Businessman Brings New Life To Floral Shop – Vashon-maury Island Beachcomber

Businessman Brings New Life To Floral Shop – Vashon-maury Island Beachcomber

For KFC’s New Look in Britain, Less Colonel and More Chipotle – Businessweek

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The novelty of the ferry wore off, but I love Vashon, its quirkiness and individuality, she said. There is something so creative about the island. Williams brings to her new job over 30 years of floral arranging for upscale weddings, as well as places like Gumps and Nordstrom, and 12 years of retail experience at the West Seattle Thriftway. Praising her mother, who coaxed the teenaged Williams into pursuing floral design instead of cosmetology, Williams said her passion for flowers grew but never extended beyond the florist table until this past summer when she planted her first garden. The deer ate everything, she said with a laugh. I made a lot of mistakes but enjoyed it so much. I want to learn what to put in the ground to use in wedding bouquets later on.
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Melody Williams (left) will manage Herban Bloom, which is owned by BJ Duft (right) - Natalie Martin/Staff Photo

Whenever the next update to this kitchen design concept rolls out, it will likely be called K3. Courtesy KFCKFC’s K1 design While remodeling fast-food restaurants is a significant investment, it can pay off. A great remodel sees a sales uplift, says MacKenzie. Burger King ( BKW ), for instance, has said remodeling can lift sales at its restaurants by 10 percent or more.Every restaurant, every store, every retailer has had to up their game in design, says MacKenzie.
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Angie’s List Report: Picking Countertops – WDEF News 12

25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — American Woodmark Corporation ( AMWD ) today announced results for its second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2014. Net sales for the second fiscal quarter increased 14% to $217.7 million compared with the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net sales for the first six months of the current fiscal year increased 17% to $429.6 million from the comparable period of the prior fiscal year. The Company experienced growth in both the remodeling and new construction channels during the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, with new construction growth exceeding 20%. Net income was $7.7 million ($0.48 per diluted share) for the second quarter of the current fiscal year compared with $5.3 million ($0.34 per diluted share) for the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net income for the first six months of fiscal year 2015 was $16.9 million ($1.07 per diluted share) compared with $11.9 million ($0.77 per diluted share) for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Exclusive of one-time tax credits, the Company generated $15.8 million ($1.00 per diluted share) of net income for the first six months of the current fiscal year compared with $11.9 million ($0.77 per diluted share) for the same period of the prior fiscal year Gross profit for the second quarter of the current fiscal year was 17.0% of net sales compared with 16.9% in the same quarter of the prior year. Gross profit for the first six months of the current fiscal year was 17.2% of net sales compared with 17.9% for the same period in the prior year. Gross profit in the current quarter was favorably impacted by higher sales volume and improved operating efficiency that was partially offset by material inflation, costs associated with crewing and infrastructure to support higher levels of sales and installation activity, costs associated with new product launches and higher employee benefit costs. Gross profit for the first six months of the current fiscal year was favorably impacted by higher sales volume and improved operating efficiency that was more than offset by material inflation and costs associated with crewing and infrastructure to support higher levels of sales and installation activity. Selling, general and administrative costs for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 were 11.3% of net sales compared with 12.3% in the same quarter of the prior year. Selling, general and administrative costs for the first six months of the current fiscal year were 11.2% of net sales compared with 12.5% for the same period in the prior year. The improvement in the Company’s operating expense ratio was driven by favorable leverage from increased sales and on-going expense control. The Company generated net cash from operating activities of $18.6 million during the first half of fiscal year 2015 compared with $15.8 million during the same period in the prior year. The improvement in the Company’s cash from operating activities was driven primarily by higher operating profitability and partially offset by changes in working capital, which included increases in inventory levels to support higher sales. Net cash used by investing activities was $26.0 million during the first half of the current fiscal year compared with $5.8 million during the same period of the prior year due primarily to an $18.0 million investment in short-term certificates of deposit and increased investment in property, plant and equipment. Net cash provided by financing activities decreased $9.0 million during the first half of the current fiscal year compared to the same period in the prior year as the company repurchased 163,326 shares of common stock at a cost of $5.1 million and proceeds from the exercise of stock options decreased $3.6 million.
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American Woodmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter Results – Yahoo Finance

So, for example if you have a rental property that you rent out for $1000/month, installing countertops that are $80/square foot is way too much money to invest.” You also need to determine how you’ll be using your countertops. Do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Do you do a lot of cooking? Are you worried about stains or scratches? Horen said, “Sometimes people will say things like, ‘I want to be able to put hot pans right on my countertop.’ Well, then those people, generally speaking, need to go toward a granite product because granite has a heat tolerance of like 900 to 1,200 degrees.” When deciding on a material, ask what fits with the rest of your home’s style and design. A modern concrete countertop may look out of place in a more traditional kitchen. But remember, you don’t always have to spend more to get a superior look.
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