Right Place Right Time
A little anecdote from my weekend that I think can be applied to investing;The dog in the picture is a pitbull named Blue. While watching bowl games and reading Barron's on Saturday afternoon our dogs starting barking up a storm as they occasionally do. I went outside and there was Blue on the other side of our fence.I went outside the fence and Blue came right up to me. I brought him in to where the dogs could sniff through the little gate you see in the picture and because the barking was more "hey I want to meet you" as opposed to "hey I wan
http://randomroger.blogspot.com/2012/01/right-place-right-time.html 2012-01-02 06:52:00 PST
Private Equity Cos. Buy Out J. Crew
Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners (which is behind Petco, Whole Foods, and Sports Authority, among many others) and TPG Capital (Nieman Marcus, Sabre Group, Midwest Air) have bought out J. Crew for $3 billion. From the Wall St. Journal:
The deal puts the New York company in the hands of private-equity firms TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners for $43.50 per share. J. Crew Chief Executive Millard “Mickey” Drexler, a well-known merchant credited with the success of Gap Inc. a decade ago and the more recent
http://www.businesspundit.com/private-equity-cos-buy-out-j-crew/ 2011-03-01 08:00:46 PST
Gourmet Dog Food Humans Could Eat
John and Pam Richetta wanted to make sure that their rescue boxers were eating healthy. They purchased some sirloin and created a blend that was dog friendly and additive-free. Impressed by their blend, Rick Rogers asked for the recipe and started selling it as a bulk product under the name The Barefoot Biscuit Company reports The Express-Times.
The Richettas would make a 40-pound batch of food once a month and freeze it. Combined with brown rice, peas, carrots and spinach, the mix provided the maximum amount of nutrition for their rescue bo
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BusinessOpportunitiesWeblog/~3/9mt4GuY1Tq4/ 2010-10-12 12:00:54 PST
Your Take: Your Best Purchase
I think my best “purchase” in recent memory was adopting our beagle Tobey. We rescued him from a local rescue, Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), after meeting him at an event at our local Petco. He was 7 when we adopted him a little more than a year ago and the house is always a little too quiet without him barking (or snoring).
In fact, as I write this, he’s stretched out behind my chair just snoozing away. What a life!
I knew that adopting a pet would be a lot of work, though I underestimated how much responsibility i
http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/your-take-your-best-purchase.html 2010-06-11 06:06:52 PST
Holiday savings with Checkout
This holiday season, Google Checkout can help you save time and money. You can shop quickly and easily with one secure login for thousands of stores across the web. And through December 17, save with exclusive discounts of $5, $10 or $20 at hundreds of participating stores, including TigerDirect.com, BlueNile.com and Petco.com.And for Cyber Monday, you can take advantage of special limited-time offers available at Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com and Buy.com. Visit our new Checkout deals page for more details and to browse participating stores. Final
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/RwV5CY15olI/holiday-savings-with-checkout.html 2009-11-30 02:01:00 PST
Best Employment & Job Search Websites
When it comes to finding a job, it’s a numbers game. As much as you turn the numbers to your advantage of tailoring your resume, writing a well-crafted cover letter, or only applying to the right jobs – the reality is that you need to pepper the job boards with resumes in the hopes that some of them stick. If you send out ten resumes and get one response, you’re doing pretty darn good. With the economy where it is and unemployment at 10%, it’s more likely that you’ll need to answers fifty job listings just to get o
http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/best-employment-job-search-websites.html 2009-11-18 06:06:05 PST
PETCO's Pesky Puppies Found in Los Angeles Park: Ingenious or Invasive?
Over the weekend, Los Angeles hikers got their Spandex in a bunch when confronted with this idyllic scene found in one of the city's most dog-friendly parks, Runyon Canyon. The yellow cut-out Chihuahuas are ads for PETCO--the furry brainchildren of agency The Phelps Group, I'm betting--and are situated in the canyon's famously off-leash trails.
Naturalists are naturally pissed about the wild pack of paper pups: Whoever installed it had to leave the trail and walk up the slowly-eroding hillside, a huge no-no in this park. More importantly, are
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/fastcompany/headlines/~3/lmc0KYJXgvU/petcos-pesky-puppies-found-los-angeles-park-ingenious-or-invasive 2009-11-09 16:00:00 PST
Big Box Deliveries
Groceries in Manhattan are so expensive that one guy with a truck has started a business delivering groceries. He will go to Costco and split the savings with you.
Each Non-Perishable item for sale has a “Costco” price and the “Average New York City” price for the exact same item but with Costco-sized bulk packing. For instance, Charmin costs $20.19 at Costco for 30 rolls. If a customer were to purchase 30 rolls in New York City, on average, the price would be $42.18. We split the savings. The customer pays $31.19 and saves $11. The Av
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BusinessOpportunitiesWeblog/~3/UCYvR5B6GC4/ 2009-09-29 16:12:13 PST
Doing my part to stimulate the economy
I haven't shared a list of recent spends in some time. It's pouring rain in Chicago today so I took to the car and ran some soggy errands. Here's the damage:Spent $96.84 at Ann Taylor Loft on:2 brightly colored, office appropriate cardigans1 floral blouse1 jersey knit shirt1 skirt ($10!)The total would have been $126.84 but I used a $30 gift certificate.While in the store, I resisted the urge to buy a cute jersey dress and a fabulous but full-priced skirt. The clerk gave me a $25.00 gift certificate for my next purchase when I checked out, so m
http://budgetingbabe.blogspot.com/2009/03/doing-my-part-to-stimulate-economy.html 2009-03-08 16:38:00 PST
7 Stocks you need to know for today
Dell (DELL | charts | news | PowerRating) reported $0.22, in-line; revenues were also virtually in-line. The company said it will launch Dimension desktop computers with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD | charts | news | PowerRating) chips. Aeropostale (ARO | charts | news | PowerRating) was in-line at $0.13. Nordstrom (JWN | charts | news | PowerRating) beat by $0.02. Petco (PETC | charts | news | PowerRating) was in-line and guided lower. bebe (BEBE | charts
http://knighttrader.blogspot.com/2006/08/7-stocks-you-need-to-know-for-today_18.html 2006-08-18 04:59:00 PST