April 11, 2012, 8:18 AM
Nikki’s research focuses on the financial services and construction sectors. She started out as a Data Analyst in 2006 at Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, gathering competitive benchmark data in the homebuilding industry. During this time, she authored several comprehensive reports on various housing markets across the nation. Nikki holds bachelor's degrees from the University of California at San Diego, and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
American Apparel announced the firing of company founder and former CEO Dov Charney. He was suspended in June for alleged misconduct related to sexual harassment claims, and an internal investigation revealed that he violated his employment agreement. During the investigation, Charney was retained as a special consultant while Scott Brubaker served as interim CEO. He will be replaced by fashion industry veteran Paula Schneider on January 2.
December 1, 2014
In an update last week — just in time for the busy holiday season — D&B Editor Adam Anderson detailed the growth of FedEx, the world’s top express delivery firm. Operating through four primary divisions (Express, Freight, Ground, and Services), the company reported historic high revenues of $45.6 billion in fiscal 2014 (ended May), up 3% from the previous year. That’s the fourth straight year of growth for FedEx, after seeing sales fall during the worst of the US economic recession. Follow Adam on Twitter.
December 15, 2014
The consumer e-book market globally is expected to increase to more than $16 billion by 2020, compared to $7 billion in 2013, according to a recent forecast by Strategy Analytics. Growth drivers, according to the Global eBooks Market Forecast, are more readers accepting e-books as an alternative to printed books, more available content through different business models, and growth in emerging markets such as China. Consumers are using devices such as tablets and smartphones for their e-reading, instead of only dedicated e-readers, making it easier to access e-books. For more industry trends, see our Bookstores profile.