Today’s retail storm centers on Amazon, and the widespread shift to online shopping in general.
Still, Moody’s notes that only 15% of the retailers it analyzes are currently at a high risk of bankruptcy. “The majority of retailers remain fundamentally healthy,” O’Shea said in a press release accompanying the new Moody’s report. “But as select groups of retailers continue to deteriorate—in particular department stores and specialty retailers—we believe the distressed ranks will keep growing.”
Here are the 22 chains that Moody’s says are at serious risk of bankruptcy …
The justice, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, recently declined requests to comment on his retirement plans nor would he address questions pertaining to private meetings with President Donald Trump or members of his administration, according to a a CNN report released in May.
India, as of now, is in talks with the US for only unarmed Predator, or MQ-9B Guardian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which are high-altitude, long-endurance drones capable of flying non-stop for over 27 hours for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. This, too, became possible only after India joined the 34-member Missile Technology Control Regime, which prevents proliferation of missiles and UAVs over the range of 300km, in June 2016.
India, however, is on course to acquire 10 HeronTP missile-armed drones for around $400 million from Israel, even as PM Modi is scheduled to visit the Jewish state early next month, as was earlier reported by TOI.The IAF already has Israeli Harop “killer“ drones.
With the successful launch of “eye in the sky” Cartosat-2E satellite with surveillance capabilities last Friday, the total number of satellites being used for military purpose has gone up to 13, an Isro source said.
These satellites, which can be used for surveillance and mapping border areas, are primarily used for keeping an eye on enemies both on land and sea.
French defense electronics manufacturer Thales has announced that it is floating a joint venture company with Reliance Defence with shareholding of 49% and 51% respectively to set up an Indian supply chain for radars and electronic warfare sensors at a facility in Nagpur.
Industry executives told ET that Thales, a leading supplier to Dassault Aviation, maker of Rafale fighter aircraft, has to spend nearly $1billion (about Rs 6,451crore) in Indian defense production sector as part of its offset commitments for the deal signed last year to supply 36 Rafale jets to Indian Air Force.
Most Amazon watchers are focused on the some 450 stores the e-commerce behemoth scoops up in the deal. These brick-and-mortar locations instantly give it a national physical presence, as well as a network of mini distribution centers for fresh produce—by far the most challenging part of the grocery delivery business because of spoilage and the fragility of fruits and vegetables. (Upon news of the bid, grocery stocks took a nosedive accordingly.)
The overlooked asset Amazon gets in the deal is Whole Foods’ 365 house brand—one of the most coveted in the organic and natural space, private label and otherwise.
The 365 brand is virtually unavailable online, but that will change if Amazon is smart about it. “The opportunity to use the 365 brand as a mainstay of their online offering is really profound,” says Bernstein analyst Alexia Howard. “It puts a huge amount of pressure on branded food sales.”
The prospect for a “first-of-its kind” DOD electronic warfare strategy gained new urgency following Russia’s use of advanced EW technologies in Ukraine, and the pace of global technological progress in EW systems.
Electronic weapons can be used for an increasingly wide range of combat activities – from detecting and defending IED attacks to jamming enemy communications or even taking over control of enemy drones, among other things.
The Onboard Aircraft Tracking solution monitors a specific set of aircraft parameters that could indicate a problem with a flight, including such issues as low altitude, low speed, excessive pitch, engine failure and others.
If triggered, the aircraft automatically begins to emit aircraft position information at an increased rate.
The Onboard Aircraft Tracking function is implemented as an update to the Airline Operational Control (AOC) avionics software and is available for both forward fit and retrofit.
Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, are acquiring a minority stake in French company Airstar Aerospace, maker of airships and flexible structures operating at all altitudes.
The strategic partnership is designed to address certain technological roadblocks on Stratobus, a project to develop an autonomous High Altitude Platform System (HAPS)-type airship. Launched in 2015 by Thales Alenia Space, the project will benefit from the two partners’ respective areas of expertise, with a flight prototype anticipated by 2020.