To the former execs, You own this. There is no positive spin for your failures and poor decisions. As you settle into retirement with your ill-gotten gains, know that you earned this by driving a 100 year old company into bankruptcy. This... — read more
Rumor has it that more senior leaders were let go....anyone have details?
Would not have thought it possible.
Does anybody have any info on more layoffs?
1-800 Flowers announced amazing earnings and hit record highs thanks in part to the growth at Shari’s Berries, which was sold during FTDs bankruptcy. Although the street is littered with former FTD executives it’s a shame that they are still with... — read more
Massive fees paid by Florists and Consumers covered compensation of over $1 MILLION per year for long time leaders of FTD as it crashed and resulted in hardship for florists and pain and suffering for so many laid off loyal employees. How can... — read more
Interesting lawsuit referencing remaining VPs in florist. Shows a bit about the company and the choices they make. https://jenner.com/system/assets/assets/247/original/Musa_Muaremi_v._Florists_Transworld.pdf?1314218250
I am surprised that the leader of the florist division still feels ok about his leadership after having laid off so many of his loyal subjects. WEWOW till you get fired, I guess. One word for the year certainly is not HEART!
how about the 2nd story building?
Has there been any news?
In the few years I was there ftd bought a building downtown and only used 60% of it went thru a few ceos rob, Wal, Scot had layoffs every year stockwent from 30 to delisted when i told previous people who worked at FTD I was a... — read more
This forum is kinda dead as far as useful info about the current/future trajectory (likely because they literally just installed a new top leadership team and not much is known as of yet). That said, here's some info for anyone (even if perusing... — read more
If interested in how leaders (cough cough ahem) transform dying businesses in the long and slow decline stage with hip tech buzzwords like "cryptocurrency," read... — read more
In trying to determine who owns who before ordering up a bunch of gift baskets and stuff to send to some wonderful social workers and nurses who took care of a very critically ill family member, I cannot keep these companies straight. Years ago... — read more
So, someone on another thread pointed out multiple CEOs. In reality, not all were permanent, some have been interim only. Why hire a temp–whoops!–I meant interim CEO? According the Harvard Business Review... Interim CEOs are very... — read more
Are they just being quieter about it since they don't show as active discussion forums on The Layoff? Or are they waiting to see if postponed, but now smaller group size weddings will occur throughout the Summer first? No floral company can be... — read more
So why just "interim," the befuddled observer of interesting corporations wonders. Theory: Intuition at former company a bit...err...off? Eastman Kodak (which, by the way, has had a history of layoffs over the years) dabbled in cryptocurrency... — read more
According to this article, when Apollo turned Hostess around, the company had 1200 employees. Hostess USED to have 8000. https://news.elearninginside.com/meet-apollo-global-management-the-biggest-for-profit-education-manager-in-the-world/ Now... — read more
Researched this Apollo Global Management (where some Nexus Capital execs used to work, apparently). Specializes in buying distressed companies and "revamping"... — read more
So here's a hypothetical scenario. Let's say that in some private sector, perhaps private equity backed portfolio company, someone non management level discusses what any reasonable person would assume is PRIVATE information, such as the current... — read more
Inportant injunction Cooper v Salazar https://www2.illinois.gov/dhr/FilingaCharge/Documents/IDHR_Credibility_Notice_to_Parties.pdf It means credibility can no longer be determined without affording plaintiff the right to confront and cross... — read more
Maybe a hush hush don't talk about any embarrassing facts, like those agreements that try to buy silence and make people shut up and just go away. But you look on the internet and see... — read more
Quote #1. "I don't see how they can justify paying (salary confidential) to a (ADA protected from discrimination description here). Quote #2. "We could have hired anyone but a (insert ADA protected description here)!" Quote #3. "My parents... — read more
Competitor 1-800-Flowers https://smilefarms.org/our-story/ Chris McCann just sounds like a cool CEO Look what they set up! https://www.marketingdive.com/news/1-800-flowers-debuts-social-support-group-portal/577934/ So tempted... — read more
Just an FYI for The Layoff Forum Would you sign away your right to commence legal claims for... Retaliation Invasion of privacy Defamation per se Discrimination Emotional distress Insert Whatever Else Here and on top of it, accept... — read more
Noticed the IBM forum on The Layoff and then saw this... https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2020/05/21/ibm-layoffs.html The media picks up on anonymous postings on The Layoff. Post links if anyone finds anything in the future about... — read more
Wonder if the charismatic, gregarious and manipultive types will fly under their radars or not? You know, the temperaments who spread false rumors to protect themselves from those who see right through the... — read more
Looks like FTD (Nexus) is installing new leadership. Check out the management section on ftdcompanies.com/managmeent. Several new executives a new CEO in March and new COO and Creative Director in May. What is Jay and Aimee still doing there? My... — read more
You have to scroll down a bit to get to the May 2020 reviews, but they're there. Yes, you get that people tend to post negative reviews precisely because they are disgruntled about the order, but come on, flowers never arriving?? And FTD has not... — read more
John Tabis, CEO of Bouqs, which had been (get this) passed over by the sharks over at "Shark Tank," explains how many layers of middlemen should be disintermediated right out of the supply... — read more
New challenge to constitutionality of extended IL lockdown order: https://abc7chicago.com/society/state-rep-files-new-challenge-to-pritzkers-stay-at-home-order/6178259/ Economics is all about trade-offs. You cannot simply fret about... — read more
Despite being located in New York, a hotbed of COVID-19 cases, FTD rival 1-800-Flowers just got a big thumbs up from Zacks. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-800-flowers-columbia-sportswear-165204854.html
As if it weren't enough to watch a company furlough people and cut pay for others during the COVID-19 pandemic AFTER having just emerged from bankruptcy, guess what's in the headlines for top competitor to beat, 1-800/Flowers? They're getting TAX... — read more
Because the gosh darned State of Illinois still hasn't hit COVID-19 peak yet. Now predicted to be mid-June... — read more
Stock up for the (still) publicly traded FTD competitor- https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/1-800-flowers.com-flws-hits-fresh-high%3A-is-there-still-room-to-run-2020-05-11 Competitor Teleflora just got a mention in Adweek for their Mother's Day... — read more
"It is well documented that brands that increase advertising during a recession, when competitors are cutting back, can improve market share and return on investment at lower cost than during good economic... — read more
When you get your unemployment, please do two things: Call up your congressional district office and tell your elected representative to push to EXTEND the enhanced unemployment beyond July. It will be necessary to extend this program based on... — read more
Now it is clear why 1-800-Flowers is thumping FTD. Here's what they did during the LAST economic downturn in the USA... THE CEO WENT ON TV ON "UNDERCOVER BOSS"! https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=SaePFkSeGr0 Also, interesting... — read more
Didn't a brand spanking new CEO just get hired? Where's FTD??? "Business Insider" wanted to hear about how the floral business was affected by COVID-19. So they asked Chris McCann of 1-800-Flowers and Bloomnation's Farbod Shoraka for input leading... — read more