In answer to the question my colleague Nikki Sein posed, “Can things get worse for the cruise ship industry?” If Costa Cruises’ most recent debacle is any indication, the answer […]
Centerplate, a leading provider of catering, concessions, and merchandise services, recently announced the resignation of its CEO, Desmond Hague. Hague, who has led the company since 2009, left Centerplate following an outcry from animal lovers across the country. He was recently in the news after being captured on camera kicking a friend’s dog in an elevator. The company has issued a statement apologizing for the distress that the situation had caused. Chris Verros, COO since 2010, was appointed acting president and CEO.
September 22, 2014
In an update last week, D&B Editor Adam Anderson wrote about Graphic Packaging Holding, a FORTUNE 1000 maker of laminated, coated, and printed packaging (think cereal boxes, frozen pizza boxes, beverage cartons). The company reported record-setting revenue of about $4.5 billion in 2013 amid growth in Europe, where sales nearly tripled. Continuing to pursue opportunities in the region, Graphic Packaging acquired UK-based Benson in 2014. Follow Adam on Twitter.
September 22, 2014
Medical equipment company Danaher’s decision to acquire dental implant maker Nobel Biocare for $2.1 billion indicates demand for high-end dental implants is on the rise. More than half of adult US citizens are missing a tooth, but less than 1 percent have an implant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Growing consumer confidence, improving economies in North America and Europe, and aging populations are driving up demand for dental implants and prosthetics. To meet this growing need, more dentists are becoming qualified to perform implant procedures. High-end dental implant procedures can cost several thousand dollars. See more trends in our Dentists profile.