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April 13, 2018

Mattel closes New York office after Toys R Us liquidation

April 13, 2018

Mattel's financial health rating (FHR) tanked in 2017, dropping from 65 to 27 YoY, suggesting an over-reliance on Toys R Us (whose woes came to a head in 2017). Regardless, the toy maker's struggle warns other companies against single sourcing or become too codependent on certain links in the supply MORE

April 6, 2018

Spotify goes public in an unconventional IPO

April 6, 2018

Spotify's public offering could be music to investors ears. "It's significantly stronger than Snap (SNAP) and significantly stronger than Blue Apron (APRN)," says James Gellert, CEO of RapidRatings, which rates the financial health of public and private companies. Snap and Blue Apron had strong IPOs MORE

March 20, 2018

Toys R Us liquidation is a test of supplier resilience

March 20, 2018

Toys R Us' two biggest suppliers, Hasbro and Mattel, provide a decent snapshot of what to expect from Toys R Us' supply chain as the failed toy retailer liquidates in the coming months. Toys R Us' current financial health rating (FHR) is at 32 (very high risk), while Hasbro's is 89 (very low risk) with MORE

March 13, 2018

RapidRatings and Resilinc Corporation Partner to Address Common Supply Chain Risks

March 13, 2018

How quickly companies can rebound from weather problems and other disruptions, as well as how well they deliver quality products on time, are all elements of resilient supply chains that Financial Health informs, observed James Gellert, RapidRatings Chairman & CEO. “Resilinc is an excellent partner MORE

February 28, 2018

These 10 retailers are all ‘at-risk’ for the same reasons

February 28, 2018

Many retailers and their suppliers aren't transparent with each other about their financial health, which can strain those relationships when one or the other starts sinking. "Dissecting the recent Bon-Ton bankruptcy brings to light just how interconnected the retail supply chain can get, and how quickly MORE

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