You gotta listen to the Gripedaddy. He knows what he is talking about.
Just 12 weeks after Gripedaddy said he sensed that Best Buy was vulnerable and predicted the company could not continue to operate the way it was operating, the national electronics retailing giant, is in turmoil. It has fired its CEO, launched an internal investigation into possible misuse of company funds, announced the closing of 50 stores and seen its share price drop over 20% in a week. lopping over 2 billion dollars from the company's market cap as investors scramble to make sense of it all.
Of course, Gripedaddy saw it coming a mile away.Read more
(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development has launched an innovative new marketing campaign promoting Westchester as fertile ground for small to mid-sized businesses to grow.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- On Wednesday, April 11 the Monroe College SIFE Team won a Regional Competition and as a result will advance to the SIFE USA National Exposition on May 22-24 in Kansas City, MO. This will be the ninth consecutive year that Monroe will participate in the Nationals. In 2005 the Monroe College SIFE team was a National SIFE Champion and they were featured on the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box.
SIFE, which stands for Students in Free Enterprise, is an international organization that encourages students to apply what is learned in the classroom toward making communities better. SIFE teams from participating colleges present their projects in an inter-active multi-media format to be judged by corporate executives.Read more
The first ever Key Food Superstore has opened at 366 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY. The store replaces the old A&P.
The 33,000 sq ft store combines a Key Food Supermarket with an Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace influence, for a full service supermarket with an Italian flair. Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace is a Long Island-based chain of family owned gourmet Italian supermarkets, with an emphasis on selling the highest quality, freshly made prepared food.Read more
Almarc Drugs, a fixture in downtown New Rochelle, NY since 1979 is closing its doors for good on April 19th after 33 years. The company's flagship location is at 507 Main Street in New Rochelle. Almarc has a second location at 2127 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont, NY.
Employees speaking on condition of anonymity told Talk of the Sound they were informed yesterday that the company had been acquired by CVS and will be closed in two weeks. The price tag for the sale of the two stores including the buildings is said to be around $24 million. A manager at the Almarc Drugs store in New Rochelle declined to comment.Read more
Listening to the new Councilwoman of New Rochelle speak about the city's DPW yard has shed some light on the urgency (can we use the word "perception" here) to move the city yard. It was a brief interview with Bob Marrone on WVOX where Ms Rackman cordially spoke of things in her district and offered her thoughts on the decision that would saddle the city with millions of dollars of debt at a time when we can hardly afford it. Not that we can't afford it this year alone, we won't be able to afford it for many years to come.Read more
Who is Sean Driscoll?
If you attend the WVOX St. Patrick's Day party at Dudley's Parkview restaurant this afternoon, be sure to wish "Mr. O" a Happy St. Patrick's Day from Talk of the Sound and be sure to ask him to introduce you to Sean Driscoll.
According to information obtained by Talk of the Sound from Dun & Bradstreet, Sean Driscoll is an executive of Hudson-Westchester Radio, Inc., a company which owns WVOX radio in New Rochelle, NY. He is one of three executives at the company along with Cindy Gallagher and William O'Shaugnessy.Read more