Day: September 10, 2020

How 2 newcomers are chasing their business dreams on P.E.I.



a glass display case: A look at some of the products on offer at Alambé Vietnamese coffee shop.


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A look at some of the products on offer at Alambé Vietnamese coffee shop.

Opening a new business can be challenging at the best of times, let alone during the restrictions that come with a pandemic.

Here’s how two business people on P.E.I., both newcomers, are making a go of it. 

A Vietnamese coffee shop



a man standing in front of a sign: Hiep Pham, owner of Alambé, wants to introduce Islanders to Vietnamese coffee.


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Hiep Pham, owner of Alambé, wants to introduce Islanders to Vietnamese coffee.

Hiep Pham is the owner of a new Vietnamese coffee shop in Charlottetown, but his business card simply reads “A Coffee Lover.”

Not just any coffee, but Robusta coffee from his homeland in Vietnam. He’s hoping Islanders will love it too.

“A lot of people know about Vietnamese coffee, but what is the real quality and everything like that? They don’t really know exactly what is that and I said OK, I’d love to introduce the coffee

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Kount Announces Insurance Digital Risk and Fraud Prevention Solution

 Research shows insurance providers are at an increased risk of identity assumption, bot quotes, and ghost brokering and need to enhance marketing abilities

Kount, the leader in digital fraud protection and identity trust, today introduced Kount’s Insurance Digital Risk and Fraud Prevention Solution. With increased levels of digital fraud specific to insurance providers, Kount has launched a customized solution that uses adaptive AI and Kount’s Identity Trust Global Network to establish risk or trust in real time throughout the insurance customer lifecycle. Kount’s Insurance Digital Risk and Fraud Prevention Solution protects against identity assumption, bot quotes, and ghost brokering while also ensuring marketing campaign efficiency and conversion.

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Insurance Fraud and the Customer Lifecycle– Kount.com/insurance (Graphic: Business Wire)

Kount developed its insurance risk management solution to address the evolving digital innovation needs of insurance providers. A Kount report finds

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The Markles Used Their Netflix Money to Pay Off Their Frogmore Debt

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New Californians Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially repaid British taxpayers the cost of renovating their Windsor residence, Frogmore Cottage, which they promised they would do after they shed their royal obligations in January.

In a statement to People, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reports that Harry has “fully covered” the $3 million in renovation costs, which was originally paid by a U.K. fund called the Sovereign Grant, funded by taxpayers.

Originally, the couple was planning to pay their debt back over time, but after signing a major multiyear Netflix deal thought to be around $150 million, they apparently decided to do it all back in one go.

“A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by the Duke of Sussex,” the statement read. “This contribution as originally offered by Prince Harry has fully covered the necessary renovation costs of

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Macy’s Shows Progress and Confidence Navigating COVID-19 Amid Q2 Losses

At Macy’s Inc., the numbers haven’t turned around yet, but perceptions are starting to.

Despite continued heavy losses and headwinds, Macy’s, according to its chairman and chief executive Jeff Gennette, is poised to grab hundreds of millions of dollars in market share from stores being closed by competitors, increase cost savings, commence holiday selling earlier this year, and test small store prototypes and unveil new private brands.

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Macy’s has long been regarded as a retail dinosaur, but Gennette, during an interview Wednesday, portrayed the retailer as agile enough to navigate through the pandemic and adjust to shifts in what consumers are currently buying. He said the company performed better than expected last quarter, and that luxury sales had a surprising resurgence.

Some analysts and retail experts have lately expressed greater confidence in the company compared to seasons past, citing the store’s raising over $4 billion in debt

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