Women in Motion Talks will be webcasted live on Kering’s Facebook page

Women in Motion Talks will be webcasted live on Kering’s Facebook page

ROBIN WRIGHT, ISABELLE HUPPERT, YANG YANG, SALMA HAYEK PINAULT, COSTA GAVRAS AND DIANE KRUGER ON THE BILL OF THE 2017 WOMEN IN MOTION TALKS

London, 2017-May-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Robin Wright, Isabelle Huppert, Yang Yang, Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa Gavras, and Diane Kruger are among the film figures who will share their experiences and viewpoints regarding the representation and contribution of women in Cinema during the Women in Motion Talks.

Open to journalists and film professionals, the Talks will be
webcasted live on Kering’s Facebook page.

This new edition will be launched on Thursday, 18 May 2017 by a first Talk with actress, producer and director Robin Wright.

It will be followed on Friday, 19 May 2017 by a Talk featuring actress Isabelle Huppert, which will be moderated by Isabelle Giordano of UniFrance, partner of Women in Motion.

On Sunday, 21 May, Women in Motion will welcome actor Yang Yang.

On Tuesday, 23 May, actress, director, and producer Salma Hayek Pinault, and filmmaker Costa Gavras will participate in a Talk organised by the Kering Foundation, which combats violence against women and fights for their rights.

Actress Diane Kruger will take part in Women in Motion’s Talk on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Talks details

Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 10.30am (TBC)
Participant: Robin Wright
Moderator: Variety
Language: English (simultaneous translation in French)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Friday, 19 May 2017 at 11am (TBC)
Participant: Isabelle Huppert
Moderator: Isabelle Giordano, General Director of UniFrance
Language: French (simultaneous translation in English)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Sunday, 21 May 2017 at 9am (TBC)
Participant: Yang Yang
Moderator: ELLE China
Language: Mandarin
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 10am (TBC)
Participants: Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa Gavras
Moderator: Variety
Language: English (simultaneous translation in French)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at 12am (TBC)
Participant: Diane Kruger
Moderator: Variety
Language: English (simultaneous translation in French)
Location: Kering Suite – Hôtel Majestic Barrière, 7th floor (invitation only, RSVP)

Seating is limited, and by invitation only.
Kering will send you an email to confirm your attendance.
This confirmation will be requested for entry.

More information: www.press.womeninmotion.com/talks/

Watch the Talks live streamed on the Kering Facebook page: www.facebook.com/keringgroup/

About Women in Motion
Women in Motion sets out to showcase the contribution of women to the film industry, whether in front of the camera or behind it. Launched in 2015 by Kering, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes, Women in Motion is an integral part of the Festival’s official programme. The initiative is based on two pillars: Talks open to journalists and industry professionals which give major figures the opportunity to compare and contrast their experiences and viewpoints around the question of women’s contribution to cinema, and to pool their recommendations for greater representation within the industry. Two Women in Motion Awards are presented each year, one to an inspiring figure who embodies the programme’s values, and another to a young film industry professional, who receives funding support for cinematographic projects.

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end. 

Follow the official hashtags:
#WomenInMotion #Cannes2017 #Kering #KeringxCannes

SOURCE: KERING

Press contacts

Emilie Gargatte
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20
emilie.gargatte@kering.com

Renato Martinelli
+33 (0)1 45 64 66 00
renato.martinelli@kering.com

Astrid Wernert
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 57
astrid.wernert@kering.com

Laurent Boyé
+1 310 220 7239
laurent@jazopr.com

 

 

 

Retail Energy Supply Association: The Superior Performance of Competitive Electricity Markets 2008-2016

Prices in states with competitive retail markets have trended downward while prices under monopoly regulation have risen ‘inexorably’

Harrisburg, PA, 2017-May-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past two decades consumers have fared demonstrably better in the 14 U.S. jurisdictions with competitive retail electricity markets offering consumers a choice among retail energy suppliers, a new white paper concludes.

Employing data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the paper provides a comprehensive historical analysis of the performance of retail electricity choice versus monopoly regulation to conclude that consumers with choice have disproportionately benefited in terms of price, investment and efficiency. The paper also finds that monopoly regulation is “inherently inhospitable” to the pending wave of innovation that promises to empower consumers and propel the U.S. electricity sector into a 21st century clean energy future.

The white paper, RESTRUCTURING RECHARGED – The Superior Performance of Competitive Electricity Markets 2008-2016, was prepared by Philip R. O’Connor Ph.D., former chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, on behalf of the Retail Energy Supply Association.

“Weighted average prices in the group of 35 monopoly states have risen inexorably. By contrast, in the 14 competitive markets, commercial and industrial weighted average prices have trended significantly downward as residential prices have flattened,” said O’Connor. “Given the demonstrably superior performance of retail choice markets, a coming second wave of retail electricity market restructuring has begun, as evidenced by ongoing debates in Nevada, California, Nebraska, Michigan and elsewhere.”

