Online decor group Temple & Webster grabs more customers

Temple & Webster CEO Mark Coulter says satisfying first-time online shoppers is crucial.
Temple & Webster CEO Mark Coulter says satisfying first-time online shoppers is crucial.

Online furniture and homewares group Temple & Webster is the latest company to report an ongoing surge in customer numbers as more Australians try e-commerce for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The firm said its active customers rose 77 per cent in 2019-20 and continued to rise in July, exceeding the “magical milestone” of 500,000. Growth continued this month, with trading up 160 per cent on the same month last year.

Measured satisfaction reached record levels in the June quarter, and chief executive Mark Coulter said keeping customers happy was the focus to ensure those trialling online shopping for the first time came back.

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“Australians are still turning to the online channel to meet their ongoing needs,” Mr Coulter said.

“The advantages of being the online market leader are apparent as we continue

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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) Shares Sold by Vanguard Group Inc.

Vanguard Group Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) by 0.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,772,040 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 100,314 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 11.38% of Hartford Financial Services Group worth $1,571,762,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in Hartford Financial Services Group by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 573,657 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $22,115,000 after purchasing an additional 15,383 shares in the last quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. grew its stake in Hartford Financial Services Group by 12.0% during

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings for Members of Ally Insurance Group

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 25, 2020–

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” for the members of Ally Insurance Group (Ally Insurance). The members include Motors Insurance Corporation and its reinsured subsidiaries, MIC Property and Casualty Insurance Corporation and CIM Insurance Corporation, as well as an affiliate, Ally International Insurance Company Ltd. (AIICL). All companies are domiciled in Detroit, MI, except AIICL, which is domiciled in Bermuda. The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect Ally Insurance’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The ratings also reflect drag from the ultimate parent, Ally Financial Inc. [NYSE: ALLY], a bank holding company headquartered in Detroit, MI. Ally Insurance has a substantial and established presence as a specialized writer

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PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Trims Stock Holdings in F.N.B. Corp (NYSE:FNB)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. trimmed its holdings in F.N.B. Corp (NYSE:FNB) by 6.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 138,671 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 9,605 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in F.N.B. were worth $1,039,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in F.N.B. by 14.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 3,003,013 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $22,523,000 after buying an additional 371,942 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in F.N.B. by 17.9% in the 2nd quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 108,200 shares

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Lobster Market Analysis 2020 By Industry Size, Share, Revenue Growth, Development And Demand Forecast 2020-2025 | IMARC Group

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Sep 10, 2020 (SUPER MARKET RESEARCH via COMTEX) —
The global lobster market reached a value of USD 5.23 Billion in 2019. Looking forward, the market is expected to continue its moderate growth during the next five years., according to a new report by IMARC Group.

Lobster is a type of marine crustaceans with a long cylindrical body, muscular tail, stalked eyes, and five pairs of jointed legs. It is usually greenish-brown in color, covered with a chitinous exoskeleton that turns bright red when cooked. Lobster is a rich source of copper, phosphorous, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and vitamin E and B12. The consumption of lobsters helps in mitigating the risk of thyroid, repairing damaged tissues, reducing inflammation, boosting energy, and improving cognition.

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PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Reduces Stock Position in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. (NYSE:DNP)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lowered its stake in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. (NYSE:DNP) by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 89,184 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 6,000 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in DNP Select Income Fund were worth $971,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of DNP. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in DNP Select Income Fund by 42.8% in the first quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 15,623 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $153,000 after purchasing an additional 4,680 shares during the last quarter. Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV boosted its stake in shares of DNP Select Income Fund by 8.9% during the

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PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Has $1.13 Million Holdings in Schwab US Broad Market ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHB)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Schwab US Broad Market ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHB) by 3.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,414 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 584 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Schwab US Broad Market ETF were worth $1,132,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Mine & Arao Wealth Creation & Management LLC. acquired a new position in Schwab US Broad Market ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $33,000. Princeton Global Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Schwab US Broad Market ETF during the second quarter worth approximately $45,000. Elmwood Wealth

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The Creative Engagement Group launches behavioural science unit led by Guy Champniss

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LONDON, Sep 03, 2020 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) —
The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) is launching a behavioural science unit, led by Guy Champniss.

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Providing insight and applied psychology thinking to TCEG’s transformative behaviour change programmes, the new unit’s behavioural science team will partner with all areas of TCEG’s strategic divisions.

These include capability development consultancy Cormis, employee engagement consultancy Forty1, Axiom – the scientific engagement and training division and digital learning solutions division, Logicearth.

The unit will also add unique behavioural science insight and models to TCEG’s event and experiential offer through WRG and Just Communicate, as well as its film, digital and immersive technology division – The Moment.

Guy Champniss, TCEG’s new Head of Behavioural Science, is a respected adjunct professor, industry speaker and strategic advisor in applied behavioural science. He joins

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PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Has $1.10 Million Stock Position in B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 45,316 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,536 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. owned 0.07% of B&G Foods worth $1,104,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BGS. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC increased its stake in shares of B&G Foods by 694.4% in the 2nd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 1,144 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Company LLC increased its stake in shares of B&G Foods by 4,047.2% in the 1st quarter. Ameritas Investment

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Bank of America Corp DE Acquires 48,341 Shares of Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN)

Bank of America Corp DE grew its holdings in shares of Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) by 30.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 204,752 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 48,341 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE owned 0.90% of Huron Consulting Group worth $9,060,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 25.2% during the 1st quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 4,844 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $220,000 after acquiring an additional 976 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in shares of Huron Consulting Group by 7.8%

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