 -- Holiday Postage Stamps now available online, by visiting HolidayPostageStamps.com. All orders are shipped to customers home or office, and are shipped the same day the order is placed, through, www.StampsByMail.us. No more standing in long lines to buy your Holiday Stamps or have Stamp Resellers tell you they are sold out.
There are two ways to order Holiday Postage Stamps, either by phone or online. All orders can be delivered to customers home or office. In addition to ordering by phone or online, people can enroll in a Stamp Subscription Program, and automatically receive Stamps Monthly or Bi-Weekly through, www.StampsByMail.us.
StampsByMail.us sells First Class Flag Stamps in the form of books or rolls. In addition, they offer the new Forever Stamps and Postcard Stamps. All stamps are bought from the USPS and are sold at regular US Postal rates, however, depending on the quantity ordered, there is a small shipping charge. These charges range from $.79 for 1 book of stamps or $1.09 for 2 books.
StampsByMail.us is focused on providing a service which saves people time. Buying stamps is something most Americans do every month, and up to this point most Americans went to the Post Office to buy their stamps. With the delivery service StampsByMail.us provides, Americans can now have their stamps delivered to their home or office, rather than go to either the Post Office or locate another retailer to buy their stamps.
StampsByMail.us offers a great referral program. Once people have signed up for the referral program, they receive a member number. This number is used to promote the StampsByMail.us Stamp Subscription Program, which allows people to receive their books or roles of Stamps Monthly or Bi-Weekly. Customer orders are sent to their home or office.
Referral members can promote the Subscription Program to friends, family, co-workers or anyone else they can think of. Every month, the person you helped enroll in the Stamp Subscription Program makes a payment, the referral member will receive $.50 cents. Once a member has signed up 20 or more monthly subscribers, they will receive $1.00 for EACH person they signed up. This is a great way for people to make extra money working from home, and set their own hours.
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Press Contact: Jim Wigen
Company Name: HolidayPostageStamps.com
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Entrepreneurs Share Secrets To Success
The Authentic Brand: How Today's Entrepreneurs Connect With Customers (Noble Press/2007) by Christopher Rosica is a collection of 12 interviews intertwined with Rosica's observations and comments regarding the commonalities he discovered among these prominent business leaders.
Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2008 -- As revealed in a new business book on marketing and consumer behavior, a common trait among today's most successful entrepreneurs is that they create and offer an authentic brand experience.
The Authentic Brand: How Today's Entrepreneurs Connect With Customers (Noble Press/2007) by Christopher Rosica is a collection of 12 interviews intertwined with Rosica's observations and comments regarding the commonalities he discovered among these prominent business leaders. The author, CEO of Rosica Strategic Public Relations, reveals:
- How they grew their small businesses into iconic brands by taking risks and not "flying under the radar"
- How they forged partnerships with charitable causes to build their brands
- The importance of having a highly visible spokesperson to promote the company
- How to sell on quality -- and not have to compete on price
- How keeping the brand promise and speaking to your customers' intelligence promotes customer and employee loyalty
- The strategic advantage of creating awareness locally as a strategy for national growth
The book goes inside the minds and boardrooms of such company founders/entrepreneurs as: Jerry Baldwin, Starbucks; Jeff Taylor, Monster.com; Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm; Roxanne Quimby, Burt's Bees; Bobbi Brown, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; David Neeleman, Jet Blue Airways; David Oreck, Oreck Corporation, Jim Koch, Samuel Adams; Kate Spade, kate spade, inc.; and Wally Amos, Famous Amos Cookies.
Christopher Rosica heads up the 28-year-old national public relations firm of Rosica Strategic Public Relations (www.rosica.com). The company helps mature and up and coming businesses create compelling stories and promotes them. He is a long-time member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (formerly known as YEO) and presently serves as chairman of the organization's public relations committee.
Please visit www.theauthenticbrand.com for more information.
What They Are Saying About The Authentic Brand:
"A wonderful, increasingly enjoyable book. I would recommend it to anyone who loves to be challenged, and even more to anyone who isn't ready for it." -- Michael E. Gerber -- Author of The E-Myth Books
"Chris Rosica offers fresh insights into the unspoken emotional needs of the customer. This book shows how taking the time to build a truly authentic brand can deliver lifelong customers and robust profits." -- Geoff Smart, Ph.D. -- Chairman & CEO, ghSMART and Topgrading co-author
"Rosica's book is dead on. He has captured the essence of how to create brand equity and awareness for a successful business. This book provides outstanding insight from an A-list of people that have built enormously successful companies. If you're building a brand for your business, this is a must-read." -- Brien Biondi -- Executive Director, Chief Executives Organization (CEO), former CEO of Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO)
"NOW is the time to grab market share and Chris Rosica's book provides practical approaches for making this happen." -- Verne Harnish -- Author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and founder of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO)
Press Contact: Kelly Lerch
Company Name: Rosica Public Relations