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Lifetouch announces school pictures day sweepstakes News 

Lifetouch announces school pictures day sweepstakes

Lifetouch, in conjunction with the second annual National School Picture Day, features nationwide sweepstakes inviting everyone to submit their current or vintage school picture for one of five chances to win free school pictures and yearbooks from Lifetouch, as well as Shutterfly school supplies. The sweepstakes is open to anyone and entry is available now through Sept. 17 at lifetouch.com/sweepstakes. Five winners... Read More
Shutterfly names Craig Rowley senior vice president and CMO News 

Shutterfly names Craig Rowley senior vice president and CMO

Shutterfly announced the appointment of Craig Rowley as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In this role, Rowley will be responsible for all marketing strategies across Shutterfly’s portfolio of brands, including its Shutterfly namesake, Lifetouch and Snapfish, among others. He joins the company on Sept. 14, 2020. He succeeds Mickey Mericle, who served in the role of CMO for... Read More
PlanetArt acquires CafePress from Shutterfly News 

PlanetArt acquires CafePress from Shutterfly

Personalized product platform PlanetArt acquired the assets of Louisville, KY-based CafePress from Shutterfly LLC’s Snapfish business unit. Based in Louisville, Kentucky CafePress is one of the first web-based printing companies, founded in 1999. The financial terms weren’t disclosed. Snapfish acquired CafePress in 2018 for $25.3 million. In turn, Snapfish was acquired by Shutterfly earlier this year, as part of its deal to go private with... Read More
Shutterfly hit with class action suit over Lifetouch Family Approval Program News 

Shutterfly hit with class action suit over Lifetouch Family Approval Program

Shutterfly has been hit with a consumer class action suit over its Lifetouch Family Approval Program, a preschool portrait service the lawsuit claims violates the Postal Reorganization Act and California state consumer protection laws, according to Bloomberg Law. The suit, filed in the Northern District of California, No. 5:20-cv-06040, states would-be class plaintiffs Don Cullen and Ellen Ross claim Lifetouch... Read More
Moody’s rates Shutterfly B+ News 

Moody’s rates Shutterfly B+

Moody’s Investors Service has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Shutterfly, LLC, and maintained the companies B3 rating. In June, Moody’s downgraded the company’s rating from B2 to B3, from June 20. The service cited the key rating considerations: Shutterfly’s B3 Corporate Family Rating (CFR) reflects the company’s high financial leverage, exposure to cyclical consumer discretionary spending, highly... Read More
ScanCafe trims Bhutan photobook design workforce News 

ScanCafe trims Bhutan photobook design workforce

The Bhutan-based subsidiary of ScanCafe, located at the Thimphu Tech Park in Serbithang, laid off 29 employees who were on probation period on June 17, due to COVID-19 concerns, according to Kuensel Online, the national news organization of Bhutan. The Scan Café facility designs photo books for Shutterfly customers, with a staff of about 250, the article said. The Chief Executive... Read More
Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities New Products News Updates 

Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities

Shutterfly Inc. announced the company, via its Shutterfly for Good platform, has donated more than $750,000 to organizations nationwide that are helping communities most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shutterfly has donated $495,000 to multiple organizations such as those supporting the manufacturing and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), food-related charities, healthcare and more via its partnership with The... Read More
Shutterfly names Vivian Liu CFO People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Vivian Liu CFO

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Vivian Liu as senior vice president and CFO, effective Thursday, April 23. She succeeds interim CFO, Jason Sebring. “I am thrilled to welcome Vivian to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, president and chief executive officer of Shutterfly, Inc. “Vivian has a successful background with world-class companies, both public and privately-held, and has a proven track record... Read More
Shutterfly app update targets school memories News Updates 

Shutterfly app update targets school memories

Shutterfly has updated its main photo printing app to emphasize photo moments lost due to the COVID-19 crisis and attendant school closures. Specifically, the app has been enhanced to: • Create school memories at home – Use our new background-changer tool will help you design and share your own spring- 2020 memories! • Order graduation cards, without committing to a... Read More
Shutterfly names Moudy Elbayadi, an exec with AI experience, as Chief Technology Officer News People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Moudy Elbayadi, an exec with AI experience, as Chief Technology Officer

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Moudy Elbayadi as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective today. Shutterfly’s previous CTO, Satish Menon, stepped down in August. “I’m delighted to welcome Moudy to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, president and CEO, Shutterfly, Inc. “Our technology platform is at the heart of delivering great experiences that delight our customers. Further investments in our technology... Read More
Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant News 

Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant

Lifetouch National School Studios is closing its Chesapeake, Va., production facility by Aug. 31, according to numerous media reports. There are 130 full-time employees and 38 seasonal at the Chesapeake location, according to WAVY.com. The Chesapeake plant’s production will be shifted to parent company Shutterfly‘s soon-to-be-opened Plano, Texas, production facility, as well as three other existing manufacturing facilities in Arizona,... Read More
Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota News Opinion 

Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota

Newly privately held photo personalization giant Shutterfly Inc. is already trimming the ranks, according to media reports. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is laying off more than 150 employees from its Redwood City headquarters, according to a California Employment Development Department filing. According to the report, 66 employees will lose their jobs and 87 workers will see their... Read More
Apollo completes Snapfish acquisition, combines with Shutterfly Acquisitions News 

Apollo completes Snapfish acquisition, combines with Shutterfly

Apollo Global Management Inc. announced the successful completion of their previously announced acquisition of Snapfish, LLC and the combination of Snapfish with Shutterfly Inc., which was acquired by the Apollo Funds Sept. 25, 2019. According to the announcement, Snapfish owners became significant minority owners in the combined Shutterfly and Snapfish business. “As a business dedicated to connecting people, places and... Read More
Timing is everything: Wag struggles as CEO leaves News Opinion 

Timing is everything: Wag struggles as CEO leaves

Business Insider reports Wag Labs Inc., the dog-walking startup that was the previous job for new Shutterfly CEO Hilary Schneider, has had SoftBank’s Vision Fund giving up its nearly 50% stake in Wag!, following Schneider’s departure, at value far less than the $665 million valuation. Vision Fund invested $300 million in Wag last year. Bloomberg reported in October the company... Read More
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