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1. Last Word: Kroger Disses Clarence Saunders, Mud Island Plans and The Australians
- Tuesday, January 26, 2016
What is old has become new again. And judging by your reaction to Andy Meek’s story on the Kroger plans for online ordering of groceries, what is old has gone viral as well.
Here are the basics:
You order from a list of items and Kroger fills the order and has it waiting for you to pick up.
When you think about the idea of supermarkets, which originated here in Memphis with Piggly Wiggly, it’s enough to make the Piggly Wiggly founder himself, Clarence Saunders, spin in his grave.
Before he came up with the idea of taking store shelves from behind the counter and putting them out there for you to get your own stuff from them, you would tell your grocer what you wanted and he would write it down on a paper bag and get it for you, wrap it up and present it to you.
Saunders changed all of that as you know if you’ve seen the Pink Palace’s child-sized replica of a Piggly Wiggly store from the start of the 20th century.
A century later, no paper bags and you can still walk among the shelves if you wish.
Perhaps this isn’t that extreme. Maybe this is simply a swing of the pendulum, back toward the middle ground.
Saunders tried to push it even further with his Keedoozle stores that followed Piggly Wiggly. In those stores, the items were lined up in what amounted to vending machines with shoppers releasing an item from the vertical row with a key.
Here Saunders went too far. He mashed the bread.
2. Berkshire Hathaway Reduces Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Stakes
- Tuesday, November 17, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company sold some of its Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart shares during the third quarter, and made several smaller changes to its stock portfolio.
3. GE Pares Off Financial Unit and Returns to Industrial Roots
- Monday, April 13, 2015
General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core.
The company said Friday that it will sell most of its GE Capital assets over the next two years, shedding businesses in a sector where it has had a tough time generating acceptable returns. GE also plans to repurchase as much as $50 billion of its own stock.
4. Flipboard Magazines Not Just for Mobile Anymore
- Wednesday, February 11, 2015
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) – Smartphones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs like Flipboard CEO Mike McCue.
5. Looking Upward
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
The facelift of Memphis International Airport has continued throughout 2013 despite peaks and valleys for the airport’s passenger business.
The impact of Delta Air Lines’ dehubbing and reduced service – including further cuts announced last week – has been offset somewhat by the arrival of Southwest Airlines and the continued strength of the airport’s cargo activity.
6. Agriculture Grants to Aid Mid-South Farming, Veterans
- Thursday, August 01, 2013
Jimmy Hargett, a 69-year-old farmer in Crockett County, regularly parasails over his cotton, corn, soybean and wheat crops to make critical, time-sensitive observations.
7. Dell Raises Intrigue by Rescheduling Earnings Report
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) – Struggling personal computer maker Dell will report its latest quarterly earnings ahead of schedule in a move likely to spur speculation that the results will be dismal.
8. Buffett Says Women Key to Nation’s Prosperity
- Friday, May 03, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women.
Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he wrote for Fortune magazine.
9. Having Trouble Getting Online? Call Your Provider
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Having trouble getting online?
Some may find their smartphones working overtime because the family computer couldn't seem to connect to the Internet Monday morning.
10. Global Connections
- Monday, May 07, 2012
Although the Memphis in May International Festival is widely known for its Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the festival’s focus on developing international economic trade and fostering Memphis companies’ global business relationships remains central to its mission.
11. Performance Of Memphis Public Cos. Varies Widely
- Monday, April 16, 2012
Memphis is home to several publicly traded companies that have made an indelible mark on industries ranging from transportation to finance and manufacturing.
Here’s a snapshot of how those companies are faring at the moment. (For a detailed look at AutoZone, see related story, "The Fast Lane.")
12. The 'CES Curse?' Gadget Show has Poor Record
- Monday, January 09, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat.
13. Buffett's Firm Buys About $10.7B in IBM Shares
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Investor Warren Buffett says his company bought about $10.7 billion of IBM stock this year, giving it a stake of more than 5 percent in the technology company.
Buffett revealed the investment during an interview on CNBC on Monday. Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., planned to file a full quarterly update on its U.S. stock portfolio Monday afternoon.
14. $25M Baggage Screening Slated for MEM
- Friday, September 02, 2011
In the 10 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, security measures at Memphis International Airport have changed the face of the airport as well as the pace and routine of passengers.
The evolving technology that has come with the increased security measures is a multimillion-dollar undertaking, one that took another step forward this week.
15. Ex-IBM Exec Pleads Guilty in Inside Trading Case
- Tuesday, March 30, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - A former IBM senior executive pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges arising from what prosecutors call the largest insider trading case in hedge fund history.
Robert Moffat, 53, of Ridgefield, Conn., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud, charges which carry a potential penalty of 25 years in prison.
16. Local Bicycling Promoter Embarks on Global Pedal
- Friday, June 12, 2009
Anthony Siracusa will travel the world over the next year to develop a greater understanding of the relationships between bicyclists and the cities in which they live.
He hopes to find ways to inspire more Americans, especially Southerners, to view this mode of transportation as the way toward a healthier, greener and more self-sufficient lifestyle. The tour, which is funded by a fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, will take him to four continents.
17. Miss. Casino Revenue Drops 19 Percent in Sept.
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The national economic slowdown and a hurricane-induced break hit Mississippi's casino industry in September as revenue dropped 19 percent from the month before, and the state's chief regulator said the dip from the economy could linger for several months.
18. Bares' New Role Heralds Longer Days, Stronger Partnerships
- Friday, February 01, 2008
The point man for building the Memphis biotechnology industry is now taking the top position of the academic program that feeds that industry with fresh engineers and new ideas.
