What’s Fit for the Gym May Not Be Fit for Its Members

Your new year resolution to lose weight by purchasing a gym, yoga, or dance studio membership might only make your wallet slimmer. So a pay-as-you-go plan might be a better idea. A steadily growing industry for the past decade, the number of fitness center memberships...

Caterpillar Looking to Take Over with Autonomous Solutions for Its Competitors

Javier Irucuta has used Caterpillar heavy equipment in his job as a rancher for the past 26 years. In that time, he has seen several of the technological advances and digital additions to the company’s iconic yellow machinery which have allowed it to remain an...

Marriott Ventures Into Homesharing As Competitors Woo Business Travelers

Amid growing threats from short-term rental giants like Airbnb, a new initiative from the world’s largest hotel chain is looking to change the homesharing game. Following years of mostly dismissing the impact of homesharing, Marriott introduced a pilot earlier this...

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How Discount Chain Five Below Wants To Fill a Void Left by Toys R’ Us

Inside one of Five Below’s newest locations, the first-ever Manhattan store on Fifth Avenue, an additional 20-plus feet of shelf space has been allocated to toys this holiday season. The particular section, decked out with shelves containing large selections of...

Walmart is Quietly Building a Collection of Exclusive Brands to Compete with Amazon

With a string of new millennial-focused apparel acquisitions, Walmart is powerfully charging toward a new demographic. In October, the giant retailer announced the acquisition of Bare Necessities, a company selling intimates online for 20 years. Earlier that month,...

DirecTV Now continues to sink as parent AT&T doubles down on video bet

As streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu steal the stage, traditional pay TV is struggling to keep up.

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Mousy to mature: How the Fox acquisition is forcing Disney to adapt its family brand

When 20th Century Fox’s violent, foulmouthed superhero Deadpool first showed up on the big screen in 2016, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that his own studios had no plans to release R-rated Marvel movies anytime soon. But after announcing plans to acquire 21st Century Fox...

Can streaming save AT&T’s media bets?

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a $67 billion bet on the media business in his acquisition of satellite tv provider DirecTV. Three years later, Stephenson doubled down on entertainment by paying even more--$80 billion-- for Time Warner, in an effort to reposition...
Is Home-sharing Cozy Enough for Marriott?

Is Home-sharing Cozy Enough for Marriott?

Tribute Portfolio Homes, Marriott’s upscale homesharing brand, was first launched in London in April, and then expanded to Paris, Lisbon, and Rome in October. The 340 properties range in price from $280 to $350 per night with comparable hotel standard services and...

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