ALL-SECTOR WEIGHTED AVERAGE PRICE TRENDS DIVERGE 2008-16

CHOICE STATE PRICES TREND DOWN – MONOPOLY PRICES TREND UP

“Consumers want and expect choices,” said RESA President Darrin Pfannenstiel. “It makes little sense to cling to a monopoly regulatory model for electricity that is a vestige of 19th century economic thinking and a barrier to the efficient clean-energy economy that consumers and policymakers seek to embrace.”

The full report can be accessed on RESA’s website here.

Dr. O’Connor will be available to speak with news media representatives about the white paper and answer questions in a conference call at 1 pm Eastern today.

The Retail Energy Supply Association is a broad and diverse group of retail energy suppliers who share the common vision that competitive retail energy markets deliver a more efficient, customer-oriented outcome than the regulated utility structure. For more information, visit www.resausa.org.

SOURCE: RESA

Media contact

Bryan Lee
301-717-2988
bryan9lee@gmail.com

 

Dillard’s, Inc. annual meeting of shareholders in Little Rock, Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2017-May-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS) (the “Company” or “Dillard’s”) conducted its annual meeting of shareholders today (May 20, 2017) in Little Rock, Arkansas with Dillard’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, William Dillard, II, presiding.

Mr. Dillard welcomed guests and acknowledged Mr. P.J. Smith of the Humane Society of the United States, inviting him to speak regarding the organization’s stockholder proposal (Proposal No. 6). Mr. Smith thanked Mr. Dillard, greeted the other attendees, and stated that he believed the organization’s thoughts were adequately summarized in the Proxy Statement (Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders).

Mr. Dillard referred the audience to the voting items in the Proxy Statement and, with the assistance of Corporate Secretary, Dean Worley, noted that all Directors were elected with an overwhelming majority. The gentlemen also noted that Proposals 2, 3 and 4 in the Proxy Statement were approved with an overwhelming majority. Proposal No. 5 favored a three year frequency, and stockholder Proposal No. 6 failed.

Mr. Dillard then provided his current thoughts on the business and stated that 2016 was a difficult year in retailing. Regarding the Company’s recent first quarter sales performance, Mr. Dillard noted that a large part of the Company’s sales decline occurred in February, particularly during the first two weeks. Mr. Dillard stated that the Company believes the delay in income tax refunds attributed to this decline. He noted that the Company saw a dramatic difference in sales from the middle of February forward, and that he is encouraged about the Company’s future. Mr. Dillard added that there will be winners and losers in the retail business, noting that while sales have declined in brick and mortar stores, the vast majority of retail sales still occur in brick and mortar locations. Mr. Dillard concluded, “We plan to be one of the survivors.”

Mr. Dillard then adjourned the meeting.

Forward-Looking Information

The foregoing contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the definition of federal securities laws. The following are or may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: statements including (a) words such as “may,” “hope”, “will,” “could,” “would”, “believe,” “expect,” “future,” “potential,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative or other variations thereof, and (b) statements regarding matters that are not historical facts. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements contained in this report are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management and information available to management at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements contained in this report are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management and information available to management at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt of new information, or otherwise. Forward looking statements of the Company involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors. Actual future performance, outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company and its management as a result of a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Representative examples of those factors include (without limitation) general retail industry conditions and macro-economic conditions; economic and weather conditions for regions in which the Company’s stores are located and the effect of these factors on the buying patterns of the Company’s customers, including the effect of changes in prices and availability of oil and natural gas; the availability of consumer credit; the impact of competitive pressures in the department store industry and other retail channels including specialty, off-price, discount and Internet retailers; changes in consumer confidence, spending patterns, debt levels and their ability to meet credit obligations; high levels of unemployment; changes in tax legislation; changes in legislation, affecting such matters as the cost of employee benefits or credit card income; adequate and stable availability of materials, production facilities and labor from which the Company sources its merchandise at acceptable pricing; changes in operating expenses, including employee wages, commission structures and related benefits; system failures or data security breaches; possible future acquisitions of store properties from other department store operators; the continued availability of financing in amounts and at the terms necessary to support the Company’s future business; fluctuations in LIBOR and other base borrowing rates; potential disruption from terrorist activity and the effect on ongoing consumer confidence; epidemic, pandemic or other public health issues; potential disruption of international trade and supply chain efficiencies; world conflict and the possible impact on consumer spending patterns and other economic and demographic changes of similar or dissimilar nature, and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the SEC. The Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017, contain other information on factors that may affect financial results or cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements.

About Dillard’s

Dillard’s, Inc. ranks among the nation’s largest fashion retailers, with annual sales exceeding $6.2 billion. The Company focuses on delivering style, service and value to its shoppers by offering compelling apparel, cosmetics, and home selections complemented by exceptional customer care. Dillard’s stores offer a broad selection of merchandise and feature products from both national and exclusive brand sources. The Company operates 268 Dillard’s locations and 25 clearance centers spanning 29 states, plus an Internet store at www.dillards.com.

SOURCE: Dillard’s, Inc.

Contact

Dillard’s, Inc.
Julie Johnson Bull
501-376-5965
julie.bull@dillards.com

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