Steve Bares, president of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, has been named interim director of the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging, a joint program between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Memphis.
19. Diversified Products, Family Approach Drive Yuletide Office Supply
- Monday, December 03, 2007
When coming up with a name for his new company, Paul Miller Sr. wanted one he was sure customers would be able to remember. Thinking of the excitement associated with Christmas and the holiday season, he came up with Yuletide.
20. Study: Tough CEOs Often Most Successful
- Tuesday, November 20, 2007
What are the traits that chief executives of successful companies share? A new study suggests that hard-nosed personal virtues such as persistence and efficiency count for more than "softer" strengths like teamwork or flexibility.
21. Workers Gripe About High Fees, Limited Choice at Some 401(k)s
- Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Peter Ching, 28, landed a job as a programmer at a New York software company this summer. But he had second thoughts when he saw the menu of mutual funds in the company's 401(k) retirement-savings plan.
22. Up in the Air
- Friday, November 17, 2006
Northwest Airlines is still experiencing some turbulence even though it plans to re-hire 75 furloughed pilots by year end and 150 by mid-2007.
Because some pilots are not accepting the company's recalls for various reasons, the Eagan, Minn.-based carrier will extend recalls to hundreds of its pilots, it said in a statement. By Oct. 10, it had sent letters to about 425 furloughed pilots.
23. Nashville's Brown InvestmentsTo Install Three ATMs at Airport
- Monday, May 22, 2006
A Nashville-based business brokerage and investment firm is looking to expand its ATM placement operations, and Memphis and Tunica are part of its plan.
Brown Investments Inc. is adding three Triton 9100 ATM machines to the Memphis Internat
24. Technology Company Travels Open Road
- Tuesday, May 02, 2006
From New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to TV actress Phylicia Rashad - better known to millions as Claire Huxtable on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show" - some big names passed through Memphis last week.
25. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Lincoln on the Green
Lincoln on the Green
Financed for $31 Million
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. and Mid-America Apartments LP have financed the Lincoln on the Green Apartments on 26.97 acres near Southwind for $31 million, accordi...
26. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, August 05, 2004
Lots in Estanaula Trails
Duntreath Investments has financed seven lots in Estanaula Trails for $2.7 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphisdailynews.com. BancorpSouth B...
27. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, March 22, 2004
Technology helps push convenience to new levels
Technology Pushes Convenience to New Level
The Daily News
In the world of quick-stop shopping, the field is broadening to include two types of stores: those with clerks and thos...
28. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Time Shop enables better business
Shop Helps Employers Keep Track of Time
The Daily News
In 1978, after three years working the late shift, Chris Carpenter punched his time card out of the printing industry and started a job ...
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Michael Frederick was appointed director of radiology at Methodist
Michael Frederick was appointed director of radiology at Methodist South Hospital. He previously was the administrative director of radiology at Edinburg Regional Medical Center i...
30. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, October 28, 2002
Gambling tourism elevates Tunica airport need
Gambling tourism elevates Tunica airport need
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Along with blackjack tables and the incessant ring of slot machines, Tunica, Miss., officials are betting that a fi...
31. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, March 13, 2002
When computers fade away, recycling fills in When computers crash, recycling reboots life By SUE PEASE The Daily News Computers, by their very nature, are designed to be replaced frequently. Business owners trying to keep up with technology are face...
32. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, January 07, 2002
1st Tenn pioneers payroll card Business Week bills First Tennessee card on best of list By SUE PEASE The Daily News According to a 1998 study from the Federal Reserve Bank, 9.5 percent of families do not have a banking transaction account. Some beli...
33. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, February 18, 2000
BellSouths Year 2000 Text Telephone Directory Mailed to At its fifth annual Black History Month Luncheon, The Shepherds School will honor Albert Crawford with the Bert Ferguson Commitment to Community Award. Crawford has been a volunteer leader for ...
34. Archived Article: Ads (bott)
- Tuesday, October 05, 1999
Delivery companies banking on traditional ads Tradition, trends battle on advertising front The package courier DHL Worldwide Express is letting its U.S. truck fleet carry its advertising load. The California-based company is foregoing traditional a...
35. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Real Review 08-31-99 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis newest Best Western Hotel is scheduled to open in February at 3105 Millbranch Road in Whitehaven. The new hotel is expected to draw most of its business from the Memphis International Air...
36. Archived Article: Office Depot
- Tuesday, August 17, 1999
Office Depot opens Southaven store Office Depot opens Southaven store By LAURIE JOHNSON Office Depot opened the doors last week to its new DeSoto County store, located at the corner of Interstate 55 and Goodman Road in Southaven. The 30,000-square-f...
37. Archived Article: Starbucks Bott
- Thursday, July 08, 1999
Starbucks to land on Union Starbucks to open at Union and McLean in the fall By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is brewing on Memphis first free-standing Starbucks Coffee emporium at 1850 Union Ave. The store, located at the intersection ...
38. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, February 25, 1998
Thursday February 19, 11:46 am Eastern Time Keno at home? Why not? Internet casinos cause state legislators to look at the legality of gaming on line By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Now gamblers don't have to travel to Vegas, Atlantic City or ev...
39. Archived Article: Physiotherapy Lj
- Tuesday, August 26, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Physiotherapy Associates clinic moves to new quarters By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis-based Physiotherapy Associates has moved its Poplar Avenue facility to 10,800 square feet of newly renovated space in the Willow Grove S...