how about the 2nd story building?
Topics regarding layoffs at FTD
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
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
Has there been any news?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
When is nexus going to remove the highest paid executive who would not last one week without SVP of Customer Experience.
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
What kind of severance payment is offered? Also, is it possible to negotiate the severance?
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
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
And most likely there will be many more before the end of the month. I'm just worried what's going to happen if this whole coronavirus crisis is not over by the end of April as many are hoping. If it lasts much longer, none of us will have a job by... — 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
Does anyone else find it upsetting that FTD is still posting new jobs and fictitious information about how great it is to work for them although their bankruptcy has costs so many jobs?
Can't find any info about this guy
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
Looks like competitor 1-800-Flowers is seeing revenue gains in certain product areas: https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/mothers-day-demand-food-gift-basket-delivery-1-800-flowers 2% first quarter total revenue increase for... — 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
Here's a Forbes article on the past experience of the new CEO. https://www.forbes.com/sites/micahsolomon/2018/12/29/how-tumi-transformed-its-customer-service-to-be-as-bulletproof-as-its-luggage/#7d85f7a50e56 Someone who has a proven track... — 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
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
If anyone ever goes on to a marketing job somewhere at some point in time (or goes back to school to study it, or sends kids to college to study it), here's info on why you want to INCREASE marketing spend during... — read more
So Mother's Day has arrived, the State of Illinois will open up as slow as molasses, and FTD has furloughed tons of people while putting in a just so-so marketing effort this critical Mother's Day season with competitors nipping away at market... — read more
Yes, just in time for Summer, the company could do a transitional temporary pivot (anyone who's read the Eric Ries versus Peter Thiel "lean startup" debate, as well as books written by both authors, knows what Ries means about pivoting out of... — read more
More concern for alcoholics than loss of jobs for non alcoholics apparently. https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/the-dark-reason-liquor-stores-are-considered-essential-businesses/ar-BB12VvPw Gee, there's an idea to elevate a brand that... — read more
They're doing what anyone savvy about PR and marketing should be doing the week before Mother's Day... GIVING INTERVIEWS AND GOING ON TV AND DOING GOOD PR! Look at the word choices such as "guiding principles" and "response team" and "broad... — read more
What's the impact? Layoffs? Furloughs?
So much for 18 months of coverage, even though former employees pay 101% of the premium. They attached it to the old defunct company "GUE Liquidation" (FTD+1, how terribly clever) and are therefore cancelling coverage. Got the email today telling me... — read more
This is a good article to scan... The Crash of the $8.5 Billion Global Flower Trade As people everywhere cancel events and big cut-flower orders, the ripples reach into Dutch auction halls and Kenyan rose... — read more